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Israel

  1. politics
    Democrats Finally Splitting With Republicans on Terrorism-Focused Foreign PolicyDemocrats are abandoning the war in Yemen that Obama supported. The 2020 presidential race could spur a real Democratic foreign policy debate.
  2. political correctness
    CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill to Comfort Conservative SnowflakesHill’s firing shows that nothing is more “politically incorrect” than the idea that Palestinians and Israelis are equally entitled to human rights.
  3. foreign interests
    Netanyahu’s Government Survives — But Maybe Not for LongThe prime minister thwarted a rebellion within his Cabinet, but Israel’s ultranationalist faction is still winning the long game.
  4. foreign interests
    Netanyahu Is No Longer Hawkish Enough for His Own GovernmentAfter agreeing to a cease-fire in Gaza, the prime minister is cast as a capitulating peacenik by his allies. Still, he’ll probably be reelected.
  5. israel
    Can Israeli Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni Rebuild the Bridge to American Jews?She’s trying to kick out Netanyahu, but that might not be enough.
  6. Trump’s DOE Vows to Help College Students Restrict Free Speech (About Israel)The Trump administration announces that anti-Zionist speech is too politically incorrect and triggering to be allowed on college campuses.
  7. foreign policy
    Trump’s Effort to Strong-Arm Palestinians Will Bring More Suffering, Not PeaceCutting aid and shuttering the PLO office aligns with Netanyahu’s plan to crush the Palestinian national movement, but will only prolong the conflict.
  8. foreign relations
    The Trump Administration Declares War on International War Crimes CourtIn a fiery speech before the conservative Federalist Society, Trump’s national security adviser takes “America First” to new lengths.
  9. a curse or a blessing
    Roseanne Barr Says She’s Leaving for Israel When The Conners Premieres“I’m not going to curse it or bless it,” she says of the upcoming ABC spin-off.
  10. israel
    Lana Del Rey Postpones Israel and Palestine Performances“It’s important to me to perform in both Palestine and Israel and treat all my fans equally.”
  11. Trump Administration to Cut Off Aid to Palestinian Refugee ProgramJared Kushner wants to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians by forcing one side to submit.
  12. israel
    Lana Del Rey Will Now Visit Palestine After Israel Concert“My views on democracy and oppression are aligned with most liberal views.”
  13. lana del rey
    Lana Del Rey’s Israel Fight Is Only the BeginningExpect more fights about the Jewish state in fandom communities.
  14. Israeli Authorities Detain and Question American Jewish ActivistSimone Zimmerman is the co-founder of Israel-criticizing group IfNotNow.
  15. Can the Young Activists of IfNotNow Change the Conversation About Israel?By disrupting Birthright and Jewish summer camps, they’re becoming the new face of the Jewish left.
  16. The Face of Birthright Israel Is Speaking Out Against the Prime MinisterTalking to Charles Bronfman about Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, and the embassy move.
  17. Israel and Palestine Just Slid Further Away From the Possibility of PeaceTrump’s embassy move is an illustration of how far gone the situation in Israel and Palestine is.
  18. Jared Kushner Says Gaza Protesters Are ‘Part of the Problem’His remark was edited out of an official White House transcript.
  19. Dozens of Palestinians Shot Dead by Israeli Forces Amid Gaza ProtestAs the U.S. opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip is seeing its worst carnage in years.
  20. Jerusalem Embassy Opening Features Two Religious Leaders Accused of BigotryThe Trump administration managed to make the move from Tel Aviv a bit more controversial.
  21. Trump’s Iran-Deal Exit Has Raised the Risk of War, Even Faster Than ExpectedIsrael and Iran are running out of reasons not to escalate their low-key conflict in Syria into a broader regional catastrophe.
  22. Israel Targets Iran’s Military in Syria With ‘Unprecedented’ StrikesThe Syrian Foreign Ministry called the strikes “the start of a new phase of aggression” by Israel.
  23. politics
    Spy Firm Hired to Find ‘Dirt’ on Obama Officials, Possibly by Trump Team: ReportThe same firm Harvey Weinstein used to go after his accusers was apparently hired to discredit two Obama advisers who worked on the Iran deal.
  24. Trump Buys Netanyahu’s Bad Case for Abandoning the Iran DealThe Israeli prime minister’s alleged bombshell offered no evidence of Iranian noncompliance and ample reason to keep the nuclear agreement in place.
