Update on Hamas-Israel War

AJC CEO Ted Deutch at The Second Front Conference on Antisemitism
Watch AJC CEO Ted Deutch address the increase in antisemitism since O‍ct‍obe‍r 7 at The Second Front conference hosted by The Jerusalem Post.
What Everyone Needs to Know About Hamas’ Lie About a Rocket Strike on a Gaza Hospital
An explosion occurred at the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, also referred to as the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, in Gaza City, where apparently many Palestinians had taken refuge amid the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel. Here is what we know about the situation, how the media is reporting on it, and past incidents of rocket misfires by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
What is Known About Israeli Hostages Taken by Hamas
How many hostages does Hamas have? What hostages are being released today? And have any Israeli hostages been released? While the large-scale, brutal slaughter of Israeli civilians and military personnel has been devastating, Hamas terrorists also kidnapped nearly 137 civilians in the criminal assault.
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 1,210 Israelis, wounded over 5,400, took 137 hostages, and thousands of rockets.
K-12 Schools Must be Equipped to Fight Antisemitism
Since the Hamas attack on Israel, we have seen disturbing headlines, videos, and even arrests made on college campuses across the country due to an alarming surge in antisemitism. As we justifiably focus on how to ensure the safety of Jewish university students, we cannot forget the need to combat antisemitism in K-12 schools as well. 
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.
What Happens Next: AJC’s Avital Leibovich on the Hostage Deal and Challenges Ahead
From the frontlines of the Israel-Hamas War, Lt. Col. (res.) Avital Leibovich, director of AJC Jerusalem, joins us to discuss the current pause in fighting between Israel and the terror group Hamas, the release of hostages, and more.
American Jewish Committee Applauds Unanimous House Passage of Resolution Calling for Release of Hamas Hostages
American Jewish Committee today welcomed the U.S. House of Representatives’ unanimous passage of a bipartisan resolution condemning the Hamas terror attack on Oct. 7 and demanding that Hamas immediately release all hostages and allow for their safe return home.
Debunking the False Equivalency Between Israeli Hostages and Palestinian Prisoners
An agreement between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas was reached on November 21 for the release of 50 Israeli hostages, who are among the over 200 taken by the terror group during the October 7 attack on Israel. While many have welcomed the deal, including AJC, it is important to make a clear distinction between the groups of people being exchanged.
AJC Statement on Agreement to Secure Release of 50 Hostages Held by Hamas
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes today’s announcement of an agreement brokered by the United States, with assistance from Qatar, for the release of 50 of the hostages abducted by Hamas and other terrorists from southern Israel on October 7.
'Never Again' Will Never Have an Expiration Date
I have not been immune to doom scrolling Facebook, to post and repost in support of Israel. Much of what I read — the obituaries, the stories of those held hostage, the pain of parents and children — is deeply affecting, but one post stopped me in my tracks. A young woman whose bat mitzvah I had officiated at many years ago simply posted, “’Never Again’ Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date.” In seven words she said it all.
Setting the Record Straight About Hamas’ Use of Gaza’s Hospitals and Israel’s Efforts to Help Patients
The IDF entered Al-Shifa Hospital and found weapons and uniforms that unequivocally confirmed Hamas is using the hospital for terror, violating the laws of war. Here is what you need to know about Gaza’s hospitals, Israel’s operation, and how Hamas uses hospitals as a base for its terrorism.
Tough Questions On the Hamas Attack On Israel: Parenting High Schoolers
Questions submitted by parents on our Advocacy Anywhere program “For Parents: Advocating for Effective Responses to the Israel-Hamas War” which took place on October 17, 2023.
5 Reasons Why the Events in Gaza Are Not “Genocide”
Here are five reasons why the use of the term genocide to describe Israel’s self-defense campaign is inaccurate, misleading, and dangerous.
AJC CEO Ted Deutch Live from D.C.: "Am Yisrael Chai"
AJC CEO Ted Deutch is immensely proud to be in our Nation's Capital at the March For Israel, where he – alongside hundreds of thousands of advocates and allies – are standing in solidarity with the Jewish state, condemning rising antisemitism, and demanding the immediate release of all hostages.
AJC CEO Ted Deutch's Full Address to Park Avenue Synagogue on Standing with Israel Post-October 7
In a speech at the Park Avenue Synagogue, AJC CEO Ted Deutch reflects on the reality of the new world following the Hamas massacre on Israel on October 7. Ted details the work American Jewish Committee has been doing since the attack. He also spoke about what it was like to, earlier in the week in Israel, visit the sites of Hamas’ atrocities and meet with survivors, family members of hostages, and Israeli President Herzog.
The Good, the Bad, and the Death Threats: What It’s Like to Be a Jewish College Student Right Now
Delve into the unsettling rise of antisemitism on American college campuses, focusing on alarming incidents at Cornell University and Columbia University. Our guests, Molly Goldstein and Elliot Sadoff, share their experiences of Jewish students being targeted in the classroom and facing death threats for merely speaking Hebrew.
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.
The March is Over, But the Fight Continues: 10 Steps to Protect American Jews
Amid a global wave of antisemitic harassment, intimidation, and violence, more than 290,000 people from across the United States came together on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to make clear that Americans stand with Israel and the Jewish community. The March for Israel made clear that we are united against terrorism, against antisemitism, and in our dedication to bring home every hostage being held by Hamas.
6 Reasons Why an Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Is Not the Right Path Forward
On October 7th, Hamas killed, raped, tortured, and kidnapped Israeli civilians, including women and children. They take innocent Palestinians as human shields and prevent them from fleeing the combat zone. Hamas indiscriminately shoots rockets at Israeli civilian centers. All of these are clear war crimes and morally abhorrent acts and call into question how the international community could expect Hamas to adhere to a ceasefire.