Mission statements of various Jewish and pro-Israel advocacy organizations

The following is a compilation of mission statements from various Jewish and pro-Israel advocacy organizations. My purpose in creating this page is to indicate how each organization sees itself, and its essential function. The large organizations, then smaller ones, are listed in alphabetical order.


Large organizations


American Jewish Committee (AJC)

(See bottom of page) “AJC’s mission is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world.”


Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

“Our mission: To stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”


CAMERA

[an organization devoted to] “…devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East.”


Christians United for Israel (CUFI)

[CUFI is an organization] “…educating and empowering millions of Americans to speak and act with one voice in defense of Israel and the Jewish people… confronting indifference and combating antisemitism in all its forms wherever it may be found.”


Israeli American Council

“Our mission is to build an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens the Israeli and Jewish identities of our next generations, that has a strong connection to the Jewish American community, and that promotes the bond between the people of the United States and the state of Israel.”


Simon Wiesenthal Center

“The Center confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.”


StandWithUs

[SWU is an] “Israel education organization that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism.”


World Jewish Congress

“The mission of the World Jewish Congress is to foster the unity and represent the interests of the Jewish people, and to ensure the continuity and development of its religious, spiritual, cultural, and social heritage”


Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)

[ZOA is an organization] “…defending Israel and the Jewish people; fighting against all forms of antisemitism, including anti-Jewish boycotts; and promoting the Jewish people’s lawful right to live in and settle historic Jewish lands.”


Smaller organizations


Americans Against Antisemitism

“We are committed to standing tall and proud in the face of hate, using our voices to raise awareness of the dangerous and unacceptable increase in violent expressions of Jew-hatred, and holding both those that indulge in vile antisemitism and their enablers fully accountable.”


The Anti-Semitism Accountability Project (Founded by Ronald Lauder; apparently inactive as of 2020)

“ASAP will fight anti-Semitism wherever it emerges. ASAP’s goal is no less than the complete elimination of any form of anti-Semitism in mainstream American life. ASAP will identify and expose anti-Semites and those who tolerate or promote them in American politics and culture. We will create a system of accountability for public officials, institutions, and cultural figures who harbor and/or express anti-Semitic viewpoints. ASAP will identify and expose anti-Semites and those who tolerate or promote them in American politics and culture. We will create a system of accountability for public officials, institutions, and cultural figures who harbor and/or express anti-Semitic viewpoints. We will sound the alarm about this crisis across the country so that Americans can help us root-out anti-Semitism in their communities and help law enforcement prevent anti-Semitic violence. Importantly, we will also educate young Americans about the dangers of anti-Semitism. Above all, we fearlessly confront anti-Semitism and all those who enable it. We will not rest until we eliminate every last vestige of anti-Semitism in American life.”


#EndJewHatred

“We are working to eliminate Jew hatred from Western culture through peaceful direct action and education. We reject all partisan political affiliations and take no positions on issues unrelated to Jew hatred and its eradication.”


Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism (apparently inactive since September 2019)

“To develop and disseminate powerful, creative messaging campaigns at a global level to educate individuals, create understanding, spur personal action and counter misinformation.”


Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel

“…dedicated to strengthening the relationship between Israel and the Jewish people, and people of African descent through education and advocacy; condemns the “Zionism is racism” ideology; defends Israel’s right to live in peace with its Arab neighbors; and seeks to help cultivate a mutually beneficial Israel-Africa alliance.”


StopAntisemitism

“StopAntisemitism is a grassroots watchdog organization dedicated to exposing groups and individuals that espouse incitement towards the Jewish people and State and engage in antisemitic behaviors.”


Students Supporting Israel

“Our mission is to be a clear and confident pro-Israel voice on college campuses and to support students in grassroots pro-Israel advocacy.”


 

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