It’s a dilemma many left-wing Jewish activists are facing these days: How should doves deal with President Donald Trump’s pivot to Middle East peacemaking? Can the same activists who fought fiercely against Trump’s election and who oppose almost everything he stands for embrace the president’s effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Attempting to avoid taking sides, Donald Trump rebukes Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy, but also endorses settlement activity.
Jewish organizations split along ideological lines in their reactions to Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech criticizing Israeli settlement growth and laying out principles to achieve a two-state solution.
Israel needs a two-state solution, urge Susie Gelman and the Israel Policy Forum. Will the Trump administration facilitate that process?
Mahmoud Abbas told a group of American Jews that he was pushing hard for a ‘final’ peace deal. But he warned against expected any grand gestures at the U.N.
Israeli right-wingers like Naftali Bennett are openly trashing the two-state solution. Abraham Foxman says they are damaging the cause of the Jewish state with their hardline rhetoric.