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Peace NOW

An Editorial From the Spring 2014 issue of Jewish Currents   THERE IS MUCH FOR THE ISRAELI PEOPLE TO GAIN, and only the religious pipe dream of a Greater Israel to lose, by signing onto the two-state solution that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to unveil by the end of April. An […]

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The View from J Street: For Bibi, the Time for Talk Is Past

by Alan Elsner Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference was another rhetorical tour-de-force by this most silvered-tongued of Israeli leaders. There were applause lines for almost everyone. Once again, Netanyahu promised to defend Israel against an Iranian nuclear threat and to be beholden to no other nation in his zeal to […]

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The View from J Street: Time for the Peace Talks to Get Serious

by Alan Elsner There are only weeks to go until critical decisions are to be made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace initiative. The outcome of Kerry’s bold effort hangs in the balance, and both leaders need to stop political posturing and […]

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Netanyahu Should Remember: Obama Is a Friend

by Alan Elsner, J Street While the United States and five other powers worked to reach a diplomatic agreement with Iran to halt its nuclear program in exchange for allowing Tehran access to a few billion dollars in frozen Iranian assets, Israeli officials and their U.S. allies have railed against the deal using almost apocalyptic […]

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