Tag Archives: U.S. Foreign Policy

Why Ending All U.S. Aid to the Palestinians Is a Bad Idea

In an opinion piece published on the NPR web-site, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, joined by a fellow expert in international relations, try lending some nuance to the issue of U.S. aid — humanitarian, development, and security assistance — … Continue reading

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The Hijacking of America: An Engaging but Impossible Tale

WHAT IS IT about dystopian political thrillers that we find so compelling? You know, the stories depicting the descent of civilized, democratic societies into darkness, laced with themes of brainwashing, thought police, and the suppression of individual freedoms… Could it … Continue reading

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UPDATED | This Always Makes America’s Political Leadership Lose Their Senses | VIDEO

I know — LOTS of things do! Like the accrual of power and influence, the smell of money — big money, and of course the fear of not being re-elected. But this thing is unimaginably powerful. It’s strong enough to … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s Laugh

Did you see it, and hear it? I did, and thought I could forget it, but I can’t. So here I am. The scene is the joint press conference held by President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister in the East Room … Continue reading

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UPDATED | What to Expect from America’s New Ambassador to Israel: The Worst of Everything

US ambassador to Israel: ‘Great advantage’ to Netanyahu by JONATHAN COOK / 12 March 2017 David Friedman is known for his support for the most extreme elements in Israel’s settler movement The choice of US ambassador to Israel has never … Continue reading

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