- ReThinking Foreign Policy is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization which works to provide a clear lens into U.S. foreign policy and promote progressive change in U.S. foreign affairs. RTFP focuses particularly on the intersection of foreign policy and domestic politics, focusing on anti-bigotry movements in the U.S. and linking them to global issues, inspired by the globalist agenda that tells us that domestic problems cannot be solved without also addressing the U.S. role in the world. RTFP focuses in part on the weaponization of antisemitism and Islamophobia in foreign policy and domestic public discourse by directly confronting these phenomena where they exist, supporting progressive movements in understanding, advocating, and mobilizing against antisemitism and Islamophobia while also resisting the abuse of these issues to promote militaristic and oppressive ideologies and policy goals.
- RTFP was started in 2019 by Mitchell Plitnick.
- Mitchell Plitnick, a political analyst and writer, is the president of ReThinking Foreign Policy. He is the author, with Marc Lamont Hill, of Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics, published in February 2021 by The New Press.
Mitchell’s previous positions include vice president at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Director of the US Office of B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and Co-Director of Jewish Voice for Peace. His writing has appeared in Ha’aretz, the New Republic, Responsible Statecraft, The New Arab, Middle East Report, LobeLog, the San Francisco Chronicle, +972 Magazine, Outlook, and other outlets. He has spoken all over the country on Middle East politics, and has regularly offered commentary in a wide range of radio and television outlets including PBS News Hour, the O’Reilly Factor, i24 (Israel), Pacifica Radio, CNBC Asia and others.
- Plitnick graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies and wrote his thesis on Israeli and Jewish historiography. He earned his Masters Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public Policy.
- You can find him on Twitter @MJPlitnick.