Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Israel”

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

Withdrawing from the Human Rights Council Is a Mistake

Withdrawing from the council can only benefit the worst governments in the world.

Posted June 19th, 2018

Red Cross: Israeli Shootings of Protesters Have Created ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis

These are flagrant violations of international law in the service of an inhumane and cruel policy of collective punishment that also deserves to be condemned.

Posted June 18th, 2018

Another Senseless, Illegal Killing in Gaza by Israeli Forces

Ms. Najjar’s killing is just the latest in a series of illegal shootings of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza.

Posted June 2nd, 2018

Haley’s Embarrassing Defense of the Gaza Massacre

Talking incessantly about Iran to avoid addressing the issue at hand has become a typical maneuver for Haley whenever U.S. clients commit some outrage that she would rather ignore.

Posted May 15th, 2018

The ‘Neo-American Era’ Is Over Before It Began

Mead describes U.S. clients in the region as “useful allies,” but none of them has proven to be useful at doing very much except causing more headaches for the U.S. and implicating us in their crimes.

Posted May 15th, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Despicable Response to the Gaza Massacre

Refusing to hold Israel responsible for its crimes guarantees that there will be more of them in the weeks and months to come.

Posted May 14th, 2018

Massacring Palestinians with Impunity

Gunning down dozens of people in a single day qualifies as a massacre no matter how much anyone wants to spin it as something else.

Posted May 14th, 2018

The Iran Obsession and Our Reckless Clients

Reneging on the nuclear deal is just the latest in a series of bad decisions that Trump has made that give the Israeli and Saudi governments whatever they want no matter the consequences for U.S. interests.

Posted May 9th, 2018

Don’t Fall for Netanyahu’s Propaganda

Netanyahu has every incentive to lie about the nuclear deal right now to make sure that Trump reneges on it.

Posted April 30th, 2018

Pompeo and Israel’s Excessive and Illegal Use of Force in Gaza

Over two million people suffer because of the blockade, and when some of them object to this appalling treatment they are maimed and killed with live ammunition.

Posted April 30th, 2018

Israel’s Illegal and Excessive Use of Lethal Force in Gaza

There is no excuse for the illegal and excessive use of force against these protesters.

Posted April 8th, 2018

Trump Should Withdraw U.S. Forces from Syria, But He Won’t

If Trump really had an “America First” foreign policy, leaving Syria would have been one of the first things he did, but he doesn’t and so that won’t happen on his watch.

Posted April 3rd, 2018