AJC works around the clock and around the globe to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel. Through close contact with world leaders, AJC advances peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors, promotes Israel’s standing in the international arena, and strengthens its ties with American Jewry. For over a half-century, the AJC Jerusalem Office has worked to enhance Israel’s security, well-being, and quest for peace, and has served as an essential link between American Jews and Israelis.
Project Interchange, an educational institute of AJC, brings opinion leaders and policy makers to Israel for a week of intensive travel and learning. Participants experience Israeli society, connect with their Israeli counterparts, and learn about Israel’s extensive contributions in their fields. Representing numerous spheres of influence across the globe, Project Interchange delegations include: Government Officials and Diplomatic Leaders, Media Opinion Leaders, Civic and Religious Leaders, and University and Student Leaders.
One of AJC’s top priorities is to counter the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign. To that end, AJC recently launched a new initiative: Governors United Against BDS. Through this effort, governors are going on record condemning BDS and affirming support for Israel. The three chairs of the bipartisan initiative are Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX), Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), and Governor Dannel Malloy (D-CT).