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Jun 13, 2014

"If Mr. Dayan, a former settler leader, were serious about promoting practical steps to create a better atmosphere in the region, he would join Israel’s justice minister, Tzipi Livni, finance minister, Yair Lapid, and opposition leader, Isaac Herzog, who have all recently proposed that Israel freeze West Bank settlement construction beyond the major Israeli population blocs."

May 29, 2014

Today US administration spokespersons will explain that the speech focused on security and not on foreign policy, and that is the reason the Middle East was not mentioned. But that does not explain why yesterday morning, in an appearance that was broadcast by three networks, US Secretary of State John Kerry did not mention the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at all.

Apr 18, 2014

Those of us who work for and seek a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lost a dear friend and colleague on Friday. Ron Pundak, 59, passed away after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

Mar 28, 2014

By Charles R. Bronfman and Yuval Rabin

Published in YNET

As the United States searches for a formula to extend the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, this is a particularly propitious moment to advance a regional architecture to the talks and, by doing so, bolster the prospects of reaching a lasting accord.

Twelve years ago this week, the Arab League adopted the Arab Peace Initiative – first introduced by Saudi Arabia – advancing the promise of normalized relations between Israel and the Arab world in the context of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace. Since endorsed by the 57 nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the initiative is notable in its scale, scope and opportunity

However, it remains a promise to be fulfilled upon the conclusion of a peace agreement, not an action plan for obtaining one. That should change.

Mar 21, 2014

The Israel Policy Forum (IPF), a Jewish non-government organization that promotes a negotiated two-state solution, warned that "Ya'alon is compromising US-Israeli relations. His obstructionist outbursts simply support a view that Israel is not negotiating in good faith and better serves its critics and those opposed to a lasting peace."

Press Releases

Jul 15, 2014

Israel Policy Forum commends the Government of Egypt in its efforts to facilitate a ceasefire to the hostilities between Israel and Hamas.  We further praise the Government of Israel for its preparedness to agree to a ceasefire, and condemn Hamas’ refusal to do so. 

 

Jul 08, 2014

Israel Policy Forum is deeply concerned regarding the intensification of rocket attacks by Hamas and other terror organizations from the Gaza Strip.  

Jul 02, 2014

Israel Policy Forum strongly condemns the murder of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, 16, from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

Jun 27, 2014

Israel Policy Forum congratulates Israeli President Shimon Peres upon receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. His remarkable address in the U.S. Capitol, in support of peace with Palestinians and friendship with the United States, was that of a true statesmen, leader and peacemaker. IPF in particular commends President Peres’ comments that he believes that “Peace between Israel and Palestine can forge a broader regional peace.”

Jun 24, 2014

Israel Policy Forum (IPF) expresses its deep disappointment with the recent decision by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from three companies doing business in the West Bank, and reiterates its strong opposition to the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns.

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On Tuesday, June 10, IPF hosted a conference call briefing with Ehud Yaari, the Lafer International Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, on the Palestinian unity government and recent Mideast developments.

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