Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

What the Iran Hawks Hope to Gain from Netanyahu’s Speech

What matters to them is staking out a maximalist position on Iran so that they can denounce the administration for being “weak.”

Posted January 26th, 2015

McDonough’s Absurd Israel Claim

No wonder the head of Israel’s government believes he can do whatever he wants in his dealings with the U.S.

Posted January 26th, 2015

Netanyahu’s Consequence-Free Stunt

His mismanagement of the relationship with the U.S. hasn’t cost him or Israel anything.

Posted January 23rd, 2015

Netanyahu Isn’t Likely to Pay a “Price”

Netanyahu seems not to have suffered for any of his obnoxious behavior, nor is he likely to.

Posted January 22nd, 2015

Paul and Netanyahu’s Speech

Rand Paul makes another unforced error.

Posted January 21st, 2015

Netanyahu Will Address Congress…Again

The invitation is clearly timed to interfere with the ongoing nuclear negotiations.

Posted January 21st, 2015

The Difference Between Clients and Allies

No matter how long another state has been a U.S. client, the U.S. owes it much less than it owes it to its real allies.

Posted January 12th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Leo Strauss: hawk or dove? Samuel Goldman reviews Robert Howse’s Leo Strauss: …

Posted January 9th, 2015

The Dumb Drive to Defund Palestine

Once again we are presented with a dumb “pro-Israel” proposal that will make conditions worse for all involved.

Posted January 7th, 2015

Public Opinion and Israel/Palestine

U.S. policy on Israel and Palestine continues to be wildly at odds with what most Americans claim to want.

Posted January 7th, 2015

A “Most Cherished Ally” That Isn’t Even an Ally

The relationship with Israel is always described in terms of an alliance, but that doesn’t describe the relationship very well at all.

Posted January 2nd, 2015

Pence, Israel, and the U.S. Role as “Honest Broker”

It is false to claim that the U.S. can overtly take sides in the conflict while still “dealing honestly” with all sides.

Posted December 31st, 2014

Pence’s Boringly Predictable Israel Trip

The ritual visits to Israel for our would-be presidential candidates are becoming tiresome and embarrassing.

Posted December 30th, 2014

U.S. Public Opinion and Israel/Palestine

U.S. policy on Israel and Palestine is wildly at odds with what most Americans claim to want.

Posted December 8th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

COIN is a proven failure. Lt. Col. Daniel Davis describes the failure …

Posted December 5th, 2014

Israel’s Early Elections

The next Israeli government seems likely to be even more dominated by hard-line nationalists and pro-settler politicians than the current one.

Posted December 2nd, 2014

How Extension Benefits Foes of a Nuclear Deal

The more time that it takes to reach a deal, the more likely it is that opponents can spoil the negotiations by pushing for new punitive measures.

Posted November 25th, 2014