Republicans Overreach After Bibi’s Speech

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by Jim Lobe No doubt emboldened by the enthusiasm of his fellow Republicans—and perhaps by Netanyahu himself—for Bibi’s attack before Congress on Obama and the P5+1’s negotiations with Iran, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to have overreached, compounding the… Continue Reading  

Josh Block Misrepresents New Iran Sanctions Bill In SOTU Talking Points

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by Ali Gharib I just received a copy of the talking points Josh Block, the head of the Israel Project, distributed to journalists and pundits ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address. The talking points, which are focused exclusively… Continue Reading  

Lindsey Graham Says Congress Will “Follow [Bibi’s] Lead”

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by Jim Lobe Lindsey Graham, who is not a stupid person, can be so embarrassing. Speaking at a press conference alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Saturday, Graham said the following in response to Bibi’s call for “more… Continue Reading  

Ed Levine Dissects Menendez-Graham Letter

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by Jim Lobe *This article has ben modified. Ed Levine, an arms control specialist who worked for both Republican and Democratic senators for 20 years on the Intelligence Committee and another ten on the Foreign Relations Committee, wrote a detailed and… Continue Reading  

Another AIPAC Miscalculation?

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by Mitchell Plitnick When the history of pro-Israel lobbying in Washington is fully written, it may well be that the push for confrontation with Iran will be seen as a major turning point. On Monday, a consistently hawkish, pro-Israel Democrat, Robert… Continue Reading