A Final Word on Amalek

By Daniel Luban I have no desire to bore the reader with endless discussion of the Amalek controversy, so I will just weigh in with one final comment on the controversy and Jeffrey Goldberg‘s response to it. First, Andrew Sullivan’s… Continue Reading  

More on Amalek

By Daniel Luban Since my original post on Netanyahu and Amalek, the Amalek analogy has become the subject of a fair amount of attention. Fareed Zakaria and Roger Cohen have both chimed in, arguing that Netanyahu’s identification of Iran with… Continue Reading  

Ex-AIPACer Weissman comes out hard against military action in Iran

By Daniel Luban In March, former AIPAC chief lobbyist Douglas Bloomfield wrote a very interesting piece for the New Jersey Jewish News. In it, he revealed that although AIPAC publicly professed support for the Oslo peace process in the 1990s,… Continue Reading  

Goldberg and the Amalekites

by Daniel Luban Jeffrey Goldberg‘s latest op-ed in the New York Times contains the following interesting passage: I recently asked one of his advisers to gauge for me the depth of Mr. Netanyahu’s anxiety about Iran. His answer: “Think Amalek.”… Continue Reading  

Very Intriguing… Is Ross in Trouble?

Everyone knows that the Israelis are pressing hard for the Obama administration to set a a relatively short-term deadline for progress in its prospective diplomatic engagement with Iran to bear fruit, after which it would move to tighten sanctions, hopefully… Continue Reading