Protecting Americans’ Right to Boycott Israel is More Important Than Ever

by Laila Ujayli In a letter this week, forty organizations urged members of Congress to support a resolution affirming Americans’ constitutional right to participate in political boycotts. The effort is a response to escalating attempts to stifle efforts like Boycott,… Continue Reading  

The Transnational Trump and the Muddying of the Water’s Edge

by Paul R. Pillar  The recent episode in which President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined forces to stop a visit to Israel by two members of the U.S. Congress has many disturbing aspects. The episode represented, of… Continue Reading  

Trump is Doubling Down on Saudi Arabia and the UAE, but Congress Won’t Give Up

By Erica Fein President Trump has vetoed five bills this year. Four of them have dealt with U.S. support for the Saudi and Emirati (UAE) monarchies and their role in the now four-year-old brutal war and humanitarian nightmare in Yemen.… Continue Reading  

Congress Opposes Non-Violent Support for Palestinian Rights

by Mitchell Plitnick This has not been a good week for Democrats, especially those who wish to cast their party as the progressive alternative to the Trump-McConnell regime. As the feckless party leadership continued to avoid taking any action against… Continue Reading  

On Preventing War with Iran, Congress Finally Listens to the American People

by Kate Kizer In Washington, there’s a common refrain that regular Americans don’t care about foreign policy. Yet a flurry of activity in the House of Representatives, during debate over the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), may… Continue Reading