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No Bark, No Bite

May 21, 2020 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

WITH EACH PASSING WEEK, it becomes clearer that Joe Biden’s victory over Bernie Sanders is making it easier for Israel to annex the West Bank. The latest evidence comes from the United States Senate. On May 1st, with the support of the pro-Israel, anti-occupation lobbying group J Street, three Democratic… Read the Rest »

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A New Cold War Threatens Chinese Americans

April 30, 2020 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

IN FEBRUARY, reporters from ProPublica visited the abandoned, disheveled chemistry lab of former University of Florida professor Weihong Tan. After teaching at the Gainesville campus for 23 years, Tan had left abruptly in 2019 in the wake of a Trump administration crackdown on American academics with ties to Chinese universities…. Read the Rest »

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The Scarlet B

February 26, 2020 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

BERNIE SANDERS’S ANNOUNCEMENT on Sunday that he’ll be skipping AIPAC’s annual policy conference hardly came as a surprise. He didn’t attend in 2016, and his progressive rival, Elizabeth Warren, had already announced that she’d be a no-show. The Intercept had recently reported that AIPAC was indirectly funnelling money to the Democratic Majority for Israel, a lobbying group that has run… Read the Rest »

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“The One Issue That Matters”

February 13, 2020 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

THE CRITICS who think Bernie Sanders isn’t Jewish enough—or isn’t Jewish in the right way—now have a clear alternative in the Democratic presidential race: Michael Bloomberg. Not only is the former New York mayor rising in the polls; he’s also contrasting his Jewish identity with that of the senator from Vermont. Late last month, Bloomberg sprinkled a speech at the Aventura… Read the Rest »

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What’s In It For Trump

January 29, 2020 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

DONALD TRUMP may, as some speculate, have unveiled his Israeli–Palestinian “peace plan” to distract from his ongoing impeachment trial. But the two are connected by more than mere circumstance. In fact, they tell the same story about the way the Trump administration functions. Trump isn’t making foreign policy to benefit the United States…. Read the Rest »

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Joe Biden’s Alarming Record on Israel

January 27, 2020 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

IN EARLY DECEMBER, in a small town in northeastern Iowa, Joe Biden addressed a subject that hasn’t come up much in the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign: the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The former vice president derided Bernie Sanders’s call to condition military aid to the Jewish state as “bizarre.” To explain, he offered an analogy:… Read the Rest »