Saving Prime Minister Netanyahu




Fig. 1. The ruins of a terminal at the Gaza airport. Image by Said Khatib (Agence France-Presse) on September 9, 2018, via the Times of Israel,[1] fair use.

The entire conduct of the war [on Hamas] is dictated by the politics of preserving this specific [Israeli government] coalition, this specific composition of parties.[2]

Edward Luce, “Biden’s mounting self-harm on Israel,” Financial Times, December 15, 2023,

Anat Peled, “Israeli Military Says It Accidentally Killed Three Israeli Hostages in Gaza,” Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2023,

Times of Israel, “White House ups pressure on Israel to end ‘high-intensity’ fighting in Gaza soon,” December 15, 2023,

Patrick Wintour, “Biden in a bind as Netanhayu ready to flout any US attempt to rein in Israel,” Guardian, December 15, 2023,

Karen DeYoung, “Biden’s support of Israel could come at a cost to U.S. foreign policy,” Washington Post, December 16, 2023,

John Hudson, “Killing of USAID contractor in Gaza fuels internal protest,” Washington Post, December 16, 2023,

David Ignatius, “In the West Bank, I saw how peace will require confrontation with Israel,” Washington Post, December 16, 2023,

Summer Said and David S. Cloud, “Israel Says Its Soldiers Killed Israeli Hostages as They Held Up White Flag,” Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2023,

Shayndi Raice and Carrie Keller-Lynn, “Hostage Deaths at Hands of Israeli Soldiers Raise Questions About War Strategy,” Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2023,

Andrew Silow-Carroll, “Among Jewish Americans, a ‘quiet middle’ has growing qualms over the war in Gaza,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, December 17, 2023,



Donald Trump
Coup attempt

Fig. 2. Donald Trump booking photograph by Fulton County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office, August 24, 2023, via New York, August 25, 2023,[3] public domain.

Nick Coltrain, “Former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis faces Colorado disbarment complaint following guilty plea,” Denver Post, December 15, 2023,

Cristian Farias, “Jack Smith May Have a Secret Weapon Against Donald Trump at the Supreme Court,” Vanity Fair, December 15, 2023,

Andrew Rice, “Why Rudy Giuliani Lost So Big,” New York, December 15, 2023,

Jan Wolfe and C. Ryan Barber, “Rudy Giuliani Hit With $148 Million Verdict for Defaming Election Workers,” Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2023,

U.S. Steel

Fig. 3. “The U.S. Steel Tower looms over the Strip District neighborhood (foreground), awash in color of the morning light.” Photograph by Richard Stephen Haynes, August 23, 2018, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Steve Goldstein, “U.S. Steel stock rockets on takeover deal for 122-year-old Pittsburgh icon,” MarketWatch, December 18, 2023,

Evan Robinson-Johnson, “U.S. Steel to be acquired by Japan’s Nippon Steel Corp. in a deal valued at nearly $15 billion,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 18, 2023,

  1. [1]Agence France-Presse and Times of Israel, “20 years after its opening, destroyed Gaza airport embodies grounded peace hopes,” Times of Israel, September 12, 2018,
  2. [2]Guy Laron, quoted in Shayndi Raice and Carrie Keller-Lynn, “Hostage Deaths at Hands of Israeli Soldiers Raise Questions About War Strategy,” Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2023,
  3. [3]Margaret Hartmann and Nia Prater, “All the Mug Shots of Donald Trump and His Alleged Co-Conspirators,” New York, August 25, 2023,

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