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BDS

The BDS movement overtly seeks to undermine & ultimately destroy Israel. This movement is a direct assault on Israel’s legitimacy & existence. Leaders in the BDS movement are waging a political, economic, & cultural war against Israel. The BDS movement is a hindrance to any attempts at lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Additionally, the American Jewish Congress works to promote mutual understanding and normalization between Israel and neighboring nations. Learn more about our efforts supporting a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and in advancing Middle East peace.

Our recent work fighting BDS includes...

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November 29, 2020 - NEW YORK POST: Jewish and pro-Israel groups angling to cement Trump gains

Originally published in New York Post. With President-elect Joe Biden just weeks away from moving into the White House, Jewish and pro-Israel groups are racing to nail down many of the gains from the Trump era — and are planning to aggressively lobby the new administration against any reversals. Most of all, leading US-Israel machers are looking to keep the US out of a new deal with Iran, or short of that — influence a future deal that corrects for what they say were many of the mistakes of the original. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal was…

July 14, 2020 - American Jewish Congress praises adoption of anti-BDS bill in Missouri

The American Jewish Congress praises the leadership of Missouri Governor Mike Parson for signing the vital “Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act” into law yesterday. This important legislation, which passed on May 14, 2020, with the overwhelming support of both chambers of Missouri’s legislature, aims to prevent misguided efforts from the anti-Israel and antisemitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement which encourages engagement in boycotts that harm Israel. The law requires companies with 10 or more employees who are looking to enter into business contracts worth more than $100,000 with the State of Missouri to certify that they do not or shall…

June 26, 2020 - American Jewish Congress statement on the New York primary elections

The American Jewish Congress congratulates all those who earned the electorate’s trust in the New York primaries this week. Both incumbents and first-time candidates have now been called to respond to the moment and to the important expectations of the American people in a particularly difficult time for us all. We would like to especially congratulate Jamaal Bowman, Ritchie Torres, and Mondaire Jones, who ran impressive campaigns in their bids to represent New York’s 15th, 16th, and 17th congressional districts, respectively. While their races have still not been officially called pending the counting of mail-in ballots, they look poised to replace veteran…

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