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How Israel kept the Arab Spring from becoming the winter of its discontent

Ten years ago, in late 2010 and early 2011, the Arab world experienced a series of convulsions that tore apart the Middle East as we knew it. Starting in Tunisia, where a young fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest corruption and police abuse, angry demonstrations spread throughout the region. Some […]

Mic Catches Nearly All of Joe Biden’s Breathing During Masked Speech

President Joe Biden’s breathing was audible between almost every line from a speech delivered with his mask on Tuesday at Ohio State University. The microphone at the podium picked up Biden’s breath noises while speaking about the importance of fighting the coronavirus and beating cancer. [embedded content] After taking the podium, Biden looked out at […]

Menendez is defying Biden over Iran because he owes his political life to Israel lobby and Saban

Last week it came out that New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez was working to “sabotage” Joe Biden’s effort to return to the Iran deal even if he “risks setting the US on a course toward war with Iran.” And meantime, 70 Democrats in the House have signed a letter telling Biden that he shouldn’t reenter […]

10-20 American mouthpieces for Israeli government had unrivaled access to Obama White House — Rhodes

Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser under President Obama, says that he had to meet with Israel lobbyists as much as all other interest groups combined; that these lobbyists were a tiny segment of the American Jewish community, the same 10 to 20 individuals; they invariably took the position of the Israeli government; and […]

Senate Confirms Biden Nominee Tom Vilsack to Lead Agriculture Department

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tom Vilsack to serve as the Secretary of Agriculture in Joe Biden’s administration, making him the ninth cabinet member to be confirmed. Vilsack, who previously served as Iowa’s governor and also as former President Barack Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, was met with a bipartisan vote of 92-7. “We’re going to be a […]

Biden team forgets ‘history:’ Israel and its lobby dissed Obama in ‘borderline offensive’ racial terms–Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes, the former foreign policy aide to President Obama, spoke to Peter Beinart on February 10 about the Israel/Palestine issue in the Obama administration and made some stunning assertions: –Israel and its lobby routinely forced Obama to go over “hurdles” because he was black and they felt he identified with Palestinians. The treatment was […]

White House Denies Biden Is Snubbing Israel’s Netanyahu

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks to Defense Department personnel during a visit to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., February 10, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria The White House on Friday denied that US President Joe Biden was intentionally snubbing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by failing to include him so far in an early […]

ABC News Confirms Peter Schweizer’s Biden Expose on Family Corruption Involving Son-in-Law Howard Krein

ABC News confirmed the reporting of Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer, author of the New York Times bestseller Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite,  regarding the corruption of the Biden family — specifically the connection between the president and his son-in-law Howard Krein. Krein serves as StartUp Health’s chief medical […]

Resurfaced Tweets Haunt White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

Newly resurfaced tweets from President Joe Biden’s White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki show that she pushed the Russia collusion hoax and claimed “Trump supporters are the worst.” Screenshots of Psaki’s tweets, some as recent as last year, were shared by conservative commentator Jack Posobiec. In a February 2020 tweet, in response to one user […]

Netanyahu pushed new settlements hours before inauguration ‘with malice’ for Biden (So now what?)

Just hours before Joe Biden was sworn in 12 days ago, Israel moved ahead with 100s of new illegal settlement units. That included opening construction bids on 1200 units in the “doomsday settlement” of Givat HaMatos, so-called because putting Jewish-colonist housing on this hill south of Jerusalem would forever separate Bethlehem and the West Bank […]

Biden breaks from predecessors by taking it slow on Israeli-Palestinian peace

US President Joe Biden’s administration gave its first official policy statement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday, and falling in line with previous administrations, it voiced support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was that same endgame that brought former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, […]

Iran said to lay out 7 preconditions to US for renewal of nuclear deal

Iranian diplomats have been in touch with members of US President Joe Biden’s administration about restarting talks on Iran’s nuclear program and have laid out seven preconditions, a source in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s office told a Kuwaiti newspaper on Sunday. Speaking to Kuwait’s al-Jarida newspaper, the Iranian official said that contacts began before Biden […]

‘Erratic’ or ‘Strategic Clarity’: What to make of Trump’s Middle East legacy?

Donald Trump broke with bipartisan convention in his Middle East policy. Some say he overturned stagnant conventional wisdom that rewarded foes while punishing allies. Others argue that the former president damaged American interests and abandoned its long-standing commitments in the region. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never miss our top […]

From malign Soviet influence to Israel’s quest for peace — Slater explodes myths

We have been highlighting the importance of Jerome Slater’s new book that reveals a long pattern of Israeli rejection of the two-state solution. The idea that Israel simply wants peace is a myth purveyed to western audiences to cloak territorial expansion, Slater shows. Titled, “Mythologies Without End: The U.S., Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917-2020“, […]

Boris Won’t Criticise Biden for Churchill Bust Removal, But Called It a ‘Snub’ to UK When Obama Did the Same

Prime Minister Boris Johnson would not criticise President Joe Biden for removing the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office — a symbol of strong Anglo-American relations — despite having done so when former President Barack Obama made the same gesture years before. Mr Biden removed the bust of the wartime British leader, whose […]

Trump’s ICE Promises Transparency on Huge OPT Visa Program in 2021

The Department of Homeland Security is promising to issue a detailed report about the roughly 500,000 white-collar jobs that are transferred from American graduates to foreigners via the huge university-backed Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which is often described as the younger version of the H-1B program. The agency “is currently unable to evaluate the […]

The Shift: Oh Sheldon we hardly knew you!

