How ‘Israel Hayom’ became Trump’s mouthpiece in the Middle East

By Refael Afriat When Israel Hayom, now the most widely-read newspaper in Israel, was launched in 2007, it was promptly nicknamed the Bibiton (a portmanteau of Bibi, Benjamin Netanyahu’s nickname, and “iton,” the Hebrew word for newspaper). Over the ensuing 12… Continue Reading  

Trump Makes the Right Call: Bolton Out

By Paul R. Pillar That President Trump will soon have his fourth national security adviser in less than three years reflects the lack of strategic sense underlying the president’s foreign and security policies. When policy is more a matter of… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Paper Uses Orlando Massacre to Demonize Israel’s Arab Citizens

by Edo Konrad On Monday morning, pro-Netanyahu daily Israel Hayom published a photo montage comparing Omar Mateen, the American citizen who murdered 50 people at an Orlando gay club on Sunday, and Neshat Melhem, who murdered three Israelis in a shooting spree… Continue Reading  

Reading Tea Leaves in the Adelson Primary

by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib What Republican contender will Sheldon Adelson, and potentially his tens of millions of dollars, end up backing this election cycle? So far, the GOP megadonor has avoided revealing his top choice, but the hints… Continue Reading  

The Right-Wing Israeli Battle for Bibiton

by Paul Mutter The “Sheldon Primary” is how casino mogul Sheldon Adelson showcases his political clout in the United States. As Jim Lobe reports, Israel was the main issue on the table for the line of Republican hopefuls who came… Continue Reading