The 2024 U.S. Presidential Election: What Does it Mean For Israel?
Halie Soifer, CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, and Morgan Ortagus, former Spokeswoman for the Department of State under the Trump administration, engaged in a debate on the 2024 presidential election and its impact on the global Jewish community, Israel, and the future of democracy-live on the AJC Global Forum 2024 stage.
Why Israel’s Ties With Africa Will Survive The War In Gaza
Israel’s global standing has been greatly damaged since Hamas’s October 7 terrorist attack. With the expansion of the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) counter-offensive against Hamas and the increasing death toll in Gaza, Israel has now become the object of severe international criticism. These condemnations sharply contrast with the past decade, which had largely been positive for Jerusalem on the global stage.
Staten Island Jews Can't Go it Alone In The Fight Against Antisemitism
In the aftermath of the Oct. 7 Hamas-led terrorist attack and massacre in Israel, American Jews were engulfed in a maelstrom of grief, anger and alienation. Now, five months into the Israel-Hamas war, Jewish New Yorkers stand at the forefront of an escalating societal crisis.
AJC Policy on UNRWA
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is outraged by the revelations that twelve employees of UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East – were involved in the horrific October 7 terror attacks perpetrated by Hamas against Israel.
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More than 100 Jewish organizations from around the world join American Jewish Committee (AJC) in calling on the international community to demand Hamas release all of the hostages.
5 of Some of the Most Powerful Moments from the March for Israel Rally
In the largest pro-Israel gathering in American history, an astounding 290,000-plus people descended upon the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to show their solidarity with Israel, demand the release of hostages held by the Iran-backed terror group Hamas, and call out surging antisemitism.
We stand in total solidarity with the people of Israel following a massive, unprovoked attack by Hamas.
We stand in total solidarity with the people of Israel following a massive, unprovoked attack by Hamas.

Dozens of terrorists infiltrated Israel in the early hours of Saturday, storming communities and homes, kidnapping and murdering civilians.

At least 22 people have been killed, with hundreds more injured, many in critical condition.

More than 2,500 rockets were fired into southern and central Israel, putting millions of Israelis at risk.

All Israelis have been called up to defend their country, including AJC staff.

Israel has every right to defend itself against these deplorable attacks.
What Does the Passage of the Reasonableness Bill Mean for Democracy in Israel?
The Reasonableness Standard Bill adopted by the Knesset this week, with the support only of members of governing coalition parties, will – if it survives legal challenges – alter the balance of power between the judicial and executive and legislative branches of government. Elected officials will have fewer restraints on their actions. The High Court of Justice will retain other oversight tools, however. 
Resources on Israel’s Judicial Reforms
In July 2023, the majority of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) began what many anticipate will be Israel’s judicial overhaul, passing legislation that would limit the Israeli Supreme Court’s ability to review the “reasonableness” of government decisions. This contentious legislation is part of a larger debate over Israel judicial reforms. Learn More.
What You Need To Know About Israel’s Judicial Reforms
In July 2023, the majority of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) began what many anticipate will be Israel’s judicial overhaul, passing legislation that would limit the Israeli Supreme Court’s ability to review the “reasonableness” of government decisions.
AJC Statement on Israeli Reasonableness Standard Law
American Jewish Committee (AJC) today expressed profound disappointment over the passage of the Reasonableness Standard Law in Israel.

The new law was pushed through unilaterally by the governing coalition amid deepening divisions in Israeli society as evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of Israelis who have taken to the streets. Of particular concern to AJC, the continued effort to press forward on judicial reform rather than seeking compromise has sown discord within the Israeli Defense Forces at a time of elevated threats to the Jewish homeland and has strained the vital relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry. 
What to Know About Tensions on the Israel-Lebanon Border
Earlier this month, the Hezbollah terror group was busy stoking tensions along the Israeli-Lebanese border. Here’s what you need to know about these provocations, who’s behind them, and why.
5 Takeaways from Israeli President Herzog’s Historic Speech to Congress
This week, Israel’s President Isaac Herzog made a historic trip to the United States, becoming only the second Israeli president to address a joint session of Congress as part of a celebration of Israel’s 75th anniversary.
AJC's Tough Questions Series
Find answers to burning questions on the difficult issues and topics that matter to the Jewish people and Israel. Our goal is to provide accurate and detailed responses that will help educate, inform, and dispel misinformation.
What You Need to Know About the Palestinian Terror Attacks in Jerusalem
AJC’s latest article tells you everything you need to know about the terror attacks in Jerusalem. Read it here.
Biden’s Middle East Visit: An Alternative View
President Biden recently made his first visit to the Middle East as president. It included two days in Israel, along with separate meetings with Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Bethlehem and two days in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia leg was politically controversial in the US primarily because of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 as well as criticism of the Saudi role in the war in Yemen. The president’s visit to Israel was a welcome opportunity to show support for a beleaguered ally, but it broke little new ground.
AJC Praises Court Ruling Upholding Arkansas Anti-BDS Law
A federal court ruled that an anti-BDS law that required companies doing business with the state of Arkansas to sign a pledge not to boycott Israel was constitutional.
Israel y Guatemala: una amistad que perdura
El primer país en apoyar la creación de un Estado Judío en 1947 fue EE.UU. Y quien inmediatamente le siguió los pasos de reconocer al Estado Judío fue una nación centroamericana de 17 millones de personas. Siete décadas después la historia se ha repetido: dos días después de que EE.UU. trasladara oficialmente su embajada a Jerusalem, Guatemala hizo lo mismo.
Middle East Peace with negotiator Aaron David Miller
This week on AJC Passport, we’re joined by peace negotiator Aaron David Miller to discuss the legacy of the Oslo Accords and the Trump administration’s decision to close the PLO’s D.C. office.
Gaza Ceasefire, Netanyahu’s Future, and the U.S.-Turkey Crisis
This week on AJC Passport, we talk about a possible Gaza ceasefire and a potential early election in Israel, and we learn what caused the current spat between the United States and Turkey.