Jewish Youth Gets Light Sentence For Brutal Killing of Palestinian in Jerusalem

A case adjudicated in the Jerusalem municipal court recently illustrates the total lack of equal justice for Palestinians. It also demonstrates how the Israeli press often elides details from the English version of its news reports which are condemnatory of… Continue Reading  

Republicans Attack Obama As No Friend Of Israel; Will Obama Promise To Do Better?

Twenty years ago, the influence of the pro-Israel lobby was greater among Democrats than Republicans.  It was greater in Congress than in the White House.  Today, the Republicans, with their Christian Zionist wing at the forefront, have taken the lead… Continue Reading  

What Really Happened In Gaza?

The Goldstone Report: The Legacy Of The Landmark Investigation Of The Gaza Conflict edited by Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner, and Philip Weiss; foreword by Desmond Tutu, introduction by Naomi Klein, Nation Books, 2011.  449 pp., $18.95 (paperback). Ira Glunts The… Continue Reading  

NYTimes: For U.S., Egypt Is About Israel

In an extraordinary report which appeared today both on the Internet and in the print edition of The New York Times, writers Helene Cooper and Mark Landler make plain the huge importance of Israel and the Israel Lobby in all… Continue Reading  

Power, Faith and Fantasy: Michael Oren Incites American Jews With Specious History and False Claims of Obligation and Danger

Three years ago I heard the American-born Israeli Michael B. Oren promoting his new book Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present at a university near my home in upstate New York. Oren is… Continue Reading