U.S. Aid to Israel: What You Need to Know

by Mitchell Plitnick Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has drawn some criticism from the left for avoiding the topic of Israel-Palestine. It’s actually a wise decision on her part. It was obvious during her campaign that she is not well-versed on the… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration Is Even Worse Than You Think

by Mitchell Plitnick President Donald Trump has apparently decided to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The announcement, expected to come on Wednesday, has already elicited sharp responses. Surprisingly, though, the real danger is, if anything, being understated. The danger in… Continue Reading  

Dire Consequences if Trump Pulls out of Iran Deal

by Mitchell Plitnick Donald Trump rarely tries to hide his intentions. When he intends to do something reckless that will seriously compromise not just US security but that of the entire world, he is not shy about sharing. The prime… Continue Reading  

Did AIPAC Help Fund Attack-Ad by Islamophobic Group on J Street?

by Eli Clifton The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is going to have a challenging time at its annual policy conference this weekend persuading attendees and those watching at home that it has healed the partisan rift it opened… Continue Reading  

Human Rights and Jewish Groups Call for Sebastian Gorka’s Resignation

by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Since the publication of the report by the Forward today that Trump counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka is a sworn member of Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian group that collaborated with the Nazis during World War… Continue Reading