The story begins
We are happy to announce the launch of ICI-USA, a new US based educational organization set up to help combat Jew hatred and promote good relations between Israel and the nations
International Coalition for Israel – USA
At no time in US history has the need to fight anti-Semitism been more important. What has historically been a European plague is now also an American problem as the climate on university campuses and social media becomes more hostile towards Israel and the Jewish people.
How can we fight back? As a Christian initiative we believe in the power of prayer but also in the need to take concrete action through education and advocacy. Like social reformers of the past, from William Wilberforce to Henri Dunant, we believe in the restoration of Israel as the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people but also in showing appreciation and celebrating Jewish life and culture in our own nations.
Through our international staff we are active in many of the international capitals of the world to educate and advocate for a greater respect and appreciation for Jewish life and culture as the best antidote to anti-Semitism.
Where it all started
ICI-USA is part of an international movement which has its roots in Europe. In 2003 European Coalition for Israel was founded at the European Union in Brussels as a response to the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe at the time. At a European Commission emergency summit to combat anti-Semitism Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel asked why it was still only the Jews who reacted and stood up against the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. Where are all the others, he asked. This is how ECI was born as “a coalition of all the others.”
In 2020, 75 years after the end of the Holocaust ECI launched the International Coalition for Israel in Geneva as a global umbrella group for initiatives and activities on other continents in the world in an effort to build a broader coalition in the global fight against anti-Semitism.
ICI-USA is part of this international coalition.
ICI-USA – enabling Americans to stand by Israel and the Jewish people around the world
Today Jew hatred is a global challenge which needs a coordinated international response. ICI-USA will support and assist the efforts of its international staff in the corridors of power around the world. This includes the European Union in Brussels where ICI has been active since 2003 through the work of ECI and the United Nations in New York where ICI has been active since 2010 through ECI and later through the Forum for Cultural Diplomacy. Currently a new initiative is under progress in Africa. While many other organizations focus only on Washington D.C, ICI-USA has a global reach.
Help us combat anti-Semitism around the world and promote good relations between Israel and the nations by supporting ICI-USA!
Donations in the US
Donations may be made via check, credit card, or bank transfer to the International Coalition for Israel – USA (ICI-USA).
You can donate online in US dollars via PushPay.