The Press Turns a Blind Eye to Bernie Sanders’s Jeremy Corbyn Problem

Dec. 16 2019

On Thursday—the day of the national election in the United Kingdom—the Bernie Sanders campaign announced its support for the British Labor party. Setting aside the question of whether it is prudent for an American presidential candidate to endorse a foreign politician, especially one with a fondness for terrorists and dictators and who has unleashed a torrent of anti-Semitism in his own party, Noah Rothman notes that the Sanders campaign has some problems of its own that are not unlike Labor’s:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Jeremy Corbyn, Labor Party (UK), U.S. Politics

 

Benny Gantz Should Be Praised for Compromising, Not Condemned for Capitulating

March 30 2020

After three inconclusive elections in a year’s time, Israel’s political stalemate seemed to come to an end last week when the leaders of the two largest parties—Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu—agreed to form a governing coalition together with some of the smaller parties. According to the deal, Netanyahu will serve as prime minister for eighteen months, after which he will be succeeded by Gantz. This compromise, paradoxically, has led to the breakup of Gantz’s Blue and White party, as two of its three constituent factions have refused to join the unity government. Their leaders have denounced Gantz for supposedly crumbling before Netanyahu, but Jonathan Tobin argues that he has acted bravely:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli politics, Moshe Yaalon, Yair Lapid