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November 30, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Congratulates Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Election as the New House Democratic Leader

New York, NY, November 30, 2022 – The American Jewish Congress warmly congratulates Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a friend of our organization, on becoming the new Democratic leader in the House…
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November 23, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Expresses Solidarity with the People of Indonesia Following Devastating Earthquake

New York, NY, November 22, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress expresses our heartfelt condolences and solidarity with the people of Indonesia following the tragic loss of life caused by…
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November 9, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Congratulates Governor Hochul on Winning Full Term

New York, NY, November 9, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress congratulates Governor Kathy Hochul on making history as the first woman elected to represent New York in the state’s…
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November 9, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Congratulates Senator Schumer on Deserved Reelection

New York, NY, November 9, 2022 - As Election Day results continue to pour in, the American Jewish Congress would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Senator Charles Schumer…
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November 3, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Statement on the Israeli Election

New York, NY, November 3, 2022 - As the final reports of Israel’s election come to light, we recognize and congratulate the historic achievements of the Israeli democratic process. For the…
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October 28, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Appalled by the Violent Attack at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Home

New York, NY, October 28, 2022 - In light of the attack at the home of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the hospitalization of her husband, Paul Pelosi, after a confrontation…
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October 21, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds Balenciaga’s Decision to Cut Business Ties with Kanye West

New York, NY, October 21, 2022 - Earlier today, Balenciaga, one of the world's most recognized, established, and renowned fashion houses, made the decision to cut ties with former brand Ambassador, Kanye West,…
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October 11, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds News of Groundbreaking Maritime Agreement Israel and Lebanon

New York, NY, October 11, 2022 - Earlier this morning, leaders from both Israel and Lebanon announced that they had reached a historical and groundbreaking agreement with one another, settling…
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September 21, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds President Biden’s Speech at the United Nations General Assembly

New York, NY, September 21, 2022 - In response to the powerful remarks delivered by President Joe Biden at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the American Jewish…
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September 7, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Stands with Albania in Light of Iran’s Unprecedented Cyber-Attack

New York, NY, September 7, 2022 -The American Jewish Congress stands with the Republic of Albania in light of Iran's state-sponsored cyber-attack against critical infrastructure in the European nation. We…
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August 25, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Congratulates Pro-Israel Voices Who Rang Loud in New York Primaries

New York, NY, August 25, 2022 - Once again, the victory lap in this year's New York primaries goes to candidates who stayed true to America's ideals and allies – those…
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August 17, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds Restored Diplomatic Relations Between Israel and Turkey

New York, NY, August 17, 2022 - Following confirmation by Israeli Prime Minister Lapid along with Turkish President Erdoğan of the return to full normalization between the two countries, the American…
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August 10, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds the DOJ for Charging IRGC Operative in Connection with Planned Assassination of Former NSA John Bolton

It is both morally and diplomatically outrageous to hear of attempts by operatives tied to the IRGC, as they planned to carry out an assassination against a former high-ranking official…
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August 9, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Condemns Iran’s Latest Crackdown on Its Baha’i Religious Minority

The American Jewish Congress has been following with great concern recent reports that the regime in Tehran has stepped up the persecution of the Iranian Baha’i religious minority.  In response…
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August 8, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Stands with the Muslim Community in Light of “Targeted Killings” of Four Muslim Men in Albuquerque, New Mexico

New York, NY, August 8, 2022 - As a nation, the brutal killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are not just deeply troubling - but outright unacceptable. In the wake of these…
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July 22, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Calls on PA Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Mastriano to Cut Ties with Extremist Social Media Platform Gab

New York, NY, July 22, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress is deeply disturbed by Pennsylvania’s Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s presence on the alternative social media platform Gab, and his paid…
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July 18, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Statement on AMIA Bombing Anniversary

New York, NY, July 18, 2022 - July 18th marks a solemn reminder for many in the global Jewish community, and throughout the world. On this day, 28 years ago, Hezbollah,…
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July 15, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds Saudi Arabia’s Decision to Open Airspace to Israeli Flights

