Category Archives: US-Israel Relations

What’s up with my American friends

It’s been almost three years since the day that I left the USA with no plans to return, almost three years since I got on a plane knowing that I no longer owned a home or a car or a … Continue reading

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Dumping a classic abuser

On Tuesday, President Obama selected his aide Ben Rhodes for the US Holocaust Memorial Council. Ben Rhodes wrote the section of the 2006 Iran Study Group report that advised sacrificing Israel to help convince Iran and Syria to leave Iraq … Continue reading

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The “international community” and its Israel problem

I am writing on Wednesday, after the passage of UNSC resolution 2334 and John Kerry’s speech laying out his parameters for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And after that, there will or will not be another Security Council resolution, in which … Continue reading

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Questions and answers about UN Security Council resolution 2334

On Friday, December 23, 2016, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2334 with a vote of 14 in favor and one abstention – the US. What does the resolution say? A lot of things (full text is here), but some … Continue reading

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The terrorist veto

Dear Mr. President-Elect and Mr. Prime Minister, You understand that you are being tested, do you not? Mr. Trump, they want to know if you are as tough as you say you are and if you will live up to … Continue reading

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