John Bolton, Contender for Top Trump Role, Spoke at Settler Fundraiser

 by Eli Clifton President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to pick David Friedman, the president of American Friends of Beit El, a charity which raises tax-deductible contributions to fund the Beit El settlement in the West Bank, as the next U.S. ambassador… Continue Reading  

Nominee For US Ambassador to Israel Should Set Off Alarm Bells

by Mitchell Plitnick With his nomination of attorney David Friedman as the new United States Ambassador to Israel, President-elect Donald Trump has sent a very clear message that he intends to shift U.S. policy away from its decades-long commitment to… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Pick for Ambassador to Israel Could Kill the Two-State Solution

by Eli Clifton This article was first published by the The Nation and was reprinted here with permission. Copyright The Nation.  Early in his unconventional candidacy, Donald Trump embraced the possibility that he would kick the failed cycle of repeated US-brokered… Continue Reading  

Israeli-Arab Relations: Muddling Through by the Sword

by Paul R. Pillar It has long been generally regarded, and properly so, to be in everyone’s best interests if Israel had normal relationships with its regional neighbors. Normal relations are a condition for commerce and mutual prosperity. Normal relations… Continue Reading  

Dov Waxman: “Israel is becoming a divisive issue in American politics”

by Mitchell Plitnick 1. FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE: In your latest book, you explore a growing divide in the American Jewish community over Israel. In the current presidential election, Israel has been at issue a number of times: Donald… Continue Reading