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Standing With Israel On The Golan Heights

February 17, 2017  •  Wall Street Journal

Benjamin Netanyahu has achieved his primary objective of resetting ties with the U.S. after eight years of tensions. True, the Israeli prime minister and Donald Trump still need to bridge the gap on issues such as Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy and West Bank settlements. But they seem to be on the same page on a broad range of regional matters.

That could lead to a breakthrough on an issue of strategic importance to Israel. According to reports of the two leaders' meeting on Wednesday, Mr. Netanyahu asked for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

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The Careful Way to Go After Muslim Brotherhood Radicals

February 13, 2017  •  New York Post

The Trump Administration is mulling an order designed to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. The best approach would be a piecemeal one: Some Brotherhood branches belong on that list, some don't — and making the distinction will help President Trump more effectively fight the war on terror.

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Jared Kushner Needs a Wingman

January 24, 2017  •  Politico

Donald Trump last week appointed his son-in-law Jared Kushner to "broker a Middle East peace deal." Mediating an agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis is a "yuge" task, and Trump knows it. But he can make Kushner's job much easier if he appoints another envoy, too.

The U.S. needs someone to first broker a peace deal between the Palestinians themselves.

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Easing Sanctions on Sudan Erodes U.S. Leverage

January 16, 2017  •  FDD Policy Brief

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday eased sanctions against Sudan based on improved behavior, and with the expectation that Sudan "sustains [the] positive actions it has taken over the last 6 months." The move, which comes after months of rumors that Sudan would be removed entirely from the U.S. terrorism sponsors list, punts the six-month review to the Donald Trump administration.

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How President-elect Trump might undo Obama's hostility to Israel

December 30, 2016  •  The Hill

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is counting the days until Barack Obama leaves office. So are many supporters of Israel here in the United States, including members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.

It's not just last week's abstention on an anti-Israel measure at the United Nations Security Council. Nor was it the long-winded speech about Israeli settlements by President Obama's secretary of State, John Kerry, earlier this week.

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