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    In Western Europe, Israel went from darling to divisive in 50 years
    May16

    In Western Europe, Israel went from darling to divisive in 50 years

    Protesters in Paris demonstrating against a new Israeli settlement in the West Bank, April 1, 2017. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images) AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Shortly after the outbreak of the Six-Day War in 1967, Ronny Naftaniel was soliciting donations on the street and putting a lot of money into a box emblazoned with the words “for Israel.” An...

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda
    May16

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda

    James Jay Carafano Security, Asia Chinese influencers are popping up across the European landscape. Trump’s trip to Europe has several stops. Still, his travels might be light on substance. That’s all right. He’ll be back. In fact, there is likely to be a significant uptick in the transatlantic dialogue. And there is likely...

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda
    May16

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda

    James Jay Carafano Security, Asia Chinese influencers are popping up across the European landscape. Trump’s trip to Europe has several stops. Still, his travels might be light on substance. That’s all right. He’ll be back. In fact, there is likely to be a significant uptick in the transatlantic dialogue. And there is likely...

    The Morning Vertical, May 16, 2017
    May16

    The Morning Vertical, May 16, 2017

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    Ukraine’s Jewish prime minister meets with Netanyahu in Jerusalem
    May16

    Ukraine’s Jewish prime minister meets with Netanyahu in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman of Ukraine met with Israeli officials, including his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, after an earlier visit was canceled over Ukraine’s support of a United Nations resolution condemning settlements. Groysman, his nation’s first Jewish prime minister, met Monday with Netanyahu in...

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda
    May16

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda

    James Jay Carafano Security, Asia Chinese influencers are popping up across the European landscape. Trump’s trip to Europe has several stops. Still, his travels might be light on substance. That’s all right. He’ll be back. In fact, there is likely to be a significant uptick in the transatlantic dialogue. And there is likely...

    McCain: ‘Deeply Disturbing’ That Trump Gave Classified Info to Russia
    May16

    McCain: ‘Deeply Disturbing’ That Trump Gave Classified Info to Russia

    Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) released a statement on Tuesday lamenting President Donald Trump’s decision to give Russian diplomats classified information about an Islamic State operation. “The reports that the President shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials are deeply disturbing,” McCain said. The Arizona senator...

    Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites
    May16

    Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites

    Ukraine ordered the blocking of access to a number of Russian websites Tuesday in the latest round of sanctions since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. President Petro Poroshenko’s office announced the decree, which he signed a day earlier, banning operations of popular Russian websites, such as search engine Yandex, for three years. The...

    Changing His Tone, McCain Calls Trump’s Sharing Of Intel ‘Disturbing’
    May16

    Changing His Tone, McCain Calls Trump’s Sharing Of Intel ‘Disturbing’

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was harshly critical on Tuesday of President Donald Trump’s reported sharing of highly classified information with Russia. It was a sharp departure from his sentiment Monday night, when he said that Trump “does have the right” to “leak classified information.” In a statement in his capacity as chair of the Senate...

    Hill Republicans aren’t racing to Trump’s side on classified intel scandal
    May16

    Hill Republicans aren’t racing to Trump’s side on classified intel scandal

    But most aren’t yet criticizing him either. President Donald Trump might have leaked classified information to the Russian government, the Washington Post reported Monday, and for perhaps the first time in his scandal-soaked presidency, Republicans on Capitol Hill did not immediately rise to his defense. On Tuesday morning, Senate Majority...