Genocide and Hamas Go Hand in Hand
The torrent of hatred directed against Israel since the brutal Oct. 7 massacre by Hamas in Israel has been unrelenting. A common, libelous trope among the haters is that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza, as Donna Nevel inaccurately asserted in the Palm Beach Post. It is totally beyond the pale – a complete inversion of reality – and it must be condemned. Genocide is defined as violent attacks with the intent to destroy in whole, or in part, a national ethnic, racial or religious group. This in no way describes the facts on the ground in Gaza.
AJC CEO Ted Deutch Responds to President Biden's Weapons Pause to Israel
AJC CEO Ted Deutch responds to President Biden's weapons pause to the Jewish state.
AJC CEO Ted Deutch on CNN: Universities Must Condemn Violent Anti-Israel Protestors
On CNN with Wolf Blitzer, AJC CEO Ted Deutch sets the record straight about how terror-supporting students and outside agitators have created a hostile environment for Jewish college students.
Unilaterally Declaring Palestine a State will Torpedo Peace Prospects
Two initiatives that claim to help the Palestinian people are currently making waves at the UN. Both support the unilateral and unconditional advancement of Palestinian statehood. Sadly, if successful, these resolutions would have the opposite effect, setting back the fulfillment of Palestinian national aspirations.
On MSNBC, AJC CEO Ted Deutch Discusses Recent Israel Trip, Iran Threat, U.S.-Israel Ties, and More
In an interview this morning on MSNBC, AJC CEO Ted Deutch addressed several critical issues about Israel’s mission to rescue the hostages and ensure that Hamas cannot carry out another 10/7 attack.
Everything You Need to Know About Rafah, Its Importance to Hamas, and Protecting Its Civilian Population
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that Hamas terrorists remaining in the southern Gaza city of Rafah will be the next objective of the war. As long as Hamas operates from Rafah, Israelis are in danger of rocket fire and a reoccurrence of October 7.
Hamas' Most Horrific Weapon of War: 5 Takeaways from UN Report on Sexual Violence Against Israelis
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict has issued a report validating the heinous and sadistic crimes committed against women during the October 7 terror attacks and against hostages held by Hamas since that day.
Jewish Women Worldwide Feel Betrayed
As has been the case for over a hundred years, women around the world will take to the streets this March 8th to draw attention to their rights and the gender discrimination that still exists. Even if women's demands vary greatly across the globe due to their respective realities, it has so far been assumed that the rejection of misogynistic violence unites everyone.
What Everyone Needs to Know About Hamas’ Lie About Gaza Aid Stampede
On February 29, dozens of Palestinians were reportedly killed as thousands overran humanitarian aid trucks entering Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. In a separate incident nearby, there were up to 10 Palestinian casualties when a group of Gazans approached Israeli soldiers, who were securing the aid deliveries at the border crossing between Gaza and Israel. Here is what you need to know about the Gaza stampede for aid, which is also being called the "flour massacre."
Tough Questions About Gaza Answered
The Gaza Strip is a 141-square-mile Palestinian enclave located near Israel’s southwestern tip. After the Israeli withdrawal in 2005, the coastal territory has been under the control of the Iran-backed Hamas terrorist group. Hamas has launched several significant attacks against Israel from its base in Gaza, including in 2008, 2009, 2014, 2021, and most recently the Israel-Hamas War on October 7, 2023, when Hamas terrorists murdered over 1,200 Israelis, wounded over 12,000, took 134 hostages, and thousands of rockets.
Rise in Antisemitism is Alarming, But There Is Hope In How to Fight It
For many Jews, our world was already an unsettling place rife with Jew-hatred prior to the October 7 Hamas-led massacre in Israel. As we’ve seen time and time again, when tensions spike in the Middle East, a spike in antisemitism accompanies it in the U.S. and around the world.
AJC on NPR: Large Majorities of Americans Say Antisemitism Is a Serious Problem
AJC CEO Ted Deutch and Holly Huffnagle, AJC’s U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, discuss the impact of antisemitism on the lives of American Jews including those on college campuses.
Eylon Levy from Hostages Square: "There Will Be No One Left Behind"
“There will be no one left behind. We’re going to bring back for the women and the men, the young and the old, the civilians and the soldiers.”
Unpacking South Africa’s Baseless Genocide Charge Against Israel
The International Court of Justice is currently hearing South Africa's case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza. Professor Geoffrey Corn from Texas Tech University joins us to explain how we got here, the case’s significance, and why the claims of genocide are baseless.
Majority of American Jews Feel Less Safe After October 7 Hamas Terror Attack
American Jewish Committee (AJC) released new data showing how Hamas’ October 7 terror attack on Israel is affecting American Jews – they are feeling less safe.
Back from Israel: A Love Letter of Worry, Mourning, Pride, and Resolve
The Israeli motto of the moment is #BringThemHomeNow, translated to or from the Hebrew, “Machzirim otam ha-bye’tah akhshav.” But the Hebrew and English are not exactly the same, and the difference is instructive.
The English, perhaps a call to the world, is a demand of others: do whatever you – diverse government, civic, and faith leaders, influencers - can do to bring the hostages home. But the Hebrew is more profound – it actually means, “We are bringing them home now.”
Top 5 Popularized Antisemitic Terms Since the Start of the Israel-Hamas War
Amid the terrifying increase of antisemitic harassment, intimidation, and violence around the world in the wake of the October 7 Hamas terror attack against Israelis, many antisemitic phrases and terminology have been used at protests, on social media accounts, by celebrities, and even government officials, when criticizing Israel.
AJC CEO Ted Deutch on CNN: Terror Advocates Cannot Speak Freely on Campus Without Repercussions
AJC CEO Ted Deutch joined CNN's Jake Tapper to discuss how college campuses should foster open dialogue and ideas, not become a breeding ground to glorify Hamas' terror, silence Jewish voices, spew antisemitic tropes, or demonize the only Jewish state in the world.
Global Antisemitism Report Part 1: What It’s Like to Be Jewish in Europe, Latin America, and South Africa Right Now
Following Hamas’ October 7 massacre of Israelis, Jews around the world have experienced a surge of antisemitism. We checked in with some of AJC’s global experts to understand what efforts are underway to protect Jews and counter this hate.
What Does “Globalize the Intifada” Mean and How Can it Lead to Targeting Jews with Violence?
What does “Globalize the Intifada” mean, how is it tied to past Palestinian activist violence against Israel, and how can it lead to targeting Jews today?