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Legislative Round-Up - February 9, 2018

Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

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Legislative Round-Up - February 2, 2018

Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

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Shameless plug: Recently there has been a lot of debate over the Pew Poll published 1/23/18 showing a decline in support for Israel among Democrats. Various insightful explanations have been given, highlighting weakness of the poll, the role of partisan sentiment related to Trump, and impact of Israeli policies. Missing from all of these analyses, however, is acknowledgement of a key trend in the U.S. that is contributing, inevitably, to this result. This is the trend where “pro-Israel” is increasingly defined to mean supporting and defending brazenely illiberal policies within the United States. When ostensibly progressive politicians and groups choose illiberalism-in-defense-of-Israel – for example, when supporting unconstitutional legislation that seeks to gag free speech of U.S. citizens in order to insulate Israel from criticism and pressure (ongoing efforts in Congress are discussed in Section 1, below) – they are contributing to the diminution of support for Israel among Americans who are repulsed by the notion that support for Israel demands the sacrifice of the values and rights that are at the core of what it means to be a progressive. I wrote about this phenomenon in an op-ed this week in the Forward.

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Legislative Round-Up - January 19, 2018

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Legislative Round-Up: January 12, 2018

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Legislative Round-Up: December 8, 2017

Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

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Note: Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the big news on the Middle East front this week was President Trump’s “Jerusalem Proclamation,” recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announcing the start of the process to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. There have been tons of excellent (and not-so-excellent) articles on the issue. Shameless plug here for two from me:

Huffington Post 12/6: Making America’s Mideast Policy Great Again?

Times of Israel 12/6: Reflections on the Death of the Peace Process

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Legislative Round-Up: December 1, 2017

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Legislative Round-Up: November 17, 2017

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Legislative Round-Up: October 27, 2017

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Legislative Round-Up: October 12, 2017

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Legislative Round-Up: September 29, 2017

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