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Tough Questions About Gaza Answered
The Gaza Strip is a 141-square-mile Palestinian enclave located near Israel’s southwestern tip. After the Israeli withdrawal in 2005, the coastal territory has been under the control of the Iran-backed Hamas terrorist group. Hamas has launched several significant attacks against Israel from its base in Gaza, including in 2008, 2009, 2014, 2021, and most recently the Israel-Hamas War on October 7, 2023, when Hamas terrorists murdered over 1,200 Israelis, wounded over 12,000, took 134 hostages, and thousands of rockets.
Bring Hostage Evyatar David Back Home to Israel
Ilay David shares the gut-wrenching moments leading up to his brother's capture by Hamas terrorists on October 7.
Reimagining an End to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - AJC Advocacy Anywhere
Since October 7, conversations about the possibility of peace in the region have become increasingly perilous and hostile. After the war, will there be a viable path to peace? Join American Jewish Committee (AJC), Visions of Abraham (VOA), and Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and Author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, to unpack the complexities of what’s next in the region.
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin explains how "Globalize the Intifada" is a Call for Violence
Learn about the violent history behind the phrase “Globalize the Intifada,” and how it is being used today by people rallying in support of Palestinians for widespread violence against Jews in Israel and across the globe.
5 Reasons Why the Events in Gaza Are Not “Genocide”
Here are five reasons why the use of the term genocide -- which has come up Macklemore’s "Hinds Hall" song-- in Israel's self-defense campaign is inaccurate, misleading, and dangerous.
7 Ways Hamas Has Conned Americans and Spread Hatred of Jews
Major influencers on social media, as well as elected officials and mainstream media news and pundits, have amplified Hamas’ messages and presented those messages “pro-Palestinian.” From the "River to the Sea" to claims that Israel is carrying out the "Genocide of the Palestinians" here are seven hateful and harmful slogans that Hamas and its supporters have unleashed, and many of those supporting Palestinians in America have spread.
WATCH: Israel is Not a Settler Colonial State. Here's Why.
What is a colonial state? Think Israel is a settler colonial state? Think again. Here are several reasons why that accusation is categorically false and how it denies the Jewish people's right to their ancestral homeland.
WATCH: From the River to the Sea - What Does it Mean?
Learn how From the River to the Sea and From the River to the sea Palestine will be Free an antisemitic, call-to-arms for pro-Palestinian activists and a rallying cry for terrorist groups and their sympathizers, from Hamas to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Debunking 5 Social Media Myths on the Israel-Hamas War
Within hours of the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel Saturday, a tidal wave of propaganda and conspiracy theories flooded social media in an effort to shape the narrative – not only for the days to come but for the history books.
Responding to False Claims About Israel
One of the growing dangers emerging from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is rampant misinformation on social media, in the news, and on college campuses. This guide clarifies the most common falsehoods about Israel making the rounds today.
Tough Questions on Israel Answered
Despite its dynamic democracy and thriving economy, Israel is perhaps the most misunderstood and mischaracterized country. As the world’s only Jewish state, it is unfairly singled out in global forums for condemnation over its policies and even mere existence. American Jewish Committee explores this in its tough questions series.
5 Things You Need to Know About Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System
With the launch of Hamas's unprovoked war on Israel on Oct. 7, the Iron Dome once again proved invaluable, intercepting 90 percent of projectiles fired toward Israel that it engaged.