The Fall of Netanyahu: Too Little, Too Late

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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  

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 Trump Just Violate the Iran Deal?

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by Mitchell Plitnick One of the most troubling aspects of Donald Trump’s administration, among so many troubling aspects, is that the president, his staff, and his advisors so often seem to break rules that they are unaware even exist. Whether… Continue Reading  

Israel Takes Aim at UNESCO, Again

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by Mitchell Plitnick Israel and the United States have once again turned their fire on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). At issue this time is the decision by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to recognize the Old… Continue Reading  

The Trump Effect in Gaza

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by Mitchell Plitnick The effects of Donald Trump’s trip last month to the Middle East continue to multiply. The focus, quite correctly has been on the breach between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. But the effects of the Saudis’ wooing of… Continue Reading