"Grassroots" Israeli influence campaign actually run by intelligence veterans.
Reading Time: 6 minutesScience has always held the answers — or at least the promise of answers — to many of our problems. Deadly ones, like cancer, strokes, and heart attacks. And troubling, though non-deadly ones, ranging from blindness to baldness. We have been able to explore the deepest, darkest areas of the sea.
Democrats initiate flawed resolutions to uphold obsolete two-state solution.
Multi-pronged assault is a war for the entire region.
Will the Ultimate Deal finally be unveiled?
Reading Time: 3 minutesEven before he officially kicks off his reelection campaign later this month, President Donald Trump has already found plenty of ways to use campaign donations to line his own pockets. But he may want to invest in a campaign finance expert quickly — or at least somebody who can count — or his campaign could soon be slapped with sanctions by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Liquidating Palestinian rights seen as key to building anti-Iran alliance.
“Symbiotic relationship” between US hardliners and jihadists fuels Middle East chaos and right-wing extremism.
UAE politicians and elite call for more normalization between Israel and Gulf state.
Israel rigs poll in desperate attempt to manipulate public opinion.
Avoiding an investigation into the Afghan conflict creates a precedent that may also harm Palestinians.
Jared Kushner’s suggestion that Russian interference was limited to “buying some Facebook ads” is akin to claiming that all the US did in Vietnam was send some military equipment.Even if it weren’t a blatant, easily disprovable lie, it would still not change the fact that a foreign power, using illegal means, sought to interfere in a US election on behalf of the candidate it felt would be more pliant to its strategic goals.Howe
It is simply impossible to read the Mueller report and not come away with the certainty that this administration is the most (morally) corrupt and dysfunctional in US history, and that it is headed by a president who was only saved from prosecution because the people working for him routinely had the good sense to disregard his orders.
It takes many hours to read the Mueller report, but the deeper you dig, the more arresting insights and intriguing plot twists you find.One surprising insight: Many of the players in the Trump campaign appear to be apolitical. They don’t grasp for power; they seek what’s “good for business,” in the words of former campaign chair Paul Manafort.
Case in Point: Carter PageBeginning on page 95, the report recounts the saga of Carter Page, candidate Trump’s foreign policy adviser.
Not even Israel advocates want his plan to see the light of day.
It is nearly as long and as chock-full of Russian names as any novel by Tolstoy. It is such good reading that it should not be left to the pundits to digest. Dive right in and you’ll almost immediately come up with intriguing tidbits. First, there’s a “caveat emptor” message from the author:
Young Jewish Conservatives’ director Ben Packer supports founder of Kach organization designated as terrorist group by US.
Muhammad Abd al-Fattah was not killed in self-defense, but while he was defenseless.
With House Democrats making a push to get their hands on Donald Trump’s tax returns, there is an expectation among those wanting to see the president get toppled that these documents might constitute the smoking gun that will bring him down.But instead of a silver bullet, it’s more likely that the tax returns will be a relative dud, and here is why: There is simply no way that they are complete and accurate.As we and others have documented — and anybody with an open mind must surely realize — Trump is a crook and a charlatan.
Trump senior adviser’s racism traces back to college days with white supremacist Richard Spencer and Kahane supporter Ben Packer.
Can’t wait to read the entire Mueller Report? Don’t hold your breath.
Israeli leaders seek total capitulation of Palestinians in Gaza.
Weapons trade helps Israel and US secure favorable UN votes.
Arab states continue warm embrace of officially backed Israeli athletes.
Newspaper of record rejects correcting its conflation of Israeli military and civilian deaths.
President promotes letter against Ilhan Omar signed by anti-Muslim hate groups.
Officials from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates move closer to Israel.
Punitive measure will worsen dire humanitarian situation in besieged Gaza, rights group says.
Dismissed by Israel and forgotten internationally, Palestinians are at a critical juncture.
Arms tested on Palestinians could be in greater demand as Europe boosts its military capacity.
Everyday we look at unfolding news and events through the lens of politics. Suppose we tried to understand it all instead through the lens of psychology? Suppose we got beyond the zero-sum political construct, and into how we have been and are still being manipulated.What if we realized that President Donald Trump is just a symptom of the deeper crumbling psychological infrastructure of our country? One that makes us so vulnerable to divisive political tactics?
As the partial government shutdown lurches into its fourth week, there is a lot of collateral damage to go around, affecting everyone from communities waiting for cleanups of toxic Superfund sites, to new parents buying baby toys and even some victims of sexual assault.
President Donald Trump, who hates being constrained by pesky things like laws, the separation of powers, or the Constitution, seems poised to invoke a national emergency to get his taxpayer-funded wall built along the southern border. To save face after triggering a government shutdown over this issue, it is believed that Trump would use this move to seize land along the border and reallocate funds designated for real emergencies to deal with this made-up crisis.
Most — if not all — presidents ran for office because they thought they could run the country better than the other candidates. And running the country means being in charge of the US government. It implies some regard for the institution that would be paying their salary. But Donald Trump never really considered the presidency to be a job. It was just a vehicle to gain the most attention from adoring crowds, obtain the best perks, maximize his brand, and hold the greatest power.
Human rights group decries “abhorrent” call that violates international law.
Withdrawal of PA personnel from Rafah crossing spells effective closure of the besieged territory.
Palestinian American congresswoman faces smears from left and right.
Speaking truth to power is important — but it matters little if the words aren’t backed up by action. And there may not be a more apparent truth than the moral bankruptcy of the country’s most powerful person, President Donald Trump.