What Do the Midterms Mean for U.S. Mideast Policy?

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by Mitchell Plitnick There are still a few races to be decided, but the overall results of the 2018 midterms are clear. The hoped-for “blue wave” turned out to be a blue trickle, but Donald Trump’s era of completely unfettered… Continue Reading  

Normalization Doesn’t Advance Israeli/Palestinian Peace

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by James J. Zogby  For as long as I can recall, Israelis have sought recognition and acceptance from the Arab World without reciprocity. At times, they have made the argument that if the Arab States simply recognized them as a normal… Continue Reading  

Bedouin Village Community Is Failed by Self-Serving EU “Concern”

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by Ramona Wadi There’s no denying that Khan al-Ahmar has managed to generate and sustain international scrutiny. Since Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled there was no impediment to the demolition of the Bedouin village, the clamour over its impending demolition ranged from activist support… Continue Reading  

Israel Crushes Resistance at Home and Abroad

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by David Sheen The Jewish-Israeli left is in tatters. They make up just a tiny fraction of the Jewish population of the country, and their numbers have been steadily shrinking since the start of the millennium. No alliance of progressive… Continue Reading  

The Khashoggi-gate Opportunity

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by Robert E. Hunter The shock of the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi is finally bringing U.S. Middle East policy out in the open, where it should be thoroughly examined for the first time in years. The United States first… Continue Reading