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What is the Jerusalem Institute of Justice?

Every day, countless people experience injustice like violent attacks, torture, abuse, and discrimination. Jerusalem Institute of Justice has a mission to protect human rights and save lives.

We are an international legal and research, UN recognized institute working to give a voice to the voiceless. Our projects protect freedoms, promote justice, and make an impact on legislation, for a better tomorrow.

JIJ’s Special Consultative Status at the United Nations ECOSOC provides us the opportunity to be heard by a global audience and directly contribute to international humanitarian law.

INTERNATIONAL

ADVOCACY FOR ISRAEL

Safeguarding the legitimate

standing of Israel

among the Nations

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Upholding Human

Rights in the

Middle East

INTERN PROGRAM

Educating and training

the next generation

of influencers

DOMESTIC

FREE LEGAL AID

Protecting the civil rights

and religious freedoms of

minorities under Israeli Law

PROJECT NOA

Fighting to eradicate the sex

trade, prostitution, and

human trafficking in Israel

HUMANITARIAN AID

Strengthening Holocaust

Survivors and Lone

Soldier communities

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With your help, our research and public diplomacy have impacted over 10 million lives around the world. We’re combatting injustice, educating the next generation, supporting victims, and advocating for Israel.

1,300

Legal cases handled to date

14,000

Hope for rehabilitation – HISTORIC WIN – Bill passed in the Knesset forbidding the purchase of sex services

95

Victims of Palestinian Authority testimonies shared in international courts

25

Supreme Court Victories Protecting the civil rights and religious freedoms of minorities under Israeli Law

News

JIJ Calls on Twitter to Adopt the IHRA Working Definition for AntiSemitism

After the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in 2021, the Geneva–based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) created a three-person commission, to be headed by Navanethem “Navi” Pillay. Exceptionally, the most recent investigative body has taken a scope which extends beyond the 2021 conflict, urging Israel to take actions to solve the greater Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Pillay’s multiple associations with supporters of BDS, as well as the UN’s disproportionate historical focus on Israel through constant condemnation, further take away from the report’s legitimacy. The report has rightfully been criticized as one-sided, though the Israeli Government’s decision to not cooperate with the commission will further complicate Israel’s relations with the UN as a whole, even on issues with which Israel and the UN agree on. Additionally, it will be manipulated by international critics as purported proof of Israel attempting to hide damaging information.

Boycotting UN Investigations

After the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in 2021, the Geneva–based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) created a three-person commission, to be headed by Navanethem “Navi” Pillay. Exceptionally, the most recent investigative body has taken a scope which extends beyond the 2021 conflict, urging Israel to take actions to solve the greater Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Pillay’s multiple associations with supporters of BDS, as well as the UN’s disproportionate historical focus on Israel through constant condemnation, further take away from the report’s legitimacy. The report has rightfully been criticized as one-sided, though the Israeli Government’s decision to not cooperate with the commission will further complicate Israel’s relations with the UN as a whole, even on issues with which Israel and the UN agree on. Additionally, it will be manipulated by international critics as purported proof of Israel attempting to hide damaging information.

The Cynical Exploitation of Israeli Democracy

In 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison in Cape Town after spending twenty-seven years behind bars. His only crime was that of rebelling against the white minority that subjugated his people by denying them the right to vote, to acquire land and to protest. About a year ago, two members of the Israeli Knesset — Aida Touma Suleiman and Mossi Raz — hosted an event in parliament titled: “54 years – Between Occupation and Apartheid.” The event, funded by the Israeli taxpayer, quickly descended into an anti-Zionist hate festival, filled with lies about the so-called apartheid system imposed upon Palestinians in the “occupied territories and within Israel.”

INJUSTICE OCCURS EVERYWHERE

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