Israel and Palestine
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Join us as we mobilize Jewish communities and pro-democracy people of faith in support of Israel’s right to exist, defend itself, and live in peace.
What’s the injustice?
Israel faces existential threats; so does the dream of a two-state solution.
For more than 2,000 years, Jews across the world dreamed of a sovereign society where they could live in safety and peace and express their Jewish values. But since that Zionist dream came to life in 1948, the modern State of Israel has endured wars and conflicts in every generation and at every border — each military campaign and terrorist attack waged against Israel on the antisemitic premise that Jews do not have the right to self-determination in their ancestral home. In recent years, with the help of a robust military and diplomatic alliance with the United States, Israel has maintained a strategic edge in the Middle East — but threats to Israel’s security, stability, and democracy remain.
The violence perpetrated against Jews and Israel, from the 20th century until today, underscore the critical need for a Jewish homeland — a place that is open to Jewish immigration, buoyed by military might, and guarantees freedom of religion and practice to all people. There is only one path to that outcome: A region that includes two states for two peoples, living side by side in peace, security, and prosperity. This Jewish state must be governed by the ideals of justice and compassion, pluralistic in its vision, and engaged in the work of forging common bonds with Israel’s Palestinian neighbors.
What we believe
Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in peace, security, and prosperity.
Israel lies at the center of the Jewish story; there is no Jewish people without Israel, and no Israel without the Jewish people. We support efforts to engage American leadership in bringing the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table to restart talks toward a two-state solution and we call on Congress and the Biden Administration to ensure that Israel remains a bipartisan issue and that foreign aid is not conditioned.
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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