Posts tagged “Israel”

Boycotting the Arts and Academia

The Russians are withdrawing. Not from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, but from …

Posted April 23rd, 2014

John Kerry’s Diplomatic Minefield

Does John Kerry understand the world he inherited? Is he in denial? …

Posted January 28th, 2014

Without Iran Diplomacy, Only War Remains

If Bibi Netanyahu succeeds in closing down Obama’s diplomatic path to Iran, …

Posted November 12th, 2013

Chas Freeman on Why the Kerry Initiative Will Fail

Lost in the chaos of Egypt and horror of Syria is the …

Posted August 23rd, 2013

Obama Solves His Israel Problem (If Not Palestine’s)

Obama’s speech to a hand-picked Israeli audience in Jerusalem had much good …

Posted March 22nd, 2013

Hagel Has a Problem With Christian Zionists, Not With Jews

Opposition to Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of Defense is focusing on …

Posted January 8th, 2013

Hagel in History’s Cockpit

The former senator’s nomination points the country in a better direction.

Posted January 7th, 2013

Is Iron Dome the Maginot Line?

An interesting article in The New York Times, “Israel’s Antimissile System Attracts …

Posted December 3rd, 2012

Gaza and the Polls, the Bad and the Less Bad

Virtually every American political leader has defended the Israeli strikes on Gaza, …

Posted November 19th, 2012

Gaza: Background and Context

By far the best place to get a real background understanding for …

Posted November 16th, 2012

Israel, South Africa, and Romney’s Ignorance

We heard a great deal about Israel in last night’s debate. Obama …

Posted October 23rd, 2012

Obama Outscores Romney on Israel Mentions, 17-14 (and the Giants Win the Pennant!)

My favorite comment on the debate is Philip Weiss’s ironic I apologize to …

Posted October 23rd, 2012

Obama Is Not Managing His Bibi Problem Well

Two important posts on Peter Beinart’s blog Open Zion. First Beinart, who …

Posted August 21st, 2012

America, the Wussy Hostage

John Mearsheimer speculates about Netanyahu’s and Barak’s Iran war calculation here. In …

Posted August 16th, 2012

In Search of a Casus Belli: Will Burgas Do?

Benjamin Netanyahu was all over the Sunday talk shows, proclaiming — without …

Posted July 23rd, 2012

What David Brooks Leaves Out, and Why

David Brooks is on his evergreen subject again, the American elite and …

Posted July 13th, 2012

Better to Be a Former Ron Paul Staffer, or a War Planner?

Here’s a Beltway skirmish whose outcome will be revealing, described by Buzzfeed: …

Posted July 10th, 2012