Did the Pro-Israel Lobby Contribute to Eric Cantor’s Defeat?

Photo: Rep. Eric Cantor shakes President Barack Obama's hand at the conclusion of a bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting in the Oval Office Private Dining Room on Nov. 10, 2013. Credit: White House Photo by Pete Souza

by Marsha B. Cohen News sites throughout the US — and Israel — are still displaying shock over the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a Tea Party challenger in Virginia’s June 11 primary. The GOP leader was widely expected to… Continue Reading  

The Mixed Message of the Senate Letter On the Iran Nuclear Talks

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by Daryl G. Kimball Clearly, Congress has an important role in implementing any comprehensive, final-phase agreement between the P5+1 and Iran to “ensureIran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful.” Those talks are now underway in Vienna. In that role, members of the Senate… Continue Reading  

AIPAC, Netanyahu Just Not Getting Usual Traction On Iran

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by Jim Lobe Seemingly overshadowed by the crisis in Crimea and the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu just don’t seem to be getting the kind of momentum… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Plan C on Iran Diplomacy Blunted

by Jim Lobe It’s been a difficult annual policy conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its hopes of getting Congress to set the toughest possible conditions on any final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1… Continue Reading  

Here’s the AIPAC-Approved House Version of Iran Letter to Obama

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by Jim Lobe With the snow in Washington and Russian moves in Crimea diverting all national news attention away from AIPAC’s ongoing policy conference, I understand House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer are circulating their own… Continue Reading