About

National Security Expertise

for a Strong Israel and United Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies (JISS) provides defense and diplomatic counsel to Israel’s leaders; trains the next generation of Israeli national security specialists; educates the Israeli public and foreign policymakers on Israel’s security dilemmas; advances pragmatic policies that keep Israel strong and will lead to peace in the long term; emphasizes security in diplomatic agreements and rejects unilateral Israeli moves that strengthen adversaries; promotes the Jewish People’s historic connection to the Land of Israel as a central component of strategic worldview; and insists on the importance of united Jerusalem to Israel’s security and destiny.
Through policy-oriented research, educational conference activity, and outreach to government, military, academia, media and the public, the institute gives expression to a realist strategic worldview.