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Israel

  1. international affairs
    Could War With Iran Be an October Surprise?A series of mysterious explosions and alleged Israeli sabotage operations could soon open the door to a broader conflict.
  2. democratic primaries
    Engel Teaches Dems That Backing War and Apartheid Has a DownsideThe congressman toed AIPAC’s line. In his race against Jamaal Bowman, that hurt him more than it helped.
  3. middle east
    Kushner Can Solve Israel-Palestine Conflict Because He’s ‘Read 25 Books on It’That’s a lot of reading for the Trump administration, though not quite enough for his 80-page plan to make it past peer review.
  4. middle east
    Kushner: Palestine May ‘Screw Up’ Peace Plan Like Every Deal ‘They’ve Ever Had’“They’re going to screw up another opportunity like they’ve screwed up every other opportunity that they’ve ever had in their existence.”
  5. world view
    Trump’s Middle East Plan Is About Exerting Power, Not Achieving PeaceThe conflict is now shaped by the worldview of Trump and his allies — and a two-state solution may be off the table for good.
  6. israel
    Trump Invites Israel, Not Palestine, to Discuss Peace PlanThe president appears to think it takes one to tango.
  7. qasem soleimani
    Could Iran Punish Israel for an American Assassination?Intelligencer staffers discuss the latest developments in the aftermath of Qasem Soleimani’s death.
  8. iran
    If Trump Can’t Bully Iran Into Backing Down, Things Could Get Scary FastTrump hates limited, conventional wars and also thinks intimidating enemies with great shows of force will subdue them. What if it doesn’t this time?
  9. free speech
    Trump’s Executive Order to Stifle Israel Critics Probably Violates ConstitutionThe Trump administration is stumbling into a free-speech nightmare by using the power of the state to silence legitimate protest.
  10. foreign interests
    Netanyahu’s Indictment Won’t Solve Israel’s Political ParalysisPressing, existential questions about the country’s future extend well beyond the fate of one man.
  11. world view
    Trump’s Israeli Settlement Reversal Is About What’s Good for Him, Not the LawThere’s scant evidence that the U.S. examined “all sides of the legal debate,” but altering the longstanding policy has domestic advantages for Trump.
  12. foreign interests
    Israel’s Election Deadlock May Mean Netanyahu’s Luck Has Finally Run OutNeither the right wing nor the center-left has a clear path to a majority in the Knesset – and Netanyahu’s hold on power is now even shakier.
  13. donald trump
    The 7 Most Unhinged Things Trump Said on WednesdayTrump proclaimed himself the “chosen one,” continued feuding over Greenland, and joked (maybe) about giving himself the Medal of Honor.
  14. religion
    When Trump Talks About Jews, He’s Really Talking to Evangelical ChristiansTrump’s appeals to Jews are mostly dog whistles to his Evangelical base, which views Jews and Israel as central to the Second Coming.
  15. islamophobia
    Trump’s Tweets Prove GOP Attacks on Omar, Tlaib Were Always About IslamophobiaThe anti-Semitism allegations were just a cover.
  16. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Limits of My ConservatismIn a healthy society, conservatives accept social change. Faced with bullying radicalism, they become reactionaries.
  17. rashida tlaib
    Rashida Tlaib: I Won’t Visit Grandmother Under Israel’s ‘Oppressive’ ConditionsThe congresswoman understandably chooses defiance over political humiliation.
  18. israel
    By Barring Omar and Tlaib, Netanyahu Did BDS a Huge FavorCalling attention to Israel’s illiberalism and the congresswomen’s advocacy for Palestinian rights will increase support for BDS.
  19. power
    You Can Always Tell When Trump Is AfraidBy helping to ban Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from Israel, Trump has shown how much they threaten him.
  20. free speech
    GOP: Ilhan Omar Is Un-American Because She Supports the First AmendmentOmar’s so-called “BDS resolution” merely affirms Americans’ constitutional right to participate in boycotts.
  21. foreign interests
    The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Has Even Spread to Israel’s ElectionWhy is Benjamin Netanyahu highlighting lesser rival Ehud Barak’s link to Epstein? Because the prime minister knows he needs every edge he can get.
  22. 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.
  23. eurovision 2019
    The Netherlands Win Eurovision 2019, While Madonna Generates ControversyMadonna’s performance angered both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
  24. eurovision 2019
    Madonna Defends Her Decision to Perform at Eurovision Israel“I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda,”
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. israel
    Whatever Happened to the Israeli Left?On the eve of the Jewish state’s elections, an appraisal of the battered opposition.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Is a Convenient Republican TargetThe party is hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.”
  42. 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.
  43. politics
    Everything to Know About Ilhan Omar’s Israel ControversyOn Tuesday, Trump called on the congresswoman to resign.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. matrix glitches
    Roseanne Barr Will Speak in Israeli ParliamentSure, why not?
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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