Trump’s Golan Declaration: Foolish and Dangerous

by Mitchell Plitnick You wouldn’t expect Twitter to be the outlet for sound policy announcements, and Donald Trump doesn’t disappoint. He uses the social media platform as his alternative to facing the media in press conferences, avoiding questions about his… Continue Reading  

Ilhan Omar: Anatomy of a Smear

by Mitchell Plitnick Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are escalating. The big splash over the weekend came when a poster appeared in a display case at the West Virginia state capitol during Republican Party Day. It was an image… Continue Reading  

No Good Choices in Israel’s Election

by Mitchell Plitnick With elections in Israel looming in six weeks, Israelis are watching Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who is expected to announce his decision on whether he is going to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of fraud,… Continue Reading  

Policing Democrats for Israel

by Mitchell Plitnick On Wednesday, after days of cajoling and political arm-twisting from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Jewish Home party agreed to enter into coalition with an extremist party, Otzma Yehudit, or “Jewish Power.” As the name implies,… Continue Reading  

Ilhan Omar, AIPAC, and Denial

by Mitchell Plitnick Discussing the role of the pro-Israel lobby in forming US Middle East policy is perilous. I’ve heard hundreds of stories from fellow advocates, colleagues on Capitol Hill, and journalists who have learned that lesson the hard way.… Continue Reading