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Sep 26, 2018, 12:00 PM
A New Atlantic Charter
Ever since I started working at the American Jewish Committee some two-and-a-half months ago, the most common question I’ve received from friends and family has been some version of, “So, AJC… what is it they do, again?” There are, in...
May 15, 2017, 3:36 PM
Thoughts on Nakba Day
Arab and Jews need a process of reconciliation to get past a 'catastrophe' Arabs brought upon themselves
Mar 12, 2017, 3:40 PM
The Day Purim Changed Forever
Time for a confession: I've never really been into Purim. For the longest time, I couldn't figure out why. Everyone seems to love the holiday and, objectively, it has all the fun things: a good story, delicious food, drinking, gift-giving,...
Jun 19, 2016, 11:06 PM
A dynamic duo of duplicity hits Jerusalem
How a hate site video of the often troubling Jerusalem Day march falsified participants' statements and song
Jan 1, 2016, 12:53 AM
Today I Learned a Life Lesson from a Sixteen Month Old
Two weeks ago, 16-month-old Yotam Sitbon and his young mother, Yael, were waiting at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem when a Palestinian driver veered from his lane, drove onto the sidewalk, and rammed his car into the crowd....
Mar 16, 2015, 11:32 PM
I Love Your Passion. Really, I Do.
Tomorrow is a day of reckoning for all Israelis, but for the politically-engaged most of all. This post is for them. Several months ago, journalist Eli Lake wrote a piece about how he responds to people who attack him on...
Oct 1, 2014, 11:43 PM
Joan Rivers’ High Holy Day Sermon
The late comedienne had many smart words about Israel -- the most powerful one was 'we'
Jun 19, 2014, 1:43 AM
A point of light in downtown Jerusalem
Passersby were quick to open hearts and wallets to show love for IDF soldiers hunting for the missing teens
Jan 27, 2014, 8:30 PM
Insecurity on the Seine
A shocking visit to Paris that found pervasive fear, secret synagogues and the need to conceil one's kippah
Avi Mayer is the Assistant Executive Director and Managing Director of Global Communications at the American Jewish Committee (AJC). He lives in Jerusalem.