Lara Friedman is a leading authority on US foreign policy in the Middle East, Israeli settlements policy, and Jerusalem. Formerly a U.S. Foreign Service Officer serving in the Middle East. Lara is today the Director of Policy and Government Relations for Americans for Peace Now, and she works closely with Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann and his NGO, Terrestrial Jerusalem.
Why did AIPAC use a 16-year-old suicide bombing photo to illustrate a headline referring to current threats facing Israel? Lara Friedman explores both the innocent and less innocent explanations.
Lara Friedman on Netanyahu's new settlement moves—what they mean and what they don't.
Today President Obama made the most passionate, and compassionate, case for Israeli-Palestinian peace any U.S. leader has ever made, says Lara Friedman.
Lara Friedman on attempts to forge a two-state solution with "realistic" appeals to settlements, thereby destroying prospects for peace.
Lara Friedman on how the numbers show that Netanyahu's government is destroying the two-state solution.
Lara Friedman on the ADL's Top 10 list of "Issues Affecting Jews in 2012," and its most glaring omissions.