Intellectual Whiplash on Israel

The same administration that’s defending Israel in refreshingly bold fashion at the United Nations is discussing Israeli-Palestinian peace this week with a Palestinian leader who promotes the murder and kidnapping of Israelis and who spent 15 years in prison for throwing a grenade at an Israeli Army […]

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Iran Emboldened

Tehran’s new threat to ignore a key plank of the U.S.-led global nuclear agreement offers a timely reminder that, no matter what happens with Iran’s upcoming presidential election, the regime is, and will remain, just as dangerous as it’s ever been. It also hammers another nail in […]

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A Refreshing Change at the U.N.

Trump administration deliberations about whether the United States should quit the United Nations’ Human Rights Council over its anti-Israel obsession reflect a welcome new U.S. approach to Turtle Bay. Nikki Haley, America’s ambassador to the United Nations, announced this new U.S. approach the other day when she […]

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We Can’t Ignore Hamas

When Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman offered the other day for Israel to turn Gaza into “the Singapore of the Middle East,” with a seaport, airport and industrial zones, if Hamas would stop firing rockets, building tunnels and seizing Israeli citizens, the terrorist group had a curt […]

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How Trump Enables Democracy’s Decline

President Donald Trump’s unnerving failure to distinguish the free and democratic nation he leads from the autocratic and menacing Russia of strongman President Vladimir Putin has generated two notable sets of concerns – but the implications of Trump’s rhetorical excesses expand far beyond current story lines. “There […]

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