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

IPF will deeply miss Ambassador Samuel W. Lewis

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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

Former Admin Official Robert Einhorn speaks to IPF on Iran

IPF urges Netanyahu to repudiate Yaalon comments, support Kerry

IPF Mourns the Passing of Ariel Sharon z"l

IPF Applauds Secretary Kerry's Decision to Propose Framework Agreement

Israel Policy Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides resources and advocacy for a strong, Jewish and democratic state at peace with its neighbors.  IPF convenes forums and publishes commentary and analysis that promote pragmatic strategies for achieving regional peace and security. IPF mobilizes policy experts and community leaders to build support for those ideas in the U.S. and Israel.


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Jul 31, 2014

On Wednesday, July 30 at 11pm ET IPF hosted a call with Robert Einhorn, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former special advisor for the Nonproliferation and Arms Control at the State Department, to discuss the recent extension of negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.

Jul 25, 2014

The death toll continues to rise as Operation Protective Edge enters its third week.  The start of this week saw heavy fighting in the Sajaiya neighborhood in Gaza.  On Wednesday, a rocket landed nearby Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, leading the FAA to suspend American flights in and out of Israel for 48 hours.  Secretary Kerry remained in the region to continue efforts to forge a humanitarian and, ultimately a long-term, ceasefire. As the operation continues, many questions remain as to how the fighting will end, including whether Israel will declare a unilateral ceasefire, or be forced to disarm Hamas through the reoccupation of Gaza.

Jul 23, 2014

On Tuesday,July 23 at 2:00pm ET IPF in partnership with David H. Sonabend Center for Israel at the JCC in Manhattan hosted a call with with Ephraim Sneh, Former Deputy Minister of Defense, to discuss the latest developments of Operation Protective Edge.

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In 2005, under the leadership of then Prime Minister "Arik" Sharon, Israel unilaterally pulled its troops and settlers out of Gaza. Between Israel's withdrawal and now, Hamas leadership has engaged in a long term strategy of allocating funds desperately needed for public use instead to acquiring missiles and building a complex structure of tunnels through which it could launch terrorist attacks against Israel. When Prime Minister Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood government, a Hamas ally, was replaced by the antagonistic government of Abdel Fatteh el-Sisi, Hamas found itself under pressure as Egypt blockaded the crossings they had previously used to access the outside world and Hamas was unable to pay salaries to its personnel.