Israeli-American Council is the largest pro-Israeli organization in the United States. This organization holds an annual conference that brings together thousands of Jewish-Americans and Israeli-Americans. Prominent people grace the conferences among the Jewish community. The agenda is always to address issues surrounding Jewish life. The strength of the Israeli-American community is always the priority of this conference. The number of people attending this conference has been increasing over the years since 2014. The first conference only had 650 people, but now there are thousands of people attending.
Embracing the Jewish identity
Adam Milstein is the co-founder and the national chairman of the IAC. He says that the most important aspect of this organization is that it has become a movement that believes in the strengthening of the Jewish identity. Before the organization was started, very few people of Jewish origin were courageous enough to relate themselves to the Israeliness, but now, thousands of Israeli-Americans are proud to be associated with the Jewish community.
Facing challenges as a team
Adam Milstein believes that this organization is encouraging Israeli-Americans to show their love for America, while at the same time associating themselves with their motherland, Israel. Through the support of Milstein and others, IAC has grown its offices from the one in Los Angeles to 27 in different states. This organization has brought Israeliness into the United States, hence creating a bond between the Jews living in Israel and those in the United States. Adam Milstein wishes that both groups could speak with one voice on matters related to the community. There is growing concern over the delegitimization and anti-Semitism, issues that Milstein hopes can be dealt with through promotion of Jewish unity.
Strengthening the bond
Through the efforts of this organizations, the Israeli-American people have become a core pillar in promoting the relationship between Israeli and American people. This relation is making the lives of Israeli-Americans vibrant and preparing them to fight against anti-Semitism with one voice. IAC is a movement that will last for generations, judging by the foundation that is being laid by the current leadership led by Adam Milstein.