Jerusalem Institute of Justice

The Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) is an Israeli legal and research institute recognized by the United Nations for its work in protecting human rights.

JIJ’s mission is to uphold justice, promote freedom and advocate for communities affected by bias. The institute aims to improve the rights and quality of life of individuals in Israel and the Middle East.

JIJ’s Special Consultative Status at the United Nations ECOSOC enables the institute to have a global platform and make a direct impact on international humanitarian law.

Established in 2004, JIJ’s Free Legal Aid Department has been actively combating discrimination, safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities to exercise their freedom of conscience.



Safeguarding the legitimate

standing of Israel

among the Nations


Upholding Human

Rights in the

Middle East


Educating and training

the next generation

of influencers



Protecting the civil rights

and religious freedoms of

communities under Israeli Law


Fighting to eradicate the sex

trade, prostitution, and

human trafficking in Israel


Strengthening Holocaust

Survivors and Lone

Soldier communities

See Our Global Impact

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

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Legal cases handled to date

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

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Victims of Palestinian Authority testimonies shared in international courts

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


Petition to Stop Funding UNRWA

JIJ’s petition to the UN Secretary General.

What happens when well-meaning Western donors feed money to a UN agency that turns a blind eye to terrorism? The numbers tell the story.

On October 7th:

  • 133 UNRWA school graduates invaded Israel to murder and kidnap Israeli civilians
  • 12 UNRWA staff directly participated in the massacre
  • 2 UNRWA teachers held hostages captive in their own homes
  • 30 UNRWA teachers publicly celebrated the violence on social media
  • 1,200 UNRWA staff quietly helped Hamas with cars, weapons, money, information, and hideouts

Sign the petition


You understand the problem now. You see that we can’t waste this moment. Now is the time to radically restructure UNRWA to stop the ongoing radicalization of Palestinian society.

Why? Because Palestinians deserve better than UNRWA. They deserve food, medicine, and shelter delivered by transparent organizations that are not routinely infiltrated by terrorists. They deserve to receive humanitarian aid and not see most of it stolen by Hamas. They deserve schools that promote coexistence with Jews and other minorities in the Middle East.

Help us meet this moment. Sign our petition to STOP FUNDING UNRWA until and unless the agency is radically reformed and restructured.

Letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

We wish to express JIJ’s profound concern regarding the perilous situation of Christian Palestinians in northern Gaza. We urgently request your intervention to safeguard the rights and well-being of innocent individuals belonging to this minority group by facilitating their immediate evacuation to a safe haven.

Enclosed, please find a letter wherein we respectfully and firmly request the Special Rapporteur on minority issues, under your mandate, to take immediate and decisive action. Collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross is crucial for the prompt evacuation of the 1,000 Christian Palestinians sheltered in Gaza City to a secure location. It is imperative to provide them with essential resources for survival, including access to food, clean water, and medical care.


Take action and make a lasting impact. By giving today, you join the JIJ
Justice Team, a community of people passionate about doing the right thing.

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