New York, NY, July 15, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress applauds the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its decision to open its airspace, allowing Israeli aircraft and "all air carriers…
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July 11, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress condemns Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s latest hateful disparagement towards Israel

New York, NY, July 11, 2022 - Following the tragic death of American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib released a statement in which she calls Israel an "apartheid regime,"…
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July 8, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Mourns the Tragic Loss of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

New York, NY, July 8, 2022 -The American Jewish Congress is deeply saddened and mourns the horrific assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - a statesman in every…
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July 5, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress is shocked by the Fourth of July Shooting in Highland Park, Illinois

New York, NY, July 5, 2022 - Yesterday, during a celebration of our nation's independence - our country was again shaken to its core. In a string of mass violence and loss of life,…
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June 29, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds Unilever’s Rejection of BDS and Continued Sales of Ben & Jerry’s in Israel

New York, NY, June 29, 2022 - In 2021, news erupted when a decision made by the once-beloved ice-cream brand, Ben and Jerry’s, resulted in the suspension of its sales in…
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June 27, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Condemns Supreme Court’s Ruling That Erodes Separation of Church and State

New York, NY, June 27, 2022 - Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the matter of Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which the court ruled for a…
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June 24, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Is Outraged by the Supreme Court’s Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade

New York, NY, June 24, 2022 - Earlier this morning, a woman’s ability to decide on matters of her body came under fire; solidified by a court in which only a…
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June 14, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Welcomes Announcement of President Biden’s Upcoming Middle East Visit

New York, June 14, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress welcomes President Joe Biden's announcement of his planned visit to the Middle East. While he has been to the State of Israel many…
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June 9, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds the Introduction of the Bipartisan, Bicameral DEFEND Act

New York, June 9, 2022 – Today, members of the Abraham Accords caucus in both the House and the Senate introduced the Deterring Enemy Forces and Enabling National Defenses (DEFEND) Act, a…
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June 7, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Supports Indictments Against Key Extremists Tied with the January 6th Insurrection

NEW YORK, June 7, 2022 - On January 6th, 2021, our nation was assaulted - insurrectionists attacked our Capitol, and our democracy was forced under fire. Images of known antisemites…
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May 24, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: The American Jewish Congress Is Appalled by the Deadly Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

New York, May 24, 2022 - In response to yet another deadly attack on our nation's soil, the American Jewish Congress is appalled by the loss of life that has…
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May 24, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Welcomes U.S. Sanctioning of Covert Hamas Investment Network

New York, May 24, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress applauds today’s announcement by the Departments of State and The Treasury about sanctioning a covert Hamas network generating revenue for the terrorist group. According…
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May 23, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Encouraged by Twitter’s Announcement on Combating Disinformation, Urges Social Media Platforms for More Action

New York, May 23, 2022 - Twitter recently announced its intention to roll out a series of content-moderation measures to combat the rise of disinformation on its platform. The American Jewish Congress…
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May 18, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Advisory Board Condemns Buffalo Attack, Calls for Increased Accountability Among Social Media CEOs

New York, May 18, 2022 - In a strong condemnation of the racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo, members of the American Jewish Congress Advisory Board to Counter Domestic Terrorism and White Supremacy extend…
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May 16, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress successfully removes Buffalo shooter video from circulation

New York, May 15, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress strongly condemns the racially-motivated mass schooting in Buffalo, New York and shares our prayers and deepest sympathies with the victims,…
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May 5, 2022

American Jewish Congress Letter on IRGC’s Designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

On April 26th, the American Jewish Congress sent a letter to the Department of State where we advocated against removing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) designation as a Foreign Terrorist…
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May 3, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress is deeply concerned by the Supreme Court’s draft on abortion rights

