Category: Middle East Forum

A Likud Primary on Palestinian Defeat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Member of Knesset and former Interior Minister Gideon Saar are focused on victory in Likud’s leadership election tomorrow, and in the process clearly enunciated policies have taken a backseat to slogans and attacks. Whoever wins,

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The Myth of Israel’s Demographic Doomsday

Critics of Israel love to exploit Jewish fears and anxieties. The most extreme resort to Holocaust inversion, boycotts, blacklists, and other singling-out methods reminiscent of Europe’s anti-Semitic past. Secretary of State John Kerry likes to wave around the threat of Israel’s demographic

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President Trump’s Embrace of Erdogan Should End

It must be bewildering to witness a true enemy of Israel received with such a warm embrace by President Donald Trump, who many consider the best friend the Jewish state ever had. However, the recent feting of Turkish President Recep

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It’s Time to Send a Message to Qatar

Two years ago this coming Sunday, President Donald Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden and called on the tiny, oil-rich emirate of Qatar to “end its funding” of “extremist ideology” and come “back among the unity of responsible nations.” Exacting

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The Challenge of Working at MEF

Dear Readers, What’s it like to work at the Middle East Forum? There are many positive aspects – a fascinating topic, the opportunity to influence public opinion, and develop key policies – but let’s focus momentarily on the negative. We face:

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