In the Media

Don’t Give Up on the Two-State Solution

By: Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, The American Interest, July 14, 2020 Unilateral Israeli annexation would be a mistake, but Peter Beinart’s one-state solution is an approach that compounds one mistake with another. We wrote our book, Be Strong and of Good Courage, because we feared that the path Israel was on would lead to a one-state outcome. By default, continuing to…
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Back from Berlin where every day was Holocaust Remembrance Day

Wherever we went, my husband – Israel’s ambassador to Germany – and I, daughter of Shoah survivors, would encounter memorials

The Blessing of Unity

“And it is this that has stood [V’hi she-amda] by our ancestors and us! For not only one (enemy) has risen up against us to destroy us, but in every generation they rise up to destroy us; and the Holy One, blessed be He, delivers us from their hands.” One of the most optimistic but also tragic passages from Seder…

On Freedom

Each year, nine out of ten Jews in Israel sit around a Seder table and recount the Exodus from Egypt. An event that occurred 3,500 years ago continues to ignite our imagination. This year, thousands more will join our tables having just arrived in Israel from Ukraine. People uprooted from their homes will be sitting together with those firmly rooted…

And the One Who Does Not Know How to Ask

And the one who does not know how to ask – You must open the conversation for him, as it is stated, “You shall tell your son on that day, saying, ‘Because of this Hashem did for me when I went out from Egypt’.” But perhaps the one who does not know how to ask is actually the evening’s most…

An inclusive Jewish nationalism opens itself to refugees

Some of the voices that have characterized Israeli nationalism in recent decades betray the memory of Egypt.

Climate action in Israel as a bridge for Jewish peoplehood

The environment is a unifying issue and bold new joint initiatives between Israel and Diaspora Jews should be created and feature prominently on the Jewish agenda
Israel

Elect judges, not party loyalists

A foreigner visiting Israel might have had the impression that the candidates for the Supreme Court were running for a key political office, not for the highest-level judicial-professional position in the land.
Israel
Culture

Why won’t Sally Rooney allow her latest novel to be translated into Hebrew by an Israeli publisher?

Along with the rise in derogatory cries and aggression against Jews, there is a rise in hostility towards Israel and support for a boycott. It is difficult not to see these things as two sides of the same coin.
Culture

Presentation of the 2019 Annual Assessment Executive Summary to Israeli Cabinet

The Jewish People Policy Institute Presents Israeli Cabinet with Executive Summary of its  2019 Annual Assessment of the Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People