Turning a Corner in Public Opinion toward Israeli Occupation

by James J. Zogby U.S. supporters of Israel are in a bind: public opinion is changing; there are more actors publicly challenging Israel; and the crude, heavy-handed tactics they have successfully used in the past to silence criticism now only… Continue Reading  

US Isn’t Leaving Syria—But Media Lost It When Possibility Was Raised

by Gregory Shupak At a rally in Cleveland last week, President Donald Trump said that the US will get out of Syria “very soon.” It is now clear that the 4,000 US troops currently occupying Syria (Washington Post, 10/31/17) will in… Continue Reading  

The Iran Issue and the Exploitation of Ignorance

by Paul R. Pillar Polls of American public opinion on the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program have produced widely varying results. One can find polls to support whatever position one would like to portray as the prevailing public view… Continue Reading  

Most Polls Suggest Americans Support the Deal, Especially Jews

by Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum Two polls released this morning have rather different takes on the Iran deal. One, from J Street, confirms last week’s LA Jewish Journal poll that American Jews broadly support the nuclear agreement, 60–40%. The other, from CNN/ORC, is an… Continue Reading  

Jason Rezaian’s Family Speaks Out

by Jasmin Ramsey On July 22, Jason Rezaian, an American-Iranian Washington Post reporter, was detained in Tehran by Iranian authorities along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and two other people whose names have been kept private. The reason for the arrests… Continue Reading