Jeffrey Goldberg on Israel Attacking Iran

By |August 11th, 2010|

The Netanyahu government is already intensifying its analytic efforts not just on Iran, but on a subject many Israelis have difficulty understanding: President Obama. The Israelis are struggling to answer what is for them the most pressing question: are there any circumstances under which President Obama would deploy force to stop Iran from going nuclear? [...]

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Roberts Gibbs Reveals Nixonian Paranoia

By |August 10th, 2010|

--bumped-- "I hear these people saying he's like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested," Gibbs said. "I mean, it's crazy." The White House, constantly under fire from expected enemies on the right, has been frustrated by nightly attacks on cable news shows catering to the left, where Obama and top lieutenants like [...]

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Fareed Zakaria Returns ADL Award & Honorarium

By |August 7th, 2010|

[...] The purpose of this letter is more straightforward. I cannot in good conscience hold onto the award or the honorarium that came with it and am returning both. I hope that it might add to the many voices that have urged you to reconsider and reverse your position on this issue. This decision will [...]

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Cross AIPAC at Your Peril

By |August 7th, 2010|

Right-wing Republicans have gone past the Who Is More Pro Israel? standard. They're now into McCarthyism and anti-democratic swiftboating. The Gaza blockade is wrong and any politician saying so out loud or in print through their signature is not only correct, but far more pro Israeli that Bill Kristol's fearmongering pack. With Rep. Mike Pence [...]

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ADL Backs Bigots on Ground Zero Mosque

By |July 30th, 2010|

Proponents of the Islamic Center may have every right to build at this site, and may even have chosen the site to send a positive message about Islam. The bigotry some have expressed in attacking them is unfair, and wrong. But ultimately this is not a question of rights, but a question of what is [...]

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Sarah Palin’s Bush-esque Ground Zero Anti Mosque Crusade

By |July 21st, 2010|

Jeffrey Goldberg responds to a reader who takes him to task for not supporting Sarah Palin because she is "pro Israel." Goldberg unpacks why he believes Palin "endangers American National security," doing so seriously. This is exactly how people should take on Sarah Palin, through the issues she trumpets that reveal her Bush-esque neoconservative views [...]

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Fighting Palestinian Plight of ‘idleness, uncertainty and despair’

By |July 14th, 2010|

The vampire was not Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister. - The New York Times The usual suspects are not the only ones being blamed, with someone finally rising from the PA ashes of Arafat. ... It was Salam Fayyad, prime minister of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. "We stand today in this [...]

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‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ Targets Joe Sestak

By |July 12th, 2010|

Leading conservatives will launch a new pro-Israel group this week with a scathing attack on Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democratic Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, the first shot in what they say will be a confrontational campaign against the Obama administration's Mideast policy and the Democrats who support it. - New conservative group will oppose Obama [...]

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Kabuki or Resetting Obama and Netanyahu Relationship?

By |July 6th, 2010|

... HaYovel is one of many groups in the United States using tax-exempt donations to help Jews establish permanence in the Israeli-occupied territories - effectively obstructing the creation of a Palestinian state, widely seen as a necessary condition for Middle East peace. The result is a surprising juxtaposition: As the American government seeks to end [...]

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The Most Provocative Post You’re Going to Read on Iran

By |June 21st, 2010|

It comes from former U.S. Amb. to Morocco Marc Ginsberg over at Huffington Post. [...] Iran has been relatively successful maintaining its vital export markets with the very countries we need to turn the sanctions tourniquet tighter. By any measure, American-led efforts to economically isolate Iran have achieved important victories, but on balance, insufficient ones. [...]

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