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It turns out that in some cases, the Trump administration can behave just like its predecessors. President Trump has been rightly accused of smashing precedents as commander-in-chief, and many of … more
As pro-Israel activists gathered this week in Washington for the annual AIPAC policy conference, there was much speculation about the future of U.S. policy and complaints about the pro-Israel … more
Maybe it wasn’t such a big deal after all. Instead of waiting until 2019 or 2020, the U.S. embassy to Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May. Unlike Trump’s initial … more
Whenever Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu uses props for his speeches, his critics pounce. That’s why some of his usual detractors, both at home and abroad, could barely contain their contempt … more
Gaza is broke. As Monday’s front-page New York Times feature explained at length, the conflict between the Gaza Strip’s Hamas overlords and the Fatah party that runs the West Bank has … more
Last Saturday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date, which commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, is the one most of the world uses to remember the Shoah, even if Israel … more
In Monday’s New York Times, columnist Max Fisher treated Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel as just another expression of what he considers the divisive policies of the Trump … more
The term “blacklist” brings up memories of McCarthysim. But those on a new Israeli “blacklist,” who are to be blocked from entry to that country for promoting boycotts, are … more
We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president. His use of Twitter … more
In a demonstration of how completely at odds his views are from those of the foreign policy establishment, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reportedly asked the State … more
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