Netanyahu’s shameless opponents

Over the past week, Israel was subjected to the diplomatic equivalent of a lynch mob in Paris. It received unexpected assistance from Britain, which twice in two days departed from its traditional anti-...

TRUMP, THE PISTOL AND HOLY BRANCH

Trump will take office on Friday. Since he was elected, he has given every reason to believe that Abbas and his deputies and their European and American enablers will have to either put up or shut up. With a...

Obama’s Transparent Presidency

President Barack Obama promised that his would be the most transparent administration in US history. And the truth is, it was. At least in relation to his policies toward the Muslim world, Obama told us...

Netanyahu, Congress, AIPAC, and the PLO

The whitewashing of the PLO must end. It is not in the least surprising that the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority did not condemn the terrorist attack on Sunday. It is not surprising because the PLO-contro...

The IDF’s new social contract

Sgt. Elor Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday for shooting a terrorist in Hebron last March, is a symptom of what may be the most dangerous threat to Israeli society today. Azaria, a ...

THE PLO’S ZERO-SUM GAME

The time has come for the Israeli government to make some bold moves. Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Israeli peace movement has been based on one thing: hope. Members of the peace movement hoped...

Obama and Israel, strike and counterstrike

UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was the first prong of outgoing US President Barack Obama’s lame duck campaign against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Wednesday was the second. On Ja...

Obama’s war against America

In 1989, following her tenure as President Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to the UN Jeane Kirkpatrick described how the Palestinians have used the UN to destroy Israel. Following outgoing US President Barack Oba...

A Trumpian Israeli Initiative

US President-elect Donald Trump won’t even take office for another month, but he has already killed the status quo. During the election, Trump trounced the untouchable consensus on NATO’s post-Cold War purpo...

Michael Flynn and Trump’s Foreign Policy

In the US and around the world, people are anxiously awaiting US President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of his choice to serve as secretary of state. There is no doubt that Trump’s choice for the position ...

ISRAEL’S CONSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY CRISIS

Israel’s coalition crisis over the settlements regulation bill is not a normal power struggle between overweening politicians. It is not a popularity contest between Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and his Kulanu...

The ADL’s new bedfellows

In an interview this week with the Australian media, Jordan’s King Abdullah became the latest Arab leader to express hope that President-elect Donald Trump and his team will lead the world’s to date failed figh...

The Ellison Challenge

The Democratic Party stands at a crossroads today. And so do the Jewish Democrats. Out of power in the White House and both houses of Congress, the Democrats must decide what sort of party they will be in th...

Israel in the Trump Era

What can we expect from President-elect Donald Trump’s administration?   The positions that Trump struck during the presidential campaign were sometimes inconsistent and even contradictory. S...