IPF Blog

Feb 20, 2015

Partisan and diplomatic tensions are again strained this week between over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to a joint session of Congress on March 3rd. On Monday, it was reported that the White House has begun limiting the amount of information it shares with Israel regarding the Iran talks, and on Wednesday, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest commented that Israel has been distorting the US negotiating positions with Iran. This week also saw the release of a report by the State Comptroller of Israel highlighting excessive spending by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Today, a poll was released which projected the Zionist Camp winning 24 mandates and the Likud winning 22 mandates.

Feb 20, 2015

Partisan and diplomatic tensions are again strained this week between over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to a joint session of Congress on March 3rd. On Monday, it was reported that the White House has begun limiting the amount of information it shares with Israel regarding the Iran talks, and on Wednesday, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest commented that Israel has been distorting the US negotiating positions with Iran. This week also saw the release of a report by the State Comptroller of Israel highlighting excessive spending by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Today, a poll was released which projected the Zionist Camp winning 24 mandates and the Likud winning 22 mandates.

Feb 19, 2015

Israel Policy Forum strongly urges Israel – and in particular Minister Silvan Shalom – to permit access to a water supply for the recently constructed Palestinian city of Rawabi. 

Feb 13, 2015

Once again, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to address a joint session of Congress takes center stage in Israel this week. On Monday, rumors emerged that Prime Minister Netanyahu planned to cancel his speech; however, during an event, Netanyahu reaffirmed his will to address Congress. On Wednesday, unnamed Israeli sources announced that the European Union was considering imposing sanctions on Israel after the Israeli elections. On Friday, the most recent Israeli polls show the Likud and the Zionist Camp neck and neck. 

Feb 06, 2015

This week continues to see great controversy over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s invitation to address the U.S. Congress. On Tuesday, an article was published which suggested many Democratic congressmen will not attend Netanyahu’s address. On Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa heard testimony from experts over the potential consequences for the Palestinian Authority’s decision to join the ICC. As Israel continues to head towards elections great uncertainty remains over who the frontrunner will be.     

Jan 30, 2015

The controversy over House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress continued to spread throughout Israel and the United States. IPF expressed concerns this week over such an invitation. On Wednesday, Major Yochai Kalangel and Staff Sergeant Dor Nini were killed in a Hezbollah attack on Israel. Hezbollah claims the attacks were in response to last week’s Israeli attack which killed six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian General. In the latest Israeli election poll from Ma'ariv, Likud now leads with 25 mandates.


Jan 29, 2015

Israel Policy Forum joins the wide consensus of Americans and Israelis who have expressed concern regarding the timing and nature of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled address to a joint Session of Congress on March 3rd

Jan 23, 2015

This week in Israel begin with an alleged strike by Israeli forces in Syria. The attack killed six Hezbollah operatives and an Iranian General. On Wednesday morning, a Palestinian terrorist attacked a Tel Aviv bus, stabbing 12 people. IPF strongly condemned this attack and continues to hope for a quick and full recover of the victims. Also on Wednesday, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner circumvented the Obama Administration and issued a personal invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to address the U.S. congress about Iranian sanctions. The visit will come only weeks before the Israeli election.

Jan 21, 2015

Israel Policy Forum (IPF) strongly condemns today’s terror attack on a Tel Aviv Bus during morning rush hour that left 17 Israelis injured.  This brutal attack - and the appalling and despicable response by Hamas' leaders hailing the terror act as "brave" and "heroic" - should be resoundingly condemned by the international community. Israeli and Palestinian leaders who seek peace must work to calm tensions, not inflame them. 

Jan 16, 2015

This week Israel mourned the tragic terrorist attacks which unfolded in France last week. On Tuesday, the bodies of Yoav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Philippe Braham and Francois-Michel Saada were laid to rest at the Har Hamenuhot cemetery in Jerusalem. Amid this tragedy, Israel continues to prepare for the March elections, with Labor and the Jewish Home completing their primaries this week. Avigdor Lieberman revealed his party’s new slogan yesterday and is expected to announce his party list on Monday. 

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