Netanyahu Playing Politics with Paris Attacks

by Marsha B. Cohen Not only was Benjamin Netanyahu an uninvited guest in the arm-and-arm chain of leaders positioning themselves in front of the 3 million plus Parisians taking to the streets this weekend in anti-terror demonstrations. The Israeli Prime… Continue Reading  

Israelis Sad to See Hagel Go

by Marsha B. Cohen The resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Monday, Nov. 24 after less than two years in his post was all over the morning news here in the United States. But the story was ultimately trumped by the imminent… Continue Reading  

Bibi’s Use of Holocaust Memory: Not Just Wrong, An Obscenity

by Mitchell Plitnick April 28 is the day on which Jews all around the world commemorate the Holocaust. It’s an important day, a somber time for obvious reasons. One would think it would be treated with respect, especially by self-defined… Continue Reading  

Pro-Israel Groups in Limelight of Iran Policy

by Marsha B. Cohen *This post has been updated. Last Tuesday (Oct. 29) administration officials met with what the Israeli daily Haaretz describes as a “coterie of Jewish leaders.” Only four Jewish organizations were represented: the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC);… Continue Reading  

Missing Ahmadinejad and Savaging “the Charm Offensive”

by Marsha B. Cohen The ubiquitous smiling visage of Hassan Rouhani and his seemingly reasonable iterations of Iranian intentions are infuriating some Israelis. Zvi Bar’el of Haaretz explains that “Israel’s fear of losing its justification for an attack on Iran and… Continue Reading