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September 30, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress hosts Sen. Menendez in conversation on America’s Future Role in the Middle East

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined the American Jewish Congress today for a Jewish Community Conversation. In his discussion with American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen,…
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September 23, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds the Passage of House Legislation Funding Israel’s Iron Dome

The American Jewish Congress strongly applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing with overwhelming bipartisan support H.R. 5323, legislation that fully replenishes Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. This…
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September 23, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Urges Lawmakers to Stand with Israel and Support Funding for Iron Dome

In light of the upcoming House vote this afternoon on legislation supporting the replenishment of Israel's Iron Dome, the American Jewish Congress released the following statement: “We urge lawmakers in…
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September 10, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Through unity we will ensure that terrorism will never prevail

The horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on our nation and changed our lives forever. The wound is still deep and painfully resonates 20 years…
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August 27, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Lauds Prime Minister Bennett’s White House Meeting with President Biden

Today, after the White House meeting between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, President Jack Rosen of the American Jewish Congress released the following statement: "Today's excellent meeting between President…
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August 25, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Warmly Congratulates New York’s new Governor Kathy Hochul

The American Jewish Congress released the following statement on the swearing in of Ms. Kathy Hochul as the new Governor of New York State: “The American Jewish Congress warmly congratulates…
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August 10, 2021

Until She is Permanently Banned from Twitter, Marjorie Taylor Greene Will Continue to Spread Disinformation

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has proven once again that she will continue to disinform the American public in her quest for political power. This is why Twitter’s decision to temporarily suspend…
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August 9, 2021

American Jewish Congress’ Advisory Board Co-Chair, the Honorable Denver Riggleman (R-VA), Appointed to Advise 1/6 Select Committee

The American Jewish Congress applauds Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and the January 6th Select Committee’s decision to appoint former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) as a senior advisor to the Select Committee.…
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July 29, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The January 6th Select Committee Must Explore the Antisemitic Nature of the Capitol Storming

The American Jewish Congress is strongly encouraged by the start of the House Select Committee’s investigation of the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. We firmly support its goal…
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July 21, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Twitter Should Permanently Ban Marjorie Taylor Greene, Who’ll Continue to Misinform About COVID-19 Just as She Does About Jews

Twitter temporarily suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on July 19th for lying to the public about COVID-19 and the vaccines that treat it. Greene’s actions come as no surprise to us, given…
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July 19, 2021

New Report on Politicians Using Antisemitism as a Tool to Grow Their Own Political Power

The American Jewish Congress is releasing today its newest Special Report on domestic terrorism, white supremacy, and antisemitic extremism. This report, entitled “Jews Are Not A Prop,” presents a clear…
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July 12, 2021

Statement of Support: Dilawar Syed Nomination to be SBA Deputy Administrator

Jack Rosen, President, and Dr. Munr Kazmir, Vice-President, of the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Congress, today released the following statement of support for the nomination of Dilawar Syed to be the…
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July 7, 2021

By continuing to trivialize the Holocaust, Marjorie Taylor Greene has no place in Congress

"Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) continues to prove that there is no limit to her brutal trivialization of the Holocaust for her own personal political power. The Holocaust and Jewish suffering…
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June 29, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Condemns Rep. Paul Gosar for Fundraising with Renowned Antisemite and White Supremacist

We are shocked by reports that Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) is attending a fundraising event organized by Nick Fuentes, a renowned antisemite, white supremacist, Holocaust denier. Just recently, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) attacked the…
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June 21, 2021

American Jewish Congress Joins Conference of Presidents in Calling for Vaccine Aid to India

India has been a stalwart ally and friend of the United States and Israel. As India is being ravaged by COVID-19, we are pleased to join the Conference of Presidents…
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June 15, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Your Apology is NOT Accepted!

American Jewish Congress Announces Launch of #NotAProp Social Media Campaign in Response to Greene The American Jewish Congress strongly rejects Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene’s (R-GA) June 14 “apology” for equating COVID…
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June 13, 2021

American Jewish Congress Congratulates Israel on Establishment of New Government

The American Jewish Congress warmly congratulates the State of Israel, America’s closest ally in the Middle East, for establishing a new unity government. Israel has once again proven that it is…
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June 11, 2021

American Jewish Congress Announces Advisory Board to Counter Domestic Terrorism and White Supremacy

As a swell of white supremacist activity threatens the security and democratic integrity of the United States, the American Jewish Congress is proud to announce the launch of an Advisory Board to Counter…
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June 2, 2021

American Jewish Congress Congratulates Israel’s President-elect Isaac Herzog

The American Jewish Congress warmly congratulates Mr. Isaac Herzog upon his election as the 11th President of the State of Israel. President-elect Herzog and his family, particularly his father, former…
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May 12, 2021

