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What Is the IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism?

04/16/21
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), an intergovernmental organization mandated to focus on Holocaust-related issues, determined that, to address the problem of rising anti-Semitism, there must be clarity about what it is. Some 30 governments have now adopted their non-...

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How Do Israeli Elections Work?

03/10/21
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On  December 22, 2020, Israel’s coalition government with two prime ministers dissolved after the Knesset failed to pass a state budget. The coalition had survived for eight months after a series of postponed deadlines for agreeing on an Israeli budget. However, the final legal deadline to pass...

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Israel Headed to Fourth Elections in Two Years

02/02/21
by David Parsons, VP and Senior International Spokesman

As we enter the new year 2021, Israel is heading to its fourth elections in the past two years. This election will yet again focus on whether to continue under the security and stability the country has known under longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or finally move on to a new national...

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What Is Causing the Sudden Worldwide Shift in Support for Israel?

12/11/20
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On September 15, 2020, the ministers of foreign affairs for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at the White House for an event that would bring about a profound change to the Middle East. The ceremony, formally known as the Abraham...

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Who Might Make Peace with Israel Next?

11/12/20
by David Parsons, ICEJ Vice President & Senior International Spokesman

Following the breakthrough in relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, many are wondering which Arab states might be next to make peace with Israel. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently visited several likely candidates, including Bahrain, Oman, and Morocco...

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What the Abraham Accord Means for Israel

08/20/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

The presence of United Arab Emirates officials earlier this year at the announcement of President Trump’s plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians hinted at a growing collaboration between Israel and the Emirates. The two have now struck a historic deal, dubbed the Abraham Accord,...

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Why Christians Care about Annexation

08/04/20
by David Parsons, ICEJ Vice President – Senior International Spokesman

I have engaged with a number of reporters lately, both on and off the record, concerning the Trump peace plan. And one question keeps coming up:...

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The Strategic Importance of the Jordan Valley

07/13/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

President Trump’s proposed peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians allows for Israel’s annexation (extension of sovereignty) of the major settlement blocks in the “West Bank” as well as the Jordan Valley. While the overall plan has been touted as the best plan presented thus far, it does...

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Does Israel Have the Right to Annex Settlements?

06/29/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

The Trump administration unveiled the long-awaited peace plan between Israel and the Palestinian people in January 2020. Perhaps the most realistic and balanced of any peace plan to date, it was rejected by the Palestinian Authority in less than two hours. 

One of the most controversial...

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Does Christian Anti-Semitism Exist?

05/13/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

Many Evangelical Christians will argue that there is no such thing as “Christian anti-Semitism.” For them, it is a contradiction of terms—an oxymoron. They do not believe a “true” Christian can be anti-Semitic. Unfortunately, history has proven otherwise.

Jews and Christians have had a...

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