Unwavering Support for Israel

July 2014

Support for Israel

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., mourns the tragic deaths of Israeli teenagers Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach who were murdered by Hamas terrorists, and reaffirms its unwavering support for the State of Israel at this time of crisis.

Since 2005, over 12,000 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel and over a thousand missiles have been launched in recent weeks. With over two-thirds of Israeli citizens in a constant state of alert, Israel initiated Operation Protective Edge in self-defense to stop the unprovoked rocket attacks from Hamas.

Hadassah asserts its staunch and unequivocal support for Israel’s sovereignty and security.  Hadassah thanks the United States government for making statements and passing resolutions of support for the State of Israel, and urges all nations and leaders to speak out for Israel’s right to defend itself against all threats that endanger the safety and security of Israeli citizens.

Hadassah also encourages its Members, Associates, and supporters to advocate for Israel, especially in times of crisis, by contacting their elected officials, attending community rallies and services in support of Israel, and buying Israeli products.  

Hadassah's Policy Statements represent the organization's official stance on a wide variety of issues facing our nation, Israel and other international matters of concern. Policy Statements are debated and voted on at national meetings by Hadassah’s national board and delegates from our membership. Once approved, statements become official policies of the organization and serve to define Hadassah's overall agenda and advocacy priorities. Hadassah, as a charitable organization classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is prohibited from any direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, candidates for public office.