AJC Washington DC Regional Office

Founded in 1906, the American Jewish Committee seeks to protect the rights of Jews throughout the world; combats anti-Semitism and bigotry; works for the security of Israel; enhances human rights, democratic pluralism and inter-group understanding; and promotes the creative vitality of the Jewish people.

More than one hundred years later, the Washington Regional Office seeks to enact AJC's mission in the Washington area by building ties to local ethnic and minority groups, working with the diplomatic community, advocating on AJC's public policy agenda, and fostering Jewish unity. We work to advance liberty, tolerance, and mutual respect through innovative programs, education, research, media outreach, and diplomacy.

The Washington Regional Office remains even more deeply committed to these cherished values in the hope of building a better future for us all.

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Hamas Versus Israel: Moral Fog Awards

David HarrisAlthough the distinction between Israel and Hamas couldn't be clearer some consider all that irrelevant, unimportant, or beside the point. When moral clarity is needed, they live in a moral fog.


Being Jewish in France Today

SIMONE RODAN-BENZAQUENI ask myself troubling questions. Does my public expression of Judaism endanger my safety and that of my children? Might showing my support for Israel generate threats?


Gaza Invasion: What World Needs to Understand About Hamas and Its Tunnels

Kenneth BandlerOne wonders what Palestinians in Gaza might have achieved if engineering resources and manpower had not been diverted by the terrorist regime.


Israel's Reality

David HarrisIsrael is dealing with a situation that no other democratic country has had to face in recent years. What would our government do?


Hamas and Israel: A Clear Moral Distinction

Dan ElbaumThe reality could not be clearer. Those who cannot tell the difference between Israel?s actions and that of Hamas simply do not want to.


Reflections on Gaza From an Israeli Mother

David HarrisMidnight, and the sirens are blaring. The kids are long asleep. I have one minute to wake them up and get them to our shelter. Whom do I carry there first? My youngest daughter, or her older sister?my eldest child?who always finds it difficult to wake up, or my 10-year-old son? I somehow manage to get them all into the shelter and then back to bed after the all-clear sounds.


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