Netanyahu’s Settlement Scam

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by Mitchell Plitnick On March 30, the Israeli government announced that it had approved the first new settlement in 20 years. The new settlement is part of the government’s compensation package to the settlers of the recently evacuated outpost named… Continue Reading  

Israel-Palestine: No “Great Deal” on the Horizon

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by James J. Zogby It looks like the Trump administration has come to agree with the conclusion reached by every US president and Central Command chief since the Gulf War of 1991—that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is necessary to promote… Continue Reading  

Friedman Vote: Will Democrats Stand up to Israel’s Settlements?

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by Naomi Dann The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) voted 12 to 9 to approve President Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. While Friedman is likely to be confirmed by the full Senate as early as this week,… Continue Reading  

Trump Election Already Bad News for Palestinians

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by Derek Davison Although President-elect Donald Trump and his foreign policy team are only beginning to develop their agenda for his coming administration, his surprising election on Tuesday may already be having an impact on Israel’s West Bank settlement policy.… Continue Reading