Israel @ 70

ADL Celebrates Israel's 70th Birthday

On Israel's 70th birthday, ADL looks back with pride on our long time support for the Jewish state, and remains committed to working towards a secure, peaceful, Jewish and democratic state. We are inspired by what Israel has built and accomplished, including:

  • A society committed to fostering Jewish and democratic principles and institutions;
  • A diverse community comprised of immigrants from around the globe;
  • A standard of innovation in technology, science, medicine, agriculture and ecology that is admired around of the world.

We honor and affirm the values laid out in Israel’s founding Declaration of Independence, of Jewish nationhood, freedom, justice, equality and the pursuit of peace.

From ADL's Archives

David Ben-Gurion and Ben Forster

1953: Passover in Israel with Ben-Gurion

ADL National Director Ben Epstein recounts his conversations with Ben-Gurion on Israel, anti-Semitism and American Jewry during a Passover trip to Israel.

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1953: Passover in Israel with Ben-Gurion
ADL Bulletin on Six Day War from 1967

1967: ADL Examines the Six Day War

ADL looks at different aspects of the conflict — from the military battle and the superpower dynamics on the ground to anti-Israel mobilization and protests in the U.S.

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1967: ADL Examines the Six Day War
ADL Bulletin on Israel-Egypt Peace Signing 1979

1979: ADL at Historic Israel-Egypt Peace Signing

ADL reports from the historic White House signing and side meetings with leaders, along with perspectives on what this first Israeli-Arab peace agreement means. 

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1979: ADL at Historic Israel-Egypt Peace Signing

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