Has Trump Become Adelson’s “Perfect Little Puppet”?

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by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Amid continuing controversy over whether and how much Donald Trump owes his election to Vladimir Putin, it seems pertinent to ask whether he has other IOUs outstanding. Although his consistent praise of the Russian… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Knows Republicans Much Better than Trump

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by Marsha B. Cohen “Israel has no doubt that President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel,” Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer told reporters who met him at the lobby of Trump Tower on Thursday. “We have no doubt that Vice… Continue Reading  

US Hawks Ignore Top Israeli Official on Iran

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by Ali Gharib Last week, Israel’s top military official made some staggering comments during the course of a security conference in Tel Aviv. Here’s how The Forward‘s JJ Goldberg reported the comments of Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot, Israel’s chief of… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Democrat Problems Go Beyond Obama

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by Ali Gharib Last week, journalists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake published a piece at Bloomberg Businessweek explaining how the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC came to be defeated in the biggest fight in a generation. The story holds important truths.… Continue Reading  

Some Good Reads on the Israeli Election

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by Jim Lobe There’s been a lot of useful commentary on Tuesday’s election in Israel, including by Paul Pillar and Mitchell Plitnick on this site. I certainly agree with both analysts that Netanyahu’s victory represents a clarifying moment for those… Continue Reading