Will the Times Also Start Noting the Violent Pasts of Israeli Contributors?


by Lisa Goldman On Sunday the New York Times published an op-ed by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader who has been in an Israeli jail since 2002. In his article, Barghouti explains that over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have decided to launch a hunger strike… Continue Reading  

Israel-Palestine: No “Great Deal” on the Horizon


by James J. Zogby It looks like the Trump administration has come to agree with the conclusion reached by every US president and Central Command chief since the Gulf War of 1991—that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is necessary to promote… Continue Reading  

Neoconservativism in a Nutshell


by Jim Lobe I’ve been asked to give a kind of Neoconservatism 101 over the next 15 minutes or so, which is a big challenge for me. It took seven hours to get through the subject with the Institute for… Continue Reading  

Saudi Disillusionment with the U.S. Started With Bush


by Jim Lobe The following are excerpts from a telephone interview conducted late last week with Amb. Chas Freeman, Jr. (ret.) regarding the latest developments between Iran and Saudi Arabia, in particular. Freeman, who served as U.S. ambassador (1989-1992) to… Continue Reading  

Old Settlement Wine in New Peacemaking Bottles


by Mitchell Plitnick During his meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry two weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered “a package of meaningful measures in the West Bank.” Although Netanyahu was apparently vague about what those measures would… Continue Reading