Posted on: January 23, 2023 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

ADL’s latest effort to use antisemitism in defense of apartheid

The ADL is at it again. Once again, the organization is sparing no effort and wasting no opportunity to pervert the fight against antisemitism into an all-out effort to hide, justify, and bury Israel’s deadly policies toward Palestinians. The latest episode is even more contemptible at this time, given the significant rise in antisemitism around the world and in the US, and with Israel’s new government poised to destroy what…

Posted on: January 15, 2023 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

The Biden administration’s dangerous move to deepen military ties with Israel

If one thing has characterized the Biden administration’s policy toward Palestine and Israel, it has been the minimal departure from the policies of Donald Trump. Outside of partially restoring some of the paltry aid we give the Palestinians, precious little has changed materially, despite some threadbare rhetoric to the contrary. One of Trump’s last acts in office was to switch the regional command group that included Israel from Europe (EURCOM)…

Posted on: January 9, 2023 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Israel’s new radical leadership wastes no time provoking anger

The Abraham Accords represent a shameful deal for trade and military alliances between an apartheid state, Israel, and some of the most brutal autocracies in the world, like the UAE and Bahrain. The notion that these are “peace agreements” is false on its face, and even more a deception in the intent behind the agreements, which is largely focused on facilitating war. It was always going to be a challenge…

Posted on: December 30, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

The new Israeli government is driving even moderates to say Zionism is racism

Haaretz columnist Zvi Bar’el published an article in the wake of the Israeli election with a simple and quite familiar headline: “Zionism is Racism.” Far from mere clickbait, Bar’el defends the thesis that Zionism is now racism. His implication that it was not so before is there and clear to anyone paying attention, but it is not given much attention in the piece. Bar’el is a liberal but is certainly…

Posted on: December 30, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Cutting Through: Two Short Essays To End 2022

One of my New Year’s resolutions will be to get back to maintaining a regular schedule on the Cutting Through newsletter. Due to some other commitments, that won’t happen to start the year, but I hope it will at some point in 2023. But I am closing out 2022 with a new edition of Cutting Through. In this one I write about taking responsibility when your country elects reprehensible leadership,…