As a Jew, This Makes Me Angry

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Monday, I attended the National Leadership Assembly for Israel. The gathering was more than a little disquieting. Big names who addressed the audience included National Security Adviser Susan Rice, House Speaker John Boehner, Former Chair of… Continue Reading  

Congressional Backlash on Iran is a Problem for Europe, Too

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by Ellie Geranmayeh  In recent weeks, hard-line members of the US Congress have stepped up their game of obstructing diplomacy with Iran. Resolving the Iranian nuclear conflict has been used as a chip in domestic politics rather than a foreign policy issue… Continue Reading  

Gaza: Ode to the Lost American Conscience

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by James A. Russell Watching the US-backed Israeli bombardment of Gaza makes me ashamed to be an American. The sight of US-made bombs bursting in the air, in hospitals, in homes, and over beaches is a far cry from the… Continue Reading  

Jason Rezaian’s Mother Pleads for Her Son’s Release

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Mary Rezaian, the mother of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was detained in Iran last week with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi without charge or access to a lawyer, makes a heartfelt plea to Iranian authorities in this video to release… Continue Reading  

Neocons Agree: Pressure Iran Forever

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by Derek Davison One of the unintended consequences of the decision to extend the international talks on Iran’s nuclear program is the growing number of neoconservative calls for even more pressure on Iran. So it was on July 28 that… Continue Reading