American Jewish Congress
The American Jewish Congress (AJC) is an advocacy organization.
Its aims include promoting the "security and prosperity of the State of Israel and its democratic institutions", regional peace, the promotion of "social and economic justice, women's equality, and human rights at home and abroad" and a wtachdog "against anti-Semitism, racism, and other forms of bigotry".
- Chair of National Governing Council, Norman Redlich
Association with Philip Morris
On Thursday, December 2, 1999, AJC gave its "Hillel Community Service Award" to Philip Morris CEO Geoffrey Bible, bestowing the award at an AJC dinner. In his remarks accepting the reward, Bible praised AJC for its efforts to advance civil rights and "wipe out discrimination," and took the opportunity to promote PM's corporate philanthropy, and domestic violence public relations campaigns. Philip Morris made a donation of $25,000 to AJC in honor of the event. AJC gratefully accepted the check. 
"Jack Rosen, a frequent past contributor to the Democratic Party, and president of the liberal-leaning American Jewish Congress, has given $100,000 to Republicans since Bush took office." 
Phone: (212) 879-4500
Fax: (212) 249-3672
Email:communications AT ajcongress.org
Related SourceWatch articles
- Alexander Bolton, "Jewish defections irk Dems", The Hill, March 30, 2004.
- Haim Handwerker, "'The Ambassador' - for real: Israeli diplomats and government officials come to New York for some tough training on how to deal with American media", Haaretz, December 21, 2004.
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