U.S.-Israel relationship

Two First-Steps To Repair The U.S.-Israel Relationship

Bipartisan actions can raise the costs to the Iranians of destabilizing behavior in the region.


The Congressional debate surrounding the Iran nuclear deal proved to be very divisive and ultimately, the White House prevailed. Now it’s time for a bipartisan effort to begin the healing process between Washington and Jerusalem.

David Makovsky

Ann Coulter Slammed For Profane Tweet On Jews In GOP Debate Commentary


Washington — Conservative columnist Ann Coulter used an epithet to describe Jews in expressing frustration with pledges by candidates to support Israel during a Republican debate.

Ann Coulter has drawn outrage for her tweets on Jews and Israel in commenting on the Republican debate. JTA

19 Dems Urge Kerry To Make Detained Palestinian Children A Priority


Washington — Nineteen House Democrats signed a letter urging the Obama administration to make Israel’s treatment of imprisoned Palestinian minors a priority in the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Poll: Most Israelis See A Crisis In U.S.-Israel Ties


Washington — The majority of Israelis believe there is a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties and that the Netanyahu government has harmed the relationship, according to a new poll.

Ebbing Support For Israel Among Key Groups Stirring Alarm


Washington – If the results of a recent focus group and polls are any indication, the gap is growing between Congress and young Americans when it comes to support for Israel.

The Meta Idea Of Israel

Jewish Week Online Columnist

There is probably no more cliché way to open a speech or article about Israel than to say something like “These past few weeks and months have been difficult ones for Israel.”  It’s cliché because one would be hard-pressed to think of a time when that was not true.  Rarely are we afforded a time to focus on the glories of Israel, which are many, and not the problems that seem to plague it from all angles and directions.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.
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