The New York Attack, Trump’s Outbursts, and Misconceptions About Terrorism

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by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump’s tweets in response to the terrorist attack along a bike path in Manhattan demonstrated some of what we already knew all too well about the president, but they also reflected more widely shared and… Continue Reading  

Friedman Vote: Will Democrats Stand up to Israel’s Settlements?

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by Naomi Dann The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) voted 12 to 9 to approve President Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. While Friedman is likely to be confirmed by the full Senate as early as this week,… Continue Reading  

Bibi, the Failed Peace Process, and the Future of Linkage

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by Eli Clifton Just a few days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down with President Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the long-stalled Israel-Palestinian peace process and Israel’s ask for $5 billion in annual military aid, the occupying… Continue Reading  

Israeli Nuclear Board Okays the Iran Deal

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by Ali Gharib The pattern is clear as day: whatever Benjamin Netanyahu has to say about the Iran deal is based in hyperbole, fear-mongering, and fantasy. Before the nuclear deal was even inked, Netanyahu made a highly politicized appearance at… Continue Reading  

AIPAC Spent $14.5 Million on TV Ads during Iran Deal Debate

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by Eli Clifton In the aftermath of Senate Republicans’ failed efforts to derail the plan agreed on in July to limit Iran’s nuclear program, responsibility has fallen on AIPAC for its inability to persuade a meaningful number of Senate Democrats… Continue Reading