Israel, Settlements, and the Diaspora

Does pressure on the Israeli government from diaspora Jews have any chance of actually making a difference? (Ha’aretz)

Yossi Verter sees Netanyahu “facing a difficult choice: Accept U.S. stipulations and risk a coalition crisis, or turn a deaf ear and head for a rift with Israel’s most important ally.” (Ha’aretz)

Hillary Clinton has publicly taken a hard line against settlement construction, including a call to freeze building for natural growth. (Ha’aretz)

Israel is said to have become the major source of dissent in the Jewish world, “bringing with it real threats to Jewish peoplehood and community.” (Ha’aretz)

Obama for Israel is: a friend or an enemy? (Ha’aretz)

Today’s Israeli ambassador to Washington wears many kippot, and there’s “absolutely no room for mistakes and no time to learn on the job” (Jerusalem Post)

Discover More

Terrorism in Israel: Questions and Answers

Palestinian attacks on civilians have been a feature of life in Israel since even before the country’s establishment.

Travel to Israel

For Jewish travelers, a visit to Israel can and should be more than a typical tourist encounter with a foreign people, culture, and place

Israel’s Vibrant Jewish Ethnic Mix

Just because Israel is a Jewish country doesn't mean all its Jews are the same.