Matthew RJ Brodsky
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Lessons from Israel's Elections

March 26, 2015  •  The Huffington Post

No matter how one feels about the results of the Israeli elections, one thing is clear: U.S.-Israeli relations are veering towards a head-on collision over the issues of Iran's nuclear program and the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. They were likely a major factor behind Israel's high voter turn out that stood at 71.8 percent -- the highest participation rate since 1999 when Labor's Ehud Barak defeated Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu after his first term as prime minister. A deeper look at the results reveal some important lessons from this election as well.

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The Two-State Solution and the White House Tantrum

March 24, 2015  •  The Times of Israel

Contrary to the current political spin coming from the White House and amplified by mainstream media, what Netanyahu said was not a reversal of his previous acceptance of the two-state solution. Aside from the regional situation that makes a final status agreement unlikely, this new fable promoted by the White House seeks to obscure both the Palestinian and American role in the current negotiating impasse. This new nadir in U.S.-Israeli relations, which Obama is promoting for personal reasons, risks dire global consequences.

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The Israeli Election Day Shocker

March 18, 2015  •  The Huffington Post

One can almost hear the pens screeching to a halt as most analysts and pundits were readying their political obituaries for Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Bibi is Right on Iran
The prime minister's critics are dead wrong

March 17, 2015  •  The National Interest

It's true: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress and cast a critical lens on the Iranian nuclear deal being cooked up in Washington. Yet, despite President Obama's assertion that "there was nothing new" in the speech and that "the prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives," the Israeli leader actually did propose some reasonable options that bear consideration.

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The Circular Logic of Netanyahu's Critics

March 15, 2015  •  American Thinker

From the President, to politicians, to professional pundits, Benjamin Netanyahu's critics were quick to pounce after he delivered his speech to Congress. In defending their negotiating position with Iran, high-ranking Obama administration officials have employed variations of the line, "no deal is better than a bad deal" dozens of times but they still refuse to make their case based on the merits of their plan. Instead, they've admonished the deal's critics with straw man arguments. A look at their circular logic reveals that what they actually mean is that any deal is better than no deal.

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