Israel-Hamas War: What You Need To Know

Israel-Hamas War: What You Need To Know

On October 7, Hamas terrorists waged the deadliest attack on Jews since the Holocaust — slaughtering babies, raping women, burning whole families alive, and taking hundreds of innocent civilians hostage. Since October 7, more than 1,200 Israelis have been killed. Terrorists are still holding 134 men, women, and children in captivity.

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From AJC CEO Ted Deutch

American Jews Are Under Attack, Congress Needs to Act
For the last six months, since Oct. 7, I have heard one question over and over — from elected officials, the Jewish community, university students and their parents, allies: How do we combat this terrifying surge in antisemitism? What can we do to protect American Jews on college campuses, in high schools, on city streets and in our houses of worship? Thanks to Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Reps. Kathy Manning (D-N.C.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.), the co-chairs of the Senate and House Bipartisan Task Forces for Combating Antisemitism, we have an answer for our government: Pass the Countering Antisemitism Act.
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Antisemitism Related to the Conflict

Antisemitism Is No Way To Win an Argument About Israel
Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza is not a “genocide.” I write this first, because within three sentences of a column published March 6 in the Sun by Alison Slow Loris, “Our role in conflict's generational violence,” that is the accusation made. This allegation relies on two false assumptions. First, that every death Hamas has reported in Gaza is accurate, civilian in nature, and deliberate, and second, the belief that the Jewish state seeks not avenues for peace, but opportunities for conflict.
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Campus/Academic Resources

What It’s Like to Be Jewish at Harvard Among Antisemites and Hamas Supporters
What’s it like being a Jewish student at Harvard today? With us to tell their firsthand accounts are Nitsan Machlis, co-chair of the Harvard Kennedy School Jewish Caucus, and Shabbos Kestenbaum, a Harvard Divinity school student who is part of a group that sued the university–alleging that they failed to address campus antisemitism.
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Hamas-Israel War Updates

What You Need to Know About the Latest International Court of Justice Action in the Case Against Israel
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday declined to order Israel to cease its defensive military operation against the Hamas terror group. This decision dealt a major blow to South Africa’s outrageous and meritless case against Israel.
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Latest Videos

The Humanitarian Aid Situation in Gaza - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
Amidst the ongoing war in Gaza, where Hamas has refused to release the 133 hostages for over six months and Israel remains committed to eradicating the terrorist threat following the mass murder and atrocities of October 7, the humanitarian toll on Gaza's civilian population has become the focal point of global concern.
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Ways to Take Action

Congress: Condemn Rape and Sexual Violence by Hamas Terrorists
Join American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people, in urging Congress to condemn Hamas for using sexual and gender based violence as a weapon of war.
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Urge Congress to Continue Demanding the Release of ALL the Hostages
Join American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people, in urging Congress to act to secure the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages.
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Elected Leaders: Stand with Israel Against Hamas Terror
Urge your members of Congress, Governors, Mayors, and City leaders to unequivocally condemn Hamas
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