Tomgram: Ira Chernus, Ass-Backwards in the Middle East

Israel and the Palestinians Through the Looking Glass The Myths That Underpin the Failure of American Policy in the Middle East By Ira Chernus Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com Tuches aufn tish: Buttocks on the table. That’s the colorful way… Continue Reading  

An Annotated Version of Netanyahu’s Address to Congress.

Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now has helpfully annotated Netanyahu’s speech to the Joint Session of Congress yesterday. You can find it here.

Wiesenthal Center Determined to Go Down in Flames

Amid the array of hysterical reactions to President Obama’s Middle East speech — notable examples include Benjamin Netanyahu and Mitt Romney — one under-reported response came from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which blasted Obama for calling for Israel to return… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Obama and the Mideast Arms Trade

Obama’s Reset: Arab Spring or Same Old Thing? How the President and the Pentagon Prop Up Both Middle Eastern Despots and American Arms Dealers By Nick Turse Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com If you follow the words, one Middle East… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: William Astore, A New Age of “Enlightened” War

The Crash and Burn of Old Regimes Washington Court Culture and Its Endless Wars By William J. Astore Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com The killing of Osama bin Laden, “a testament to the greatness of our country” according to President… Continue Reading