The decision may lead to widespread violent protests in the region and upend long-standing policy. But it also recognizes the facts on the ground.
The dovish pro-Israel lobby J Street wants to make sure Schumer doesn’t waver further down the road.
Systematic demolitions of Palestinian schools should alarm supporters of a two-state solution and a Jewish and democratic future for Israel.
Jews were still discussing, arguing over and worrying about Israel right up until the 2016 election. And then it all stopped when Trump came along.
David Friedman, President Trump’s ambassador to Israel, had in the past had some hot words left-wing Jewish organizations.
IfNotNow and Black Lives Matter, for all their obvious differences, are both manifestations of a generational political awakening that holds tremendous promise. America — and the American Jewish community — badly needs the change they’re trying to bring. Older progressives like myself can help that process by offering our admiration, our support, and yes, sometimes our criticism, too.
For the sake of Israel, the Jewish people, and the United States, I am calling on my senators in New Jersey to oppose David Friedman’s nomination.
Ben-Ami, who founded the J Street eight years ago and serves as its president, expressed a willingness to work on common goals with members and offices of the new administration.
If David Friedman wins Senate confirmation, he has a gigantic task ahead of him, and that is to decide which David Friedman he will be — the flamethrower or the diplomat.
We’ve had enough, enough bullying, enough crimes against language and memory, enough talk radio inspired verbal poison injected into our lovely Jewish community.