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When Cultural Appropriation and Historical Revisionism Are Acts of War


Two weeks ago, a bus filled with veteran Israeli generals from the Bithonistim, a grassroots national security organization, slowly made its way up the slopes of Mt. Ebal in Northern Samaria to visit a biblical-era site that was severely damaged by a Palestinian Authority contractor in late January. They came to draw the public’s attention to the strategic implications of…

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Abdullah the Irrelevant of Jordan


According to media reports in Israel and the US, last Thursday, Israel’s ties with Jordan stood on the brink of the abyss.  But then, five to ten minutes passed and everything went back to normal. Last week’s fleeting, yet existential crisis of relations with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan disappeared without a trace. But before we forget all about it,…

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Bennett, Sa’ar and Israel’s Legal Tyranny


In a week and a half, Israel’s polling stations will open and Israelis will elect their representatives to the Knesset for the fourth time in two years. As was the case in the last three elections, the upcoming elections revolve around one issue – Israel’s legal fraternity. All aspects of public life in Israel today are dictated by the attorney…

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Biden Abandons Middle East Peace


The Trump administration was on the verge of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Indonesia in its final weeks in office, according to a former senior Trump administration official involved in the efforts. The official divulged that the negotiations between Israel and the world’s most populous Muslim state were run by then-President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and…

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The Khashoggi Passion Play


The Biden administration’s decision to publish the intelligence report on Jamal Khashoggi’s death in late 2018 was as predictable as it was destructive to U.S. national security and to the security and stability of the Middle East. It was predictable for two reasons. First, this is Obama’s third term. And in Obama’s first term he played a central role in…

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“Facebook and Twitter? Boycott Them. There are Other Sites”


Mark Levin, the Jewish American talk radio host and former Reagan administration official makes no effort to hide what he thinks. Indeed, what his three-hour radio show’s 14 million regular listeners and his millions more viewers on Fox News who watch his top-rated show every Sunday love most about Levin is that he gives them the unvarnished truth as he…

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Netanyahu and Israel’s NeverNetanyahu Right


Next month, Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new 120-seat Knesset. It will be Israel’s fourth general election in just under two years—an all-time record. To form a governing coalition, one member of Knesset—generally the head of the largest party—needs to form a coalition from several parties in the Knesset that together control at least 61 legislative…

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One Week in Progressive America


The Democrats had a lousy week. It began with former President Donald Trump’s acquittal in the Senate. Trump’s acquittal was a major blow to the Democrats. It isn’t that anyone believed Trump would be convicted. Whether Republicans love or hate the former president, the fact is that it is unconstitutional to hold an impeachment trial for a former officeholder. And…

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Navigating Israel’s Ship of State through the Biden Storm


In a media briefing Friday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to say whether the Biden administration views Israel as an ally. Psaki’s behavior was easy to understand. Although Israel is America’s strongest and most reliable ally in the Middle East, Israel cannot follow where the Biden administration is now leading. President Joe Biden’s policy steps and foreign policy appointments…

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