Americans United with Israel
The American Movement for Israel
with over 1.9 million global members
Americans United with Israel, Inc. is an American grassroots movement comprised of individuals who are deeply committed to the success and prosperity of Israel. We are the USA division of United with Israel, a global grassroots movement promoting unity with the People, Country and Land of Israel. We are a US non-profit corporation (501c3) whose mission is to support the citizens of Israel. Donations to Americans United with Israel are fully tax deductible in the USA.
United with Israel
was founded by American Jewish families deeply committed to the success and prosperity of Israel. We use every means possible to spread the TRUTH about Israel. Our mission is to embrace, educate and empower our friends to advocate for Israel around the world. Join us in helping to support the people of Israel in so many ways!
We welcome members from all around the world, regardless of race, region or religion. Our reach in over 100 countries grows by the thousands every day. We need YOUR support to expand our global network of pro-Israel activists. We are proud to have a wonderful group of friends and supporters in the United States of America.
Join Us! Building Bridges of Unity for Israel
Building partnerships that support
Democracy and Peace in the Middle East
Americans United with Israel has partnered with many opportunities for you to "Take Action" for Israel. Humanitarian & educational outreach to encourage inspiration and awareness for communities to build stronger relationships of Unity in support for Israel, the beacon of Democracy & Peace in the Middle East.
Pick 2 actions below to support. Call us or go to the website to "GET INVOLVED" and "TAKE ACTION" today!
STEP UP FOR ISRAEL is a national, grassroots Israel education campaign designed to create broad awareness of the growing movement to delegitimize Israel and to motivate the community to Step Up on Israel’s behalf. The campaign is chaired by Professor Alan Dershowitz and former Ambassador Dore Gold.
Teach for Israel is a network of rabbis throughout North America committed to sharing thousands of years of Jewish tradition and literature concerning the importance of Zion with their local Christian Zionist communities. At a time when the Jewish state faces increasing delegitimation and isolation, Teach for Israel promises to advance a new era of Jewish-Christian relations to secure meaningful, bible-based support for Israel.
This outreach is about building relationships of Unity for Israel- Jewish & Christian, while educating and inspiring your community, congregation or organization.
Please call us for scheduling today! 404-563-2227
Land of Promise: An Overview of the Biblical Significance of the Land of Israel
1: The Genesis of it All
2: Judea and Samaria
4: In gathering of the Exiles
Curriculum prepared by:
Rabbi Tuly Weisz, Jerusalem Israel
In collaboration with:
Rabbi Adam Starr & Rabbi Michael Broyde, Atlanta, GA
Rabbi Daniel Alter, Denver, CO
Rabbi Daniel Friedman, Calgary, CA
Rabbi Jonathan Gross, Omaha, NB
Rabbi Jonina Pritzker, Boston, MA
Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Montreal,CN
Rabbi Ari Sytner, Charleston, SC
Rabbi Ian Bailey, Baltimore, MA
Rabbi Joel Finkelstein, Memphis, TN;
Rabbi Dani Rockoff, Kansas City, MO
Rabbi Chaim Strauchler, Toronto, CN
Rabbi Uri Topolosky, New Orleans, LA
What Really Motivates Christians who Support Israel?
By Rabbi Tuly Weisz, Teach for Israel
I met an elderly Christian lady in Atlanta last Friday whose words have been reverberating in my head all week. The frail but feisty lady had a cast on her arm and so I told her I hoped she feels better soon and may God bless her. Without missing a beat, “I’m already blessed,” she replied, “God blesses me because I bless Israel.” The church where I met her, on a busy Atlanta street, not only proudly displays eight Israeli flags on their front lawn, but a banner broadcasting Genesis (12:3) which for many Christian Zionists is their main mantra, and for many Jews, is known as the beginning of this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Lech Lecha.
God’s famous first words to Abraham command him to seek out the Promised Land, “Go from your land, your father’s home and your birthplace to the land that I will show you.” God continues by offering a guarantee that, “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.” Millions of Christians take those words seriously and literally, doing everything they can to “bless” the State of Israel and the Jewish people in order to reap His reward and benefit from His blessing. It is with the Divine promise to Abraham in mind that Pastor John Hagee this week distributed over $6 million to Jewish causes in Israel at his 30th annual Night to Honor Israel at the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Jewish organizations from across the spectrum gratefully accepted this genuine act of kindness from the Kolel Chabad Soup Kitchen and Nachal Charedi IDF brigade to the Orthodox Union and Young Israel.
Throughout history, Genesis 12:3 has been one of those Divine laws of nature. Countries that have welcomed Jews in have been blessed with material wealth and success. But as soon as those very same countries turn their backs on the Jews and embrace discrimination and persecution, their days are numbered. God’s blessings invariably turn into curses, and those nations are shoved off the world stage in one way or another, becoming just another footnote in history.
Some Jews don’t know what to make of Christian support for Israel and often respond with profound suspicion, if not outright hostility. “What is really their agenda?” they ask; “what is really motivating them?” they want to know. My brief conversation with that little old lady demonstrated to me that their agenda is simply trying to earn God’s great gifts. Their motivation is no more complicated or devious than trying to understand why Abraham listened to God in the first place.
Sure, it’s hard for many Jews to believe that after centuries of church instigated “curses” directed towards our people, millions of Christians are suddenly so interested in becoming a source of blessing. However, we know that God has a plan for this world. The promise to Abraham concludes, “and all the families of the earth shall bless themselves through you.” We’ve been waiting so long for these times. Now that millions of Christians worldwide are looking to actualize His plan and bless the Jewish people, our response should not be one of cynicism, but of awe and appreciation.
Rabbi Tuly Weisz
Rabbi Tuly Weisz is the founder of Teach for Israel, a new organization dedicated to educating Jews and Christians on the Biblical significance of the Land of Israel.
We are scheduling for
Step Up for Israel and Teach for Israel starting November 2011.
Please call us to "Take Action".
A Humanitarian Outreach
Maale Adummim, Israel
Needs your help!
They need donations to build a suitable security and emergency response facility.
Maale Adumim is the Guardian and Mediator for the East Gate of Jerusalem and Palestine.
This community is under constant Terrorist Alert. It is surrounded by Palestine on one side and it has thousands of Palestinians that work at their factories to feed their families. Their community shares it's community resources and emergency response service with the surrounding Palestinian communities. Maale Adummim wants to live in peace with the Palestinians and the Palestinians want to continue in their community with Maale Adummim. It is Hamas that is making life of unrest and conflict not these communities that enjoy Freedom, Liberty and Prosperity in the State of Israel. These Palestinians want to remain apart of the democracy & peace they enjoy being apart of Maale Adummim, Israel.
We met with the Mayor of Ma'ale Adummim Benny Kashariel last week. He has made a trip to the United States to lobby for our support. His community has 40,000 citizens. These citizens are concerned about the future of their community in relation to the Israeli-Palestine conflict and the negotiations of the boarders.
They just do not have a suitable building for the Security and Emergency Response equipment they need to keep their community safe.
Please donate to help raise $400,000.00 that they need. Call our office or contact Marietta Church of God on Allgood Rd in Marietta, GA. We will provide you with the information that you need to take this cause to your Church or Synagogue and begin a Humanitarian Outreach for Maale Adummim.
Marietta Church of God is "Taking Action" and has already begun fund raising and we need more congregations, synagogues and organizations to get involved.
Be like this Rainbow over Ma'ale Adummim! Bringing Promise and Hope to the people of Israel
Maale Adummim is a community located just four miles East of Jerusalem and is considered as the “Eastern Gateway” of the area. The city is built on two dominant hillsides that are mentioned in Joshua 15:7 describing the border between the tribe of Benjamin and Judah. The name Adummim (Adomis red in Hebrew) is descriptive of the red tinted rock that is prominent along the roadway ascending from Jericho and the Dead Sea. It is also the location of the “Good Samaritan” story recorded in Luke 10:30.The strategic location of this community is well documented by its long history of habitation. Visible from its hillsides is the Jordan River and beyond to the mountains of Edom and Moab.
