This article notably omits Peace Prize winner Y. Arafat. And while foreign policy doesn’t typically move American voters, it’s not just the nat-sec professionals who’ve noticed these developments. It’s also rank and file pro-Israel voters.
You don’t have to be a Trump fan to acknowledge that what’s happened in the Middle East over the last few weeks is “a BFD,” to quote a certain presidential nominee.
And @nytimes tut-tutting about Trump’s supporters not doing nuance deserves a side-eye, because his ardent detractors at NYT are clearly also not interested in nuance.

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There was one I watched not too long ago — I’ve pushed the title from my mind — where the heroine literally ended up with the wrong guy. Like, it was rom-com malpractice. I couldn’t believe anyone wrote or filmed it as such. Total travesty.
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It’s not like Biden would have to look too hard. The examples of leftist antisemitism are pretty non-stop — on college campuses, among activists, and even among members of Congress.
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Here's the link -- bit.ly/3gPOPFz

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