The Israeli-Democratic Alliance: Why Are We Here
Israel and liberal America are drifting apart.
While liberals and progressives in Israel and in the U.S. have much in common, and Israel still holds a special place for a majority of Americans, strategic, demographic, ideological and technological changes are tearing them apart, thus jeopardizing both countries.
We are working to change that.
A new Israeli-Democratic relationship, based on our mutual liberal values and committed to mutual liberal agendas.
Building bridges based on mutual liberal values, to make Israel and the United States better, freer, and more just.
This is not Hasbara, not "Israel besides the conflict" and not "Greenwashing" or "Pinkwashing". This is an alliance of liberals, committed to progressive values like diversity and justice, working together to lead "Tikun Olam" on five key issues: Climate Action, Mental Health, Gender Equality, Religious Freedom, and LGBTQ+ Rights. We do not ignore the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict but encourage a deep, critical, and inclusive debate regarding it, as well as the path towards solving it.
Our programs are varied, as we are:
The leading NGO in Israel working to educate Israelis about the American society and the importance, nature, and future of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Presenting an innovative approach for talking about Israel in the U.S., grounded in the principles of Liberal Zionism and Pride and Progress.
Educating pro-Israel advocates with knowledge, tools and perception to make the case for Israel in a way that appeals to liberals and progressives - in fact, we teach Speakng Liberal.
Bridging between liberal and progressive activists to exchange ideas and best-practices on mutual liberal struggles, grounded in the principle of Better, Together.
Working vis-à-vis the government and parliament, promoting a U.S.-Israel relationship that is committed to liberal agendas.
Liberal Zionism: commitment to Israel as a safe, prosperous Jewish-democratic state, and respecting and supporting Palestinian's rights to live at freedom, dignity, and peace.
Pride and Progress: we are proud of Israel's achievements, while working to make Israel and the United States better, freer, and more just societies.
Dignity and Inclusiveness: engaging respectfully with allies and rivals alike, and creating a "big tent" while maintaining a strict code of conduct.
Complexity: telling the story of Israel with its nuances, complications and imperfections, while not avoiding critical debate about Israel.
Relevance: focusing on the day-to-day challenges and agendas that affect all of our lives, both Israeli and American.