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Feb 20, 2020, 6:12 PM
In Democrats we Trust: Danger for Israel/Allies
This is getting dangerous. Embassy attacks in Baghdad. Targeted killings of top Iranian militia generals. Threats of war, and counter-threats. Widespread riots destabilizing both Iraq and Iran. Implications of President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” peace plan, and the backlash...
Nov 6, 2018, 9:45 PM
Republicans Hold Congress! (Tomorrow’s Analysis–Why Wait?)
In the film L.A. Story, Steve Martin plays a TV weatherman in Los Angeles, where the perfect weather is so predictable that he pre-records his forecasts days in advance. In spite of the breathless suspense regarding the U.S. midterms—not to...
Oct 19, 2018, 4:30 PM
Please, pro-Israel Democrats: Rescue your party
Dems, I must ask you: Is winning in the Midterms worth the price of sacrificing your ideals, of electing radical, Israel-hostile candidates?
Oct 10, 2016, 7:01 PM
The Trump Tapes, the Trump Vote: Maintaining Perspective
Two days later, the Trump tapes continue to reverberate. As someone who speaks and writes arguing that electing Donald Trump (with all of his imperfections) is far preferable to electing Hillary Clinton (with all of hers), I’ve been challenged...
Jul 6, 2016, 1:03 AM
The Opposite of Benghazi: Happy Entebbe Anniversary, Mrs. Clinton
Every so often, the stars align just right to place certain current events in proper historical context. This past week provided a good example, though one had to pay simultaneous attention to Israel and America to see it: the...
Mar 16, 2016, 5:43 PM
The Wild Republican Race: Where Things Are, And Where Things Are Going
The strangest campaign in modern American history marches on. After last night’s five primaries and the subsequent exit from the race of Marco Rubio, the conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have emerged as prohibitive favorites...
Mar 4, 2016, 12:06 AM
NOT Inevitable (Yet): Now Trump Faces “Closed” Primaries — Which He Hasn’t Been Winning
Across most of the Republican political spectrum, astonished panic is setting in over the increasingly likely prospect that Donald Trump --Donald Trump! -- will roll right along to win the GOP nomination, especially following another gravity-defying performance on Super Tuesday. For...
Jan 27, 2016, 4:59 PM
Hillary: It’s Even Worse if she’s Telling the Truth
Hillary Clinton has a credibility problem. As cascading revelations emerge of her mishandling Top Secret classified information in emails, current polling indicates that most American voters—50%-60%—don't consider her honest or trustworthy. To many, Hillary’s relationship with the truth resembles her...
Nov 21, 2013, 5:33 PM
Obamacare Follies: Lessons for Israel
Israelis may be forgiven for paying scant attention to America’s Obamacare debacle and political fallout. Surely, this is one issue which is an entirely domestic matter for the United States. But Israel and other American allies would do well...
Jul 25, 2013, 4:04 AM
America’s Racial Spasm (And The President Who Isn’t Helping Matters)
Seattle, Washington--It was quite a week. Most of the world’s attention focused on developments in Egypt and Syria, collective breath-holding for the Royal Birth, Czar Putin’s show-trial and imprisonment of yet another political opponent and the E.U.’s latest hot-cold...
Abe Katsman, a Seattle native, is an American attorney, consultant, political commentator and writer living in Israel. He serves as Counsel to Republicans Overseas Israel.