The ongoing wave of violence in Israel began with seemingly random, brutal attacks on civilians, notably including the deadly tragic shootings of Eitam and Naama Henkin in front of their four children who were driving along a West Bank road on October 1, and the stabbing deaths of two men in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 3. Over the past weeks, there have been attacks nearly each day - stabbings, rock throwing, fire bombings – which have occurred across Israel.
Since 2008, there have been repeated attacks carried out by extremist Israeli Jews against Israeli Arabs and Palestinians, often in reprisal for Israeli government action against illegal settlement activity. These attacks, which are frequently labeled “price tag” incidents, target mosques, churches, Arab and Jewish homes and property, Israeli military bases and vehicles, as well as other Israeli Jews. More recently, there have been a number of violent and deadly arson attacks carried out by extremists who, according to Israeli law enforcement, seek to destabilize the country and overthrow the Israeli government in order to establish a new regime to be based on Jewish law.
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.