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A diplomatic opportunity? Categories: America, Israel     Author: Zalman Shoval

The results of these elections do not necessarily indicate a complete overhaul of basic American policies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump will perhaps declare his recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, something his predecessors should have done a long time ago.

Three things Israelis will be looking at

Three things Israelis will be looking at Categories: America, Israel     Author: Shany Mor

It would be reckless to predict what Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election portends for the US-Israel relationship because it would be reckless to predict what Trump's victory means for America itself. There are a few trends worth keeping our eyes on, however.

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Scribblings: Donald Trump and Jerusalem Categories: America, Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Donald Trump said some extreme and ridiculous things on the campaign trial on his way to winning the US Presidency - but some coverage is treating as extreme and ridiculous something he said which is not only sensible but completely mainstream. This is his promise to move the US Embassy in Israel fr

From Obama to Trump

From Obama to Trump Categories: America, Israel, Middle East     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Change sweeping across the Middle East has prompted several Sunni Arab states to engage more closely with Israel. Shared strategic threats - the grow Binyamin Netanyahu kept a straight face as news of Donald Trump's victory astonished the world.

Editorial: The Age of Trump Categories: America, Middle East     Author: Colin Rubenstein

It is pleasing to note that President-elect Trump has noticeably adopted a more inclusive and conciliatory tone after what has been a very divisive election, which we hope will continue. This is well, because the world urgently needs the US to remain a beacon of democracy over coming years and for

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President-elect Trump's Israel policy

President-elect Trump's Israel policy Categories: America, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC Staff

Following yesterday's US election, which saw Donald J. Trump defeat Hillary R. Clinton to become president-elect, it would be apropos to review Trump's stated Israel policy, as released by Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman, Co-Chairmen of Trump's Israel Advisory Committee on November 2.

Biblio File: Ike and the Mideast Delusion

Biblio File: Ike and the Mideast Delusion Categories: America, Egypt, Middle East     Author: James Traub

Had Mr. Obama had the chance to read Ike's Gamble, Michael Doran's account of President Dwight D. ("Ike") Eisenhower's statecraft before, during and after the Suez Crisis of 1956, he might have saved his breath. Mr. Doran, a scholar and former State and Defence Department official in the George W. B

Will Obama seek a Mideast "Legacy"?

Will Obama seek a Mideast "Legacy"? Categories: America, Israel, Palestinians     Author: Clifford D. May

President Obama is expected to refocus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after the November elections, during his final days in office. He has reportedly asked the State Department to come up with a list of options. Among them: "Obama parameters" that would replace the Clinton parameters, measures

Editorial: The next US president Categories: America, Israel, Middle East     Author: Colin Rubenstein

As US Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump move into the final days of their campaigns, there is only one certainty: after eight years, the Barack Obama era will soon come to an end. The president to be inaugurated on January 20 will face a very challenging foreign policy landsc

The Money and the Message

The Money and the Message Categories: America, Israel     Author: David Makovsky

On September 14, the United States and Israel signed a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which Washington will provide US$38 billion in military assistance over the fiscal years 2019-2028... enabling Israeli military planners to make even longer-term acquisitions and bolster their tec

US Political Party Platforms Shift on Israel

US Political Party Platforms Shift on Israel Categories: America, Israel, Updates     Author: Aaron Torop

Every four years when the Democratic and Republican parties officially nominate their candidates for president, they also amend their platforms, the official party position on a wide range of issues. Even though the platforms are non-binding and do not directly affect US foreign policy, they do expr

Biblio File: The Perils of Nation-building

Biblio File: The Perils of Nation-building Categories: America, Middle East     Author: Douglas J. Feith

Mr. Mandelbaum rightly notes that US attempts to foster democracy and free markets abroad were an important part of American foreign policy after the Cold War. And such attempts, time and again, fell short of their ambitious goals. He spurs readers to ask why societies are so hard to transform and w

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