Obama Running Out Of Options On Syrian Intervention

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by Mitchell Plitnick The Obama Administration’s options for avoiding deeper involvement in Syria are dwindling fast. With Russia and Hezbollah increasing their activities on the Syrian front, Obama may have a very hard time fending off the growing domestic and… Continue Reading  

Little Support in Washington for Kerry’s Mideast Efforts

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by Mitchell Plitnick While Secretary of State John Kerry was in Israel declaring his aim to “exhaust all the possibilities of peace” to try to stop wasting the Obama Administration’s time and energy on the futile effort to find a… Continue Reading  

Kerry’s Latest Mideast Trip Doomed Before It Starts

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by Mitchell Plitnick It may seem like US Secretary of State John Kerry is chasing his own tail with regard to the Israel-Palestine issue. But he is, intentionally or otherwise, raising some important questions. One is what the official Israeli… Continue Reading  

Boston Globe Backs Stephen Hawking on Boycott of Israeli Conference

President Barack Obama talks with Stephen Hawking in the Blue Room of the White House before a ceremony presenting him and 15 others the Presidential Medal of Freedom, August 12, 2009.

by Mitchell Plitnick The story of Stephen Hawking’s decision to pull out of the Israeli President’s Conference just got more interesting. A major United States newspaper, the Boston Globe, published an editorial offering strong support for Hawking, and, while not… Continue Reading  

Europe Urged to Step into Breach of Failed Mideast Peace

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by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News The Oslo peace process has failed and Europe must take stronger leadership in the Middle East, according to a distinguished group of former European leaders that is pushing for a stronger and more independent… Continue Reading