Biden’s Middle East Visit: An Alternative View
President Biden recently made his first visit to the Middle East as president. It included two days in Israel, along with separate meetings with Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Bethlehem and two days in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia leg was politically controversial in the US primarily because of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 as well as criticism of the Saudi role in the war in Yemen. The president’s visit to Israel was a welcome opportunity to show support for a beleaguered ally, but it broke little new ground.
AJC Praises Court Ruling Upholding Arkansas Anti-BDS Law
A federal court ruled that an anti-BDS law that required companies doing business with the state of Arkansas to sign a pledge not to boycott Israel was constitutional.
Israel y Guatemala: una amistad que perdura
El primer país en apoyar la creación de un Estado Judío en 1947 fue EE.UU. Y quien inmediatamente le siguió los pasos de reconocer al Estado Judío fue una nación centroamericana de 17 millones de personas. Siete décadas después la historia se ha repetido: dos días después de que EE.UU. trasladara oficialmente su embajada a Jerusalem, Guatemala hizo lo mismo.
Middle East Peace with negotiator Aaron David Miller
This week on AJC Passport, we’re joined by peace negotiator Aaron David Miller to discuss the legacy of the Oslo Accords and the Trump administration’s decision to close the PLO’s D.C. office.
Gaza Ceasefire, Netanyahu’s Future, and the U.S.-Turkey Crisis
This week on AJC Passport, we talk about a possible Gaza ceasefire and a potential early election in Israel, and we learn what caused the current spat between the United States and Turkey.
Congress Takes on Antisemitism, Anti-Israel Activists Hijack the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)
We spoke with Jason Isaacson, AJC Associate Executive Director for Policy and Managing Director of Government and International Affairs about what Congress is doing to better fight rising antisemitism. We also talked with Emily Soloff, AJC National Associate Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, on how anti-Israel activists have hijacked the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
What to Make of Violence in Gaza?
This week on AJC Passport we spoke with the Jerusalem-based New York Times correspondent Isabel Kershner about recent violence out of Gaza.
America Exits the Iran Deal, Hezbollah Wins Big in Lebanon
On this week’s AJC Passport, we spoke with Mark Dubowitz about the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal and with Dr. Matthew Levitt about Lebanon’s recent elections and escalating tension between Israel and Iran.
Three Perspectives as Israel Turns 70
To celebrate 70 years of Israeli independence, we spoke with Israeli MK Tzipi Livni, historian Francine Klagsbrun, and AJC CEO David Harris.
Protests in Gaza, Asylum Seekers in Israel
In this week’s AJC Passport, we spoke with Ambassador Dennis Ross about the protests in Gaza, and with Haaretz correspondent Amir Tibon on the short-lived deal to solve the asylum seekers issue.
A Cabinet Reshuffle in Washington and a Murder in Paris
Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams joins us to discuss the new appointments in the Trump administration.
Netanyahu and Trump, feat. Amb. Dan Shapiro
We talked with former U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro about the decision to recognize Jerusalem, the state of the U.S.-Israel relationship, and what President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu want from one another.
Israeli Red Lines and Polish Headlines
AJC Passport’s latest episode examines the Munich Security Conference
Olympic Tensions, Iranian Intentions
Join us for a conversation with North Korea expert Jamie Metzl, a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, on North Korea’s Olympic charm offensive. Then, we talk with Lt. Col. (res.) Avital Leibovitch, Director of AJC Jerusalem, about the recent violent flare-up on Israel's northern border.
Americans and Israel
The strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship has long been rooted in bipartisan support for an alliance based on shared interests and values. But is the bipartisan consensus on Israel fading away? In this episode of AJC Passport, we speak with Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution. Our second guest is Dr. Steven Bayme, AJC's Director of Contemporary Jewish Life, who discussed present-day American Jewish attitudes towards Israel.
Leader of Chile’s Jewish community: “President Piñera will seek improved ties with the state of Israel”
Former President Sebastián Piñera won Chile’s presidential election on Sunday, December 17. His triumph demonstrates a turn towards the center-right in a region that has been dominated by leftist movements for over a decade. In 2012, Piñera became the first Chilean president to visit Israel, a fact that sets great expectations for the future of bilateral cooperation.
When Criticism of Israel Becomes Antisemitic
How antisemitic ideas get misrepresented as criticisms of Israel.