Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration Is Even Worse Than You Think

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by Mitchell Plitnick President Donald Trump has apparently decided to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The announcement, expected to come on Wednesday, has already elicited sharp responses. Surprisingly, though, the real danger is, if anything, being understated. The danger in… Continue Reading  

Dire Consequences if Trump Pulls out of Iran Deal

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by Mitchell Plitnick Donald Trump rarely tries to hide his intentions. When he intends to do something reckless that will seriously compromise not just US security but that of the entire world, he is not shy about sharing. The prime… Continue Reading  

Did AIPAC Help Fund Attack-Ad by Islamophobic Group on J Street?

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by Eli Clifton The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is going to have a challenging time at its annual policy conference this weekend persuading attendees and those watching at home that it has healed the partisan rift it opened… Continue Reading  

Human Rights and Jewish Groups Call for Sebastian Gorka’s Resignation

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by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Since the publication of the report by the Forward today that Trump counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka is a sworn member of Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian group that collaborated with the Nazis during World War… 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