IPF in the News

Feb 03, 2016

By Susie Gelman and Peter A. Joseph

The Israeli government has been confronted by a recent spate of speeches and statements by American officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador Dan Shapiro, urging it to acknowledge that the two-state solution is on life support.

Jan 04, 2016

Susie Gelman

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.

Dec 16, 2015

By Francine Klagsbrun

This article was pubilshed in The New York Jewish Week.

My brother, Robert K. Lifton, a former president of the American Jewish Congress, frequently writes op-ed pieces about events in Israel that are published in the Huffington Post, the Times of Israel and other media. 

Nov 23, 2015

By Jonathan Alter

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.

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.

Nov 13, 2015

By Uriel Heilman

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

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.

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. 

Oct 16, 2015

By Nimrod Novik

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. 

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.


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