In Condemning the “Occupation,” Liberal Jewish Organizations Accept the Anti-Israel Position

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement last November that the U.S. would no longer consider it illegal for Israelis to reside in the West Bank brought widespread condemnation—some of it from mainstream Jewish leaders and organizations. To Asaf Romirowsky, these critics misunderstand not only the historical and legal issues at play but also the underlying causes of the Israel-Palestinian conflict:

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More about: BDS, Israel on campus, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Settlements

Israel’s New Government Is Neither a Win Nor a Loss for Either of the Major Parties

March 31 2020

On Thursday, when the news broke that Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz had agreed to form a national-unity government, pundits and politicians on both left and right seemed to agree that the incumbent prime minister had managed to outmaneuver his rival. But as details of the coalition agreement emerged, this interpretation began to seem less convincing. Haviv Rettig Gur explains:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli Election 2020, Israeli politics