Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

Haley and UNSCR 2334

Haley’s testimony showed both extreme hawkish “pro-Israel” bias and an almost total misunderstanding of who our real allies are.

Posted January 18th, 2017

Trump’s Hard-liners and Israel

Haley and Trump seem to be of one mind that one of the priorities of U.S. foreign policy should be covering for the illegal behavior of a client state.

Posted January 18th, 2017

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Makes No Sense

Relocating the embassy would be a cause of much grief for both governments for years to come and would gain them nothing.

Posted January 10th, 2017

The Folly of Having ‘No Daylight’ with Clients

A “no daylight” approach to any other state is always a mistake for both parties.

Posted January 9th, 2017

The House Passes a Foolish Resolution Against UNSCR 2334

This is a particularly striking example of how unrepresentative the House can be.

Posted January 6th, 2017

Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States

Obama has gone out of his way to try to placate and indulge them even when they behave appallingly.

Posted January 3rd, 2017

The Danger of Passionate Attachments and Inveterate Antipathies

Washington was very wise in warning against both kinds of intense sentiments.

Posted January 2nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Pulling back now won’t absolve American involvement in Yemen. Trevor Thrall criticizes …

Posted December 30th, 2016

U.S. Clients Are Not Our ‘Friends’

It is long past time since the U.S. dealt with these states based on our own interests rather than going out of our way to cater to theirs.

Posted December 29th, 2016

‘Pro-Israel’ Hawks Are No Good for the U.S. or Israel

Criticizing Israel for behavior that has contributed to its increasing isolation in the world is not an unfriendly or treacherous act.

Posted December 28th, 2016

A Team of Hard-liners

This is the profile of an administration that is looking to pick a lot of fights.

Posted December 28th, 2016

UNSCR 2334 and Obama’s ‘Betrayal’ of Israel

The resolution that the U.S. chose not to veto does nothing except restate the obvious and affirm existing U.S. policy regarding illegal Israeli settlements.

Posted December 28th, 2016

Trump Chooses a Hard-line, Pro-Settler Ambassador to Israel

Unfortunately, Trump’s bad choice is entirely in line with his positions on Israel and Palestine.

Posted December 16th, 2016

Obama’s Futile Efforts at ‘Reassuring’ Bad Clients

No matter how much Obama does for these clients, neither they nor their supporters here in the U.S. are satisfied.

Posted September 13th, 2016

A Useless ‘Alliance’ with Israel

The U.S. is not “saving” anything with this arrangement, but rather is frittering even more resources away on a state that doesn’t need it.

Posted August 24th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Fallujah in ruins. Kelley Vlahos reports on the aftermath of the expulsion …

Posted July 15th, 2016

Trump and ‘Pro-Israel’ Hard-liners

Trump is even more absurdly one-sided in his view of the conflict than any previous major party nominee.

Posted July 14th, 2016