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  

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  

The US Values We Share With Israel?

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by Mitchell Plitnick It is clear that US citizens need to start asking what exactly we are supporting in Israel. The general belief and political rhetoric tell us that the US is, through military aid and diplomatic support, protecting Israel’s… Continue Reading  

A Desperate Cry for Help from Abbas

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by Mitchell Plitnick As President Barack Obama’s first trip to Israel approaches, one senses desperation from the Ramallah headquarters of the Palestinian Authority. Obama’s scheduled stop in the West Bank has all the trappings of an empty gesture masking the real goal… Continue Reading