American Jewish Congress Condemns Terror Attacks Against Israeli Civilians

The American Jewish Congress condemns in the strongest possible terms the rocket attacks being conducted against Israeli civilians from the Gaza Strip by the terrorist organizations Hamas and Palestinian Islamic…
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May 3, 2021

“You know what to do.” Gab mobilizes against American Jewish Congress’s Poll

For the past months, we’ve shined a spotlight on the white supremacist and antisemitic threats that metastasize on online platforms like Gab. We’ve looked into how these platforms affect our politics, which is a heightened concern, as elected…
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April 16, 2021

Stirring Up the White Supremacists’ Online Hornets Nest

On April 6, we released a groundbreaking "90 Days of White Supremacist Radicalization” report, which shined a bright spotlight on the evolving threats that white supremacists pose to our democracy, values, and institutions.…
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April 8, 2021

American Jewish Congress wears Gab founder Andrew Torba’s recent attacks on us with a badge of honor

Gab founder Andrew Torba attacked an American Jewish Congress report that appropriately described the social media platform as a stage for antisemites, white supremacists, and extremists. Torba specifically targeted us for…
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April 7, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Gab fundraising haul is a warning shot to American democracy

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a discredited conspiracy theorist Member of Congress, raised $3.2 million in the first three months of 2021. This was the fifth largest Congressional amount raised…
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March 23, 2021

American Jewish Congress Calls for Action on Gun Violence in Wake of Colorado Massacre

Our hearts go out to the victims of yesterday’s mass shooting attack in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. The ten people senselessly murdered, including a police officer, were victims…
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March 23, 2021

American Jewish Congress Joins Fellow Jewish Organizations in Support of “For the People Act”

Dear Member of Congress: The 79 undersigned local, state, and national Jewish organizations write in strong support of the transformational democracy reform package the For the People Act (H.R. 1/S.…
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March 18, 2021

American Jewish Congress Stands With the Asian-American Community

The American Jewish Congress is shocked by the deadly attacks in Atlanta, Georgia, in which eight people were killed and additional others wounded. We call for a thorough investigation by law…
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March 5, 2021

American Jewish Congress Condemns ICC’s Decision to Investigate Israel

The American Jewish Congress strongly condemns the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into Israel. The decision of the prosecutor to proceed with this investigation…
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March 4, 2021

American Jewish Congress Commends Wendy Sherman’s Confirmation Hearing Statements

The American Jewish Congress commends Wendy Sherman, President Biden's nominee for Deputy Secretary of State, for her statements on Iran during her Senate confirmation hearing. As it was emphasized by…
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January 29, 2021

American Jewish Congress Condemns Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Antisemitic Comments

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) comments present an immediate danger to the U.S. Congress and the American people. Her incendiary statements about Jews, gun violence victims, and what appears to…
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January 29, 2021

“Radicalization’s Exodus,” American Jewish Congress Presents “Eye-opening” Report

On Tuesday, January 26th 2021, the American Jewish Congress presented the findings of its Special Report "Radicalization's Exodus." First reported in POLITICO Playbook as an "eye-opening report," this latest publication…
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January 19, 2021

American Jewish Congress Supports the Quick Confirmation of Tony Blinken as Secretary of State

Through a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relationss, the American Jewish Congress is calling for the quick confirmation of Tony Blinken as the country's next Secretary of State. The…
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January 18, 2021

American Jewish Congress Calls for Secretary-designate Alejandro Mayorkas’s Swift Confirmation

The American Jewish Congress sent an official letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs calling for the quick confirmation of Secretary-designate Alejandro Mayorkas. The American…
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January 11, 2021

American Jewish Congress Report Ties Capitol Storming to Neo-Nazi, QAnon, and Antisemitic Activity

The American Jewish Congress is pleased to announce the release of a special report entitled “Capitol Storming: Neo-Nazi, QAnon and Antisemitic Online Chatter.” This report is part of an American Jewish Congress…
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December 23, 2020

American Jewish Congress Statement on Secretary-designate Alejandro Mayorkas

The American Jewish Congress applauds President-elect Joe Biden for his nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security.  Secretary-designate Mayorkas's experience as a Cuban-American refugee of Sephardic…
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December 22, 2020

American Jewish Congress Statement on Theodore Mann Passing

The American Jewish Congress mourns the passing of past president Theodore R. Mann due to COVID-19. Mr. Mann was elected in 1984 at the Congress’ biennial meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.…
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December 10, 2020

