AIPAC Bill Runs Into Unusual Resistance In Congress

by Mitchell Plitnick In an article published in The Hill, Mike Coogan reports that some of the key legislation that emerged from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) 2013 annual policy conference is running into significant difficulties in Congress.… Continue Reading  

Chuck Hagel Friend Requests Ehud Barak

by Marsha B. Cohen Newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is scheduled to meet with Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday morning, March 5. There’s more to this meeting than one might infer from harrumphing members of the right… Continue Reading  

Ahead of March Iran Talks, U.S. Urged to Back Possible Israeli Strike

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News In the same week that talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) concluded in Kazakhstan with rare positive Iranian feedback, a joint resolution declaring… Continue Reading