Israel at 70

Israel at 70. As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel and all that it has accomplished, we also acknowledge the complexities of Israeli life and the current challenges to Israel’s democratic ideals, particularly the barriers to women and gender equality. NCJW works to find solutions and support the wonderful activists and leaders throughout Israel. The first step in our task to strengthen Israel is to educate ourselves; below are a few of the many resources we have turned to recently.

Watch Women Wage Peace’s (one of our amazing grantees) inspiring video

Read David Grossman’s transfixing speech to Israelis and Palestinians on this year’s Memorial Day

Read Fathom Journal’s fantastic issue dedicated to Feminism in Israel

Read Fathom Journal’s issue devoted to Israel’s 70th birthday

Take some time to read the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel