The North Carolina Coalition for Israel is a diverse, grassroots, action-oriented advocacy organization boldly standing against antisemitism while unencumbered by institutional constraints. Founded in response to an escalating local climate of antisemitism and bigotry, we aim to secure justice and fair treatment for all Jews. NCCI works towards building communities in North Carolina and America in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. We understand that anti-Zionism is antisemitism, and that getting the truth out about Israel helps protect Jews everywhere.
Caption: No Fear rally, Deborah Friedman and Joshua Washington, Executive Director of the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel In response to
We are happy to be involved with NCCI! This group has proven itself to be 100% pro-Israel, as evidenced by its programming and events. The group welcomes differing opinions from its members to achieve and ensure an effective outcome: Engage the Triangle community and bring everyone together to support the State of Israel as well as speak out against anti-Semitism. NCCI works alone and in collaboration with other likeminded organizations.
The NCCI is an activist community-based organization, run by volunteers, that really gets the message out in the Durham/Chapel Hill area that Israel is a wonderful country, deserving of support, not boycotts.
The NCCI addressed the Durham City Council boycott of Israeli police with a multifaceted strategy. In part, they assembled a diverse group of speakers to educate the NC Human Relations Commission regarding the antiSemitism involved in the DCC action, and co-sponsored educational speakers, including Yahya Mahmoud and Hussein Aboubakr, who grew up being taught antiSemitism and came to understand the need to condemn it.