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.
If David Friedman wins Senate confirmation, he has a gigantic task ahead of him, and that is to decide which David Friedman he will be — the flamethrower or the diplomat.
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.
A year after the Netanyahu government promised to create a space for egalitarian prayer at the Kotel, nothing has happened. Maybe it’s time for American Jews to stop pleading and do something bold.
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.
For decades now I have been active in shaping the moral face of Israel, the democratic nation-state of the Jewish people. I have been involved in writing the codes of ethics for the IDF, the Knesset, the government, several ministries as well as numerous major organizations and professions.
It’s a revelation that’s shaking up Israel’s political and media worlds as intensely as reports of a proposed secret deal between Donald Trump, CNN and Fox News would rock the United States.
A quantitative and qualitative review of John Kerry’s speech, given in response to U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, shows that from the very beginning, Kerry was clearly making the case for Israel.169
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.544
You thought we were chumps to believe that separation and sacrifice would ensure Israel’s future. So what’s your plan?379
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