As ADL joins with Israel in celebrating 65 years of independence, we look back with pride at our steadfast support of the Jewish state. Throughout the six and half decades of Israel’s existence, ADL has worked to foster positive relationships with Israel and to counteract a myriad of threats against Israel’s security and well-being through a wide array of programs, advocacy efforts, publications and other materials.
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.
As Israel celebrates its 65th birthday, we should pause to marvel at the many successes of the Jewish state. Democracies around the world, including the US, have taken centuries to achieve the type of political, social and economic advances that define Israel’s existence today. It is worth reflecting on what Israel has accomplished in the country’s short history.
The most important thing supporters of Israel can do is be educated and be active.
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.