EU Labelling and the Challenge to “Greater Israel”


by Hugh Lovatt The levels of hysteria and name-calling emanating from Israel neared crescendo-levels yesterday as the European Commission published its long overdue guidelines on the correct labelling of Israeli settlement products. Ostensibly the EU’s move is meant as nothing… Continue Reading  

Canada’s Israel Lobby and the Elections


by Paul Weinberg Growing up Jewish in Toronto, I often heard how important it was not to wash your dirty linen in public. Such comments were directed specifically to Jews like me who, back in 1982, paraded in front of… Continue Reading  

Waging Endless War From Vietnam to Syria


by Greg Grandin In April 2014, ESPN published a photograph of an unlikely duo: Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and former national security adviser and secretary of state Henry Kissinger at the Yankees-Red Sox season opener. In… Continue Reading  

Acknowledging Reality in the U.S.-Israeli Relationship


by Paul R. Pillar On the eve of a visit by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington, we have gotten yet another of the statements from members of his government that are sufficiently unrestrained or unhinged to cause a… Continue Reading  

Transforming Iran’s Economy in the Post-Deal Era


by Himan Hosseini and Leila Piran Since Iran and the P5+1 powers (Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the U.S.) reached a comprehensive nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015, prominent Iranian economists and commentators have begun building a strong case for… Continue Reading