AJC Applauds Introduction of California Bill Opposing Boycotts of Israel 

April 4th, 2016 – Los Angeles -- AJC applauds the introduction of the California Combatting BDS Act of 2016 (AB 2844), which would prohibit California from entering into contracts with companies that boycott Israel. Assemblymember Richard Bloom authored the bill and is joined by several Assemblymembers and State Senators from across the state in introducing the legislation.

California is the latest state in which legislation has been introduced against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which seeks to delegitimize and isolate Israel. State legislatures that have passed anti-BDS legislation include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New York, and South Carolina.  Please click here to read more

AJC Applauds University of California Regents for Approving Anti-Semitism Policy 

March 23, 2016 – Los Angeles -- AJC applauds the Regents of the University of California (UC) for unanimously approving the “Report of the Regents Working Group on Principles Against Intolerance,” a new policy against anti-Semitism on UC campuses. In recent years, Jewish students have been threatened by a wave of anti-Semitic incidents across several UC campuses.

“We commend the UC Regents for taking action against hostility toward Jewish students on UC campuses,” said Janna Weinstein Smith, Director of AJC Los Angeles, and Sarah Persitz, Director of AJC San Francisco.  Please click here to read more.

AJC Names U.S. Director of Muslim-Jewish Relations 

February 10, 2016 – New York – Robert J. Silverman has been named U.S. Director of Muslim-Jewish Relations for AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization. The new position represents a major expansion of existing AJC programmatic activities aimed at deepening Muslim-Jewish understanding and engaging in constructive, cooperative interactions.

“Bob Silverman has a unique background to help lead AJC in this transformational, essential endeavor,” said AJC Chief Executive Officer David Harris. “He has the professional experience and wisdom, and, importantly, shares the AJC commitment to turn the vision of engagement with Muslims across the United States into a fruitful reality.”  Please click here to read more.

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