No, Bibi Was Not Re-Elected Israel’s Prime Minister!

by Marsha B. Cohen Despite everything you’ve heard and read, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was not re-elected prime minister in Israel’s parliamentary election on March 17. The statement issued by the White House was actually quite correct and appropriate in congratulating Netanyahu (belatedly, according to… Continue Reading  

AIPAC: Bibi’s Voice or His Victim?

by Marsha B. Cohen The once-mighty American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has had the illusion of its formidable political influence shattered by none other than the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. Long regarded as the second most powerful lobby… Continue Reading  

Fact-checking Bibi and Company’s Talking Points on Iran

by Marsha B. Cohen There’s been considerable media buzz in the past several days about Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer’s role in engineering an invitation from Republican leaders for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address both Houses of Congress about Iran. Dermer’s partisan machinations… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu Playing Politics with Paris Attacks

by Marsha B. Cohen Not only was Benjamin Netanyahu an uninvited guest in the arm-and-arm chain of leaders positioning themselves in front of the 3 million plus Parisians taking to the streets this weekend in anti-terror demonstrations. The Israeli Prime… Continue Reading  

Israelis Sad to See Hagel Go

by Marsha B. Cohen The resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Monday, Nov. 24 after less than two years in his post was all over the morning news here in the United States. But the story was ultimately trumped by the imminent… Continue Reading