Andy McCarthy Strikes Again

By Daniel Luban The editors of National Review appear to have made a tactical decision that the “birthers” — those who allege that Barack Obama was born in Kenya rather than Hawaii, thereby questioning his U.S. citizenship and legitimacy as… Continue Reading  

How Roger Cohen Became the Most Important Jewish Journalist in America

By Daniel Luban Roger Cohen, columnist for the International Herald Tribune and New York Times, has a new piece in The New York Review of Books on the ongoing crisis in Iran. Like his previous writings on the subject over… Continue Reading  

Conference of Presidents Parrots Avigdor Lieberman

By Daniel Luban On Wednesday, Ha’aretz reported on the Netanyahu government’s latest spin in its clash with the U.S. and the international community over planned settlement construction in East Jerusalem: change the subject to the Nazis. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman… Continue Reading  

Bibi’s Blindness

By Daniel Luban Israel has a history of tactical victories that ultimately proved to be strategic defeats. The classic example is the sweeping victory in the 1967 Six-Day War, a triumph that set the stage for four decades of occupation… Continue Reading  

PNAC Revisited

Look at the following press release on Obama’s forthcoming summit meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and judge for yourself whether Bill Kristol’s and Bob Kagan’s new ‘Foreign Policy Initiative’ (FPI) is not indeed the latest incarnation of the Project… Continue Reading