The Movement to Boycott Israel Is Failing

In 2017 alone, multiple airlines—based in places as disparate as Ireland, Italy, and India—have expanded the number of flights they offer to the Jewish state. Elliott Abrams, noting several examples, takes this as evidence of the failure of efforts to isolate Israel:

The BDS [boycott, divest, and sanction] movement remains a menace, especially on places distant from the real world—such as American and European college campuses. But the reality appears to be that more and more people in more and more places wish to visit Israel, and reject the claims and propaganda offered by those urging boycotts. They are voting with their feet—and their flights.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Is a Successful Leader, Not a Magician

Sept. 20 2019

Following the inconclusive results of Tuesday’s election, weeks may elapse before a prime minister is chosen, and there is a chance that Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career isn’t over yet. Perusing the headlines about Netanyahu over the past year, Ruthie Blum notes how many have referred to him as a political “magician,” or some variant thereof. But this cliché misses the point:

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