January 30, 2020
StandWithUs applauds the release of Israeli backpacker Naama Issachar, after her unacceptable detention by the Russian government. Naama was held in multiple Russian prisons for over 8 months, on false charges of attempting to smuggle drugs into the country.
StandWithUs and many others around the world united around a campaign to free Naama. We are grateful that she is back with her family and justice has finally been served.
StandWithUs (SWU) is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.
Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has programs on five continents with chapters and offices throughout the U.S., in Israel, the UK, Canada and Brazil.
For the last 7 years, SWU has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum).