Mahmoud Abbas’ exit from the Palestinian Authority is long overdue

What’s more pathetic: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ latest blast of ugly anti-Semitism, or the hopes that the global community has long invested in him as a true Israeli partner for peace? If, as Albert Einstein reportedly said, insanity is “doing the same thing over and over […]

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North Korean summit calls for a hard line from Trump

With more freedom to maneuver on foreign than domestic affairs, and with their eyes focused squarely on their legacies, all modern U.S. presidents have sought to craft the elusive deal that will solve a protracted global conflict. So, with dismal prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace, we shouldn’t be […]

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Hamas attacks Israel — and the world condemns Israel

The world “should wait for our great move,” said a top Hamas leader, speaking to Palestinian protestors during violent clashes with Israeli forces along the Gaza border, “when we breach the borders and pray at al Aqsa.” With hundreds around him chanting, “We are going to Jerusalem, […]

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America has a plan to dismantle the Iran Deal; now it needs one for the aftermath

With President Trump’s pick of John Bolton as National Security Advisor raising the chances of a U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington must be ready in its aftermath to pursue a bold, broad, and effective strategy to restrain Tehran’s nuclear dreams and hegemonic ambitions. […]

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Passing the Torch to China?

UNFOLDING EVENTS IN Washington and Beijing raise the disturbing specter of a global passing of the torch from the United States to China, one with frightening implications for freedom and democracy. First, President Donald Trump seemed to applaud from afar as China’s leader consolidates his power over […]

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