Ireland Leads on Pressuring Israel on Settlements

by James J. Zogby This past week, we hosted Irish Senator Frances Black in Washington. Black is the chair of the Irish Seanad’s (Senate) Palestine Working Group and the lead sponsor of the legislation to ban the import of products… Continue Reading  

Senate Takes First Step To End Yemen War, Reorient Foreign Policy

by Ben Armbruster The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure mandating the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Saudi/UAE-led war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The vote marks the first time since the War Powers Act of 1973 became law… Continue Reading  

The Shameful Attack that Backfired

by James J. Zogby What happened to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was troubling. On the one hand, because she dared to challenge the way supporters of Israel have worked to silence debate on U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, she became… Continue Reading  

Washington Should Challenge Riyadh Over Treatment of Women Activists

by Brian Dooley The news last Friday that Saudi Arabia will send tortured women’s rights activists to trial is another key test of U.S.-Saudi relations. The announcement came just three days after President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met with Saudi Arabia’s… Continue Reading  

Walter Jones Will Be Missed

by Paul R. Pillar Representative Walter Jones, a Republican representing North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. His death will not get as much attention as the recent passing of former representative John Dingell, Jr., who… Continue Reading