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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How We Got Here

Unilaterally Declaring Palestine a State will Torpedo Peace Prospects
Two initiatives that claim to help the Palestinian people are currently making waves at the UN. Both support the unilateral and unconditional advancement of Palestinian statehood. Sadly, if successful, these resolutions would have the opposite effect, setting back the fulfillment of Palestinian national aspirations.
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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

Voices Against Antisemitism: Video Series
AJC's Voices Against Antisemitism is a series videos featuring American Jewish celebrities and influencers, reckoning with the impact of Hamas’ October 7 massacre, the rise of anti-Jewish hate, including in the form of anti-Zionism, in the U.S., the hostages being held in Gaza, and why Israel is critical to the Jewish people.
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Campus/Academic Resources

Jewish College Student Leaders Share Their Blueprint for Combating Antisemitism
Two Jewish student leaders at Binghamton University, Seth Schlank and Eytan Saenger speak on their experiences amidst rising antisemitism on college campuses in the aftermath of the October 7 massacre in Israel by Hamas and the show of solidarity with hostage Omer Neutra, a friend of many, who deferred acceptance to Binghamton before spending a gap year in Israel and enlisting in the IDF.
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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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