SF Jewish Federation Bankrolls These Hate Groups

Pamela Geller's Islamophobic bus ad campaign (Steve Rhodes via Flickr)

by Mairav Zonszein Following the revelation last week in The Forward that the San Francisco Jewish Federation gave $100,000 to Canary Mission, the shadowy website that blacklists and intimidates students and professors who criticize Israel, the Federation assured its constituents that it was a “one-time… Continue Reading  

Russian-Israeli Conflict in the Skies of Syria

Benjamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin

by Paul R. Pillar The sudden ruffling of Israeli-Russian relations over the accidental shootdown by Syria of a Russian surveillance aircraft, killing 15 crew members, is the sort of incident apt to happen when a modus vivendi joins parties with… Continue Reading  

Israel Project President Urged Funders to Anonymously Promote Pro-Israel Messaging

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by Eli Clifton A pro-Israel advocacy organization, The Israel Project (TIP), was identified last week as operating a series of Facebook groups as part of an under-the-radar effort to spread pro-Israel messaging without identifying the source of the content. Its… Continue Reading  

Alan Dershowitz’s Deep Ties to Trump’s Biggest Donors

Alan Dershowitz at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Israel (US Embassy Jerusalem via Flickr).

by Eli Clifton Over the course of the Trump administration, former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz has emerged as one of the president’s most vocal defenders on cable news networks, op-ed pages, and in his bluntly titled book, The… Continue Reading  

U.S.-Gulf States Relations: Mutual Sobering?

Donald Trump with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

by Yoel Guzansky and Eldad Shavit Examination of several issues on the agenda between the United States and the Gulf states, and Saudi Arabia in particular, indicates that both sides have found it difficult to live up to the high… Continue Reading