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Biden’s Already Backing Down on Iran

February 10, 2021

In his first major foreign-policy speech delivered last week, President Joe Biden sent a variety of confusing and mixed messages, but one thing was clear: Whatever Donald Trump was for, he was against. Thus, he sounded tough on Russia but soft on China. And though he paid lip service to the idea that his administration […]

How We Talk About African-American Anti-Semitism

April 6, 2020

Generalizing about blacks and anti-Semitism is a mistake. The presence of African-American community leaders and politicians at the January 5, 2020 New York City march against anti-Semitism was heartening. So, too, are the many testimonies that have come forward from individuals about acts of caring and kindness towards the ultra-Orthodox community that has been targeted […]

The Crisis of the Obama-Israeli Alliance

August 31, 2012

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem in September 2012. When President Obama took office in January 2009, no secret was made of the fact that his guiding philosophy in foreign affairs was to shift gears from the priorities of his predecessor. For the Arab and Muslim world, that […]

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