The Iran Deal Through Israeli Eyes

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by Marsha B. Cohen Hawkish Israeli politicians and analysts have done their best to thwart any agreement between Iran and the P5+1. Their mantra has been consistent: No deal is better than a bad deal, and there is no such… Continue Reading  

Bibi Bends over Backward to Form Government

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by Marsha B. Cohen Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has less than 48 hours remaining to put together a coalition government. If Netanyahu fails to come up with a slate of partners by Wednesday at 8 pm, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will be… Continue Reading  

AIPAC: Bibi’s Voice or His Victim?

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by Marsha B. Cohen The once-mighty American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has had the illusion of its formidable political influence shattered by none other than the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. Long regarded as the second most powerful lobby… Continue Reading  

Fact-checking Bibi and Company’s Talking Points on Iran

Ron-Dermer

by Marsha B. Cohen There’s been considerable media buzz in the past several days about Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer’s role in engineering an invitation from Republican leaders for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address both Houses of Congress about Iran. Dermer’s partisan machinations… Continue Reading  

McConnell in 2007: Hagel “One of the Premier Foreign Policy Voices”

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In 2007, Sen. Minority Leader praised Chuck Hagel as “one of the premier foreign policy voices (and) one of the giants in the United States Senate.” Continue Reading