IPF in the News

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 20, 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.

Jul 16, 2015

On Wednesday, July 15th, at 3:00pm ET, IPF hosted a conference call discussion with Robert Einhorn, former State Department special advisor on nonproliferation and arms control (2009-2013), and currently a fellow at The Brookings Institution, on the recent Iran agreement.

Jul 10, 2015

It is time to focus on solutions: develop discrete, reliable back channels between the two governments; regain mutual trust, and quickly establish quiet exchanges to address these four immediate issues: preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, maintaining Israel’s qualitative military superiority, preserving the two-state solution and sustaining the special US-Israel relationship. Both countries will gain.

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.

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 04, 2015

For years, we tended to paper over a fundamental policy difference between Israel and the United States. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu long has talked about the need to dismantle fully Iran’s nuclear infrastructure that he describes as constituting an existential threat to Israel, while President Obama’s language consistently called for preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Jan 21, 2015

Since its founding, Israel has been a haven for millions of Jews fleeing oppression from Arab countries in the Middle East where they were no longer welcome after years of living there, from the former Soviet Union and from other parts of the world where they felt unsafe

Dec 17, 2014

IPF Chairman Peter Joseph is quoted in an article by JTA about Jewish U.S. voters concern over the upcoming Israeli elections.  

Dec 02, 2014

When Palestinians murdered worshipers in a west Jerusalem synagogue at morning services on Nov. 18, one of the first Israeli policemen on the scene was Zidan Saif, a member of the minority Druse religious community. He played a key role in stopping the assault and was murdered as he did so. The entire nation took note of his sacrifice. Israelis, among them many ultra-Orthodox and President Reuven Rivlin, turned out in droves for his funeral as a sign of respect and gratitude. Now the Israeli Knesset is poised to consider a bill which would demean this man’s standing as an Israeli citizen.

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Uzi Arad, former Israeli National Security Advisor:  

"I would rather have the US on board and Israel on board at the same time, and effectively accomplishing together with pooled resources what is in both declared interest - the effective prevention of Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons now, tomorrow or ever." 

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IPF Events

Aug 05, 2015

Uzi Arad will explore what the US might do in a

Jul 15, 2015

Israel Policy Forum will convene a conference call

May 28, 2015

Conference Call with Dan Rothem, Thursday, May 28th