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The wild card in Israel’s election? Trump

Developments in Washington have put Israel on its back foot, and one in particular calls into question the value of Netanyahu’s tight relationship with President Trump, with whom he’s chosen to be pictured on his campaign billboards.

Ilhan Omar dials back rhetoric in sober, thoughtful op-ed

Her piece in the Washington Post speaks respectfully of the “horror of the Holocaust” and the historic suffering of Jews, which might buy space for her to ask Israel and its American allies to acknowledge that the creation of Israel has been a tragedy for the Palestinian people.

Israel vs. Hamas: The conflict by the numbers

The exchange of Hamas rockets and Israeli missiles began on July 8. A look at a few telling metrics, which only begin to shed light on the conflict.