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Israel & International ISRAEL & MIDDLE EAST

Western Wall

Op-Ed: Abstention on UNESCO Vote Is Not Good Enough

There has been much commentary on the voting patterns of UNESCO member countries on several outrageous resolutions on Jerusalem which explicitly or implicitly deny the Jewish connection to Israel and its capital. It has been noted that the votes reflect the inherent bias of U.N. bodies against Israel. In the General Assembly, for example, there is an automatic majority against Israel regarding any issue surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It has also been noted that the second vote of the executive committee was an improvement over the first in that a number of countries, most notably France, shifted their original yes votes to abstentions.

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ADL Polls on Israel

Op-Ed: Remembering Shimon Peres

President Peres was a leader and a visionary in so many ways. Literally one of the founders of the modern state of Israel, he was both a Zionist and a dreamer, whose mark on history was defined by his daring — a willingness to take great risks. Over the course of his life, he was involved in many of the most fateful decisions that determined the course of Israel’s history.

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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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