For almost two decades, American presidents have supported a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Last week, Donald Trump questioned that commitment, thus potentially changing the course of Middle Eastern and Jewish history.
Both Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump promised to tear up the Iran nuclear deal. Peter Beinart explains why, when the two leaders meet today, that option won’t even be on the table.
It’s one thing for Orthodox Jews to vote Republican. It’s another to vote for a candidate who has urged that the United States ban Muslim immigration.
Jared Kushner’s moral failure should chill every Modern Orthodox educator, rabbi and parent in America, writes Peter Beinart.
If Palestinians begin another intifada, they will not be the only ones to share responsibility for violence against Israel. The American and Israeli leader are guilty, too.
Conservatives say they hate the way Democrats play ‘identity politics.’ But, writes Peter Beinart, that’s just what Donald Trump did with his top Jewish appointments.
In the decades to come, historians of American Jewry will ask how a community that keenly remembers its own experience with state bigotry produced institutions that excused the most nakedly bigoted major party presidential nominee in modern American history.
Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued two public statements. When the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution criticizing settlements, Netanyahu attacked it for not condemning Syria. When Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration’s decision to let the resolution pass, Netanyahu attacked him for not sufficiently condemning the Palestinians.