Purpose: Encourage Israeli English-language writing and publishing, give support to local English-language writers, strengthen overseas ties for Israeli writers by translations and publicity, participate in the Israel Federation of Writers Unions.
We publish and internationally distribute an annual journal consisting of new Israeli writing in English by our members and others. We hold public readings and we help host writers from overseas. We have our own publishing imprint to grace our members' books, and we publicize our members' books on our website. We distribute information of local literary interest by e-mail. We have participated in translation projects. Given more funds, we would like to operate creative-writing seminars, to distribute our journal more widely and frequently, and to publish worthwhile books at our own expense (rather than relying the authors' generosity), including original work in English; translations into English from Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and other languages; and translations from English. We would like to hold contests and to provide scholarships and other grants to deserving authors. We would like to fund visits of Israeli authors overseas and of overseas authors to Israel.