Please mail checks made payable to:
"Ma'ale Adummim Foundation"
Americans United with Israel
P.O. Box 73071
Marietta, GA 30007-3071
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Statements by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
as They Began their Meeting at the UN General Assembly
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September 21, 2011
President Obama: As I just said in the speech that I gave before the UN General Assembly, the bonds between the United States and Israel are unbreakable, and the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security is unbreakable. Indeed, I think it’s fair to say that today our security cooperation is stronger than it has ever been. I’m looking forward to a good discussion with Prime Minister Netanyahu about the events not only here in the United Nations, but also of the developments that have been taking place in the region.As I just indicated, peace cannot be imposed on the parties. It’s going to have to be negotiated. One-sided declarations in the United Nations will achieve neither statehood nor self-determination for the Palestinians, but Israelis and Palestinians sitting down together and working through these very difficult issues that have kept the parties apart for decades now… the ultimate goal of all of us, which is two states, side by side, living in peace and security. Recent events in the region remind us of how fragile peace can be and why the pursuit of Middle East peace is more urgent than ever. I think we need to pursue that peace, and know that the Prime Minister recognizes that America’s commitment to Israel will never waiver and that our pursuit of a just and lasting peace is one that is, not only compatible, but we think puts Israel’s security at the forefront.So, it is a great pleasure to have the Prime Minister here. I want to thank him for his efforts…
PM Netanyahu: I want to thank you, Mr. President, for standing with Israel and supporting peace through direct negotiations. We both agree this is the only way to achieve peace. We both agree that Palestinians and the Israelis should sit down together and negotiate an agreement of mutual recognition and security. I think this is the only way to get to a stable and durable peace. You’ve also made it clear that the Palestinians deserve a state, but it’s a state that has to make that peace with Israel, and therefore their attempt to shortcut this process, not negotiate peace – that attempt to get state membership in the United Nations will not succeed. I think the Palestinians want to achieve a state in the international community, but they’re not prepared yet to give peace to Israel in return.And my hope is that there will be other leaders in the world, as part of the UN, who will meet your call, Mr. President, and oppose this effort to shortcut peace negotiations – in fact to avoid them – because I think that avoiding these negotiations is bad for Israel, bad for the Palestinians and bad for peace. I know that these leaders are under enormous pressure and I know that they are also in this house which has, from personal experience I can tell you, automatic majorities against Israel, but I think that standing your ground, taking this position of principle, which is also, I think, the right position to achieve peace – I think this is a badge of honor and I want to thank you for wearing that badge of honor, and also to express my hope that others will follow your example, Mr. President. So I want to thank you.
Why we need Israel
Posted: 10:11 PM, September 19, 2011
by Arthur Herman
The coming US veto of a UN Security Council measure on Palestinian statehood this week raises the question, once again, of why the United States needs to stick its neck out to help Israel. Many forget that America’s pro-Israel policy advances vital practical and strategic goals.
The United States has always looked to Israel as a monument of democracy and stability in a region where’s there’s been little of either; uncertainties in the wake of the Arab Spring only add to that value.
Even the fiercest critics of our pro-Israel policy concede that we get invaluable intelligence from its matchless espionage service, the Mossad. Israelis know more about fighting terrorism than anyone else and have top human-intelligence sources in every country in the Middle East -- something our CIA only dreams about. Since 9/11, the Israelis have not only helped us detect and run down networks like al Qaeda but also kept us intimately informed of the spreading nuclear-arms race in the Muslim world.
Developing defenses we may find vital: Israel soldiers testing the new Iron Dome anti-rocket system earlier this year.
But what many Americans don’t appreciate is how the 150,000 active-duty and half-million reservists of the Israeli military have been our frontline of defense in conflicts in the past -- and will be the tripwire for threats in the future.
