Countering Christian Zionism in the Age of Trump

by Mimi Kirk The May 2018 ceremony marking the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem featured many of the usual suspects. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner and Israeli Prime Minister… Continue Reading  

Whatever Happened to “Blessed Be the Peacemakers”?

by Thomas Buonomo John Hagee, San Antonio-based evangelical mega-church pastor and founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), exhorts his followers to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” while exerting pressure on the U.S. government to undermine the conditions necessary for… Continue Reading  

Bret Stephens Dishes Candidly about Jews, Israel, and Withdrawal

by Eli Clifton The Wall Street Journal’s “Global View” columnist Bret Stephens is a reliable advocate for U.S. military intervention in Syria/Iraq/Iran/Afghanistan and an outspoken defender of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the George W. Bush administration’s war of… Continue Reading  

Can Neo-cons Identify anti-Semites? Argentina as a Case Study

by Jim Lobe As everyone knows, prominent neo-conservatives have been spending weeks insisting that Chuck Hagel is an anti-Semite. The most toxic of these charges have, of course, been leveled by the Council on Foreign Relations’ mendacious Senior Middle East fellow Elliott… Continue Reading  

Does Goldberg Quote Ahmadinejad — or Himself?

Jeffrey Goldberg, a prominent hawkish Israeli-American journalist, has written a post responding to a Reza Aslan piece on The Atlantic website. Goldberg is indignant that Aslan suggests, based on revelations about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in WikiLeaks cables, that the boisterous president may not be… Continue Reading