Building on cultural affinities and strengthening trilateral ties
For over a quarter-century, AJC’s Asia Pacific Institute (API) has promoted Israeli and American ties with India. These relationships, as well as the trilateral India-Israel-U.S. nexus, benefit all the countries and communities involved.
API has had a representative stationed in India for more than 20 years. We conduct periodic leadership consultations in New Delhi and meet annually with Indian senior officials on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
Through AJC Project Interchange, API brings Indian policy analysts, religious figures, and thought leaders to Israel. Through our partnership with the Center for Israel Studies at OP Jindal University, API provides financial support for Israeli scholars to teach graduate-level seminars.
The Indian-Jewish partnership in the U.S. is founded on cultural affinities and compatibilities. Our communities share a strong interest in education, an attachment to a distant ancestral homeland, and concerns about extremism. In cities across the U.S., API engages in dialogue, cultural programming, and collaborative advocacy on common policy concerns. Together, Indian Americans and American Jews have promoted the principles of pluralism and mutual respect.