Throughout its history, Israel Policy Forum has mobilized prominent Jewish leaders and American policymakers in support of pragmatic approaches to advancing Israel’s security alongside the pursuit of a lasting, negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

During the Clinton Administration, IPF served as a base of influential American Jewish support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and President Clinton publicly announced the “Clinton Parameters” at an IPF event in his last address on the subject before leaving office.

In the wake of the violence of the second intifada, IPF garnered broad support for the Gaza disengagement plan as a step toward renewed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and hosted Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a landmark speech that signaled his forthcoming political transformation. IPF subsequently delivered policy recommendations endorsed by top diplomats to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in support of the Arab Peace Initiative and the Annapolis international peace conference.

More recently, IPF has convened hundreds of community leaders across the political, denominational, and generational spectrums behind timely messages that have expressed concern about unfettered Israeli settlement activity, opposition to Palestinian incitement and violence, and support for American efforts to bring the parties to negotiate an historic compromise.

"Israel Policy Forum actively pushes for the two-state solution in a way that brings under its umbrella a broad cross-section of the American Jewish community."

Robert Lifton

Today, IPF’s analysis, commentary and educational initiatives are providing essential background and information to community leaders and policy makers with regard to how Israel’s security can be enhanced while preserving and advancing the goal of a lasting two-state solution.