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Israel & International ISRAEL & MIDDLE EAST

Israeli Wedding

Op-Ed: American Jews, Demand Action on Ultra-Orthodox Hate Speech

And while public expressions of hate can lead to hateful behavior by the community exposed to these messages, in the case of Israel, it is the discriminatory policies that exist on religious matters that fuel these public expressions and create a reality that does not foster religious pluralism. To begin to change attitudes, therefore, means focusing on a change in policy. There are many policies regarding religion and state that one can focus on, but the most egregious are the rules about marriage. 

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Op-Ed: Israel’s Choice - Incitement or Civility

Whether one agrees or dis­agrees with the work of the non­govern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions men­tioned — and ADL strongly dis­agrees with groups like Break­ing the Silence, which refuse to con­tex­tu­al­ize Israeli mil­i­tary actions and to con­sider the hos­tile cli­mate to which they con­tribute — accus­ing them of sup­port­ing Pales­tin­ian ter­ror is poten­tially libelous, and cer­tainly unde­mo­c­ra­tic and dangerous.This kind of incite­ment against Pres­i­dent Rivlin or against left-wing orga­ni­za­tions and activists should be rejected and con­demned. Israel has trag­i­cally expe­ri­enced what such incite­ment can lead to. Luck­ily, many have spo­ken up.

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ADL Israel Office

ADL's office in Jerusalem serves as a liaison to the Government of Israel. It coordinates ADL missions to Israel, and introduces participants to Israel, its politics and people. ADL Israel speaks out on issues of concern in Israel, particularly manifestations of bias and discrimination. ADL Israel delivers numerous educational programs to diverse audiences, including anti-bias education, as well as trainings on modern-day anti-Semitism.

ADL Israel Office Site (Hebrew)

Facts About Israel

The most important thing supporters of Israel can do is be educated and be active.

With ADL's Israel: A Guide for Activists, learn about key events and issues in Israel's history. Understand the essential points you need to know to challenge anti-Israel propaganda. Identify common inaccuracies about Israel so you can refute them. Master how to advocate about Israel on campus, to the media, and in meetings with elected officials.

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