Why Are We Here
There is a growing gap between Israel and the Democratic Party in the United States.
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 liberal agendas.
Telling the story of liberal Israel and co-writing its next chapters, by building bridges between Israeli and American activists.
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 providing public diplomacy workshops to activists, so they will not just speak English, but also "speak liberal".
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.
Preserve 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.
Relevance: focusing on the day-to-day challenges and agendas that affect all of our lives, both Israeli and American.