Marine Le Pen's instinct is right: fighting an Islamic takeover requires France to shed its guilt and shame over its past. But her desire for a foolish 'consistency' means Vichy and Jewish identity are also included
Amiel Ungar is a political scientist.
Netanyahu enjoys a rare kind of political immunity: The 'time for a change' sentiment constantly reasserted in Western democracies isn't working in Israel.
Even before he has entered the White House, Trump’s diplomatic contacts and his nominees signal the end of the Obama era of appeasing Iran - and that the Palestinian conflict is nearer resolution | Opinion
The labored comparison between Trump and Netanyahu is not only politically stupid, it is wrong. And the liberal charge of racism against both Trump and Netanyahu is entirely hypocritical.
Just as the elites delegitimize other voting groups as 'deplorables,' so too have American Orthodox Jews been derided as 'tribalist' for supporting Trump’s unambiguous stance on Iran, and preferring not to see intermarriage glorified in a Clinton White House.
It can’t just be my own political fantasy. A contest between the VPs could install a president without such a deficit of good will and political capital – and cause less damage to America’s standing.
Israel's LGBT community should be content with equality before the law and basic human respect. They can't demand blanket moral sanction for their proclivity too.
The doomsayers are wrong: It’s not the EU’s self-perpetuating elites that are Europe’s last defense against totalitarianism; their disdain for public opinion is more likely to feed fascism.
The entire process, in Don Corleone’s pithy description, was strictly business.
While Israel is naturally interested in the next president's policies, it is even more concerned about whether the winner will be able to maintain global U.S. leadership.