Trump’s Apology Tour

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by John Feffer Conservatives used to love to lambaste Barack Obama for traveling abroad and “apologizing” for U.S. conduct. Mitt Romney popularized the argument during one of the presidential debates in 2012. The “apology tour” became an oft-repeated meme among… Continue Reading  

Nominee For US Ambassador to Israel Should Set Off Alarm Bells

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by Mitchell Plitnick With his nomination of attorney David Friedman as the new United States Ambassador to Israel, President-elect Donald Trump has sent a very clear message that he intends to shift U.S. policy away from its decades-long commitment to… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Pick for Ambassador to Israel Could Kill the Two-State Solution

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by Eli Clifton This article was first published by the The Nation and was reprinted here with permission. Copyright The Nation.  Early in his unconventional candidacy, Donald Trump embraced the possibility that he would kick the failed cycle of repeated US-brokered… Continue Reading  

Israeli-Arab Relations: Muddling Through by the Sword

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by Paul R. Pillar It has long been generally regarded, and properly so, to be in everyone’s best interests if Israel had normal relationships with its regional neighbors. Normal relations are a condition for commerce and mutual prosperity. Normal relations… Continue Reading  

Ghassan’s Prediction and the Emerging New Palestinian Reality

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by James J. Zogby During the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of receiving visits from Ayman Odeh, Ahmad Tibi, and most recently Basel Ghattas—as they passed through Washington. All are Palestinian citizens of Israel. And all are Members of… Continue Reading