As Israel hits 70, Jews who believe their countries will be best served by preserving liberal democracy should strengthen our ties.
It seems those of us defining ourselves as “pro-Israel, pro-peace” have gotten under the skin of America’s Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
It is time to demand that Israeli and American leaders clarify that they themselves are partners for peace and a two-state solution.
Support for settlements has turned into a litmus test for support for Israel. Critics of the occupation are treated like traitors.
Passing laws that can be used to crack down on individual freedoms only harms Israel advocacy efforts and turns BDS supporters into victims.
The Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has made waves in recent years
The ascension of insidious forces to unprecedented power in America represents a moment of truth for American Jewish politics.
The Black Lives Matter platform’s assertion that Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian people is outrageously incorrect, and deeply offensive to those who have lived through an actual genocidal attempt to exterminate an entire people or who are descended from and related to victims and survivors of genocide.
The legacy of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech wasn’t sound bites or standing ovations. Jeremy Ben-Ami writes that American Jews now know they can debate policy — while supporting Israel.
Billionaires like Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban often claim to speak for American Jews on Israel. J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami says this needs to end.