Informal Advocacy

Israel needs friends at all levels of society. While it certainly helps to have a devoted friend of Israel in the White House and on Capitol Hill, it’s also good to have people in your hometown who understand Israel’s situation and identify with the Jewish people.

Spreading the word in your community can take many forms. On an informal level, make an effort to discuss Israel with people you see every day. Tell your neighbors, friends and coworkers how you feel, and try to explain why you believe Israel and America are such good friends and why America must support the Jewish state.

Always tailor your message to your audience. If you are talking to a friend from church, go ahead and make reference to the biblical imperative of supporting Israel. But if you are talking to someone who does not share your religious views, you might stress the fact that Israel is one of America’s staunchest allies, or that Israel is a strong democracy and deserves our backing.

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