About ReThinking Foreign Policy and Mitchell Plitnick
ReThinking Foreign Policy is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization which works to provide a clear lens into U.S. foreign policy that promotes progressive change in U.S. foreign affairs. RTFP focuses particularly on addressing the weaponization of antisemitism and Islamophobia in foreign policy and the public discourse by directly confronting these phenomena where they exist, providing progressive movements with the tools and understanding to advocate and mobilize 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 is a political analyst and writer. His 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, the Jordan Times, Middle East Report, the San Francisco Chronicle, +972 Magazine, Outlook, and other outlets. He was a columnist for Tikkun Magazine, Zeek Magazine and Souciant. 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 many other outlets, as well as at his own blog, Rethinking Foreign Policy, at www.mitchellplitnick.com.
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.