New York, May 3, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress is deeply concerned about the Supreme Court’s leaked draft to reverse provisions regarding Roe v. Wade. While our organization has and…
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April 5, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Letter to Amnesty International Calls for Dismissal of Paul O’Brien as Head of Its American Branch

New York, April 5th, 2022 - On March 9th, Paul O’Brien, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), made a series of antisemitic and anti-Israel comments at an event held…
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March 31, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Stands with Israel After Wave of Terror Attacks

March 2022 constitutes one of the deadliest months in recent years for Israel. A week of terror, with three separate morally repugnant attacks in Beersheba, Hadera, and Bnei Brak, left…
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March 30, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Condemns JD Vance’s Defense of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Participation at a White Nationalist Conference

New York, March 30th, 2022 - On March 28th, JD Vance, a Republican Senate candidate from Ohio, promoted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's endorsement and defended her February attendance at a white…
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March 25, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Condemns Iranian-backed Houthi Attack Against Oil Facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

New York, March 25th, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress condemns the violent terrorist attack perpetrated by the Yemeni Houthi Insurgency on an oil facility in Jeddah, located in the…
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March 23, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress mourns the passing of Secretary Albright

New York, March 23th, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress profoundly mourns the passing of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The Secretary was not only a patriot and public servant…
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March 18, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress urges the U.S. Government to provide security guarantees to allies as part of any new nuclear agreement with Iran

New York, March 18th, 2022 - The American Jewish Congress sent yesterday a letter to Capitol Hill, highlighting the importance of security guarantees for our allies as part of any…
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March 10, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Local leaders from around the world committed to supporting the Ukrainian people in special event hosted by American Jewish Congress

Event with Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov was joined by Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Jacek Jaśkowiak of Poznan, Poland, and Patrick Furey of Torrance The American Jewish Congress hosted yesterday a virtual special…
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March 10, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Hails President Herzog’s Successful Visit to Turkey and Meeting with President Erdoğan

 The American Jewish Congress hails Israeli President Herzog’s historic visit to Turkey and his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The relationship between the two countries has always been important from…
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March 1, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Calls for the Designation of the Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

The American Jewish Congress calls on the United States to re-designate Ansar Allah, commonly referred to as the Houthis, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Armed, trained, and provided with material support…
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February 27, 2022

American Jewish Congress Calls for Expulsion of Rep. Greene and Rep. Gosar After Their Appearance at Antisemitic, White Supremacist AFPAC

The American Jewish Congress deplores the participation of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) at the antisemitic and white supremacist America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC). This…
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February 11, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: DHS Under Secretary Silvers speaks out against antisemitism and domestic terrorism at event hosted by American Jewish Congress

Expert panelists call on the Biden Administration to designate white supremacist terrorist organizations with international links as Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Today, the American Jewish Congress hosted a major event on…
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February 1, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Amnesty International’s Bigoted Report on Israel is an Effort to Hinder Middle East Peace

The American Jewish Congress strongly condemns the conclusion of the Amnesty International report that Israel practices “apartheid” and its portrayal of the very existence of the Jewish State as a deprivation of…
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January 30, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress President Call with Mayor Klitschko of Kyiv on Ukraine-Russia Conflict

American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen continued this week his discussions with local leaders in Ukraine through an open and informative conversation with Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv. Mayor Klitschko…
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January 27, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Nazi Symbols and Holocaust Denial Are Saturating American Politics

Who Would Have Imagined that 77 Years Later We Would Be Still Battling Nazi Symbolism in American Politics New American Jewish Congress Special Report Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the American Jewish…
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January 25, 2022

American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen Discusses Ukraine-Russia Conflict with Mayor Filatov of Dnipro

After a video call with Mayor Borys Filatov of Dnipro, Ukraine, American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen released the following statement: “Today I had the pleasure of talking to my friend Mayor…
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January 21, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen Applauds First Contact Between Israeli and Turkish Foreign Ministers in 13 Years

“The phone conversation this week between Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is a crucial step towards normalizing relations after years of estrangement.  Since 1949,…
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January 20, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds Passage of UN Resolution to Combat Holocaust Denial

