Posted on: July 6, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Shireen Abu Akleh is just a pawn in Biden’s game of Mideast NATO

As Joe Biden prepares to head to the Middle East, it is important to understand the policy goals he is pursuing on this trip. It is perhaps most important to understand that the long-term agenda here was started not by Biden, but by Donald Trump. That’s whose policies we continue to pursue, albeit without quite as much graft and crime involved. In my latest piece for Mondoweiss, I examine the connection…

Posted on: July 4, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Statement by the Abu Akleh Family on the US “investigation” of the bullet that killed Shireen

Posted by Diana Buttu on Facebook From the Abu Akleh family: Statement by the Abu Akleh Family July 4, 2022 With respect to today’s announcement by the State Department – on July 4, no less – that a test of the spent round that killed Shireen Abu Akleh, an American citizen, was inconclusive as to the origin of the gun that fired it, we are incredulous. There were numerous eyewitnesses…

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

Tom Friedman normalizes apartheid in the ‘New York Times’

No one is as good at being consistently wrong as New York Times columnist Tom Friedman. If you want a read on the world, particularly the Middle East and ESPECIALLY Israel and Palestine that bears no resemblance to reality whatsoever, he’s your guy. This week Friedman really outdid himself. Waxing poetic over the departing government of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid, Friedman manages to normalize apartheid, blame Palestinians for their…

Posted on: June 27, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Time’s Up. We Can’t Compromise Our Values Any Longer

With the demise of Roe v Wade, and the pathetic response from Democrats from Biden and Pelosi on down, it’s alarm bell time. I make the case that so-called “strategic voting” has been a disaster and that the left side of the American political spectrum, from the left-of-center liberals to the radical left, must vote our values and vote in leaders who share and will defend them. We simply can’t…

Posted on: June 27, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Reconsidering the Mapping Project

A few days ago, I published an article defending the Mapping Project. You won’t find it anymore as I took it down. After reflecting on the article and discussing it with some friends and colleagues, I decided that the piece was a flawed analysis. I stand by some of what I said in that piece. I don’t think anyone was trying to direct violence at Jews. I also believe that…