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Spreading antisemitism, particularly in Europe, threatens Jewish life and attacks core democratic values.  The AJC Berlin Ramer Institute, in coordination with AJC offices in Paris, Brussels, works together with government and civil society to expose and combat anti-Semitism.  In early May, AJC convened in Brussels a groundbreaking strategy conference: A Defining Moment for Europe

The AJC Berlin Ramer Institute promotes strong U.S.-German-Israeli relations as an integral part of the transatlantic partnership, work that includes leadership missions to Israel.  As part of our special dialogue series “The Next 50 Years,” opinion leaders from Israel, the U.S., Germany and other European countries develop ideas to keep vital relationships with Israel vibrant and vigorous for coming decades.  

Iran is threatening peace and stability in the Mideast through its nuclear bomb aspirations, its support for global terrorism, its role in fomenting regional conflicts and its support for the murderous Assad regime.  In the wake of the #IranDeal, AJC Berlin continues to investigate and uncover Iran’s destabilizing role in the Mideast, its support for terrorism and its appalling human rights record.

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Deidre Berger discusses Jewish Life in Germany at the German Embassy in Bern

At the most recent meeting of the “Ber(li)ner Salon” held by the Germany Embassy in Bern on November 7, guest speakers Deidre Berger, Anita Winter, and Herbert Winter were invited to discuss the theme “Jewish Life in Germany and Switzerland.”

11/23/2016 News

The Ignored Genocide of the Yazidis by IS (Tagesspiegel)

We want more respect! Yezidi filmmaker Düzen Tekkal in conversation with Deidre Berger of AJC (American Jewish Committee), on discrimination, ignorance, the dangers of Islamism and the challenges of keeping democracy strong.

In 2014, Düzen Tekkal made her first trip to northern Iraq

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08/04/2016 Opinion

AJC Berlin remembers Walther Leisler Kiep

One of the great German transatlanticists, Walter Leisler Kiep, passed away this week at the age of 90.

05/13/2016 News

Campaign

In July 2015, AJC announced the launch of the Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism campaign, inviting U.S. mayors and municipal leaders to sign on to a statement that calls upon their European counterparts to publicly address and take action against anti-Semitism in their communities. By signing the statement, U.S. mayors and municipal leaders pledge to advance respectful coexistence in their own communities and urge their European counterparts to affirm that anti-Semitism is incompatible with fundamental democratic values. To date, more than 300 mayors from 47 states representing more than 75 million people have signed on. 

  • AJC was the first Jewish organization to seek contact with Germany after the Holocaust, and AJC remains today an important partner for Germany — both in terms of dialogue with American Jewry and transatlantic relations in General.

    Angela Merkel, German Chancellor