The following is the latest installment of The Shift, our weekly newsletter looking at U.S. politics and Palestine. Sign up here. Israel is cited by Trump’s friends and opponents in impeachment debate It’s been a big week in U.S. politics, of course and Israel policy figures everywhere, let me count the ways. Israel came up […]

Sheldon Adelson, pro-Israel extremist who ‘crafted the course of nations,’ is dead

Sheldon Adelson, who died last night, set out to destroy the Iran deal and the peace process and succeeded through his campaign contributions to Republican presidents. A fierce advocate for Israel, he wielded an incredible degree of power over U.S. policy. Miriam Adelson’s announcement of her husband’s passing is extremely moving and also blunt about […]

Obama, Bush, Clinton to Participate in Joe Biden Inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20 will be a public show of bipartisan unity, attended by the three administrations before President Donald Trump. 00 Hits: 15

Joe Biden Taps All Democrats for Cabinet Despite Promise to Restore Bipartisanship

Joe Biden has not even taken office yet, but he appears to be jettisoning his promise to restore bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. —at least according to the makeup of the president-elect’s cabinet. 00 Hits: 2

Barack Obama Blames Conservative Media ‘Ecosystem’ After Trump Supporters Storm Capitol

Former President Barack Obama blamed conservative media and Republicans after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol on Wednesday. Obama said in a statement that Trump incited the violence on Capitol Hill, but he blamed the Republican Party and “its accompanying media ecosystem” for not telling their supporters the truth. “Their fantasy […]

US Jews need to stop Biden from reentering Iran deal — Israeli tells Israel lobby group

An Israel lobby group associated with the Democratic Party gave a platform to an Israeli to say that American Jews “betrayed” Israeli Jews by not opposing the Iran deal in 2015, and American Jews need to take an “active role” in trying to prevent the Biden administration from returning to the deal. Writer Yossi Klein […]

‘Obama 2.0’: Joe Biden’s National Security Team Filled with Obama Administration Retreads

With President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team nearly filled out, one thing is clear — the incoming administration is looking at lot like Obama 2.0. All Biden’s top national security picks are familiar faces from the last Democrat administration. Former Secretary of State John Kerry is now back as Biden’s international climate czar. Former Deputy […]

The Antisemitism Industry: how antisemitism is being politicized and weaponized in Europe to defend Israel

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz has run a fascinating long report this week offering a disturbing snapshot of the political climate rapidly emerging across Europe on the issue of antisemitism. The article documents a kind of cultural, political and intellectual reign of terror in Germany since the parliament passed a resolution last year equating support for non-violent boycotts […]

Report: DOJ Opened Separate Probe into Hunter Biden’s Ukraine Dealings

The Department of Justice began investigating Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings earlier this year after receiving information from President Donald Trump’s attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, according to a new report. The New York Times reported on Friday that Attorney General William Barr directed the United States Attorney for the Western District […]

Joe Biden’s Coronavirus Czar Hosted Hunter Biden-Linked Chinese Elites at White House

Jeff Zients, the man whom Joe Biden is entrusting to run his administration’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, once hosted a select group of Chinese business and political elites at the Obama-era White House after prodding from Hunter Biden’s business associates. On Monday, Biden’s team announced that Zients would serve as “coordinator of the […]

Barack Obama: Georgia Will Determine Future of Joe Biden’s Presidency and the World

Former President Barack Obama rallied Georgia Democrats Friday in support of Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock in the Senate runoff elections in January. “You are now once again the center of our civic universe because the special election in Georgia is going to determine ultimately the course of the Biden presidency,” Obama said. The former […]

Barack Obama: I Will Get Coronavirus Vaccine if Dr. Anthony Fauci Says It Is Safe

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would get the coronavirus vaccine but only if Dr. Anthony Fauci said it was safe. “People like Anthony Fauci, who I know, and I’ve worked with, I trust completely,” Obama said. “So if Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, you know, immunize you […]

Joe Biden and Wife to Move Cat, Two Dogs into White House

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, have confirmed that they will be moving a cat, in addition to their two dogs, into the White House in January 2021. The Bidens confirmed the news to CBS Sunday Morning, which stated that the cat will live with them and their two German shepherds […]

Pinkerton: Barack Obama Is a Machiavellian Fox in ‘A Promised Land’

Friends in High Finance Barack Obama’s new memoir, A Promised Land, bills itself as “a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.” And of course, it’s an instant mega best-seller, eagerly bought by blue-dot believers everywhere, fully justifying the 2017 book-deal by […]

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