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About American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise

American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, AICE American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise 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 United States again reaffirms our unbreakable bond with our cherished ally, Israel. The partnership between our two countries built on our shared values has advanced the cause of human freedom, dignity and peace. These are the building blocks of democracy." - U.S. President Donald Trump AICE MISSION STATEMENT: To manage and expand the Jewish Virtual Library, the most comprehensive online resource on Jewish history, politics and culture, to provide a one-stop shop for users from around the world seeking answers to questions on subjects ranging from anti-Semtism to Zionism. 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 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 provide educational materials on Jewish history, politics and culture. To educate the public about the dangers of the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign. AICE PROJECTS: JEWISH VIRTUAL LIBRARY “The Jewish Virtual Library is the go-to source my students use for fact-based research pertaining to Judaism, Israel, and the Holocaust.” We hear this all the time from teachers. The Jewish Virtual Library (JVL) is the most comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history, politics and culture. With nearly 25,000 entries, the JVL is a one-stop shop for students of all ages interested in anything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. The Library has a vast global audience, reaching more than 30 million visitors -- nearly 900,000 per month -- from more than 200 countries and territories over the last three years (2014-16). The Library has 13 wings: Anti-Semitism , Biography History Holocaust Israel Israel Education Myths & Facts Politics Religion Travel US & Israel Vital Stats Women. In addition, the JVL has a Bookstore, Glossary, Links, News, Publications, a Timeline of Jewish History, and the Virtual Israel Experience (VIE), an educational tool and virtual tour of Israel designed especially for students going on Birthright and other trips to Israel. The VIE highlights Israel's ancient history accentuated against its timeless beauty and modern culture. Much of the information in the Library cannot be found anywhere else in the world, such as material on joint U.S.-Israel projects, cooperation between Israel and the individual states and the treatment of Americans during the Holocaust. We received permission from the Library of Congress to put its Judaic and Hebraic treasures on our site. We have also received permission to use material from government and non-government sources around the world. We also publish primary documents from archives, including declassified materials from the United States and the United Kingdom. One of our goals is to offer visitors a single source for information so they don’t need to search thousands of other “Jewish” web sites. RESEARCH AICE highlights areas where Israel might contribute to the betterment of America and has published several studies to identify specific programs and approaches that can benefit Americans. These include: Breakthrough Dividend: Israeli Innovations In Biotechnology That Could Benefit Americans Building Bridges: Lessons For America From Novel Israeli Approaches To Promote Coexistence Experience Counts: Innovative Programs For The Elderly In Israel That Can Benefit Americans Good Medicine: Israeli Innovations In Health Care That Could Benefit Americans Learning Together: Israeli Innovations In Education That Could Benefit Americans Partners for Change: How U.S.-Israel Cooperation Can Benefit America PROVIDING FACTS ABOUT THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT AICE produces facts sheets and other reference materials to explain the history and contemporary issues related to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Our principal publication is Myths & Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. This has been an essential resource for students of the conflict for more than 50 years. FIGHTING THE DELEGITIMIZATION OF ISRAEL AICE is also engaged in producing materials to help the public understand that anti-Semitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. In addition to materials found in the Jewish Virtual Library, additional information can be found on the StopBDS.com site. /////////////// Welcome to the Jewish Virtual Library. The Jewish Virtual Library (JVL) is your source for information about Jewish history, Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism. The JVL currently has more than 16,000 articles and 7,000 images and is accessed by users in more than 230 countries and territories worldwide. The JVL is not just an historical archive - it is also the place to find talking points and factual analysis on the most important news stories. When an issue comes to the fore and you need data fast, the JVL is the first place you should look. The JVL purposely avoids links with other sites so as to make this a one-stop shop for information. Our goal is to provide the basic information you need and we have purposely kept most of the entries brief to make them more digestible. Some will provide all the information you need, others should be viewed as a starting point. We stick to the facts and make as many primary source and original documents available as possible. The Jewish Virtual Library is a “living” library. It is constantly updating, changing and expanding. Users should not interpret the presence - or lack - of specific material as a reflection of any particular bias. Many entries are included because of their availability. Entries will be updated and added as new data is received. In addition, we add more articles, pictures, maps, charts and other materials on a daily basis. The process of archiving material relating to nearly 6,000 years of Jewish history has just begun. What you can't find today is likely to be here the next time you visit. As always, we encourage users to contact us with suggestions for new articles or corrections to current ones. Also, if you would like to work with us to prepare new materials, we welcome contributions. Thank you for visiting the Jewish Virtual Library, the source for facts about Jewish history and current affairs. Sincerely, MB Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D. Executive Director American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
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