»Centennial Annual Meeting – Sold Out!
AJC’s Centennial Meeting is now officially at capacity, with 1,500 participants already registered. Watch AJC’s Web site as we will update daily from Washington with printed materials,
photos and video. President George W. Bush, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres will address in person the gala
dinner on May 4 celebrating our 100th anniversary.«
»Welcome Decision to Deport Sami al-Arian
AJC welcomed the agreement between the U.S. Justice Department and Sami al-Arian, in which the former University of South Florida professor admitted to aiding a terrorist organization, Islamic Jihad.
He will be deported from the U.S. “Sami al-Arian’s admission of providing material support to a terrorist organization is vindication of the U.S. government’s vigorous efforts to
bring him to justice,” said Yehudit Barsky, director of AJC’s Division on Middle East. “The Justice Department has sent a clear message that support from U.S. soil for acts of
terror that take place abroad will not be tolerated.”«
»UN Watch Campaign to Block Jean Ziegler
AJC’s Geneva-based affiliate UN Watch has played a key role among non-governmental organizations in protesting the Swiss nomination of Jean
Ziegler to a new UN post dealing with human rights. Ziegler, who had served for six years as the UN expert on hunger and was notoriously anti-Israel, was the subject of a thorough UN Watch report