The Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR) is a strictly non-partisan forum for the study and debate of foreign policy. It functions under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress. It was established by the late Dr. David Kimche and on the model of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and the British Chatham House. The Council aspires to stimulate public awareness of world events and insightful discussion of foreign policy issues, particularly regarding Israel and the Middle East.
The ICFR publishes The Council engages in three main areas of activity; the Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs three times per annum, holds public lectures and symposia, and runs a Young Diplomats Forum, which brings together young foreign diplomats posted in Israel with their Israeli counterparts.