||The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) was established in 1993 as a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship by emphasizing the fundamentals of the alliance — the values our nations share.
"There's a depth and richness of this relationship that is expressed every day.... we have an enduring bond of values, interests, beginning with security and the way that we share both information and other things to help the common defense of our common interests..."
-Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
"The American people and the Israeli people share a faith in the future, a belief that democracies can shape their own destiny and that opportunities should be available to all. Throughout its own extraordinary history, Israel has given life to that promise."
- U.S. President Barack Obama
AICE MISSION STATEMENT:
To provide a vehicle for the research, study, discussion and exchange of views concerning nonmilitary cooperation (Shared Value Initiatives) between the peoples and governments of the United States and Israel.
To facilitate the formation of partnerships between Israelis and Americans.
To publicize joint activities, and the benefits accruing to America and Israel from them.
To explore issues of common historical interest to the peoples and governments of the United States and Israel.
To sponsor research, conferences and documentaries.
To serve as a clearinghouse on joint U.S.-Israeli activities.
To provide educational materials on Jewish history and culture.
To promote scholarship in the field of Israel studies.
AICE's major long-term objective is to bring innovative, successful social and education programs developed and proven in Israel to the United States to help address our domestic needs and provide tangible benefits to Americans. In 1996, AICE also began to look at specific opportunities for introducing novel American programs to Israel.
For example, AICE introduced Hebrew University’s innovative YACHAD peer tutoring program to Guilford County (North Carolina) which initiated a pilot project in 1996 to adapt the program. “Reading Together,” as it is now called, improves the reading skills of second-graders and enhances the self-esteem of the fifth grade tutors. The program has been so successful that it is now being used in 207 different schools in 14 states.