FROM Amir Tibon
Israel, too, has a travel ban Another travel ban… this time from Israel. Photo by Takver The Knesset, Israel's Parliament, has enacted a new law that bars foreign citizens from entering that country if they've supported a boycott of Israel itself or of products made in the controversial settlements on what most of the world calls Palestinian lands. That includes many American Jews. Amir Tibon, Washington correspondent with Haaretz , says that one of the criticisms of the ban is that it doesn't distinguish Israel itself from its settlements in Gaza and the West Bank.
How Kerry’s Peace Plan Failed Secretary of State John Kerry has left the Middle East after failing to achieve a cease fire between Israel and Hamas. But if we look back just a few months, there was real hope for a comprehensive Palestinian-Israeli peace deal. What happened? The New Republic has published a lengthy investigation into how close the sides got to an agreement and what went wrong.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.