A Weakly Inflated Trial Balloon for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

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by James J. Zogby This week a well-known Israeli journalist revealed what he said were “new details about the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.” His report, he said, came from notes he had obtained from an American Jewish leader who… Continue Reading  

Republicans Play “Israel Card” and Fail

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by James J. Zogby As this past week began, with the shutdown of parts of the US government entering its third week, Republicans, desperate to force the Democrat’s hand, decided to play the “Israel card.” The effort failed. The standoff… Continue Reading  

A Historic Day in Congress

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by James J. Zogby I spent Thursday morning at the offices of two new Members of Congress, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The scenes at both were just delightful. Throngs of Palestinian Americans jammed into Tlaib’s… Continue Reading  

Poll Has Troubling News About State of Affairs of Tunisia and Egypt

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by James J. Zogby Eight years after the unfolding of the events of “Arab Spring,” Tunisians and Egyptians appear deeply displeased about the situations in their respective countries. When asked whether their countries were moving in the right or wrong… Continue Reading  

Turning a Corner in Public Opinion toward Israeli Occupation

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by James J. Zogby U.S. supporters of Israel are in a bind: public opinion is changing; there are more actors publicly challenging Israel; and the crude, heavy-handed tactics they have successfully used in the past to silence criticism now only… Continue Reading