The Israeli-Democratic Alliance: Why Are We Here
Israel and the Democratic Party are drifting apart.
Strategic, demographic, ideological and technological changes are causing the two sides to drift apart, despite having so much in common.
Israel and the United States are close allies and share not just mutual interests but also common values. In the long run, this gap is 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: from educating young leaders in Israel and the U.S. about the importance, nature, and future of the relationship; through bridging between progressive activists to exchange ideas and best practices; to working vis-a-vis elected officials and lobby for a U.S.-Israel relations that are committed to liberal agendas such as climate action and gender equality.
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.