Shalom Lipner
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Trumped Up
How Not to Make Palestine Great Again

Abbas has cut a Trumpian political figure since long before the presidency was a twinkle in The Donald’s eye.

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The Middle East
Meanwhile in Jerusalem

Five reasons the Palestinian public has been relatively quiet so far in reaction to Trump’s Jerusalem announcement.

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Religion in the Public Square
When Church and State Are Anything but Separate

Belief is not simply a quaint feature of the human condition but a complex operating system that holds the key to understanding the Middle East.

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Donald of Arabia
Why Trump Shouldn’t Rush to Pop Champagne Corks

Spoilers are already laying plans to derail the President’s Middle East agenda.

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Israel and the UN
High Noon at Turtle Bay

Just because the Obama Administration’s move at the UN wasn’t a surprise doesn’t mean he’s being helpful.

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