Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Palestine”

Pence’s Misguided Mideast Trip

The vice president is one of the most ardent “pro-Israel” hawks in his party, so sending him to this part of the world right now is akin to pouring salt on a fresh wound

Posted December 12th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The ideologues who wrecked Libya. Matt Purple considers the consequences of the …

Posted December 8th, 2017

Trump’s ‘Recognition of Reality’

Giving formal recognition to one side’s claim while completely ignoring the other isn’t a “recognition” of reality.

Posted December 7th, 2017

Trump’s Ridiculous Announcement on Jerusalem

There is nothing more stale and tired than having our government fully taking the Israeli side in this conflict.

Posted December 6th, 2017

Trump’s Costly Jerusalem Blunder

This decision would impose significant diplomatic costs on the U.S. that will make it harder to advance American interests in many parts of the world.

Posted December 5th, 2017

Trump Risks Starting a New Intifada

There is nothing to be gained for anyone by offering this recognition and something to be lost by almost everyone involved.

Posted December 4th, 2017

Report: Trump Is Expected to Announce Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Moving the embassy would be a reckless symbolic gesture that threatens to have very serious consequences.

Posted November 29th, 2017

Israel’s Occupation and Hawkish Delusions

It is a measure of how fanatical “pro-Israel” hawks in the U.S. have become that they condemn others for accurately describing Israel’s role as an occupier.

Posted April 4th, 2017

An Unfortunate Shift in U.S. Policy on Israel and Palestine

This makes the U.S. position even more lopsidedly in favor of Israel than it was before.

Posted February 15th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted December 30th, 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

Israel, Palestine, and the GOP Platform

The plank predictably affirms the wrongheaded, destructive view that there should be “no daylight” between America and Israel.

Posted July 12th, 2016

Clinton’s San Diego Speech on Trump and Foreign Policy

Clinton presented herself as much more of a supporter of diplomatic engagement than she really is while obscuring her reliable support for military action.

Posted June 2nd, 2016

The Candidates Pander at AIPAC

Cruz and Trump put on the typical pandering display one expects from candidates at AIPAC.

Posted March 22nd, 2016

Trump, Rubio, and Israel-Palestine

Trump is at least paying lip service to the idea that securing a peace settlement requires some pretense of even-handedness.

Posted February 24th, 2016

Huckabee: Let’s Have a Palestinian State Anywhere But Palestine

Huckabee’s version of a two-state solution is bizarre and fanatical.

Posted June 2nd, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time to stop holding Saudi Arabia’s hand. Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Sokolsky …

Posted May 15th, 2015