U.S. Aid to Israel: What You Need to Know

by Mitchell Plitnick Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has drawn some criticism from the left for avoiding the topic of Israel-Palestine. It’s actually a wise decision on her part. It was obvious during her campaign that she is not well-versed on the… Continue Reading  

Why I’m Glad Netanyahu Won

by James J. Zogby I’m glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won’t sit well with many folks, let me explain: As the election developed, it became clear that Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Embrace of Netanyahu Will Haunt Middle East for Years

by Phyllis Bennis For Israelis, the questions had been hovering for months. Would the right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claim victory and a fifth term, moving his far-right Likud government coalition even further right? Or would the supposedly “centrist” challenger,… Continue Reading  

The Corruption of the Terrorist Group List

by Paul R. Pillar The ineffectiveness and many of the costs of the Trump administration’s latest move in its anti-Iran campaign—its designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO)—are readily apparent and have been… Continue Reading  

The IAEA Doesn’t Have Inspection Superpowers in Iran

by Mark Fitzpatrick Calling for “superagency” – an international team of sleuths who can swoop on any suspect country at a moment’s notice when provided with hints of nuclear wrongdoing. Forget about rules, credibility or due process. Superagency has to… Continue Reading