The Endless Occupation

by Mitchell Plitnick In late October, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint meeting of the Knesset foreign Affairs and Defense Committees that “at this time we need to control all of the territory (of the West Bank) for… Continue Reading  

Jerusalem of Tarnished Gold

by Mitchell Plitnick Take a particularly provocative and grandstanding Israeli government and shift its focus from Hamas and Gaza to Jerusalem and you have a most explosive recipe. That potion is being stirred now, and the results could shake up the… Continue Reading  

Israeli Police Caught On Video Beating Palestinian U.S. Citizen

by Mitchell Plitnick It is a nightmare day for the Khdeir family, in East Jerusalem and in Tampa, Florida. It’s worth taking a close look at the conditions they are facing in light of crimes committed against some of their… Continue Reading  

More Voices Urge Obama to Rein In Netanyahu

via IPS News WASHINGTON, Dec 6 2012 (IPS) – Increasingly distressed over the possible consequences of Israel’s recent steps to punish the Palestinian Authority (PA) and consolidate its hold on the West Bank, a number of prominent voices here are urging… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 21-24: The Washington Post: Jennifer Rubin blogs, after the conclusion of the P5+1 talks in Istanbul, that “Instead of talking to an Iranian regime that has shown no interest in negotiations —… Continue Reading