Since its establishment in 1948, opponents of Israel have sought to cast the world’s only Jewish State as a pariah. These same detractors also paint the entirety of the Jewish world as a singularly responsible for decisions made by a democratically elected government in a country that is approximately the size of the state of New Jersey. While it’s very possible that those who hold such beliefs simply hate Jews –a problem in of itself–it is also possible that they are just misinformed or haven’t been exposed to the facts. In either case, this is a dangerous problem that often has tragic consequences for Jewish communities and civilians living in Israel.
There’s no doubt that the Israel-Palestinian conflict is complicated, nuanced, and full of opposing narratives, but it's our goal to ensure that individuals have the information that they need to know to engage in thoughtful debates and to be able make sound judgements. News headlines and social media posts often miss the big picture. That’s why we have worked to identify many of the common misconceptions and myths about the conflict, the Jewish peoples’ historic attachment to the land of Israel, and how the modern State of Israel came to be.