The U.S. and Israel share the values of democracy, individual rights, the rule of law, and interests in security, trade and technology. Since Israel's founding, the ties between our two nations have been strong and mutually beneficial. A strong and vibrant U.S.- Israel relationship is both right and in our national interest. We are adamant in demanding that Israel be accorded the same rights and privileges as all other respectable nation-states. This includes above all the right to preserve and protect the nation and its people from the annihilation threatened by its enemies.Like all other nation-states, including the best governed, Israel is imperfect, and constructive criticism is appropriate. But many of Israel's critics - and its enemies - hold Israel to a substantially higher (or double) standard. The imposition of a double standard on the world's only Jewish nation-state is a form of anti-Semitism, and should be opposed and rejected. We are hopeful that eventually there will be two states between the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River living side-by-side in peace, one Jewish and democratic and the other Palestinian Arab and democratic. While others can assist, this must be directly negotiated by representatives of the two peoples.

 

If you're looking for additional ways to respond to antisemitic rhetoric or seeking Israel advocacy material, please contact Justin Kirschner at jkirschner@jfedcin.org 

 

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  • Anti-Defamation League

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.​

  • The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

    For more than half a century, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has worked to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. From a small pro-Israel public affairs boutique in the 1950s, AIPAC has grown into a 100,000-member national grassroots movement.

  • Campus Hillel

    Hillel welcomes students of all backgrounds and fosters an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.

  • Israel 21c

    With materials that go beyond the conflict, ISRAEL21c offers topical and timely reports on how Israelis from all walks of life and religion innovate, improve, and add value to the world. The site redefines the conversation about Israel, offering a fair and balanced portrayal of the country, and focusing media and public attention on Israel’s vibrant diversity, humanity, creativity, innovative spirit, and responsiveness.

  • iEngage

    The iEngage Project is committed to addressing core questions about the necessity and significance of the Jewish national enterprise: how a Jewish state should exercise power, why a Jew who lives outside of Israel should care about Israel, and what the State of Israel can offer the world. The site offers the perspectives of thought leaders on Jewish thought, political theory, international law, and rethinkings of the meanings and significance of Zionism and Israel.

  • Israeli Consulates

    Israeli consulates throughout the country offer resources from the Israeli government. Additionally the consulates may offer speakers and other programs for your community. Some of the consulates offer leadership training programs.

  • Institute for Curriculum Services

    ICS is dedicated to promoting accurate instructional materials and instruction on Jews, Judaism, and Israel for American K-12 students. Its work impacts the millions of public and private school students who learn about Jews, Judaism, and Israel in social studies classes each year.

  • Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)

    The council serves as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the Jewish community relations field, expressed in three interrelated goals: to safeguard the rights of Jews here and around the world, to dedicate themselves to the safety and security of the state of Israel and to protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic.​

  • Israel Action Network

    The partnership between Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, federations and Community Relations Councils serves as a powerful Israel advocacy infrastructure. IAI is based on two primary principles: that the continued support of the United States government is essential to guarantee Israel’s long-term security. And, that federations and CRCs play a distinctive and crucial role in advancing community-based advocacy on behalf of Israel.​

  • Israel on Campus Coalition

    ICC supports and empowers campus leaders, facilitates strategic collaboration among national pro-Israel groups, incubates innovative initiatives, and conducts cutting-edge research to inform campus partners and the national pro-Israel community.

  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

    For 50 years, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C. As the D.C. office of the Union for Reform Judaism, the RAC educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on more than 70 different issues, including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more.​

  • Stand With Us

    Stand With Us is dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating the extremism and antisemitism that often distorts the issues. They believe that knowledge of the facts will correct common prejudices about the Arab-Israeli conflict, and will promote discussions and policies that can help promote peace in the region.

  • Stop BDS

    Stop BDS was put together by a group of academics and students concerned about the misrepresentations made by the BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions) movement. It aims to provide students with the tools to understand and respond to the coordinated attack on truth, democracy, and fairness that is being waged by the global BDS movement.​

  • The David Project

    The David Project positively shapes campus opinion on Israel by educating, training, and empowering student leaders to be thoughtful, strategic, and persuasive advocates. Their approach, which they call relational advocacy, emphasizes building relationships with diverse communities on campus and helping students use their Israel experience to relate to their peers.

Arutz Sheva

Globes

Haaretz

Israel Hayom

Israel National News

Jerusalem Post

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Times of Israel

Ynet News

 

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