Trump and Netanyahu Scramble the Board

by Allan C. Brownfeld AT HIS MEETING with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week, President Trump abandoned decades of bipartisan U.S. policy and declared that the U.S. would no longer insist on the creation of a Palestinian state as part of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. In Trump’s words, either a […]

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Is the Israeli Occupation Moving Towards Apartheid?

by Allan C. Brownfeld Discussed in this essay: Apartheid In Palestine, edited by Ghada Ageel. University of Alberta Press, 263 pages, 2016. ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION of the West Bank and East Jerusalem has come under increased scrutiny since December, when the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that condemned Israeli settlement building. The Obama administration chose to […]

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David Friedman’s Embrace of the Occupation

A GREAT RECRUITING TOOL FOR ISIS by Allan C. Brownfeld DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL campaign, Donald Trump took a strong stand against ISIS, which he pledged to defeat. Now he has announced his choice for ambassador to Israel, his bankruptcy attorney, David Friedman. Friedman has strong ties with Israel’s extreme rightwing and is a vocal opponent […]

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$38 Billion More for Israel

WHY THE PACKAGE IS HARMFUL TO BOTH COUNTRIES by Allan Brownfeld IN SEPTEMBER, the U.S. signed an unprecedented pact with Israel that will provide it with the largest amount of military aid ever awarded to any country — $3.8 billion annually for ten years, with promises of the latest in fighter jets, missile defense systems […]

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AIPAC: Harmful to Israel, Harmful to the U.S.

by Allan C. Brownfeld THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE of the American Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has attracted almost 20,000 people to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital. Every presidential candidate — except Bernie Sanders — is appearing as speaker, along with Vice President Joe Biden. As a result of AIPAC’s influence (it […]

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