About Israel

For nearly 3,000 years the land of Israel has been the heart, the soul, and the foundation of the Jewish people—the homeland from where its ancient traditions, culture and values have emanated. Since it was reestablished as a modern state in 1948, Israel has emerged as America’s most important strategic ally in the Middle East, a land of freedom and democracy, and a technological marvel that is one of the world leaders in science and innovation.

  • Quest for Statehood

    The Jewish people established its first independent political entity in the land of Israel some 3,000 years ago, and has maintained a continuous presence there ever since.

  • Biblical Heritage

    Millions of American Jews and Christians feel a deep religious connection to the land of Israel.

  • The Holocaust

    In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe.

  • Israel's Achievements

    By sharing its experience, technologies and know-how with others, Israel has improved the lives of millions of people worldwide.

  • Israel Today

    Israel is a vibrant democracy that, like the United States, stands out as a leading force for good in the world. Israel’s national revival enabled the Jewish people to exercise their right to self-determination, with the commitment to ensure the rights of all Israeli citizens.

  • Israel Around the World

    In spite of unprecedented threats from its neighbors, Israel in just 60 years has become a model of innovation, creating new technologies that have improved the quality of life and cured diseases of millions of people. Israel has provided disaster and humanitarian assistance to countless nations.