  25. Israeli Military Kills Three, Wounds Hundreds More at Gaza BorderThe killings come as the U.N. criticizes Israel’s “excessive force” against demonstrators.
  26. Natalie Portman and the Crisis of Liberal ZionismIsrael is choosing Zionism over democracy. Now, American Jews must decide if they’re willing to support that choice.
  27. israel
    Natalie Portman Explains Why She Declined to Travel to Israel for Award Ceremony“My decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has been mischaracterized by others. Let me speak for myself.”
  28. Can Rabbi Rick Jacobs Save Liberal Zionism in the Age of Netanyahu?The senior official in America’s largest Jewish denomination has become an outspoken critic of the Israeli Establishment.
  29. Saudi Crown Prince: Israel Has a Right to ExistMohammed Bin Salman went on to say that Iran’s supreme leader is “worse than Hitler.”
  30. What the Hell Is Happening in Gaza?Mass Palestinian protests along the border with Israel have already led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
  31. Strange But True: Headlines From the Middle EastFor years, people have talked about what the Middle East would look like if the United States took a more limited role. That time has come.
  32. Trump Gave Putin a Message to Pass Along to the PalestiniansPutin as middleman in the Middle East? What could go wrong?
  33. Israel’s War With Iran Comes Out of the ShadowsSaturday’s clash signals that Syria could become the theater for a direct confrontation between two of the most powerful states in the Middle East.
  34. Israel Conducts Air Strikes on Iranian Targets in SyriaIt was the first time Israel has directly targeted Iranian military forces, and marks a dangerous escalation in the conflict.
  35. Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan: Intimidate the Palestinians Into SurrenderThe president’s threat to withdraw U.S. aid appears designed to trap Abbas into negotiating a bad deal.
  36. Mike Pence’s Middle East Trip Has Degenerated Into a Glorified Photo OpPence said he was going to the Middle East to promote peace and help persecuted Christians. Now he’s just taking pictures.
  37. A Train Station Near One of Israel’s Holiest Sites to Be Named for TrumpIt’s to honor Trump for his “courageous and historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.”
  38. canceled shows
    Lorde Cancels Tel Aviv Show: ‘I Didn’t Make the Right Call on This One’The singer was encouraged to take part in an artistic boycott of the country after announcing her concert last week.
  39. ISIS Threatens Attacks on U.S. Soil After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision“We will do more ops in your land,” the terror group said on social media Thursday.
  40. Is Trump Prepared for What Happens If His Jerusalem Gambit Backfires?It would be foolish not to expect chaos over such a sensitive diplomatic issue.
  41. Israel Strikes Gaza in Response to Rocket FireTrump bucked precedent — and the entire international community — by naming Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Riots and rockets ensued.
  42. Trump’s Expected Israel Embassy Move Has Already Sparked New Middle East TurmoilThough the U.S. embassy won’t move to Jerusalem for years, it’s raised concerns about violent protests and strained diplomatic relations.
  43. Trump to Delay Israel Embassy Move for at Least 6 MonthsBut he’ll still manage to upset a lot of people on Wednesday.
  44. Why Is Trump Intent on Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem?The administration’s coy threat to violate a longstanding diplomatic norm carries huge risks and is helpful to nobody.
  45. backstories
    Where in Los Angeles Did Transparent Film Its Israel Scenes?From Malibu to Santa Clarita.
  46. chat room
    Jill Soloway Wonders What the Word ‘Woman’ Is For and Revisits an Old DebatePlus, Soloway revisits a debate with Jenji Kohan about the female gaze.
  47. Check Out Some Clips from ‘Conan Without Borders: Israel’Conan O’Brien’s latest remote special Conan Without Borders: Israel aired on TBS last night, and if you missed it, the network released a bunch […]
  48. Conan O’Brien Heads to Israel Next Month for His New ‘Conan Without […]Conan O’Brien has another remote special in the works. During last night’s show, O’Brien revealed that he’s headed to Israel next month to tape […]
  49. controversies
    Radiohead Finally Performed in Israel, and It Was Their Longest Show in YearsThey played 27 songs in total.
  50. israel
    Never Forget Radiohead’s Relationship With Israel Goes Way BackRadiohead are still largely indebted to Israel for helping make “Creep” a hit.
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