A New U.S. Strategy for the Aftermath of the Gaza War

IPF Statement on Ceasefire

Rebuilding Gaza and salvaging Mideast peace

IPF Condemns Hamas' Breach of Ceasefire

Amidst Gaza Conflict, IPF Expresses Support and Condolences

IPF Concerned By Escalation of Rocket Attacks

IPF Commends Arrest of Six Suspects, Calls for Respect and Restraint

Engaging Israel and key Arab states for peace

Avoiding a tragedy of historic proportions

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin on Negotiations at Crossroads

IPF will deeply miss Ambassador Samuel W. Lewis

IPF Applauds Netanyahu's Support for Regional Peace

A Conversation on Israel's Future with Isaac 'Bougie' Herzog

150+ US Jewish leaders express support for continuing talks

Secretary of State Kerry Deserves Respect and Gratitude

IPF statement on Iran interim accord and proposed legislation

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Sep 12, 2014

This week in Israel, debate is split between leaders who believe in actively engaging the Palestinian Authority and moderate Arab states, and leaders who oppose a two-state solution. Among the Palestinians, conflict still surrounds Fatah and Hamas, especially over the payment of Hamas civil servant wages. On Wednesday night, Barak Obama addressed the American people and outlined a plan to combat and defeat the threat posed by the ISIS. Throughout this week, tensions in Jerusalem have been reaching new heights as clashes between Jews and Palestinians increase.


Sep 05, 2014

This week in Israel violence continued to subside in the wake of last week’s ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. On Sunday, the Government of Israel announced it was appropriating 4,000 dunams of land between Jerusalem and the Etzion Bloc. On Tuesday, a Palestinian poll was released which reported Hamas support had grown. On Wednesday, Israel announced a fifteen billion dollar gas deal with Jordan, and Saeb Erekat met with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss Gaza, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and recent developments in the region. In the latter half of this week, the Israeli press has been reporting on the unequal appropriations of funds between Gaza periphery communities and West Bank settlements. Tensions along the Israeli-Syrian border remain elevated as fighting between Syrian Jihadi groups and the Syrian military continue.

Sep 04, 2014

Israel and Hamas engaged in one of the longest wars in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict this summer. The fundamental problem, which caused the war and all its destruction, is that Hamas is a terrorist organization whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, and praises "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," and claims among many other fiendish accusations that Jews started World Wars I and II.

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Dennis Ross and Daniel Kurtzer each provided creative ideas for diplomacy in the aftermath of the Gaza conflict.