Israel Advocacy

Talking Points

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.

  • Fighting Terrorism Together
    Israel and the U.S. are allies in the fight against terrorism. As allies, they steadfastly condemn the deliberate targeting of innocent men, women, and children for death or injury by a political or religious movement. No political or religious cause can justify such cold-blooded mass murder. 
  • Trading Relationship
    Israel has a technologically-advanced market economy. It trades mainly with the U.S., importing grains, raw materials, and military equipment; and exporting high-technology equipment, cut diamonds, and agricultural products, as well as hosting tens of thousands of tourists annually.


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

Myths and Facts About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Responses to Misinformation



What is the Campaign to Delegitimize Israel


Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)

What Is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement?



Contact Robin Mancoll, Senior Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of the UJFT, at or (757)965-6120.