Obama the Anti-Semite?

by Ali Gharib There’s an odd, but not altogether surprising, line of attack developing against the Obama administration and other proponents of the Iran nuclear deal: that they are anti-Semites. How did this happen? The meme mostly owes to salvos… Continue Reading  

Josh Block Backs Down From False Accusation That ThinkProgress And CAP Are Anti-Semitic

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Former AIPAC spokesman and Progressive Policy Institute senior fellow Josh Block backed down this afternoon from his earlier accusation that ThinkProgress and its institutional home, the Center For American Progress (CAP), are anti-Semitic —… Continue Reading  

Is Patrick Leahy trying to cut aid to the IDF?

Last Tuesday a Haaretz article reported that Sen. Patrick Leahy “seeks to cut aid to elite IDF units operating in West Bank and Gaza”: U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is promoting a bill to suspend U.S. assistance to three elite Israel… Continue Reading  

Who is the No. 1 Counter-Jihadi? Gaffney or May?

There’s been a little bit of a sideshow setting up this year’s CPAC confab. Arch-Islamophobe Frank Gaffney was booted from the Conservative Political Action Conference agenda. At Religion Dispatches, Sarah Posner spoke with Suhail Khan, a Muslim conservative and board member… Continue Reading  

Ben Smith’s Fair and Balanced Take

On Monday, Politico‘s Ben Smith ran a long piece that was advertised as a “view from the Middle East” about the Obama administration’s failures in the Middle East peace process. Andrew Sullivan quickly criticized the article for its extensive and… Continue Reading