Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

The Senate Rejects Rubio’s Attack on Free Speech Again

Rubio’s bill is such a clear violation of the First Amendment that it makes it extremely easy for even the most hawkish Democratic senators to vote against it.

Posted January 15th, 2019

Marco Rubio’s Attack on Free Speech

Members of Congress swear to protect and defend the Constitution, but Rubio would prefer to trash the First Amendment in order to pander to “pro-Israel” hard-liners

Posted January 10th, 2019

Where Is This ‘Post-American Middle East’ You Speak Of?

If this is a “post-American” region, what would one heavily influenced by the U.S. look like?

Posted December 26th, 2018

The Threat to Free Speech from ‘Pro-Israel’ Hawks

No American should have to toe an ideological line created to shield a foreign government from the consequences of its policies.

Posted December 18th, 2018

A Disgraceful Evangelical Meeting with Mohammed bin Salman

Whatever their reasons were, these evangelicals shouldn’t have met with the crown prince, and it is to their enduring discredit that they did.

Posted November 2nd, 2018

Trump’s Record of Failure in the Middle East

It has needlessly escalated conflicts, inflicted collective punishment on tens of millions of people and damaged U.S. interests and our national reputation.

Posted October 18th, 2018

The Cost of Enabling Reckless Clients

Enabling reckless clients implicates our government in their wrongdoing, and it puts the U.S. in the absurd position of covering for behavior that has already damaged America’s reputation and harmed our interests.

Posted October 14th, 2018

Netanyahu’s ‘Nowhere Land’ Blunder

Netanyahu has made a habit of making false and overblown claims about Iran’s nuclear program for decades.

Posted October 1st, 2018

Trump Pushes His Destructive Iran Policy at the U.N.

The reimposition of sanctions not only hurts the Iranian people, but imposes significant costs on the populations of neighboring countries as well.

Posted September 25th, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Insulting and Cruel Policy for Palestine

The policy won’t succeed, but the more important point is that it is a despicable and cruel policy that will cause further hardship for no good reason.

Posted September 10th, 2018

Trump’s Cruel Decision to End UNRWA Funding

The Trump administration is beating up on some of the most vulnerable people in the world for no good reason.

Posted September 1st, 2018

The Lies Nuclear Deal Opponents Tell

No one seriously interested in preventing nuclear proliferation would want to scrap a major nonproliferation agreement, but that is what Trump did on Bolton’s advice and with Netanyahu’s enthusiastic support.

Posted August 20th, 2018

The Perils of Trump’s Iran Obsession

Obsessing over a non-existent Iranian threat to U.S. interests obviously has nothing to do with American security.

Posted August 13th, 2018

Bolton Expands on Trump’s Deranged Iran Threat

The president’s outburst was already very dangerous and irresponsible, and Bolton’s comments make it even worse.

Posted July 23rd, 2018

The Iran Obsession and the Helsinki Summit

The administration is once again subordinating U.S. policy to the preferences of its reckless clients in the region.

Posted July 2nd, 2018

A ‘Peace Plan’ That Has Nothing to Do With Peace

The administration claims to want to speak directly to the Palestinian people, but as usual this just means dictating unacceptable terms and threatening penalties if their unreasonable demands aren’t met.

Posted June 26th, 2018

A Worthless ‘Peace Plan’ for Israel and Palestine

Much as the administration has done with Iran, they are making an insulting “offer” that they know will be rejected so that they can blame someone else for their failure.

Posted June 25th, 2018