American Jewish Leaders Have Failed and Betrayed the Community


Over the past 25 years, the position of the American Jewish community, its political power and security have deteriorated at breakneck speed. Part of the problem of course is the rise of politically legitimate anti-Semitism on the political left. But part of the problem is the failure of the American Jewish leadership to fight the new anti-Semitism and defend the…

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The U.S. is unprepared for the coming conflagration


1In the Middle East News Hour this week, I was joined by my colleague from the Center for Security Policy and friend David Wurmser. We focused on the fallout from President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Israel and the Middle East. Every state in the Middle East, friend and foe—except Israel—realizes that Biden’s visit to the region was a failur. Israel’s caretaker…

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Why Politicians Lie to Voters (And why voters lie to themselves)


On this week’s “Mideast News Hour,” I was joined by MK Amichai Chikli, the one member of Naftali Bennett’s Yamina Party who refused to abandon the party’s pledge to its voters not to form a left-wing government.  We discussed the moral and democratic basis for Chikli’s decision to remain in Knesset as a one-man opposition to the Bennett-Lapid government inside…

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The Strategic Fallout of Biden’s Failure


Arguably, the moment U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel crashed and burned was on Friday morning during his remarks at Augusta Victoria Hospital on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Biden’s visit to the all-Arab hospital was the most controversial stop during Biden’s visit to the Jewish state, because it signaled an about-face on America’s long standing support for…

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Biden’s Hostile Visit to the Middle East


In his July 9 Washington Post op-ed, which served as a curtain raiser for his trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia, US President Joe Biden laid positions that were contemptuous of both countries and their security concerns. To understand Biden’s policies and the proper way for Israel and Saudi Arabia to handle Biden’s visit, I hosted Tony Badran from the Foundation for…

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How Biden Ensured his Trip to the Middle East Would Fail


Ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia, the President published an op-ed in the Washington Post, where he placed his trip to into the context of his overall Middle East policy. A few days later, Israel’s opposition leader, former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a brief statement on Biden’s then upcoming visit that spoke directly…

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Congressional Candidate Matthew Foldi’s (R) Plan for Fighting Progressive Anti-Semitism


In this week’s Ihosted Matthew Foldi, a 25-year-old candidate in the Republican primaries for Maryland’s 6th Congressional district.He’s also my nephew.Matthew and I discussed how Congress can combat rising anti-Semitism in university campuses and throughout the U.S., particularly in progressive enclaves and how Matthew’s experience as an investigative reporter and as a student activist fighting BDS at University of Chicago…

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How to End Israel’s Political Instability


For the past three and a half years, dysfunctional politics have rendered Israel hard-pressed to identify and seize opportunities or respond adequately to rising threats, whether they emanate from Tehran, Washington, Europe, Saudi Arabia or beyond. Last Thursday, the Bennett-Lapid government dissolved Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, setting elections for November 1. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett resigned from the premiership after a year…

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Why the Bennett-Lapid Government REALLY Fell


On Wednesday the Bennett-Lapid government officially fell as the Knesset voted to dissolve and new elections were scheduled for November 1. On this week’s show, Gadi Taub and I discussed the causes for the government’s downfall, and what to expect from interim Prime Minister Yair Lapid, (aka “Postmodern Empty-Suit Man”). We used the Dobbs’ decision as a means to compare…

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The US and NATO Are Losing in Ukraine


This week Ukrainian President Zelensky said that Mariopol has been depopulated and destroyed by Russia. As the weeks go by and the war in Ukraine enters its fifth month, I spoke with my friend David Goldman from Asia Times, the Claremont Institute and PJMedia about the situation on the ground and what Russia’s destruction of Ukraine, and the West’s buckling…

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