IPF Blog

Oct 08, 2015

By Michael J. Koplow

These are not auspicious times for supporters of two states. 

Oct 01, 2015

October 1, 2015

By Michael J. Koplow

For my first column as IPF’s new policy director, I thought I’d explain why I decided to join IPF and what I hope to do with this space in the weeks and months ahead.


May 29, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acknowledgement that there are “positive aspects” to the Arab Peace Initiative is a step in the right direction.

May 27, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly offered to negotiate with the Palestinians regarding the contours of the settlement blocs.  The Palestinians have refused the offer.  Here are five thoughts in reaction: 

Apr 27, 2015

Among American Jews, there are some reasonable voices promoting moderation, sanity and good sense on these questions. The Israel Policy Forum, for example, has just issued a Statement of Principles that is impressive and centrist. It argues for a two-state approach that could unite American Jews and win support from both major political parties.

Apr 23, 2015

"[W]hen it comes to Israel, ours is an era in desperate need of the emergence of a sane center, a center with enough elasticity to house dissent, a center that is always able to work together in spite of our differences." Rabbi of Park Avenue Synagogue, Elliot Cosgove, in his Saturday Sermon.  

Apr 22, 2015

Michael Koplow, the Director of Programming at the Israel Institute, mentions IPF and the need to preserve the the eventual possibility of a two-state solution, in his blog Ottomans and Zionists.

Mar 27, 2015

In Israel Policy Forum's fourth podcast of "Office Hours,” IPF’s Benjy Rogers speaks to Mr. Robert K. Lifton about the role of the American Jewish community vis-a-vis Israel. Mr. Lifton recalls his Zionistic journey, starting from his upbringing in Borough Park, to his time as President of the American Jewish Congress and the Israel Policy Forum, to today.  Through his own experiences, Mr. Lifton explains just how the American Jewish community has impacted relations between Israel, Arab counties, and the United States.The pair delve into the difficult subject of reconciling the rights of American Jews in voicing their beliefs, partially when they contrast with Israeli positions.

Mar 20, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party came out on top, securing 30 mandates, in Israel’s election for the 20th Knesset. The Zionist Union, the predicted victor in this election, secured 24 mandates. The political parties are now tasked with forming a coalition to rule for Israel’s 34thGovernment. In the wake of elections, many American officials, and Diaspora Jews expressed concerns over comments made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, congressional partisanship towards Israel, and the future of the two-state solution. To read IPF's statement on the Israeli election,click here

Mar 20, 2015

On Thursday, March 19th, Israel Policy Forum and the JCC Manhattan held a panel discussion on the Israeli Post-election analysis.    


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