Netanyahu’s Perfidious Performance at CAP


by Jim Lobe We are reposting below a memo released Wednesday by Americans for Peace Now (APN) regarding the “falsehoods and misrepresentations” made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his hour-long presentation at the Center for American Progress (CAP)… Continue Reading  

Neoconservatives Play the Long Game on Iran


by David Bromwich “We’re going to push and push until some larger force makes us stop.” David Addington, the legal adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, made that declaration to Jack Goldsmith of the Office of Legal Counsel in the… Continue Reading  

The Backfiring of Israeli Strategy on Iran


by Paul R. Pillar Those paying attention both to the Israeli government’s implacable opposition against the agreement restricting Iran’s nuclear program and to the issue of Iran’s other activity in the Middle East might take note of some background that… Continue Reading  

The Incoherence of Bibi’s Sabotage Effort


by Daniel Levy Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu can claim a victory of sorts by having set the agenda and received wall-to-wall coverage for his congressional speech. He also succeeded in making his message rather than the empty seats the story. The… Continue Reading  

Hope and Pessimism as Israelis, Palestinians Resume Talks


by Mitchell Plitnick via IPS News Israeli and Palestinian negotiators returned to the negotiating table on Thursday, ready to put claims by the United States that it will engage more forcefully in the negotiating process to the test. The talks,… Continue Reading