Eli Lake



Feb 22, 2019
Netanyahu has given Kahane’s party the equivalent of a Kosher certificate, as Jerusalem Post reporter Lahav Harkov put it. His decision has scandalized many of Israel’s friends in America.


Feb 20, 2019
It’s just about impossible to justify Trump’s bragging to the Russians about firing the FBI director. Regardless, his actions primarily raise a political question, best settled by election or impeachment. No one elected Andrew McCabe, James Comey, or anyone else at the FBI.


Feb 15, 2019
A decade ago, it would have been unimaginable for any Arab diplomat to defend Israeli strikes in Syria. To this day, these countries do not formally recognize Israel. But Iranian aggression has given old rivals common cause. None of this is surprising.


Feb 14, 2019
most major European nations are less interested in squeezing Iran than in trying to save the 2015 nuclear deal from which the U.S. withdrew last May. Iran is both an afterthought and the elephant in the room.


Feb 12, 2019
It’s unclear at this point how Turkey will respond. Akaras says the government has asked for an extension to reply to the summons delivered in December. This could be a sign that Turkey is preparing to defend in court actions that most Americans would view as indefensible.


Feb 11, 2019
The good news is that millions of Iranians no longer believe anything this regime says. They have endured the terror, deprivation and cruelty unleashed by the Islamic Revolution 40 years ago. The least Americans and Europeans can do is defend and support them


Feb 6, 2019
Most experts, including the leaders of the U.S. intelligence community, doubt Kim will ever give up his nuclear weapons. What’s more, America pays a price in moral credibility for Trump’s fluctuations on North Korea.


Feb 5, 2019
Maduro’s sham election, which barred most of the opposition and was widely deplored as illegitimate by most of the hemisphere, did not make him president. On this point there can be no negotiation.

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