The Jerusalem Institute of Justice was founded with the specific goal of promoting justice in Israel. However, a few years ago it became apparent to us that we cannot ignore the events taking place around us. We began researching the state of human rights in the Palestinian Authority, and the massive foreign aid that makes ongoing violation of basic rights possible.
Over the past several years, the Jerusalem Institute of Justice has published three reports on human rights in the region. Our dedicated team of researchers and interns have spent thousands of hours interviewing and fact finding on issues of human right abuses regarding the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian Refugees, and Freedom of religion.
The facts we've learned have enabled us to begin broadening the discussion on human rights in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict to include a more factual approach. Our research has also been used to create several short videos explaining some the tough issues in the region, some of which have reached hundreds of thousands of views.
Since 2011, we have been holding events on campuses across the world in an attempt to balance the academic discourse, which has been dominated by an anti Zionist lobby. In 2012 we decided to have a series of events titled "the Palestinian Human Rights Week", which were held in Toronto, York, Helsinki, and at Tel Aviv university. During February, 2014 similar events were held across the San Francisco Bay area on the Berkeley, Davis, and San Jose campuses. Will be holding an event in Upsala University, Sweden, on the 9th of April.