The political consensus in Israel is significantly more pro-settlement than most American Jews are willing to accept.
To increase support for Israel, we should start framing our relationship with the country as strategic instead of ‘special’.
Rivlin never changed with the circumstances of his party. He preferred the right, but wanted to remain welcoming.
Barring any unusual surprises, of which we have already had a great many, Israel will soon have a new government that few could have imagined a few weeks ago.
The rockets may have stoped, but we can already start counting down to the next conflict. The White House should not be caught off-guard again.
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) ended in tragedy as Hamas rockets struck the outskirts of the holy city and Israel responded with airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. This followed several days of violent clashes between Palestinians and police, as well as Jewish extremists.
The lack of good alternatives doesn’t change the fact that the idea of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is something well worth fearing.
Israel is being internationally investigated for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Biden is sending a signal: Don’t be afraid that good faith advocacy for justice and human rights will be a professional liability down the line.
American Jews’ unique historical experience should guide our response to a mob attempting to prevent the installment of a freely elected government.