Opening a Southern Front in the Hezbollah-Israel Conflict?

by Aurelie Daher On February 8, the Syrian army launched an assault along the dividing line between Damascus’s southern suburbs and villages north of Quneitra and Deraa in the southern part of the country until recently controlled by remnants of… Continue Reading  

Lest We Forget: Bibi’s “Wisdom” on Iraq

by Jim Lobe Republican members of Congress say they are eagerly waiting to hear directly from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on why the nuclear deal being negotiated between the United States and its P5+1 partners (including its three closest… Continue Reading  

Bibi’s Visit No Favor to US or Israel

by Robert E. Hunter Americans have historically resisted efforts by foreigners to tell us how to do our business. Many foreigners still attempt to do so, though at times ruffling our feathers and producing an effect opposite to the one… Continue Reading  

Congressional Leadership Pressed to Invite Bibi to Another Joint Session

by Jim Lobe The JTA is reporting a move by more than 90 House members to invite Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to once again address a Joint Session of Congress when he comes to keynote AIPAC’s annual policy conference March 2-4.… Continue Reading  

More on AIPAC’s Travails

by Jim Lobe Last weekend, I noted the increasingly vulnerable position in which AIPAC finds itself in after its defeat on the Kirk-Menendez bill (S. 1881), and less than three weeks before its annual conference, which this year is expected to attract… Continue Reading