On March 17, Israelis voted to elect their representatives for the 20th Knesset (parliament). With 99 percent of the votes counted, the Likud party – headed by PM Netanyahu - appears to have won 30 seats, compared with the Zionist Union – headed by Isaac Herzog – which won 24 seats. Official election results are expected on March 19, at which point Israeli President Rivlin will almost certainly recommend that Netanyahu form the next government.
In response to unceasing missile, rocket and mortar fire on civilian centers in Israel, on July 7, 2014, Israel launched a military operation, codenamed “Operation Protective Edge.” Israel Defense Forces (IDF) targeted strategic Hamas facilities, tunnels, weapons and leadership. The conflict lasted 50 days, with a series of short-lived cease fires breached by Hamas. An open-ended cease fire was reached on August 26.
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.
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.