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Opinion: The private Naftali Bennett is a different man

But my surprising conversation with Bennett at that time revealed there was more common ground than resentment between Israel’s political left and right. Now that Bennett has become Israel’s new prime minister, that conversation has taken on new meaning — and particularly in the wake of 12 consecutive years of …

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Opinion: Why the explosion in unruly air passengers?

For perspective, this is nearly 20 times higher than what’s normally recorded in an entire year. As the head of one of the flight attendants unions recently explained, there has been a “constant combative attitude” by some passengers that has alarmingly led to flight attendants being attacked and injured. Just …

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Opinion: The perilous journeys of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

No comparable terrors awaited President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as they set out on high-stakes, official trips this past week — he to Europe and she to Latin America — but there were indeed political dangers lurking amid their travels. David A. Andelman noted that Biden arrived …

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The US should deal with Assad

As many know, I frequently met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad between 2004 and 2009 first to write a biography on him and then as something of an unofficial liaison between the United States and Syria at a time when bilateral relations were strained. I met a number of high-level …

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The US should deal with Assad

As many know, I frequently met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad between 2004 and 2009 first to write a biography on him and then as something of an unofficial liaison between the United States and Syria at a time when bilateral relations were strained. I met a number of high-level …

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Opinion: Darnella Frazier’s Pulitzer citation is not enough

This year, the Pulitzer Board’s announcement that Darnella Frazier — the teenager who filmed the killing of George Floyd — had won a special citation feels like a big moment, but not necessarily a celebratory one. Floyd’s death is not something to celebrate, obviously, and despite the narrative of martyrdom …

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Opinion: The man who resisted Trump is worth listening to

“Frustrated, perturbed, trapped,” is how former White House counsel Don McGahn described it when President Donald Trump told him — for the second time — to direct Rod Rosenstein to get rid of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He revealed this reaction and how he dealt with Trump’s request in his …

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