What we’re doing
Firmly recognizing the centrality of the State of Israel to contemporary Jewish identity as the embodiment of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination, the WJC will continue to advocate at national and international levels in support of the legitimate right of Israel as the Jewish State to exist equally among the community of states in peace, security, stability, and prosperity. Several Jewish communities face direct security threats and an infected political climate based on undue criticism and aggression aimed at Israel, its government, and institutions. The WJC addresses such challenges as part of its vision to safeguard the interests of its over 100 affiliated communities and works to strengthen the bonds between Jews in the Diaspora and Israel and Israeli society. In addition, WJC promotes a negotiated solution between Israel and the Palestinians based on a two-state model and condemns all forms of terrorism against the State of Israel and its people.
WJC’s Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR) is a non-partisan forum for the study and debate of foreign policy operating under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress. It is a multidisciplinary institution, established on the model of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and the British Chatham House.
ICFR aspires to stimulate public awareness of world events and insightful discussion of foreign policy issues, particularly regarding Israel, international Jewish affairs, and the Middle East, and serves as a forum for the exchange of perspectives in the diplomatic, academic, and media communities. The ICFR cooperates with other councils or institutes of international affairs in various parts of the world.