Kerry’s Delusions and Friendship

John Kerry
If one looks only at the main talking points, there was nothing new in yesterday’s speech by Secretary of State John Kerry about the Middle East peace process. Kerry’s lengthy…
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How Pro-Israel Dems Lost the Party

Democrats
Several leading members of the Democratic Party have reacted furiously to the Obama administration’s betrayal of Israel at the United Nations last week. Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer described…
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Obama’s Betrayal

nikki haley
It turned out that nothing could prevent President Obama from firing one last shot at Israel. Despite the pleas of the Israeli government and the warning from his successor that…
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Two States and the Embassy

diplomacy
The Palestinians have responded to recent statements from the Trump transition team in a predictable manner. They’re treating the possibility that at long last a U.S. president will make good on…
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One Ambassador and Two States

David Friedman
Haaretz reports that JStreet and other left-wing Jewish organizations believe they can turn Donald Trump’s nomination of attorney David Friedman to be U.S. ambassador to Israel into a test of their…
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Can Trump Really Move the Embassy?

Jerusalem
When Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said yesterday that the president-elect had been talking privately about moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in the weeks since the…
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What Keith Ellison Really Said

Keith Ellison
The battle for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee is getting interesting. Representative Keith Ellison seemed to be a lock to win the DNC vote in February since he…
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Why Did Obama Tell Abbas to Wait?

Palestinians
On the surface, the latest message to the Palestinian Authority from the Obama administration is no different from the past two decades of American policy: the U.S. will veto any…
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Do Israelis Fear Trump?

Donald Trump
When it comes to Israel, we know the majority of American Jews are not one-issue voters. But the assumption is that Israelis view American elections solely through the prism of…
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Insult Or An Excuse for Betrayal?

settlements
The decision of the Obama administration to issue a full throttle condemnation of Israel over new housing in the West Bank is an ill omen for the post-election conduct of the outgoing…
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Netanyahu’s High Stakes Gamble

Netanyahu
The new ten-year military aid package for Israel is now mired in controversy, as some Senate Republicans are also weighing in to express their displeasure with the terms the administration…
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