IPF in the News

  • Breaking Our Silence

    by Susie Gelman on Jan 06, 2016

    The images are shocking. Celebrants at a Jewish wedding in Jerusalem dance to a rock band while brandishing assault rifles, guns, knives and a fake Molotov cocktail, and repeatedly stab a photograph of Ali Dawabsheh, the 18-month-old Palestinian toddler who was murdered along with his parents by Jewish terrorists in the West Bank village of Duma five months ago. (The alleged perpetrators are currently under investigation by the Shin Bet, the Israeli security services.)

  • IPF In the News: Middle East Peace Isn’t Quite Dead Yet

    by Jonathan Alter on Nov 23, 2015

    This article was published in The Daily Beast.

    From Iran to ISIS, Israel’s interests now align closely with Arab states’. But to cooperate, Arab states want to see movement toward peace.

  • Scenes from a Marriage

    by Tal Shalev, Amir Tibon on Nov 13, 2015

    This article was published in the Huffington Post.

    Benjamin Netanyahu was waiting in a small, drab office in the administrative area of Ronald Reagan National Airport. It was March 2007, and he was about to fly back to Israel from Washington. But before he left, he wanted to feel out a promising, young senator who was planning to run for president. When Barack Obama received the request for a meeting, he wasn't sure how to respond. "Why should I meet this guy?" one of his aides remembers Obama asking.

  • Herzog wants 'NATO-like' alliance of Israel, moderate Arab states

    by Uriel Heilman, Israel Policy Forum on Nov 13, 2015

    This article was published in The Times of Israel on November 13, 2015.

    Herzog wants ‘NATO-like’ alliance of Israel, moderate Arab statesOpposition leader says despite near-daily stabbings, Jewish state currently has a ‘unique opportunity’ for peace

  • Israeli Opposition Leader Withholds Judgment on Netanyahu’s U.S. Visit

    by Israel Policy Forum on Nov 11, 2015

    By Rick Gladstone

    This article was published in The New York Times on November 11, 2015.

    Isaac Herzog, head of the political opposition in Israel, reserved judgment on Wednesday about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit this week to Washington, saying the outcome was unclear despite what appeared to be an improved atmosphere created by the trip.

  • A New Approach for Israel: An Israel Peace Initiative

    by Israel Policy Forum on Nov 09, 2015

    By Robert K. Lifton

    Whether viewed as a failed stalemate, or a strategy by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu of “anti solutionism” as Natan Sachs argues in his article “Why Israel Waits” (Foreign Affairs Nov./Dec. 2015 p. 74), the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has ground to a costly and painful halt. 

  • How Israel And Palestine Got To This Explosive Moment

    by Nimrod Novik on Oct 16, 2015

    For months now Israelis and others have been asking whether the sporadic acts of terror on the West Bank and in Jerusalem officially herald the Third Intifada—a Palestinian uprising against Israel. Although the title is far less important than the tragic consequences, a simple answer might be that we don’t identify the Third as such because we are conditioned to look for the Second. 

  • IPF Deplores Wave of Attacks

    by Israel Policy Forum on 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.

  • Michael Koplow Joining Israel Policy Forum as Washington-based Policy Director

    by Israel Policy Forum on Sep 24, 2015

    Israel Policy Forum announces the appointment of Michael Koplow as its Policy Director based in Washington, DC.

  • Moving Forward: Unite Around Common Goals

    by Israel Policy Forum on 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.