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New NIF head just wants Israel to ‘live up to its Declaration of Independence’

With Liam Getreu stepping down after 10 years at the helm, Michael Chaitow has been appointed as NIF Australia’s new executive director. He spoke to ITTAY FLESCHER ahead of taking up his role.

Democracy and two-state solution take centre stage at J Street conference

DAN COLEMAN: To preserve ‘the horizon of hope’ for Israel and Palestine, a strong stance from the US, pushed by robust advocacy from J Street, will be essential.

‘For US Jewish voters, the threat to our democratic future is the #1 issue’

DAN COLEMAN: US Advocacy group J-Street says growing Republican extremism highlights the need for Democrat candidates to have a principled view of the Mid-East conflict.

Bennett meets progressive Democrats, including ‘squad’ member Bowman

Lapid denies shift in policy after meeting J Street delegation that brought Bowman, who has been a strong critic of the occupation since he was elected to Congress

Ben & Jerry’s boycott targets the occupied territories, not all of Israel

DAN COLEMAN: The campaign, which makes a key but overlooked distinction, reflects shifting views on the occupation among US progressives and Jews

In post-Trump America, J Street comes of age

DAN COLEMAN observed a new spirit of optimism at the advocacy group’s recent annual conference, which attracted a who’s who of US Democrats and even Mahmoud Abbas

US Senators Sanders and Warren call for ‘restricting’ US aid to Israel

Sanders tells J Street conference ‘American people do not want to see that money being used to support policies that violate human rights'

In address to J Street, Abbas warns of apartheid if two-state solution abandoned

Speaking to the liberal US advocacy group, Abbas also praised Biden’s moves toward restoring bilateral relations; US source hints that Washington would understand a postponement

Settler’s surprising reply to J-Street’s ‘alternative Birthright’ group

‘If you put J-Street CEO Jeremy Ben-Ami and me in a room together, and ask us to write down all of our thoughts on Israel, 90 percent of our thoughts would be the same’: Rabbi Uri Pilichoswki

J Street’s ‘Birthright’: Yad Vashem, Ramallah and visiting a settlement

Inaugural 10-day tour, designed as an alternative o Birthright, titled ‘Let Our People Know,’ begins on Tuesday and features meetings with settlers and peace activists

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