The Anti-Defamation League is deeply saddened at the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a towering statesman and military veteran whose courageous leadership earned him the support and respect of a wide swath of the Israeli public and the international community.
On December 16, 2013, the American Studies Association (ASA) membership voted to support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. In response, dozens of American colleges, universities and academic institutions have issued statements rejecting the boycott, and some have withdrawn from the ASA, including Brandeis University, Penn State Harrisburg University, Indiana University and Kenyon College.
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.