Nov 24, 2015

By Martin Raffel

This article was published in The Times of Israel.

The following is an excerpt of the speech that I gave to the Dallas Federation on November 20, 2015 on healing the Jewish community’s wounds following the bitter debate surrounding the Iran nuclear deal:

Oct 15, 2015

By Roberta Fahn Schoffman

As I sit in my home inJerusalem, venturing out only when necessary, shivering with each ping of the cell phone that alerts me to some new horror, I wonder how this place survives and how we come out of it on the other side of despair. I don’t have answers, I have questions.

Oct 13, 2015

Israel Policy Forum deplores in the strongest possible terms the wave of attacks being carried out by Palestinian terrorists against Israeli civilians.

Sep 03, 2015

With the agreement reached between the P5+1 and Iran now assured, attention must shift to its effective implementation and to the renewal of the unassailable relationship between the United States and Israel. 

Aug 24, 2015

Jewish Americans are fighting over Iran deal as though only Israel is at stake, obscuring the fact that this is a global, not parochial, issue.

Aug 19, 2015

Rather than gamble Israel's security on the hope that Congress will reject the Iran deal, Israel's premier should insist on a NATO-style treaty.

Aug 03, 2015

Concluding the nuclear deal with Iran has intensified political arguments not only in Washington but also within the pro-Israel community. 

Jul 01, 2015

We should never hesitate to condemn anti-Semitism, whether it is the traditional version directed at Jews or the newer version targeting Israel’s legitimacy. But we also have to be very careful about distinguishing Israel-related anti-Semitism from criticisms of Israeli policies.

Jun 11, 2015

A large segment of American Jewry, deeply concerned about Israel’s security and future, is distressed at the heightened polarization on Israel-related issues within our own community and in the nation’s body politic. Sharp divisions between left and right, Republican and Democrat, are damaging not only to our ability to advocate effectively on behalf of Israel, but also to our internal communal cohesion.

May 22, 2015

We’ve just celebrated Israel’s 67th Independence Day —– a remarkable achievement that makes us proud. But more and more American Jews worry that the sharpening divisions in our community are hampering our efforts to help Israel achieve long-term security and peace.


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