Why Trump Can Do No Wrong In Netanyahu’s Eyes

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by Mitchell Plitnick “This is bonkers. Israel’s government says don’t overreact to neo-Nazis in the US because it could hurt relations with Trump. Totally insane.” So said Dr. Brian Klaas, a Fellow in Comparative Politics at the London School of… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Silence on Charlottesville

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by Mitchell Plitnick The awful events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend presented politicians with an opportunity to score an easy political point, simply by condemning the white supremacists who sparked the violence. Many politicians took advantage of that opportunity.… Continue Reading  

Who’s a “Bad Jew”?

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by John Feffer In the TV show Transparent, the Pfeffermans are an infuriating family. Mort, the patriarch, is transitioning to Maura, and much of the focus of the show is on the transgender experience. But it’s hard to miss that Maura… Continue Reading  

Why Religious Policies in Israel Matter to U.S. Gentiles

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by Paul R. Pillar In recent weeks, the Israeli government has taken measures that have exacerbated tensions within world Jewry. Each measure has reflected the political power of ultra-Orthodox parties within the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. One… Continue Reading  

Soros, Bannon, and the Anti-Semitism of Israel’s Prime Minister

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by Edo Konrad Benjamin Netanyahu is the self-appointed protector of world Jewry. And as such, he views his role not only as prime minister of Israel, but as the spokesperson for Jews across the world. On Saturday, Netanyahu played that role when the… Continue Reading