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Why the Israeli Government Ignores American Jews

Israel has an American Jewish problem. This problem manifests itself in different ways, but it seems unquestionable that varied segments of American Jewry do not support Israel in the all-encompassing and largely uncritical way that they once did. 1,021 more words

Israel

Why The NGO Bill Does And Doesn't Matter

Much ado has been made lately over Israel’s now infamous bill regulating non-governmental organizations. This is the proposed legislation requiring Israeli NGOs receiving a majority of their funding from foreign governments to report their funding sources and their representatives to wear identifying badges while in the Knesset. 987 more words

Israel

Understanding the Religious–Secular Dilemma of U.S.–Middle East Relations, part 1 of 4

I was in a fascinating conversation recently with a very sharp political science student, talking about the secular and religious intersection of U.S. – Middle East relations. 1,004 more words

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Winter Reading List

When the days grow short, the weather cold, and the pull of a comfortable chair next to a warm fire almost irresistible, we imagine we will weather our way through various and sundry winter storms while sipping hot chocolate or tea (or a fine Islay whisky!), cuddling up, and reading.   252 more words

Next week Netanyahu and Obama likely to discuss $5 billion a year defense aid beginning 2017

TIMES OF ISRAEL
US officials: Israel requesting $5 billion in annual defense aid
by Staff
November 5, 2015

Israel is asking the United States for $5 billion in annual defense aid for a decade, beginning in 2017, US congressional sources told Reuters on Wednesday.  110 more words

Israel & Middle East

Why didn't Dennis Ross speak up when it might have been useful ?

WASHINGTON POST
Dennis Ross: Critics were right about Obama, Iran and Israel
by Jennifer Rubin
October 28, 2015

Too bad then that Ross did not unequivocally oppose the deal and urge Democrats to do the same. 126 more words

Israel & Middle East

Oslo on My Mind

I had the privilege of meeting and chatting with Ms Wisse recently. She is a brilliant, fearless writer (which I told her). This is a very important read not only because it’s the anniversary of Oslo and 9/11, but because amidst all the stories of the so-called “Iran Deal” her wise perspective is sorely lacking. 212 more words

Israel & Middle East