The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 1, 2010. The Wall Street Journal: The WSJ editorial board uses two 30-year-old letters from the Imam of the Park 51 community center, Feisal Abdul Rauf, to show Rauf’s alleged anti-Israel and pro-Iranian… Continue Reading  

Pastor Hagee Cites Int’l Law Against Ahmadinejad

and Ali Gharib John Hagee’s Christians United For Israel (CUFI) has just sent out a petition demanding that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the crime of incitement to genocide. “The next time… Continue Reading  

Boehner Shares His (Hawkish) Views on Israel and Iran

In advance of tonight’s Oval Office address marking the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, House Republican leader John Boehner (R-OH) delivered his own speech addressing a wide-ranging set of issues, ranging from the economy to Iran. On… Continue Reading  

Israeli Gov’t-endorsed ‘Public Diplomacy’ Site Pushes Iran Attack

Give Israel Your United Support (GIYUS) has sprung to life again — and it’s promoting a U.S. attack on Iran at beyond the scale discussed by any respected analysts. The “online public diplomacy platform of Israel” is promoting an interview… Continue Reading  

Israel Still Trades With its “Existential Threat”

It’s not often that an article about a commodity manages to capture a moment in current events, the political and economic realities of the Middle East, and a case study in globalization. Without waxing too Tom Friedman, a simple story… Continue Reading