Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer’s Mysterious Seder

Ron-Dermer

by Marsha B. Cohen Barak Ravid of Haaretz has been asking who attended Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer’s seder (the festive meal eaten by Jews on the first two nights of Passover) at his Washington residence. (The last time I wrote about Dermer, he was breaking with diplomatic… Continue Reading  

Where Is AIPAC On New Republican Push?

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by Jim Lobe Just four days before 14,000 members arrive for AIPAC’s annual policy conference and a keynote by none other than Bibi Netanyahu himself, the group appears at sea, tossed between Republicans eager to do the Likud leader’s bidding… Continue Reading  

The Leveretts, The Tea Party and Iran

The Leveretts have a piece up reacting to Sarah Palin’s USA Today op-ed. It’s a thoughtful accounting, deeply (and rightfully) scornful of Palin’s belligerence, but lacks in terms of context and framing. The Leveretts, while shrewd geo-strategists, may be engaged in… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 24: Washington Post: In an article focused on President Barack Obama’s address to the UN, Scott Wilson leads with  Obama’s reaction to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s insinuation that the U.S. government… Continue Reading