Burying Obama’s legacy

The fact is that Trump has given Netanyahu support as he has walked away from the failed policy paradigm of the Obama years. It may very well be that this week was the week that Israel and the US put to rest...

Qatar, Trump, and the Double Game

Arguably, Qatar’s role in undermining the stability of the Islamic world has been second only to Iran’s. President Donald Trump has been attacked by his ubiquitous critics for his apparent about-face on the cr...

PALESTINIAN SUFFERING AND ISRAEL

The Palestinians the international media don't talk about -- and the reason why. How can we explain the international community’s indifference to Palestinian suffering? Every day, angry bands of protesters bur...

THE LIMITS OF ISRAELI POWER

Time for Israel to take control of its future. On Thursday, US President Donald Trump bowed to the foreign policy establishment and betrayed his voters. He signed a presidential waiver postponing the transfer ...

SARSOUR AND THE PROGRESSIVE ZEITGEIST

What's the real reason Linda Sarsour was invited to be a commencement speaker at CUNY? In US academic tradition, university administrators choose commencement speakers they believe embody the zeitgeist of thei...

ICONOCLAST IN THE PROMISED LAND

How the Israeli people are gauging Trump. Israelis are greeting US President Donald Trump with cautious optimism. Their optimism stems from President Trump’s iconoclasm. Trump won the US presidential election ...

TRUMP AND ISRAEL: ENEMIES OF THE SYSTEM

Disturbing parallels between the intelligence community's war on Israel and its war on Trump. The United States is sailing in uncharted waters today as the intelligence-security community wages an all-but-decl...

AMERICAN GREATNESS AND THE PLO

The creation of a PLO state will not make the Middle East more stable. Eight years from now, China will outstrip the US as the world’s largest economy. In three years, Israeli GDP per capita will outstrip Japa...

NETANYAHU’S BOLD MOVE AGAINST EUROPE

Israel is finally taking a constructive position in its own defense. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adopted a new strategy for managing Israel’s diplomatic relations with the West. Long in the m...

GEN. MATTIS IS COMING: Palestine or Israel?

As far as Israel’s relations with the US generally and the Pentagon specifically are concerned, moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is of secondary importance. On Friday, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis ...

ISRAEL AND OBAMA’S POLITICAL WAR

Eli Lake from Bloomberg set off a firestorm in the US this week with his revelation on Monday that in the last six months of the Obama administration, Susan Rice, former president Barack Obama’s national securi...

LEAVING THE BIG TENT

The rapid embrace of anti-Semites drives Israel and the American Jewish community apart. The divide between Israelis and American Jews seems to be growing. Indications of the widening gap came last week with r...

ISRAEL’S SILENCED MAJORITY

All previous attempts to reach a deal by extracting concessions from Israel did nothing but weaken Israel. During Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House...

A TEST FOR KING ABDULLAH

Time to extradite a remorseless killer of American citizens. Ahlam Tamimi is a mass murdering monster. And today she is living the good life, as a “journalist,” inciting jihad in Jordan under the protection...