President Barack Obama's record on Israel is better than any previous president. The next time you hear someone deny that the Democrats are strong on Israel, remember all that this Democratic president has done to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Samantha Power delivered a moving tribute to Elie Wiesel. She was one of the people we were warned President Obama would appoint if we elected him. Read her tribute.
Trump's pick for secretary of defense accused Israel of apartheid. Remember the right-wing hysteria that ensued when Secretary of State John Kerry (echoing Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert) warned that Israel was on its way to becoming an apartheid state? I wondered at the time whether the Republicans who became apoplectic really believed what they were saying or if they were just using Israel as a political football for partisan gain.
Well, the silence of the Republican Jewish Coalition and other Republican friends regarding General James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of sefense, who made the same point using the same word, answers that question.