IPF in the News

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."

Mar 21, 2014

The The Israeli Policy Forum, a pro-peace group with close ties to the Obama Administration, said in a statement that it “condemns recent statements by Ya'alon that insulted the Obama administration and harshly criticized American foreign policy in the Middle East and around the world.”

Feb 21, 2014

If the present effort to find a resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict fails there is little doubt that the Palestinians and their supporters will make a massive attempt to push the BDS program against Israel.

Press Releases

Apr 07, 2014

Israel Policy Forum calls on Israel and the Palestinians to do their utmost to alleviate tensions rather than exacerbate them through unduly provocative steps. This should be a time for clear thinking, rational decision making and measured policies.

Mar 28, 2014

It is our sincere hope that in the period ahead President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu will each demonstrate leadership, and find a suitable formula to continue negotiations toward a lasting resolution of the conflict.  We fully support the continued commitment of Secretary Kerry and President Obama to work to advance this crucial goal. 

Mar 21, 2014

Israel Policy Forum condemns recent statements by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon that insulted the Obama administration and harshly criticized American foreign policy in the Middle East and around the world.

Mar 12, 2014

For IPF, and for all who knew him and wherever he served, Ambassador Lewis was a wise and sympathetic advisor, a man of enormous acuity and perspicacity, and a person who could discuss the weightiest issues with aplomb and balance.

Mar 04, 2014

The Israel Policy Forum (IPF) applauds Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) today, in which he described the regional benefits of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

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On Wednesday, April 9 at 2 PM ET IPF hosted an on-the-record conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg, columnist for Bloomberg View, on the latest developments concerning the US-led negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.