Kerry’s Frustration about Arab-Israeli NegotiationsJanuary 11, 2017
In the aftermath of UNSC Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlement construction, Secretary of State John Kerry publicly blamed Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank for being the major barrier to a two-state solution to resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
From Truman to Obama: The Past, Present, and Future of US-Israel RelationsAugust 17, 2016
On August 15, 2016, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion with former Ambassador Dennis Ross for the Foundation of Defense of Democracies (FDD) in Washington, DC.
Palestinian Authority to Sue British Government Over Balfour DeclarationAugust 4, 2016
For almost 100 years, the Declaration has represented, for the Palestinians, the political beginning of Palestine falling out of their influence and into the control of the budding Zionist movement.
Articles and Books on BDS and Anti-Semitism on US CampusesJuly 18, 2016
There are many publications that appear in national and international outlets and think-tanks that deal with BDS and antisemitism on campus.
Ken Stein: A View from BrusselsJune 1, 2016
Last week, I was privileged to speak to a group of European Jews at the Centre Communautaire laic Juif in Brussels, Belgium. I spoke about what can be learned from the successes of Begin, Sadat and Carter in the 1970s.
Antisemitic Activity in 2015 at US Colleges and UniversitiesMarch 25, 2016
The report, clearly a snap shot, conveys a picture of anti-Semitic activities on US campuses. A strong correlation is found between the occurrence of BDS activity and the occurrence of anti-Semitic expression where incidents were reported.
Presidential Promises and PlatitudesMarch 5, 2016
In 2008 and again in 2012, President Barack Obama made lofty promises and gallant assessments about Iran and the Middle East respectively. His remarks to the annual AIPAC conference four years ago about Israel and Iran have proved to be out and out fictions. Who will hold the 45th President accountable for promises made but not kept?
American Jewish party preferences and Jewish voting percentages for presidents over timeFebruary 1, 2016
Candidates that speak forcefully about a strong US-Israeli relationship and a need to provide Israel with a qualitative military advantage over any array of adversaries, secure the attention of American Jewish voters who put Israel at the top of their list in determining who should receive their vote in congressional and presidential election contests.
Interview with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Discussing Lebanon, Syria, & Palestinian TrackNovember 8, 2015
(November 1, 1995) Interview with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by anchorman Ehud Yaari, Kol Yisra’el party affairs correspondent Yaron Dekel, and YEDI’OT AHARONOT political correspondent Shimon Schiffer
Stopping an Ominous IranSeptember 1, 2015
In the interest of securing any deal rather than the right deal – politics over principle - the president and the diplomats he sent to negotiate seem to have forgotten or perhaps never learned why Iran must not get a nuclear weapon.
Beyond Birthright and AdvocacyMarch 27, 2015
At Seattle’s Temple de Hirsch Congregation a week ago, the audience audibly gasped when I told them that the next day I would be giving a noon talk at Evergreen State College.
Alliances of Convenience Alongside Alliances of ConvictionJanuary 29, 2015
Alliances of convenience alongside alliances of conviction: when do the first become the second? Who is telling the story that we read?