Trump or Israel: Who Is More Friendly to Dictators?

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by Ali Gharib The revanchist Zionist group, the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), is at it again: back at the task of keeping the Republican Party pure of heart, brooking no deviations from neoconservatism as it is broadly practiced in Washington.… Continue Reading  

Defenders of Democracy Turn To An Awkward Ally: Saudi Arabia

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by Ali Gharib So desperate to punish Iran are the hawks of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies that they’re willing to partner with one of the least democratic countries on earth to get it done. In an op-ed in… Continue Reading  

New York Times Reports Distorted Clinton Attack on Sanders as Fact

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by Ali Gharib David Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, spends a lot of time writing on matters of foreign policy and national security. That includes covering the election—a big Washington story, if not the biggest—through… Continue Reading  

Neocons Forgive Cruz His Sins

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by Ali Gharib When Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who just won the Iowa caucus and is vying for the top place in the GOP presidential primaries, went after neocons, it raised a lot of eyebrows. Now, however, he seems… Continue Reading  

US Hawks Ignore Top Israeli Official on Iran

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by Ali Gharib Last week, Israel’s top military official made some staggering comments during the course of a security conference in Tel Aviv. Here’s how The Forward‘s JJ Goldberg reported the comments of Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot, Israel’s chief of… Continue Reading