American Jewish Congress Welcomes Morocco-Israel Normalization Agreement

The American Jewish Congress welcomes the normalization of ties between Morocco and Israel. Our President Jack Rosen has met King Mohammed before and found him to be open and welcoming.…
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November 23, 2020

Statement of Support for Tony Blinken’s Nomination as Secretary of State

The American Jewish Congress congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris for their excellent choice of Tony Blinken to be the country’s next Secretary of State.  We have…
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November 7, 2020

American Jewish Congress congratulates President-elect Joe Biden

The American Jewish Congress congratulates former Vice President Joe Biden for winning the 2020 presidential election. These hard-fought elections captivated the minds and souls of millions of Americans who supported,…
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November 2, 2020

Statement on Senator Dan Sullivan’s Antisemitic Ad

The American Jewish Congress condemns Senator Dan Sullivan’s antisemitic ad against his Jewish opponent. Senator Sullivan’s campaign disseminated a digital ad that clearly employs age-old antisemitic tropes and innuendo. The…
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October 29, 2020

A Jewish Statement on Elections and Democratic Principles

The bedrock of American liberty is a strong, thriving democracy and an engaged citizenry. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered almost every aspect of the way we live, including how we…
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October 27, 2020

The two-year anniversary of the Tree of Life massacre

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history, it took the lives of eleven beloved members…
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October 23, 2020

American Jewish Congress hails the normalization of relations between Israel and Sudan

The American Jewish Congress hails the historic announcement that Sudan has agreed to end the state of war and normalize relations with Israel. Sudan becomes the third Arab state to…
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October 13, 2020

Joel Rubin appointed as Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress

American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen is excited to announce that the organization has hired Joel Rubin to be its next Executive Director. Rubin brings a wealth of both Jewish…
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October 9, 2020

American Jewish Congress statement on Borough Park assault

The assault of Jewish Insider journalist Jacob Kornbluh in Borough Park, Brooklyn yesterday was an affront not only to the greater Jewish community but to the American ideals of pluralism and freedom…
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September 26, 2020

We must not cancel Yitzhak Rabin

Statement in response to reports that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has withdrawn from an event commemorating the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.  "Yitzhak Rabin gave his life to the struggle for peace. He was…
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September 21, 2020

American Jewish Congress Mourns Legal Luminary Ruth Bader Ginsburg

With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, America is mourning a powerful champion for justice and the Jewish community is…
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September 18, 2020

American Jewish Congress salutes House resolution supporting Abraham Accords

The American Jewish Congress salutes the introduction of the House bipartisan resolution supporting the status-quo breaking, U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords that Israel signed with the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom…
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September 15, 2020

American Jewish Congress celebrates the signing of the Abraham Accords

Today, in a historic event on the White House South Lawn, Israel will sign peace agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. We applaud President Donald J. Trump and…
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August 13, 2020

American Jewish Congress hails the Abraham Accord

The American Jewish Congress celebrates the announcement of the Abraham Accord, a historic agreement brokered by the United States between Israel and the United Arab Emirates for full normalization of…
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August 13, 2020

American Jewish Congress praises Lithuania for banning Hezbollah

The American Jewish Congress applauds the government of Lithuania for taking action against the Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah and banning all its activities in the country. By joining the ranks of…
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August 12, 2020

American Jewish Congress applauds Joe Biden’s historic selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as vice presidential running mate

As an organization dedicated for more than a century to equality and social justice for all Americans, the American Jewish Congress applauds former Vice President Joe Biden’s selection of U.S.…
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July 25, 2020

American Jewish Congress condemns Rep. Ilhan Omar for invoking antisemitic tropes

The American Jewish Congress condemns Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) for invoking antisemitic tropes in her campaign materials. As she tries to fend off a difficult primary challenge, Rep. Omar attacked…
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July 23, 2020

American Jewish Congress congratulates Spain for adopting IHRA definition

The American Jewish Congress congratulates the Spanish government for adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. This important definition remains the most comprehensive guideline for spotting,…
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July 18, 2020

American Jewish Congress mourns the loss of Representative John Lewis

The American Jewish Congress mourns the loss of Representative John Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement and a modern-day American hero. John Lewis committed his life to civil…
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July 16, 2020

American Jewish Congress welcomes the firm pro-Israel position of the 2020 Democratic platform

The American Jewish Congress welcomes the firm pro-Israel position of the 2020 Democratic platform.   The policy paper - which lays out the party’s positions for the next four years and…
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July 14, 2020

American Jewish Congress praises adoption of anti-BDS bill in Missouri

The American Jewish Congress praises the leadership of Missouri Governor Mike Parson for signing the vital “Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act” into law yesterday. This important legislation, which passed on May…
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July 7, 2020

