For more than 2,000 years, our ancestors dreamt of a Jewish state where they could live in safety and peace and express their Jewish values. Now that their dream is a reality, the Jewish Center for Justice believes that defending its right to exist is a religious and cultural obligation.
Join JCJ in protecting the existence and sustainability of the land of Israel and ensure our Jewish state is vibrant, moral, safe, and secure for all people.
- “The State of Israel will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture…” (From the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, 1948.)
- The close strategic relationship between the United States and Israel originated with the two allies sharing key intelligence following the 1967 Six-Day War. American-Israeli cooperation ranges from frequent high-level strategic dialogues among senior political and military leaders to combined military planning and exercises, intelligence sharing and technological development. Such collaboration plays a critical role in combating extremism in the region. (From The AIPAC Briefing Book, 2019.)
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My heart is in the East, and I am at the edge of the West. — Yehudah HaLevi
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand wither; Let my tongue stick to my palate If I cease to think of you, If I do not keep Jerusalem in memory Even at my happiest hour. — Psalms 137:5-6
It needs not an independent State, but only the creation in its native land of conditions favorable to its development: a good-sized settlement of Jews working without hindrance in every branch of culture, from agriculture and handicrafts to science and literature. This Jewish settlement, which will be a gradual growth, will become in course of time the centre of the nation, wherein its spirit will find pure expression and develop in all its aspects up to the highest degree of perfection of which it is capable. — Ahad Ha‑Am
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