An Early Look at Bibi’s Surprise Victory

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by Mitchell Plitnick It’s been about six hours since the polls closed in Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has scored a dramatic victory, far outpacing the pre-election and exit polls. The consequences for Israelis, Palestinians, and the rest of… Continue Reading  

US Backing Israeli War of Choice In Gaza

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by Mitchell Plitnick The moral high ground is always a tenuous piece of property. It is difficult to obtain and is easily lost. It is seen, however, as crucial because most people, all over the world, cannot accommodate the notion… Continue Reading  

Nationalist Extremism: The Real Threat to Israel

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by Mitchell Plitnick They were dueling op-eds, one in the New York Times and the other in the Jewish communal magazine, Tablet. The question being bandied between them was whether Israel is becoming a theocracy. Not surprisingly, both pieces missed… Continue Reading  

New Israel-Palestine Talks: Is Peace Really Possible?

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by Mitchell Plitnick I’m always pleased when something surprises me in the realm of Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy. It doesn’t happen often. Today’s announcement that Secretary of State John Kerry has apparently succeeded at bringing Israel and the Palestinian Authority back to… Continue Reading