American Jewish Congress opposes the Van Hollen amendment that jeopardizes Israel’s security

The American Jewish Congress expresses its disappointment with the decision of a group of 13 Senate Democrats - led by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and two others - to file…
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June 26, 2020

American Jewish Congress statement on the New York primary elections

The American Jewish Congress congratulates all those who earned the electorate’s trust in the New York primaries this week. Both incumbents and first-time candidates have now been called to respond to…
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June 24, 2020

American Jewish Congress praises Kosovo for designating Hezbollah a terrorist organization

The American Jewish Congress praises the government of the Republic of Kosovo for designating Hezbollah, both its political and military wings, as a terrorist organization. Hezbollah’s activities are a direct…
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June 9, 2020

The American Jewish Congress applauds Argentina for adopting IHRA definition of Antisemitism

The American Jewish Congress applauds Argentina for adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. With an alarming global spike in antisemitism, the decision of the Argentinian authorities…
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June 2, 2020

Justice for George Floyd

We stand in solidarity with the African-American community as it mourns and expresses its grief at the shocking death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, beneath the knee of…
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May 28, 2020

American Jewish Congress decries Nicole Malliotakis on her recent comparisons to the 6 Day War

The American Jewish Congress decries Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis’s egotistical claim to be in the same position as Israel was in the 6 Day War on account of her being a…
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May 27, 2020

The American Jewish Congress applauds Joe Biden for clear opposition to BDS movement

The American Jewish Congress commends former Vice President Joe Biden for reiterating his clear stance in rejecting the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The latest policy paper…
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May 27, 2020

American Jewish Congress welcomes signing of anti-BDS bill in Oklahoma

The American Jewish Congress praises Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma for signing a critical legislation against the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. This important legislation, which…
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May 22, 2020

Statement on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020

The American Jewish Congress applauds the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee for adopting the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020. This important bipartisan legislation provides full security assistance to Israel…
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May 12, 2020

American Jewish Congress Praises Gilad Erdan’s Nomination as Ambassador to US and UN

The American Jewish Congress applauds the passage of the Never Again Education Act by the U.S. Senate. Both the House and the Senate have now passed this important bill that expands…
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April 30, 2020

American Jewish Congress Applauds Germany for Banning Hezbollah

The American Jewish Congress applauds the decision of German government to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization and ban its activities on German soil. For far too long Hezbollah has been…
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April 20, 2020

American Jewish Congress congratulates Israel for creation of new government

The American Jewish Congress congratulates the Israeli people for the establishment of the new government. Today’s agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and General Benjamin Gantz for the creation of…
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April 17, 2020

Supporting the ‘Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act’

The American Jewish Congress welcomes the bipartisan initiative of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) to push for enhanced American-Israeli partnerships in the fight against COVID-19. Israel is…
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April 7, 2020

American Jewish Congress Congratulates New Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer

The American Jewish Congress congratulates Member of Parliament Keir Starmer for his election as leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom and wishes him success in his new…
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April 7, 2020

American Jewish Congress Wishes PM Boris Johnson a Speedy Recovery

The American Jewish Congress wishes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a full and speedy recovery as he fights COVID-19 in a London hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with him,…
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April 6, 2020

AJCongress Lauds China’s Consul General For Facilitating the Donation of Ventilators & Medical Equipment

The American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) lauds China’s Consul General Huang for facilitating the donation to of 1,000 ventilators and other critical medical equipment needed in facing the coronavirus pandemic. Ambassador…
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April 2, 2020

American Jewish Congress applauds the inclusion of the “No Hate In Our State” package in the state budget

The American Jewish Congress applauds the inclusion of the "No Hate In Our State" package in the FY2021 Budget - an initiative that we have strongly supported and advocated for…
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April 1, 2020

Encouraging engagement between Israelis and Palestinians to minimize the impact of COVID-19

It is heartening to see how, amid the coronavirus outbreak that is challenging the entire international community, Israeli and Palestinian health workers and officials are working together to mitigate the…
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March 28, 2020

American Jewish Congress salutes the formation of a unity government in Israel

The American Jewish Congress wholeheartedly salutes the formation of a unity government in Israel. We want to congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu and General Gantz for putting aside their differences and…
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January 9, 2020

Governor Cuomo Is Right To Support Bail Reform

The New York State Assembly recently passed a controversial bill to prevent judges from setting bail for certain nonviolent offenses. However, the bill came with a critical oversight: It would…
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December 29, 2019

Statement On The Antisemitic Attack In Monsey, New York

As the world welcomes a new year, Jews yet again face the old reality of anti-Semitic hatred and violence. The stabbing attack yesterday against Jews celebrating Hanukkah in the home…