America–Israel Friendship League

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The America–Israel Friendship League (AIFL) is an American/Israeli non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening ties between Americans and Israelis based on shared democratic values. The AIFL brings Americans of all faiths to Israel, and Israelis of all faiths (Jews, Christians and Muslims) to the United States.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The organization was founded in 1971 by Vice President Hubert Humphrey, U.S. Senators "Scoop" Jackson and Nelson Rockefeller, U.S. Representative Herbert Tenzer, civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph, and others.[4] The AIFL sends delegations to Israel to forge U.S. business, technological, humanitarian and personal relationships with partners in Israel.[5]

The AIFL's U.S. national office is located in New York City, and its Israeli office in Tel Aviv. It has three chapters located in Tucson, Arizona, San Francisco, California and Salt Lake City, Utah. It most recently opened the Salt Lake City chapter.[5]

AIFL leaders were among those who rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange when the exchange celebrated its fifth annual Israel Day.[6]


Programs[edit]

  • Leadership Delegation - Every year delegate are sent to Israel in order to promote professional, educational opportunities and cultural exchange as a way to develop an understanding between the United States and Israel [7]
  • Multifaith Outreach
  • Think Tank
  • Webinars

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dignitaries Gather at the Plaza Hotel for the AIFL Democracy Awards Dinner Honoring Jewish Leaders". The Jewish Voice. November 28, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Dovere, Maxine (September 24, 2012). "BBQ Celebrates AIFL, Introduces YASE Program". Algemeiner.com. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Israel Day At NYSE Marks The Country's Unrivaled Presence On Wall Street". Yeshiva World News. November 10, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "About the AIFL Archived December 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine", America-Israel Friendship League
  5. ^ a b Utah starts an America-Israel Friendship League, Wendy Leonard, Deseret Morning News, May 18, 2006.
  6. ^ Horn, Jordana (November 30, 2011). "NYSE hosts Israeli business conference". The Jerusalem Post. New York. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "America-Israel Friendship League |". America-Israel Friendship League. Retrieved 2020-03-27.

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