Issues

U.S./Israel Relations

Israel is the United States’ steadfast ally, and AJCongress works to help strengthen the bond between the two nations by reaching out to decision makers in the highest levels.

Additionally, AJCongress works to promote mutual understanding and normalization between Israel and neighboring nations.

 

Iran

A nuclear Iran is a direct threat to the United States and Israel. AJCongress has worked tirelessly to engage elected leaders, and educate them on the importance of preventing a nuclear Iran from becoming a reality. The American Jewish Congress led the way in opposition to the Iran Deal that eventually passed through the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

With the P5+1 deal ratified, it is our job to monitor, and ensure that it is enforced.

 

Fighting BDS

(Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions)

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement overtly seeks to undermine, and ultimately destroy Israel, its economy and its people. This movement is a direct assault on Israel’s legitimacy and existence.

Leaders in the BDS movement are waging a political, economic and cultural war against Israel.

AJCongress doesn’t view BDS as just an Israeli issue, but rather a human rights issue. Israel is a world leader in numerous industries, and its right to exist as a state is unquestionable. The BDS movement doesn’t just hurt Israelis. It hinders the entire world as we strive for peace.

 

Israel/Palestine

The American Jewish Congress is firmly committed to a two-state solution in Israel and works to condemn violence between Israelis and Palestinians. We fully support maintaining open dialogue between Palestinian and Israeli leaders in an effort to secure peace, security, and prosperity for all. However, we do not approve of the hateful rhetoric used by Palestinians to incite violence against Jews and Israelis.

As AJCongress co-founder Albert Einstein once said:

"Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding."

 

Anti-Semitism

While Jews have certainly come a long way since World War II, anti-Jewish sentiment is still prevalent across the globe, and arguably has reached new heights in recent years. As the threat of Islamic extremism spreads across the world, right-wing anti-Semitic parties gain traction in Europe, and the Israel/Palestine conflict continues to proliferate, Jews must remain united to prevent anti-Semitism and honor our ancestors.

 

Engaging Leaders

AJCongress works with members of the UN, the Israeli government, the US Congress, and the President to advance Jewish and Israeli rights. AJCongress also strives to engage with local up-and-coming politicians from around the world to expand support for Jewish rights on the grassroots level. Our annual Israel International Conference of Mayors welcomes mayors from over 30 nations to Israel to promote global solidarity and better educate the world on Jewish affairs. Many of these Mayors have gone on to become Presidents, Prime Ministers, U.S. Senators, and Legislators.

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