The Red-Green Alliance’s War Against Israel Continues


There are two sides to the war against Israel – the terrorist side and the political side. The missiles the Hamas’ terrorist regime in Gaza shot at Ashdod and Ashkelon and the anti-Israel demonstrations outside the White House which both happened during the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn, are a bitter reminder that the war…

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A Tale of Two White House Signing Ceremonies


Washington: Attending the White House signing ceremony on Tuesday of the Abraham Accords – which normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain – was both moving and jarring. Standing at the South Lawn, just meters from the Rose Garden where the Oslo Accord were signed 27 years ago on September 13, 1993, the comparison between the…

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The UAE and the Democratic-CAIR partnership


The US-brokered peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which is scheduled to be finalized next week at the White House, strikes a major blow to the twin forces of Islamic imperialism and terror in the Middle East: the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood and the Shiite regime in Iran. The tripartite alliance between the US, Israel, and the UAE openly…

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America and the EU – a One-Way Alliance


The economic normalization deal that President Donald Trump reached September 4 with President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo was a diplomatic masterstroke. As Ambassador Richard Grenell, special envoy for the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue, explained last week, the deal was born of Trump’s recognition that the longstanding diplomatic approach to the decades-long conflict between the two…

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The Rat in Israeli Public Life


Over the past several weeks, Israelis have been riveted by a new crime drama called “Meniac” or “Rat” whose central character is an investigator in Police Investigations Division of the Justice Ministry, charged with investigating crooked cops. The plot surrounds the main character’s shattering discovery of deeply rooted corruption at all levels of the police and state prosecution. If the…

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The Israel-Sunni Bloc – the Middle East’s New Sheriff


Between his meetings in Jerusalem on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recorded a short address for the Republican National Convention in which he discussed many of the Trump administration’s foreign policy accomplished. By the time his remarks were broadcast in the U.S. Tuesday night, Pompeo had already landed in Khartoum, Sudan, the second stop on his week-long shuttle…

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The JCPOA and the Demise of the Post-Cold War “Order”


Many eulogies of Brent Scowcroft, president George H.W. Bush’s national security advisor who died on August 6, have referred to him as a foreign policy realist. Whereas the question of his putative realism boils down to how you define the term, it is very clear that Scowcroft was an institutionalist. His institutionalism passed away at the UN Security Council last…

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Is the Palestinian Veto Alive or Dead?


Since Israel was established, the Palestinian veto doomed all efforts to forge peace between the Arab world and the Jewish state. The Palestinian veto rests on a toxic proposition that Israel’s right to exist is contingent on its satisfaction of Palestinian claims against it. So long as the Palestinians say they are unappeased, Israel cannot expect the Arab world to…

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Harris, Omar and the Democrats’ Great March Leftward


On Tuesday, two notable events occurred in the Democratic Party. Joe Biden announced he selected California Senator Kamala Harris to serve as his running mate in November; and Rep. Ilhan Omar won her primary, all-but guaranteeing her return to Congress for a second term. On the face of things, Harris’s selection seems like the more significant of the two events.…

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Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Potemkin Village


Two days after the port of Beirut was destroyed last Tuesday, the first of three U.S. military C-130 cargo planes arrived in the devastated city. U.S. relief from the three shipments is valued at $17 million. U.S. commander of Central Command (Centcom), Marine General Frank McKenzie, called the chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Gen. Joseph Aoun and expressed “U.S. willingness…

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