President Trump raised the possibility. What would one state for two peoples be like?
Left-wing Jewish groups have launched a string of protests in response to confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel and Trump’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Thursday, three protestors from IfNotNow were arrested after disrupting the Senate confirmation hearing of David Friedman, the Trump organization’s bankruptcy lawyer who… Read More
One state. Flexibility. Two states. Hold back on settlements. Stop Iran. When President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: What a press conference! But wait. In the Age of Trump, every post-event analysis requires a double take. Not so much “did he mean what he said?” – he appears to mean it, in real… Read More
NEW YORK — Oppose the settlements? You’re one of us. Believe Israel should control the West Bank indefinitely? Come right in. Criticize Israel’s Chief Rabbinate? Welcome home. Think Israel should privilege Orthodox Judaism? Sure, why not? That’s the approach advocated in a new strategic plan, released last week, to combat Israel’s delegitimization: Get more people… Read More
By his own admission, Avi Buskila is no bleeding heart. That makes him a different breed as the new director of the dovish Shalom Achshav, Israel’s Peace Now movement. The Israeli left is generally perceived as Ashkenazi, elitist, old and stuck in its ways, and has been losing ground for years. Buskila, 41, was born… Read More
BALTIMORE — Warfare has changed dramatically in recent decades. On the Israeli front lines, terrorism and guerilla warfare persist, forcing Israel Defense Forces soldiers to make life-or-death decisions in the field. IDF Reserve Brig. Gen. Bentzi Gruber spoke to the Jewish National Fund’s Lawyers for Israel Society in Baltimore on Jan. 24, where he talked… Read More
As many as 10,000 Israeli-Americans live in the Washington area, according to Ronit Gudes Totah, regional director for the Israeli-American Council, which tries to build a collective American identity among those whose ancestry is Israeli. The group has an office, but no space to hold programs geared toward Jewish education and leadership development. “The community… Read More
The House of Representatives on Thursday repudiated a United Nations Security Council Resolution that declared Israel’s settlement activity illegal and that it is diminishing the chances for a two-state solution. By a vote of 342-80, the House passed Resolution 11, which condemned last month’s 14-0 vote in the Security Council. The United States abstained on… Read More