Netanyahu’s U.S. Popularity Has Declined Sharply: Poll

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by Jim Lobe While U.S. public sentiment toward Israel has remained relatively stable, favorability ratings for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have declined sharply over the past six weeks, and particularly since his controversial speech before Congress March 3, according to… Continue Reading  

The Real Subject of Netanyahu’s Congressional Spectacle (It Isn’t Nukes)

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by Paul R. Pillar Benjamin Netanyahu will talk next week, as he has innumerable times before, about how an Iranian nuclear weapon is supposedly an extremely grave and imminent (he has been saying for years that it is just around… Continue Reading  

Cotton Makes Aim of Iran Sanctions Legislation Kristol Clear

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by Jim Lobe As foes of a nuclear deal with Iran prepare new sanctions legislation that the Obama administration firmly opposes, Arkansas’s new Republican senator, Tom Cotton, told a policy conference at the far-right Heritage Foundation Tuesday that the pending… 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  

Iran’s Rouhani Needs a Nuclear Resolution

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News After 34 years of enmity, Tehran and Washington are heavily invested in the success of a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme achieved through teamwork. Now the political future of Iran’s new moderate president, Hassan… Continue Reading