David Rothkopf, Haaretz.com

David Rothkopf

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Past articles by David:

The brutal truth about Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Joe Biden could have skipped this trip to the Middle East. Allies on the left and opponents on the right will throw brickbats, his meetings will be fraught, his diplomatic successes unrewarded by the American public. But the president is sending a powerful message → Read More

What binds American white supremacists and Israel's brutal assault on Palestinians

A racist gunman kills ten in Buffalo, New York. Israeli police assault mourners at the funeral of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Two events, worlds apart – but with far too much in common → Read More

Tucker Carlson, Josh Hawley and Donald Trump: Putin’s dream team, but America’s worst nightmare

A repulsive and depraved trio, Josh Hawley, Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump, are active partners in Putin’s efforts to gaslight the West on Ukraine – and to undermine the United States itself → Read More

What if the Jan. 6 insurrection had succeeded in illegally installing Trump?

What if Donald Trump were illegally installed for a second term? Election stealer would then have moved quickly to consolidate power, with Republican help. → Read More

Opinion: What if the Jan. 6 insurrection had succeeded in illegally installing Trump?

What if Donald Trump were illegally installed for a second term? He would then have moved quickly to consolidate power, with Republican help. → Read More

There's chaos and risk in Afghanistan exit, but Biden critics are getting it mostly wrong

We have no ongoing security interest in Afghanistan, and we don't send troops everywhere to protect women and human rights. We do that in other ways. → Read More

Netanyahu and Trump still pose an enduring threat to Israel and America

Israel's Netanyahu and America's Trump, narcissistic, ethno-nationalist, would-be kings, continue to fail upward despite their toxic legacies. And that sends an important message about our times → Read More

The six lowest points of Trump’s corrupt, racist, impeached, ignorant, incompetent clusterfuck of a presidency

As Trump’s chaotic, subversive term comes to a long-overdue close, here are six signature moments that define America’s worst president ever → Read More

The six lowest points of Trump’s corrupt, racist, impeached, ignorant, incompetent clusterfuck of a presidency

As Trump’s chaotic, subversive term comes to a long-overdue close, here are six signature moments that define America’s worst president ever → Read More

Netanyahu's complicity with Traitor Trump has tainted Israel-U.S. ties

Of all the world’s leaders, its right-wing populists and ethno-nationalists, no one embraced America’s betrayer as fully and as short-sightedly as Netanyahu. The years ahead will reveal the deep-seated damage that has caused → Read More

Delay the election? Take Trump seriously. Laws and the Constitution haven't stopped him yet.

Look at Trump's track record and don't take his threats lightly, no matter how far-fetched or outrageous they seem. They reveal him for who he is. → Read More

Mike Pompeo, enemy of American values

As the Trump administration deploys unmarked police on the streets of Portland, Mike Pompeo, eyeing a presidential run in 2024, gave a ‘pro-human rights’ speech that was actually a defense of the violation of human rights → Read More

Why Mike Pompeo is an immediate threat to the Middle East

Smart sycophant Pompeo is visiting Israel this week mid-pandemic in a transparent attempt to avert the End Times for a desperate Trump. From the Palestinians to Iran, the Middle East will pay the price → Read More

Mike Pompeo, Trump sycophant but smart, is an immediate danger to the Middle East

Pompeo is visiting Israel this week mid-pandemic in a transparent attempt to avert the End Times for a desperate Trump. From the Palestinians to Iran, the Middle East will pay the price → Read More

Even if the Senate does not remove Donald Trump, this impeachment is far from a mistake

The judgment of the court of public opinion will matter more to history and the 2020 elections than the verdict in the Senate impeachment trial. → Read More

Vindman's Trump-Ukraine moment was dark, but also inspired gratitude and hope

Vindman could be a sign that this crisis will reveal a national character to be proud of, and a system ultimately resilient enough to reflect it. → Read More

Russia's 2016 chaos bomb defines the Trump presidency, right up to Ukraine and Syria

America is weaker and Russia is stronger because an unscrupulous Russian leader exploited Trump's ambition and disregard for laws and U.S. interests. → Read More

Trump and Netanyahu Just Broke the Special Relationship Between America and Israel

The wannabe authoritarian tag-team has committed a reckless, racist, contemptible act driven by stunningly short-sighted political calculations - but with fateful repercussions → Read More

Trump now expects payback from Netanyahu. It could blow up the Middle East

Trump helped Netanyahu get re-elected. Now it’s Netanyahu’s turn to help Trump's 2020 re-election campaign - by playing along with the Kushner 'peace plan' and by ramping up tension with Iran → Read More

Trump now expects payback from Netanyahu. It could blow up the Middle East

Trump helped Netanyahu get re-elected. Now it’s Netanyahu’s turn to help Trump's 2020 re-election campaign - by playing along with the Kushner 'peace plan' and by ramping up tension with Iran → Read More