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August 13, 2020

American Jewish Congress hails the Abraham Accord

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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