Netanyahu: Even in peace, the occupation will never end


by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man He’s said it countless times before in myriad ways. But he usually only says it in Hebrew. This week, however, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said in English, and on camera, that under his leadership Israel will never… Continue Reading  

Trump’s and Pompeo’s Path to Nuclear Crisis


by Paul R. Pillar The prospective replacement of Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo clears one of the last apparent hurdles between Donald Trump and his destruction of a significant diplomatic achievement that has been squarely in the interests of the… Continue Reading  

The Real Costs of Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem


by Zaha Hassan During his meeting with the Israeli prime minister last week, President Trump told reporters that moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will only cost US taxpayers $250,000 rather than the billion-dollar price tag he… Continue Reading  

Adelson-Funded Friends of Israel Excuse European Alt-Right’s Anti-Semitism


by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton A familiar group of super-hawkish, anti-Iran U.S. billionaires has been spending millions of dollars on a rather eclectic and somewhat bizarre organization of mainly foreign leaders. This organization, the Friends of Israel Initiative (FOII),… Continue Reading  

Israel Could Face a Regional Shiite Army in Lebanon


by Ali Rizk Following a bipartisan congressional tour of the Middle East, including Israel, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated that “southern Lebanon is where the next war is coming.” He also revealed that Israeli officials requested from the congressional delegation… Continue Reading