A Dubious Black-Jewish Congressional Caucus

by Mitchell Plitnick The American Jewish Committee (AJC) made headlines by unveiling its latest project, the Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus. It sounds like a terrific idea, and certainly AJC is claiming to have done a lot to lay the groundwork for… Continue Reading  

More Israeli Elections: What Happens Now?

by Mitchell Plitnick Former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has succeeded in bringing down Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government before it formed. The elections held in April mean little now, although that Knesset will remain in place until September 17, when… Continue Reading  

Gaza Through a Distorted Lens

by Mitchell Plitnick Palestinian officials say at least 58 people have been killed in the latest round of protests. More than 2,700 Palestinian demonstrators were injured on Monday—at least 1,350 by gunfire—along the border fence with Gaza, the Health Ministry… Continue Reading  

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  

Takeaways from the Israeli Election

by Mitchell Plitnick The Israeli elections are over, and the outcome largely matched the predictions. The Blue and White coalition amassed enough votes to match Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, but only Likud has a path to assembling a governing coalition. Many… Continue Reading