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April 16, 2021

Stirring Up the White Supremacists’ Online Hornets Nest

April 8, 2021 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

“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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Reports, Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Antisemitism, Statements

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 in Israel, Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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 in Statements

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…
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