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

IPF will deeply miss Ambassador Samuel W. Lewis

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

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

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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Aug 22, 2014

This week began with continued negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian officials in Egypt. On Monday, Israel’s Shin Bet reported that it had foiled a Hamas coup attempt in the West Bank. On Tuesday, the negotiations once again collapsed when Hamas fired a barrage of rockets into Israel. In the renewed violence, Israel has been able to successfully target top Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists, including Raed al-Attar, Mohammed Abu Shamala, and Mohammed Barhoum. The condition of Mohammed Deif, Chief Commander of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, remains unknown.

Aug 19, 2014

Please join IPF for a conference call with Brig. Gen. (ret.) Udi Dekel, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).  

Aug 15, 2014

This week began with the initiation of the second ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.  On Monday, the United Nations Human Rights Council announced that they will open an investigation to all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  Israel replied by stating it will not cooperate with the commission and made arrangements to conduct its own investigation.  On Wednesday night, amid uncertainty, the three day ceasefire was extended by an extra five days.  Yesterday, tensions arose between Israel and the United States over reports that the US halted a military shipment to Israel.  Today, the Egyptian paper, A-Shorouk, published what it reports are the eleven clauses of the Egyptian ceasefire deal.  IPF joins the Jewish community in mourning the loss of Leonard “Leibel” Fein, a great advocate for peace.   

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