Our Heritage,
Our Destiny
Our Responsibility

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1731BCE

“לְזַרְעֲךָ֗ נָתַ֙תִּי֙ אֶת־הָאָ֣רֶץ הַזֹּ֔את”

( בראשית יב:ז)

G-d promised Abraham:
To your offspring I assign this Land

(Genesis 12:7)

70CE

The Roman Empire conquered Jerusalem destroying the Second Temple while massacring, exiling, and enslaving the Jewish population. The Romans re-named Jerusalem "Palestina“ in an attempt to erase the Jewish connection to the land.

From the time that the Jews were exiled to the Diaspora, the Land of Israel was forsaken. Nations came and went, and the Jewish People always prayed to return to the Land of Zion.

In every generation, and in greater or in lesser numbers, Jews have always been coming home.

1922

The League of Nations, forerunner of the UN, adopted the “Mandate for Palestine” which recognized the “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country,” which included Judea, Samaria and Jordan Valley.

1948

Israel declared "Independence", launching the modern State of Israel on May 14, 1948.

The Arabs rejected this idea, and launched a war of aggression, with the intent of destroying Israel.

They failed.

1949

At the conclusion of the War of Independence, the "Green Line" indicated the cease fire lines between Israel and Arab forces. From the War of Independence until the Six Day War, Jordan controlled Judea and Samaria, renaming it to West Bank in an attempt to annex the region, that only two countries recognized.

1967

After being pressed by enemy forces from Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, Israel launches a preemptive strike.

The Six Day War becomes a historic upset, during which Israel gains Judea, Samaria and Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights, Sinai, the Gaza Strip, and the reunification of Jerusalem.

2019

The “Pompeo Doctrine” named after the former US Secretary of State, confirms US policy that the Israeli presence in Judea, Samaria and Jordan Valley is consistent with international law.

1967-Present Day

After 2000 years of exile the Jewish people have finally returned to once again settle the land that was promised to them by G-d in the Bible and more recently ratified by modern international law via the League of Nations.

The return of the Jewish people to these sacred lands is the just resolution of a terrible injustice – the exile of the Jewish people.

The Jewish people’s return to the lands of their forefathers and foremothers is the fulfillment of a Biblical guarantee.

The prospect of participating in the reconstitution of the Jewish State that includes Judea & Samaria is your opportunity to contribute to the realization of this Divine pledge

If this stirs something inside of you, then you are A Friend of Judea & Samaria!

Join our Movement

Founded in 2022, American Friends of Judea and Samaria is a community of like-minded individuals with the shared passion for developing our G-d given inheritance.

We have sky-high dreams, and the grit to accomplish them.

Become a member and join the AFJS family in fulfilling our vital mission

Join The Mission

Your Membership allows us to

Raise awareness and educate the public about what is really happening on the ground.

Build up the economic infrastructure of the area with more housing and factories.

Plan and assist the development of agricultural and humanitarian infrastructure.

AFJS Activities

Our Vision

There are currently half a million Jewish residents of Judea, Samaria and Jordan Valley, and that number is growing all the time.

But that is not enough!

We have big dreams... dreams of One Million Israeli residents, dreams of safe thriving communities, acknowledged and embraced by the world at large.

With passion and determination, the modern pioneers of Judea and Samaria live their lives in defiance of the potential dangers, international condemnation, and the ongoing injustice.
The existing pioneers are brave idealists, but they need your help and support.

We can change the lives of these pioneers, making it easier and safer to live their ideals

We can safeguard Israel’s strategic expansions, building infrastructures to develop the region

We can make it even easier for the next generation of Jews to develop and maintain their hold on Judea & Samaria

Grasp your opportunity to fulfill prophecy

Join The Mission
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