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Pipes: Bombing for Political Expediency

Published on February 2nd, 2010 | by Jim Lobe

Islamophobe Daniel Pipes makes what has to be considered the strongest case ever (and in a manner entirely consistent with his and other hard-line neo-cons notoriously cavalier attitude toward violence and war) for bombing nuclear facilities ... Read More


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Rush and The ADL: The Controversy Which Isn’t

Published on January 27th, 2010 | by Eli Clifton

In a bizarre permutation of traditional political alliances, Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, is catching flack from his usual allies on the right for calling out Rush Limbaugh’s anti-Semitic slurs last week. ... Read More


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Friedman Beat Goldstone to Gaza/Lebanon Comparison

Published on January 27th, 2010 | by Ali Gharib

I’m glad to see that Mondoweiss is posting relevant pieces of the Goldstone Report chunk-by-chunk — bite-sized morsels from the hundreds of pages of documents in the full report. But we didn’t need Goldstone to confirm ... Read More


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Islamophobia: Bad For The Jews

Published on January 21st, 2010 | by Daniel Luban

Continuing on the subject of Eli’s last post, it might be worthwhile to examine in more depth the burgeoning alliance between right-wing supporters of Israel and the European far right. The importance of this topic was ... Read More


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Media Falling Down on Gitmo “Suicides”

Published on January 18th, 2010 | by Daniel Luban

I hope that anyone who has not already done so will read Scott Horton’s important piece in Harper’s investigating the cover-up of the 2006 deaths of three Guantanamo detainees, deaths which were publicly reported as suicides. ... Read More


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Will the Drone War Sink Pakistani Cooperation?

Published on January 13th, 2010 | by Ali Gharib

Perhaps the most frightening detail of the ever-growing U.S. war in the “Af-Pak” theater — even expanding into the usually quiet off-season of the cold Afghan winter — is that the war could be lost for ... Read More


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Low Expectations for Hard Bigotry in Israel

Published on January 12th, 2010 | by Ali Gharib

I just got an e-mail from an Israeli PR firm that proclaimed, in bold, caps-lock, underlined type: “Israelis More Tolerant of Islam Than Swiss.” The release, datelined Jerusalem, came on behalf of the Foundation for Ethnic ... Read More


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