The First Act of Arab Terror on American Soil, Fifty Years Ago

A half-century ago today, Sirhan Sirhan murdered the senator and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy. It is often forgotten, writes Warren Kozak, that the assassination had more in common with the attacks on the World Trade Center of 1993 and 2001 than with the other political assassinations of the era:

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More about: History & Ideas, John F. Kennedy, Palestinian terror, Robert Kennedy, War on Terror

Political Paralysis Could Leave Israel at the Mercy of Economic Crisis

July 15 2020

With unemployment skyrocketing and the government contemplating renewed lockdowns in the face of a second wave of the coronavirus, Israeli Treasury officials have been working to craft a fiscal plan to pave the way to economic recovery. But the budget has been stalled by the rivalry between the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his primary coalition partner Benny Gantz, who is scheduled to replace him in November 2021. Haviv Rettig Gur explains the impasse, and why it matters:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Coronavirus, Israeli economy, Israeli politics