American Foreign Affairs
The downside of Blinken’s encouraging confirmation hearing – opinion
Blinken’s remarks on the Israeli-Palestinian issue are cause for concern.
New Subjects in the Field
Biden Middle East Trip: Where National Polarization Meets Party Polarization
Bipartisan congressional support for Israel is eroding and being replaced by political barbs that use Israel a weapon to score political points.
US Ponders Agonizing Handshake in Saudi Arabia It Wants to Avoid
Biden’s expected visit to Saudi Arabia shows that even a great power cannot be guided by moral considerations alone. How is Israel struggling with this dilemma?
China, the American Challenge and the Implications for Israel and the Jewish People
The US vs China: Confrontation Continues in 2021 What are the consequences of the Sino-American conflict for Israel and the Jewish people? How do China’s reactions to the American challenge affect relations with Israel? This question is part of a broader global picture that must first be reviewed. The change of the US administration in 2021 did not mitigate the…
Should Israel be apprehensive following the US abandonment of Afghanistan?
Following the recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, Harvard Prof. Stephen Walt penned an article entitled: “It’s Time to End the ‘Special Relationship’ With Israel.”
The Strategic Triangle: Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry
Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, 21st IDF Chief of Staff and Amb. Dennis Ross, Co-Chair of the Jewish People Policy Institute, discuss ‘the Strategic Triangle: Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry’ at the Jewish People Policy Institute in Jerusalem. The event was conducted in Hebrew and English, this video has English subtitles.
The Geopolitical Landscape – Growing Uncertainty in light of the Trump Presidency
Introduction The strategic challenges facing Israel are largely unchanged from the previous year. The Middle East remains volatile. The cornerstones of the old regional order are crumbling, and a new, more stable order has yet to take its place. The international arena, as it applies to the Middle East and to Israel’s strategic resilience, is also enduring shockwaves and is…
Memories of an Anti-Semitic State Department
This article was originally published by the New York Times The former C.I.A. officer Valerie Plame Wilson made news with her Twitter account last week when, on the first day of Rosh Hashana, she shared an article that said, “America’s Jews are driving America’s wars: Shouldn’t they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East?” The article, which appeared on…
Closing Remarks at the 2017 Conference on the Future of the Jewish People
Closing remarks and summary of the Jewish People Policy Institute’s (JPPI) 2017 Conference on the Future of the Jewish People, “Shifting Trends in the West and their Impact on the Future of the Jewish People”. Summation given by Ambs. Dennis Ross and Stuart Eizenstat, co-chairs of the JPPI board. Final remarks given by Avinoam Bar-Yosef, founding director and president of JPP.
Amb. Dennis Ross – Foreign Policy Challenges Facing Trump Administration
Ambassador Dennis Ross, Co-Chair of the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) Board of Directors and veteran US Diplomat, discussing the foreign policy challenges facing US President Donald Trump and his incoming administration. Amb. Ross is introduced by Avinoam Bar-Yosef, President and Founding Director of JPPI.