Posted on: May 19, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Biden’s bumbling has deadly consequences for Palestinians

In my latest piece for The New Arab, I look at the pitiful response of Joe Biden and his administration to the Israeli onslaught against Gaza. I argue that Biden neglected this issue, allowing it to fester when he could have stopped all of this before it really started. He then compounded this incompetence with callous indifference to the suffering of Palestinian people, valuing only the lives of Israelis. The…

Posted on: May 14, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Joint Statement Calling on Biden Administration to Condemn Israeli government plans to Forcibly Displace Palestinians in Occupied East Jerusalem

I’m proud to announce that ReThinking Foreign Policy is one of 140 groups that co-signed this letter to the Biden administration, calling on it to support international law, condemn Israel’s attempts to displace Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah, and review the use of US-made armaments in Israel’s home demolitions and expulsions. The letter supports the letter from Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL) earlier this week making similar calls. Additionally, the organizations’ letter…

Posted on: May 10, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Cutting Through: More Bad Faith Attacks On Ilhan Omar

The latest edition of the Cutting Through newsletter is out. In this edition I take a deep dive into the latest attacks on Ilhan Omar and the the way it has distracted from the much more important issue of Antony Blinken’s contemptible and dishonest response to her question at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. . You can sign up for the newsletter by clicking here and please tell your…

Posted on: May 9, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Demonizing China Is Bad Policy for Everyone

Professor Stephen Walt of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard recently wrote an interesting piece for Foreign Policy where he posed the question of whether the rest of the world might prefer China’s “world order” to that of the United States. As Walt poses the question, “Are the liberal norms the United States and its closest allies espouse likely to be more attractive to others than China’s vocal defense…

Posted on: May 6, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

‘Equality’ is finally breaching Washington’s debate on Israel-Palestine

More on the new report from the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and US/Middle East Peace Project. In my piece for Responsible Statecraft I looked at the policy implications of the new paper. In this piece at +972 Magazine, I look more broadly at the implications for discourse and advocacy that arise from this paper. While many urge the US to “get out of the Middle East,” that remains a political impossibility.…