Israel pioneered the hostage-rescue mission with its daring raid at Entebbe Airport in 1976. It pioneered the use of unmanned drones to knock out Soviet-built anti-aircraft systems in the ’80s and showed how to use our TOW guided munitions to smash massed Soviet tank attacks. When Israeli jets took out Saddam Hussein’s nuclear-weapons program in 1981 and did the same to Syria’s budding nuclear facilities in 2007, they not only bought Israel time against gathering threats but also the rest of the world.
When Iran reaches its nuclear tipping point, the Israeli air force may have to do a repeat performance, at considerable cost in pilots’ lives and international outrage -- and again saving Washington from having to confront a dangerous strategic challenge.
All in all, that’s a pretty fair return on a $2.5 billion annual investment, in contrast to the billions we’ve poured out to such far less helpful countries as Egypt or Pakistan -- not to mention Iraq and Afghanistan.
Still, the value of the Israeli military to American interests goes deeper. Its joint ventures with the US military have been essential in developing such high-tech weaponry as missiles, drones and Tactical High Energy Laser systems. Israel’s defense industry excels in the kind of innovation, creativity and efficient just-in-time delivery that’s too often missing from our own megadefense contractors and keeps both them and us on the leading edge of military technologies.
Just as our Patriot batteries protected Israel during the first Gulf War, so may Israel’s new tested “Iron Dome” anti-missile system be the shield that protects American cities from rogue-nation and terrorist missile threats in the future.
By the way, that innovation and creativity go far beyond the defense industry. Israel’s growth rate consistently outperforms bigger developed nations; its per-capita capital investment is 2.5 times bigger than America’s -- and 80 times China’s.
Israel is now the Start-Up Nation, a major crucible of innovative companies and breakthrough industries, from microchip design to medical technology to software and network algorithms. Israeli companies supply Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and others with key technology.
So who needs Israel? We do. Our military and defense industries and even our biggest high-tech companies all depend on a strong and independent Israel.
The forces of darkness are gathering, both in the United Nations and the Middle East. If we abandon Israel now, it would be worse than a crime. To paraphrase the French diplomat Talleyrand, it’d be our worst national blunder since Vietnam
Arthur Herman is an American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar.
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America United with Israel
has partnered with
Operation Lifeshield was founded by a small group of friends – American olim and Israelis. They were visiting the Galilee region of Northern Israel at the time of the Second Lebanon War in 2006, and found themselves among thousands of residents in immediate danger of Hezbollah rocket fire, and with no place to seek shelter. As a result of this experience, they took action and started Operation Lifeshield.
Our shelter construction design and manufacturing process conform with the strictest guidelines and approval of the Israeli Defense Force Home Front Command. Two types of shelters are available in order to best protect schools, kindergartens, synagogues, parks, sidewalks, bus stops and senior day centers. Lifeshield shelters are constructed in Israel by a leading manufacturer of steel-reinforced concrete products, and deployed quickly. Operation Lifeshield is overwhelmed with requests from municipalities asking for shelters, with preparation against enemy attack an ongoing measure. The 80+ shelters currently deployed have been donated by caring individuals and organizations from around the world, including Jewish and Christian groups. Our Mission
Operation Lifeshield in an emergency campaign to save innocent lives by providing Israel’s threatened communities with the protected air raid shelters they so desperately need.
Jewish National Fund to raise money for
Operation Carmel Renewal: From Black to Green!
We stand United with Israel!
Operation Carmel Renewal: From Black to Green
On December 2, 2010 the deadliest forest fire in Israel’s history broke out on the Carmel Mountain Range near the city of Haifa. The fire spread rapidly and burned for nearly four days, claiming the lives of 44 people, severely damaging homes and property, and consuming an estimated five million trees.As soon as the magnitude of the fire became clear, JNF launched Operation Carmel Renewal: From Black to Green, an emergency fundraising campaign to repair the vast environmental damage to the Carmel and provide firefighters with much-needed supplies. To date, nearly $5 million has been raised in support of this effort. Funds are being used to purchase trucks and equipment for fire departments and forestry units across Israel as well as to begin the long process of rehabilitating the Carmel's landscape. Please show your support today. Together, we will enhance the rescue capabilities of Israel's firefighters and turn the Carmel from black to green.
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