The American Jewish Congress applauds today’s reaffirmation by the United Nations General assembly of its commitment to reject Holocaust denial and distortion. The resolution condemning the scourge of Holocaust denial,…
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January 16, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Is Horrified by the Hostage Crisis at the Congregation Beth Israel in Texas

The American Jewish Congress is horrified by yet another attack on a Jewish synagogue. For multiple hours now, a gunman has been holding several individuals, including the Rabbi, hostage at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in…
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January 11, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Jewish Organizations Urge Senate Leaders to Take Action on Funding for the Replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome

The American Jewish Congress partners with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) to lead a broad and diverse coalition of major American Jewish organizations in calling on the Senate to…
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January 10, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Applauds Launch of Abraham Accords Caucus

The American Jewish Congress strongly applauds the launch of the bipartisan and bicameral Abraham Accords Caucus. This essential caucus will strengthen the normalization agreements achieved between Israel and multiple Arab states.…
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January 3, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Calls for Key White Supremacist Groups to be Designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs)

In a New York Daily News opinion piece published today, American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen and former Rep. Max Rose (D-NY), Members of the American Jewish Congress' Advisory Board on Domestic Terrorism and White Supremacy, called for the designation…
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December 29, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: On Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Passing

American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen released the following statement on the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Harry Reid was a fighter in all meanings of the…
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December 16, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Supports Gov. Newsom’s Announcement for a Texas-Modeled Law in California Against Assault Weapons

The American Jewish Congress is dismayed by the decision of the Supreme Court to refrain from blocking Texas’ anti-abortion law. By allowing for private citizens or states to contest federal law…
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December 10, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Jaime Raskin (MD-8) decries antisemitism and extolls democracy in AJCongress’ Jewish Community Conversation

Rep. Jaime Raskin (D-MD) joined the American Jewish Congress today for a Jewish Community Conversation about the state of American democracy, antisemitism in our politics, and his work on the January 6th…
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November 15, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Strongly Condemns Michael Flynn’s Unacceptable Statements

Michael Flynn's statements are both unacceptable and anti-American. As he calls for only "one religion" in America, Flynn is rejecting the vision of our nation’s founders, who embraced pluralism. His view threatens…
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November 3, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Flash Exit Poll of VA Jewish Voters

(1) Virginia's Jewish voters placed little weight on Trump in this election; (2) Republican Jews prioritized Israeli peace and security over Jewish Democrats; and (3) Jewish Democrats placed greater importance than Republicans on the 1/6 insurrection.  The American Jewish…
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October 21, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Condemns Sunrise Movement’s Rationalization of Antisemitism

The American Jewish Congress condemns today’s statement made by the national Sunrise Movement. While the statement acknowledges that antisemitism is discrimination, it does the bare minimum to distance itself from the antisemitic…
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October 20, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Condemns Sunrise Movement’s Antisemitic Call at Freedom to Vote Rally

The American Jewish Congress strongly condemns the decision of the Sunrise Movement’s DC Chapter to boycott an event supporting democracy in Washington, DC, dangerously arguing that three major American Jewish organizations should not participate because…
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October 19, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Welcomes Georgia’s Cobb County Antisemitism Resolution

The American Jewish Congress is encouraged by the decision of the Board of Education of Cobb County, Georgia to pass a resolution condemning antisemitism, following last month’s appearance of hate symbols…
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October 18, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Deeply Saddened by Secretary Colin Powell’s Passing

The American Jewish Congress is deeply saddened by the passing of Secretary Colin Powell. Throughout his life, he was a close ally of the Jewish community and a true friend…
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October 7, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: American Jewish Congress Condemns Rising Antisemitism in Germany

In response to the troubling news that the German-Jewish singer Gil Ofarim was discriminated at the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany because he was prominently wearing a Star of David necklace, American Jewish Congress Executive…
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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 Kathy…
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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…