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.
Russian probe gets jolt from Yates and Clapper Senate hearing Intelligence officials have long since concluded that Russia interfered in last year's US election. After yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, what more do we know about the threat to future elections and how it's being handled by the Trump Administration?
Concern deepens amid Trump's controversies President Trump delivered today's commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. As he praised the accomplishments of the graduates, he listed some of his own… and made reference to reports that he leaked intelligence to the Russians and tried to shut down an FBI Investigation into his associates.