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Kamala Harris should be judged by her own standards

Two weeks ago, the vice president was speaking to a college class when a student expressed frustration that her campus organizing against U.S. funding for Israel had been ineffective. The student referred to actions...
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Revolution has come to America

How does a nation lose its freedom? One way, of course, is through foreign conquest. History is filled with examples of nations being subjugated and enslaved by foreign tyranny. Today, in the United States,...
A conference in Erbil, Iraq, hosted by the Center for Peace Communications, September 2021. Source: Screenshot.

A cautionary tale about Arab-Israeli normalization

Those picking up The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 24 got some good news about the cause of peace in the Middle East. On its opinion page was an article by Sheikh Wisam Al-Harden, an influential tribal leader...
U.S. Special Representative to Iran Robert Malley, former CEO of the International Crisis Group and former National Security Council official during the Obama administration. Source: Screenshot.

Malley: US ‘can’t wait forever’ for Iran to rejoin nuclear talks

The United States is prepared to be patient with Iran regarding the negotiations over a return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but “can’t wait forever,” according to U.S. Special Representative to...
U.S. President Joe Biden with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, on Aug. 27, 2021. Source: Embassy of Israel/Twitter.

Biden administration briefs Jewish leaders on Bennett meetings, foreign policy

The Biden administration held a short telephone call with leaders of American Jewish organizations on Aug. 27, giving them a general outline of the meetings between U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister...
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A US visa waiver for Israelis? Doubtful.

A visa waiver is a sign of deep friendship and trust between nations. The United States has waiver arrangements with about 40 countries, including some—like Chile or Brunei—that do not enjoy the same level...
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Rescuing Biden from Afghanistan

The obvious lesson for Israel from America’s abandonment of Afghanistan to the Taliban is that it can’t count on the U.S. to protect it from the consequences of ceding more territory. This reality, however, is...
U.S. President Biden on the campaign trail in Henderson, Nev., on Feb. 14, 2020. Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore.

Instead of surrendering to Taliban, Biden could have declared victory

The humiliation of President Joe Biden by a gang of murderous thugs in Afghanistan is just revving up. The latest insult is that the Taliban is refusing to give him any leeway to continue...
AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr (left) and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 25, 2021. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

On first day of US trip, Bennett meets with AIPAC, top Biden administration staff

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Howard Kohr, CEO of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), on Wednesday during his first full day of a brief trip to Washington, D.C. Bennett arrived in the United...
Demonstrators in front of the White House protesting the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Credit: john smith 2021/Shutterstock.

Taliban triumph in Afghanistan has Arab states and Israel hedging dependence on US

The Taliban’s quick takeover of Afghanistan has Middle Eastern countries deeply concerned about their dependence on the U.S. security umbrella. Elliott Abrams, who served as Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela during the Donald Trump...