“Mad Dog” Mattis: Trump’s Least Belligerent Foreign Policy Advisor?

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by Derek Davison During a surreal, post-election “campaign rally” in Cincinnati on Thursday night, President-elect Donald Trump announced (or, to be completely accurate, announced that he would be announcing) that he’s selected retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as… Continue Reading  

Campus Battle Heats Up Over BDS

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by Naomi Dann On April 14, the Doctoral Students Council (DSC) at the City University of New York Graduate Center passed a resolution endorsing the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Citing Israeli-imposed barriers to Palestinians’ right to education, the complicity… 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  

Some of Adelson’s Favorite Beneficiaries

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by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Following on David’s post about Sheldon Adelson’s nuclear strategy for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program, it might be useful to recall some of the casino magnate’s favorite Israel-related organizational beneficiaries. Perhaps they should be… Continue Reading  

RJC, EMET, Eric Cantor to host ‘Iranium’ on the Hill

While following up on my review, with my colleague Eli Clifton, of the new Clarion Fund film “Iranium,” I stumbled upon an invite for a Capitol Hill screening of the film. The showing of the movie in the Rayburn House… Continue Reading