More than 128 countries defied Trump today and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the US to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 35 members abstained, and nine voted against.
Like every unpopular president with serious domestic problems, Trump thinks starting a war will make him untouchable. He's wrong.
Intelligence leaks are making American allies nervous about sharing info with the Trump administration.
Trump's statement in the museum's Book Of Remembrance sounds like it came from a middle-schooler.
When you have to brag about something like this, it's a good sign things aren't going too well for your president.
So this is what you call being a mensch?
He's obviously qualified because he's a Jew and he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Trump should really do a little bit of research before he weighs in on complicated issues.
While well within mainstream ideology, Clinton's foreign policy positions are actually quite extreme from an internationalist perspective. She is a hawkish Democrat with strong ties to Israel and a steadfast belief in using America's military prowess to further the country's interests abroad. While these are issues most Americans don't have much of a problem with, the rest of the world does.
The Senator showed some real chutzpah last night.
On Monday, Hillary Clinton spoke to the prominent pro Israel lobby AIPAC, outlining her unyielding support for the country. While the speech was partly a declaration of war against Donald Trump (no doubt a good thing), there is cause for great concern over her emerging foreign policy stance.
The implication was clear: Donald Trump is Adolf Hitler, and this is 1939 all over again.
Tommy Christopher, the Banter's man at the White House, asks Press Secretary Josh Earnest if there's any hope for peace with Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's Prime Minister.
The election of Benjamin Netanyahu to his fourth term as prime minister of Israel has solidified what many have already known about the state of Israel: it is a racist, colonial state that cannot be considered a democracy in any shape or form.
President Obama is taking copious grief for waiting to congratulate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his reelection victory, and well he should. Ronald Reagan never would have waited a few days to make that call, would he?
Time for Media Matters to open up a file on Ronan Farrow, of all people.
Fox News is pushing a story that says the Senate has launched an investigation into allegations the Obama administration "meddled" with the Israeli election. The Banter's man at the White House gets their reaction.
What exactly is Netanyahu's agenda, and why does it coincide so closely with the GOP's political ambitions both at home and abroad?
Here's the week that was, at The Daily Banter.
In 1996, President Clinton met a newly-elected Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time and came away from the meeting cursing at his gall, “Who’s the fucking superpower here?” The answer, then as now, is the United States
When Benjamin Netanyahu spoke in front Congress in 2011, he received 29 standing ovations. Today we'll see more of the same.
The Daily Banter's White House correspondent asks if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hardline skepticism of the Iran talks is at all helpful. Guess how that went.
Why would Netanyahu do something so foolish?
Greenwald made it perfectly clear that Warren is more or less just another political demon, all too willing to genuflect to Israel.
We bring you the latest developments in the ongoing Chickenshitgate™.
In a shocking role reversal, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was fed to the Christians Wednesday night when he was summarily booed off the stage by attendees of the "In Defense Of Christians Dinner" over his expression of support for Israel.
Over the weekend, NSA author and journalist for The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald posted a tweet in which he claimed the St. Louis County police chief visited Israel "to learn about police tactics from the Israelis."
The douche is loose once again.
For two days only, all casual men's tops and slacks are buy-one-get-one-free at Joseph A. Bank.
Discredited pro-Israel fanatic Ben Shapiro whines that CNN is drawing equivalencies between Hamas and Israel.
Unwavering support from the Obama administration no matter what Israel does hasn't been enough to satisfy Benjamin Netanyahu, who's intent on slamming one of the few friends he has left.
Glenn Beck says all the violence in the Middle East right now "is a game for the Caliphate," but where the hell's he been the last millennium and a half?
When an influential pop culture icon like Jon Stewart is comparing you to the Tucson mass shooter, you know something has gone really wrong.
New video surfaces purporting to show buildings in Gaza being leveled in no time by Israeli air strikes.
British journalist Jon Snow was so disturbed by the carnage he saw in Gaza, he took to the airwaves and implored viewers to do something about it.
There's responding to criticism, and then there's just being a dick.
Israel's ambassador to the U.S. said that the Israel Defense Forces laying siege to Gaza should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.
At around 7:19 p.m. GMT, a vandal sympathetic to the Palestinian cause replaced all of the text on the Wikipedia page for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a gigantic Palestinian flag.
If you can't make your case in a convincing way without shocking your audience, you probably need to hunker down and work on your writing skills. If you can't sufficiently explain why your cause is important, dead children shouldn't be your fallback position.
Conservatives like Joe Scarborough who decry Obama's decision to stick to his schedule should recall the time the Gipper rode horsies through the downing of a passenger jet, a Marine barracks bombing, and a hurricane.
Just days after abruptly pulling him out, NBC has announced that it's sending correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin back to Gaza.
Even if we grant the reality of some vague "right to exist" of states in international affairs, the U.S. and Israel are demanding concessions that they themselves refuse to make.
This is going to be ugly.
Regardless of who started the latest mini-war, it makes little difference when looking at the larger picture. The fact remains that Palestinians are being collectively punished for the actions of Hamas, and Israel is committing a serious war crime in Gaza.
As far as criticism of Israel goes, Obama's diplomatic boilerplate pales in comparison to the going-over that CNN's Jake Tapper gave to Israeli airstrikes on Wednesday.
Although it doesn't seem likely at the moment, the fact that we're even talking about Iraq War 3: Beyond the Thunderdome is representative of a broader shortcoming of U.S. policy in the region.