IPF in the News

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.

Nov 21, 2014

At this dark time, it is imperative that those who work to seek a secure future for Israel as the democratic nation-state of the Jewish people not lose hope. World leaders must condemn this brutal act, and call on others to forcefully condemn this despicable act of terrorism as well.

Nov 20, 2014

A 76-year-old former IDF general who blocked the Egyptian army’s advance in the crucial opening hours of the 1973 Yom Kippur War is now seeking to push Israel to embrace Cairo and other moderate Arab partners in order to bring peace.

Sep 04, 2014

At times like these, I generally try to return to the basics. Following the collapse last April of the John Kerry-led peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and now in the wake of Operation Protective Edge, the question no doubt will be asked — what is left of the vision of two states for two peoples? I don’t know if we are further away from reaching it, or, potentially, closer. I do know that there is no sensible alternative, and the parties, with U.S. and international support, have to keep trying again and again.

Aug 15, 2014

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

Jul 31, 2014

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.

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