Israel Working With Al-Qaeda?

Protest against the military operation in Fallujah

by Jim Lobe When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Joint Session of Congress here next week, will any of those in attendance muster the courage to ask him whether Israel is supporting al-Qaeda? None other than Bill Kristol’s… Continue Reading  

The Real Subject of Netanyahu’s Congressional Spectacle (It Isn’t Nukes)

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by Paul R. Pillar Benjamin Netanyahu will talk next week, as he has innumerable times before, about how an Iranian nuclear weapon is supposedly an extremely grave and imminent (he has been saying for years that it is just around… Continue Reading  

Silencing Khatami?

Khatami-Press

by Tehran Correspondent The judicial order of a media blackout on Mohammad Khatami and the reaction of Iranian social media users have once again highlighted the former president’s political importance. As the potentially pivotal 2016 parliamentary elections draw near, the pressure… Continue Reading  

Sen. Menendez Top Recipient of MEK-Related Campaign Funding

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by Jim Lobe As readers of this blog already know, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was the top congressional recipient of “pro-Israel” campaign funding in the 2012 election cycle, the last time he ran for office, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.… Continue Reading  

Is Japan’s Prime Minister the Next Putin?

Shinzo Abe

by John Feffer In the ads in the back of old comic books, a skinny little kid is hanging out at the beach when a bully comes along and kicks sand in his face. The little kid, who weighed 97… Continue Reading