GOP’s Biggest Donors Laid Groundwork for Trump and Netanyahu’s Targeting of Muslim Congresswomen

by Eli Clifton Media coverage of Israel’s decision to deny entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has entirely focused on two narratives. Either Trump goaded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into denying entry for two of… 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’s Middle East Communications Theater

by Sam Bahour One of the key architects of President Trump’s Middle East peace efforts, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has embarked on a frontal assault in one of the key Middle East battlefields, media communications. For someone who prides himself… Continue Reading  

Countering Christian Zionism in the Age of Trump

by Mimi Kirk The May 2018 ceremony marking the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem featured many of the usual suspects. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner and Israeli Prime Minister… Continue Reading  

Barring Members of Congress from Israel-Palestine

by Mitchell Plitnick In a sudden reversal, the Israeli government decided on Thursday to bar two members of Congress—Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN)—from entering Israel. This means that they also cannot enter the West Bank, which was… Continue Reading