The Fall of Netanyahu: Too Little, Too Late


by Mitchell Plitnick It seems the long reign of Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to its end. Nothing is certain yet, and there will doubtless be more scenes in this tragedy before the curtain falls. But the prospects of Netanyahu continuing… Continue Reading  

NGO Monitor’s Ties to the Israeli Government


by Sarit Michaeli NGO Monitor doth protest too much, methinks. A recent oped published by Bet Michael in Haaretz characterized the organization as “extreme right wing” — a description it was none too pleased with. The organization prefers to describe itself as “an independent and nonpartisan research… Continue Reading  

West Bank Home Demolitions Hit 10-year High


by Natasha Roth Israeli authorities have demolished more Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank thus far in 2016 than in any other calendar year in the last decade, according to data provided by Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem Wednesday and statistics… Continue Reading  

Let’s Take A Deep Breath on BDS


by Mitchell Plitnick Yair Lapid, Israel’s former Finance Minister, told a hawkish “pro-Israel” gathering in New York that the leaders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement (BDS) are anti-Semites and their followers are “bleeding heart, so-called intellectuals.” Lapid went… Continue Reading  

No, Bibi Was Not Re-Elected Israel’s Prime Minister!


by Marsha B. Cohen Despite everything you’ve heard and read, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was not re-elected prime minister in Israel’s parliamentary election on March 17. The statement issued by the White House was actually quite correct and appropriate in congratulating Netanyahu (belatedly, according to… Continue Reading