Neocons Double their Standards on Prisoner Release

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by Eli Clifton, Ali Gharib, and Jim Lobe It’s inevitable that neoconservatives will assail President Obama’s every dealing with Iran. And indeed, the denunciations were fast and furious of the deal that brought home four Americans, including Washington Post reporter… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Democrat Problems Go Beyond Obama

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by Ali Gharib Last week, journalists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake published a piece at Bloomberg Businessweek explaining how the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC came to be defeated in the biggest fight in a generation. The story holds important truths.… Continue Reading  

Two Faulty Objections to an Iran Deal

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by Ali Gharib The closing months of an Iran nuclear deal were always bound to bring a hailstorm of criticisms from opponents of diplomacy. Well, it’s happening — and maybe “hail” isn’t the right kind of storm: critics of a deal… Continue Reading  

Neocons vs. Neocon on Iran

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by Ali Gharib Maybe I spoke too soon when I declared the fight over the new Iran bill wending its way through Congress as one between hard-line neoconservatives and AIPAC. The broad outlines of what I wrote remain true—everything from… Continue Reading  

Who Are the Billionaires Attacking Obama’s Iran Diplomacy?

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by Eli Clifton Since taking the helm of The Israel Project two and a half years ago, former AIPAC spokesman Josh Block has turned the pro-Israel advocacy group into one of the shrillest opponents of diplomacy with Iran. But, according… Continue Reading