Barack Obama’s Revisionist History of Israel

Nov. 30 2020

In his recently published memoir of his first term in office, the former president Barack Obama reserves some harsh words for Benjamin Netanyahu—and for AIPAC—that reveal his misunderstanding of the Jewish state’s predicament. The roots of that misunderstanding perhaps come from the widely shared but deeply distorted version of Israeli history Obama sets forth in the book’s pages. Examining this history, Dov Lipman—who states that he has never before criticized the former president in public—writes:

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More about: Barack Obama, Israeli history, US-Israel relations

Israel-Palestinian Peace Starts with Combating Anti-Semitism

Jan. 22 2021

If there is to be a resolution to the conflict between the Jewish state and a putative Palestinian one, writes Jonathan Michanie, it won’t start with drawing lines on maps or restrictions on where Jews can build houses, but with the Palestinian Authority (PA) abandoning its official anti-Semitism. The PA can, in this regard, learn much from those Arab nations that have recently made peace with Israel:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Morocco, Palestinian Authority