Our Mission and Strategy

ICAN was founded in 2018 to empower Israelis living in America and bridge a growing divide between American policymakers and Israel. Our unique approach joins Israeli immigrants with American allies to lead advocacy initiatives that create real impact. Empowered by comprehensive civic education, and sharing an authentic connection to their homeland, Israelis living in America have proven to be a vital strategic asset securing the special alliance between the U.S. and Israel.

How are we different?

Engaged in Domesticand Foreign Policy

We engage with American policy makers on shared interests in both domestic and foreign policy arenas, from civil rights and sustainability to defense and foreign policy.

at Every Levelof Government

We work with each branch of government at every level, federal, state, and local to ensure our voice is heard and our agenda is advanced on the issues that affect our communities.

with Civic Education,Advocacy & Elections

We empower our activists through civic education, engage in civic action, and hold our elected officials accountable in elections.

Our Impact

With four founding state committees, ICAN is uniquely positioned to foster advocacy in city councils, state capitols, and Congress to fight antisemitism, combat the BDS movement, and strengthen engagement with Israel. Led by Israeli and American advocates, and supported by allied communities, in the short time since our founding, we have engaged over 4,000 new activists coast-to-coast.


bills and local initiatives strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance, combating BDS, and fighting antisemitism


states with ICAN advocates engaged with their city, state, and federal officials


new Israeli and American ICAN Advocates


State Committees in: California, Nevada, Washington, and Massachusetts supporting initiatives in 15 other states