Alt Facts in Hebron

U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017.
 U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017.

by Mitchell Plitnick It is very dangerous for policy to be based on alternative facts, and even alternative realities. Whether the policymakers believe the alternative realities or merely weave a fabric of falsehoods to build political support for their decisions,… Continue Reading  

Nikki Haley: Neocon Heartthrob

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by Jim Lobe With the eviction of Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka from the inner precincts of the White House and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson besieged and taking fire from virtually all sides, neoconservatives – even the NeverTrumpers among… Continue Reading  

Understanding the UN Settlements Resolution

Colonos en Palestina, ocupaciones ilegales e ilegítimas. Pequeñas ciudades rodeadas de muros, vallas y armas.

Vista desde Belén de una colonia israelí en Cisjordania.

by Mitchell Plitnick On Friday, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, which calls on Israel to cease building settlements in territories it occupied in 1967. The Obama administration decided to abstain from the vote, allowing it to pass… Continue Reading  

US Presidents & Israel-related UNSCRs: The Historical Record, 1967-Present

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by Lara Friedman [Given the controversy provoked by the U.S. abstention on the UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories, we are referring readers to a memo and chart that contributor Lara Friedman prepared three months… Continue Reading  

What the UN Security Council resolution means

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by Michael Omer-Man The UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, reaffirming their illegality, calling on Israel to cease all settlement activity, and rejecting any unilateral Israeli changes to the borders — including the annexation of East Jerusalem.… Continue Reading