The Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) is dedicated to cultivating and defending rule of law, human rights, freedom of conscience, and democracy for all people in Israel and its adjacent territories. Our passionate, knowledgeable, and professional staff effectively educate and advocate for victims of repressive policies in our region.
Within Israel, we pursue freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, and advocate for members of minority religious groups, as well as citizens lacking any religious affiliation. We have also done extensive work on behalf of victims of human trafficking, advanced affirmative action for Ethiopian new immigrants, and provided representation to Lone Soldiers who have been abandoned by their ultra-Orthodox families for choosing to serve in the IDF.
Our passion for freedom, truth, and moral clarity has driven us to pursue justice not only within Israel, but also on behalf of Israel. While most human rights organizations superficially point to Israel’s occupation of the disputed territories as the foremost abuse of human rights in our region, we espouse a more thorough and balanced view on the matter. We have drafted and disseminated extensive reports on the human rights abuses of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and the Hamas government in Gaza.
Our work in this regard has taken us before the UN and European Parliament, as well as to esteemed academic venues on several continents. We continue to call upon the international community to monitor and require accountability for the billions of dollars of aid donated to the PA each year. This money has been deposited into the bank accounts of corrupt leaders, financed militant terrorist activities, and funded the education of the next generation in values of hatred, violence, racism, and anti-Semitism, rather than building the infrastructure for an independent, democratic Palestinian administration