The Israel Project’s Facebook post featuring a tightly-clad female soldier is just the latest example of a conscious mission to sell Israel with sex, Andrew Dubrov writes.
Josh Block brings an in-your-face style to his new job as head of The Israel Project. He is also leading sweeping changes at the fast-growing advocacy group.
Jewish professionals are known to play musical chairs and switch from one organization to another. It’s mostly institutional inside baseball, but some moves are more interesting than others.
A new poll of Palestinian public opinion offers a mixed bag in terms of supporting the Middle East peace process. The poll, conducted by The Israel Project, a pro-Israel organization based in Washington, found support for peace talks and for Palestinian Authority leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad, but also detected a reluctance to see a two-state solution as the final outcome in the region. Palestinian polls lean more to the pro-peace side. But in both cases, the key to understanding the results lays in analyzing the questions asked by pollsters.
A little before midnight on Monday, July 5, the New York Times posted on its website its lengthy, deeply reported investigative piece on U.S. tax-exempt donations that go to fund settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and the right-wing American charities that channel those donations, including some that seemed in the Times piece to flirt with or outright violate IRS rules.
The Israel Project and J Street are now officially at war.
Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer was recently in Israel to provide a special training session to the entire staff of the Israeli military’s international media division. The program was organized by The Israel Project, an American organization dedicated to improving Israel’s image in the media.