Use these suggested talking points for making a pro-Israel case in your communications with the White House, members of Congress, and the media, as well as with friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Don’t forget to let them know how terrorism and unfair criticism of Israel make you feel.
Israel Wants Peace
Most Israelis recognize the claim of Palestinians for a national identity and future state and want to return to negotiations, but only with a Palestinian partner committed to peace. Peace can only come about through a two-state solution in which a secure Jewish state of Israel lives side-by-side in peace with a Palestinian state. History has shown Israeli willingness to make serious compromises when a serious peace partner sits across the table.
Israel Remains Threatened
Israel’s right to exist should not be considered debatable. Yet, even more than six decades after the United Nations established it as a nation-state, Israel continues to struggle for its survival, surrounded by countries and people’s hostile to Jews and Judaism.
A Vibrant and Strong Democracy
Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East, with freedom of speech, religion, association, expression, and the press. In addition, Israel has free elections with multiple parties, the rule of law, an independent judiciary, and gender equality. Israeli Arabs enjoy more freedom and greater civil rights than exists anywhere else in the Middle East, which helps explain why the majority of them prefer Israeli citizenship to a Palestinian one.
The United States – Israel Relationship
Israel is America’s closest ally in the Middle East. Past administrations, both parties, and both houses of Congress have supported Israel’s right to defend itself for decades. The U.S.–Israel relationship is key to Israel’s survival. The two countries work together on regional defense, against international terrorism, combating radical fundamentalists, as allies in the U.N., and developing anti-missile technology.
Click through to learn about these different threats facing Israel today. Learn about their history, what their impacts are, and how you can be a part of the solution.
Myths and Facts
Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)