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Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ahead of their first presidential debate on Monday night. Netanyahu was expected to meet in New York with the presidential nominees of the two major parties in what could set the tone for future relations between Israel

Donald Trump and Conservative Dogma

Matthew Continetti, How conservative is Donald Trump? It’s a question that’s been asked frequently since he entered the presidential race last June, but no one seems to have agreed on an answer. Many of Trump’s primary opponents criticized him for not being a “true conservative.” Even today, his critics note, positively or negatively, his departures

Israel Doesn’t Need American Foreign Aid

Jeff Jacoby, A longtime reader, unabashedly Zionist, chastises me.  “I can’t believe you’re going to vote for Gary Johnson for president,” she writes. “You’ve always been a great supporter of Israel. How can you be with a candidate who wants to eliminate US aid to Israel?” I replied that Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, has

How Trump’s Israel Adviser, Jason Greenblatt, Could Play a History-Altering Role

Jewish News Service It’s not really a question of “how” Jason Greenblatt, the real estate transactions lawyer and son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants who grew up in New York City’s Queens borough, became a presidential candidate’s adviser on issues related to Israel. For him, it’s more a question of “what”—what will he do with the immense

Behind Donald Trump, a son-in-law who is also an adviser #TeamTrump

Before introducing Donald Trump to roughly a dozen Republican lawmakers at the Washington law offices of Jones Day, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions paused to acknowledge the man he said had facilitated the closed-door talks. He said it was Jared Kushner, a 35-year-old real estate investor and newspaper owner, who had suggested the get-together last month,

Why Hillary should be worried about Trump’s Ross Perot appeal #Trump2016

David S. Bernstein, He wasn’t exactly Trump, but the Texas billionaire’s 1992 run offers three warning signs for Hillary Clinton — and one reason to hope. As the Clinton camp looks ahead to the November election, it’s not clear whether this is a time to celebrate or panic. Its leading opponent isn’t the kind of

Rand Paul’s Support for Israel

Caroline Glick Republican Senator Rand Paul is an isolationist. This ought to make him a natural ally for appeasers like Steve Walt and John Mearshimer and the whole blame Israel first crowd. And indeed, he has taken positions, like opposing additional sanctions on Iran that placed him in their camp. But Paul is a mixed

List of 47 Senators Who Take AIPAC’s Word Over U.S. Intel Community

Lobe Log – by Jim Lobe The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has published the list of senators who so far have agreed to co-sponsor the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013, aka the Wag the Dog Act of 2014. You’ll recall that the initial list, which was introduced by its principal engineers, Sens. Mark Kirk and Robert Menendez,