Israel Defense Forces officer will be reprimanded after injuring and teargassing left-wing activists in West Bank

(JTA) — An officer from the Israel Defense Forces will be reprimanded after he was filmed injuring and teargassing left-wing activists in the West Bank, with one video showing him kneeling on an activist’s neck. Multiple Israeli politicians condemned the officer’s conduct, with one defending it. The activists were attempting to bring water to a […]

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Benny Gantz: Israel is OK with Biden efforts to reenter Iran deal, but wants to see a ‘Plan B’

(JTA) — Israel will not oppose the Biden administration’s efforts to reenter the Iran nuclear deal but wants to see a credible “Plan B” to rally international support for Iran’s isolation, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said. “The current U.S. approach of putting the Iran nuclear program back in a box, I’d accept that,” Gantz […]

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Naftali Bennett made the Time 100 list. It’s because of ‘courage,’ his Arab-Israeli coalition partner writes.

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has made Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, and his Arab-Israeli coalition partner Mansour Abbas thinks he knows why. “It all comes down to courage,” Abbas, the leader of the first Arab party to join an Israeli governing coalition, writes in the accompanying blurb […]

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In the thick of it: A conversation with Ambassador Ron Dermer led by Ethan Bronner

This Q&A is adapted from one of eight mainstage conversations held at Z3 2020: Visions of a Shared Future, a virtual conference produced by The Z3 Project and the Oshman Family JCC of Palo Alto, California, aimed at reimagining Diaspora-Israel relations. President Donald Trump led a dramatic shift in U.S.-Israel relations. Under his administration, the United States […]

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