The Dangers of Donald Trump’s Talk of Jewish Disloyalty

Aug. 22 2019

Asked at a press conference on Tuesday about Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib’s and Ilhan Omar’s most recent display of anti-Israel vitriol, President Trump responded that “Jewish people that vote for a Democrat—I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” David Wolpe comments:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Donald Trump, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib

The U.S. Has Managed to Force a Stalemate in the Syrian Civil War, at Least for Now

In a little remarked-upon statement in May, James Jeffrey, the State Department’s envoy for Syria policy, said that his goal was to turn the war-torn country into “a quagmire for the Russians.” By using economic leverage, this policy has achieved modest success, writes Jonathan Spyer:

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More about: Bashar al-Assad, Russia, Syrian civil war, U.S. Foreign policy