The Israel Project

Ex-Mideast Envoy Dennis Ross: Trump Must Push Abbas to End Payments to Terrorists

President Donald Trump boosted the “relevancy” of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas by inviting him to Washington for a White House meeting this week and now needs to lean on the Palestinian leader to take “hard steps” — including an end of payments to terrorists and their families, a veteran US diplomat said on Monday.


Israeli Official: Iran and Its Proxies Greatest Existential Threat to Israel

Citing Iran and its proxy terrorist organizations, Hamas and Hezbollah, as the greatest existential threats to Israel, former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) head and current chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Avi Dichter, said the Middle East is undergoing “tectonic movements.”

Avi Dichter, former head of Israel's Shin Beth domestic intelligence service speaks during a press conference on November 07, 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Iowa General Assembly Passes Anti-BDS Legislation

The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON — Iowa’s senate passed a measure Wednesday aimed to deter corporate entities from participating in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

People take part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration on October 10, 2015 in Paris, calling for a boycott of Israel and for the recognition of the State of Palestine. Since October 1, 2015 and the murder of two West Bank settlers, clashes in Israel have left at least four Israelis and …

Gay Iranian Poet Seeking Israel Asylum Gets Visa Extension

The Times of Israel reports:  Payam Feili, a gay Iranian poet seeking asylum in Israel, told journalists Monday in Jerusalem that his visa has been extended until October after his current one was set to expire. “I’m planning my life

Payam Feili