Israel Allies Foundation Resources
Accountability in Funding
In 2010 the US gave around $600 million dollars to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to enable it “to continue with reforms and [to] promote growth.” The allocation of these funds was meant solely for the purposes stated, however, the PA has continuously rerouted these funds to terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas. The IAF is focused on ensuring funds are properly accounted for and that these funds are not being used to propagate terrorist activity.
Borders & Security
Israel is confronting a new diplomatic assault that could strip it of the territorial defenses in the West Bank, which have provided for its security for over forty years. This applies particularly to its formidable eastern barrier in the Jordan Valley, which, if lost, would leave Israel eight or nine miles wide and in a very precarious position against military challenges. The IAF is devoted to Israel’s necessity to maintain and protect these borders and helps to advocate and explicate this stance to other countries.
The BDS movement is a Palestinian-led attempt to harm the Jewish state by misappropriating the language of the civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The strategy of the global BDS is through a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign, which is being pushed in communities and on university campuses around the world. This campaign, and the overall strategy, also targets and isolates supporters of Israel. The IAF is dedicated to delegitimizing these promoters of demonization, as well as attempting to cut their funds and supporters.
On July 30th, 1980 the Israeli Knesset passed the Jerusalem Law stating, “Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel.” Jerusalem has been the eternal and undivided capital of the state of Israel for the past 3,000 years. Due to this inalienable fact, the IAF is resolved to create international recognition that Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Therefore, the IAF establishes caucuses in other countries in an attempt to raise awareness and support for Israel in a struggle to officially and internationally label Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
U.S. and Israeli leaders have developed close relations based on common perceptions of shared democratic values and religious affinities. Unfortunately, some members of the U.S Government criticize this close cooperation and this has led to some level of strained relations between the two democratic nations . None-the-less, Israel is a leading recipient of U.S. foreign aid and is a frequent purchaser of major U.S. weapons systems. The IAF is predicated on the goal to further U.S – Israel relations and bring about full U.S political, financial, and military support for Israel.
The General Assembly frequently votes to pass resolutions attacking Israel and supporting the Palestinians, essentially turning the U.N into a public forum where anti-Israel legislation can be created and approved. The IAF is resolute in its goal to end the anti-Israel attitude that has proliferated throughout the entire U.N. The IAF also believes the U.S should withhold contributions to the U.N until the General Assembly can adopt a more favorable stance towards Israel.