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  1. politics
    Trump Allies Want to Put Jared Kushner’s Peace Plan on Hold: ReportTrump allies reportedly fear that the plan could incite violence or hurt the chances of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement ever getting off the ground.
  2. eurovision 2019
    The Netherlands Win Eurovision 2019, While Madonna Generates ControversyMadonna’s performance angered both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
  3. eurovision 2019
    Madonna Defends Her Decision to Perform at Eurovision Israel“I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda,”
  4. the national interest
    Republicans Call Tlaib Anti-Semitic for Saying Something Nice About IsraelThe Middle East social justice warriors of the right are at it again.
  5. eurovision 2019
    If Eurovision 2019 Goes Smoothly, It’ll Be a MiracleWith Israel as host, this is almost certainly going to be one of the most controversial and tense installments of the event in its history.
  6. israel
    Netanyahu Wants to Name a Golan Heights Settlement After TrumpIf Netanyahu really wants to honor Trump, he could construct the settlements in the style of the real-estate magnate by ripping off contractors.
  7. world view
    Despite Netanyahu’s Apparent Win, Israel Faces Even More UncertaintyThe prime minister is still awaiting indictment, and his campaign promises, backed by Trump, may bring new instability to the region.
  8. international affairs
    Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank, Never Allow Palestinian State, If ReelectedThe embattled Israeli prime minister is pulling out all the far-right stops in a desperate, Trump-enabled attempt to get reelected.
  9. israel
    Whatever Happened to the Israeli Left?On the eve of the Jewish state’s elections, an appraisal of the battered opposition.
  10. identity politics
    The GOP’s Cynical New Identity-Politics PlaySenate Republicans are looking to back bills that rebuke anti-Semitism — despite their own party’s complicity in anti-Semitic violence.
  11. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Trump Is a Massive Failure — and Getting Exactly What He WantsAt the level of governance, he’s a catastrophe. But meanwhile he keeps tightening his grasp on the country.
  12. foreign policy
    Trump Calls on U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan HeightsThe president just vowed to nullify the international law prohibiting states from acquiring new territory through military conquest.
  13. nepotism
    New Book Details Kushner’s Alleged Middle East Peace Plan, Which Is PreposterousAccording to Vicky Ward’s Kushner Inc., the senior advisor hoped to convince five countries plus Palestine to give aid or renegotiate boundaries.
  14. donald trump
    Trump’s Claim That Democrats Are an ‘Anti-Jewish Party’ Is AbsurdHis reaction to the Ilhan Omar controversy ignores a century of strongly pro-Democratic Jewish sentiment, which continues today.
  15. interesting times
    How Should We Talk About the Israel Lobby’s Power?Representative Ilhan Omar failed to address it effectively. But it’s a legitimately difficult thing to do.
  16. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Is a Convenient Republican TargetThe party is hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  17. ilhan omar
    4 Reasons Republicans Are Keeping the Heat on Ilhan OmarOmar is a convenient target for Republicans hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  18. ilhan omar
    Democrats’ Split Over Ilhan Omar’s Israel Comments: What You Need to KnowAfter much debate, Democrats will vote Thursday on a resolution to condemn hate in all forms.
  19. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Has a Less Bigoted Position on Israel Than Almost All Other DemocratsMaking tone-deaf remarks about dual allegiances is bad. Supporting de facto apartheid rule in the West Bank is much, much worse.
  20. foreign interests
    Could a Looming Indictment Be the End of Benjamin Netanyahu?Weeks before Israel’s election, Netanyahu is set to face corruption charges. To hold onto power, he’s embracing extremists and crying “witch hunt.”
  21. world view
    Trump Gathers Iran Foes Around His Latest Dumpster FireAfter teasing Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan, in Warsaw Trump officials displayed only disdain for old allies and eagerness for Iran conflict.
  22. politics
    Everything to Know About Ilhan Omar’s Israel ControversyOn Tuesday, Trump called on the congresswoman to resign.
  23. ilhan omar
    The Christian Right, Not AIPAC, Drives the GOP’s Pro-Israel StanceWhether or not Ilhan Omar’s claim of vast AIPAC power has anything to do with anti-Semitism, it’s just not accurate, and helps her enemies.
  24. false equivalence
    McCarthy Demands Democrats Treat Two Muslim Members As Bigots Like Steve KingIt’s a twofer for Republicans seeking to undermine Jewish Democratic allegiances while pleasing conservative evangelicals.
  25. foreign interests
    Netanyahu’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Broadcast May Offer a Preview of Trump’s TacticsWith indictments looming, Israel’s prime minister used a TV address to challenge his accusers. It’s a move that might be appealing to Trump, too.
  26. government shutdown
    Democrats Say They’ll Shut Down the Senate Until It Reopens the GovernmentTrump’s got his “national emergency” alternative, but Democrats could stop regular Senate business until the chamber deals with the shutdown.
  27. matrix glitches
    Roseanne Barr Will Speak in Israeli ParliamentSure, why not?
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.”
  38. 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.
  39. israel
    Lana Del Rey Will Now Visit Palestine After Israel Concert“My views on democracy and oppression are aligned with most liberal views.”
  40. lana del rey
    Lana Del Rey’s Israel Fight Is Only the BeginningExpect more fights about the Jewish state in fandom communities.
  41. Israeli Authorities Detain and Question American Jewish ActivistSimone Zimmerman is the co-founder of Israel-criticizing group IfNotNow.
  42. 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.
  43. encounter
    The Face of Birthright Israel Is Speaking Out Against the Prime MinisterTalking to Charles Bronfman about Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, and the embassy move.
  44. 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.
  45. Jared Kushner Says Gaza Protesters Are ‘Part of the Problem’His remark was edited out of an official White House transcript.
  46. 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.
  47. Jerusalem Embassy Opening Features Two Religious Leaders Accused of BigotryThe Trump administration managed to make the move from Tel Aviv a bit more controversial.
  48. foreign policy
    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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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