A Dubious Black-Jewish Congressional Caucus

by Mitchell Plitnick The American Jewish Committee (AJC) made headlines by unveiling its latest project, the Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus. It sounds like a terrific idea, and certainly AJC is claiming to have done a lot to lay the groundwork for… Continue Reading  

Pro-Israel Groups in Limelight of Iran Policy

by Marsha B. Cohen *This post has been updated. Last Tuesday (Oct. 29) administration officials met with what the Israeli daily Haaretz describes as a “coterie of Jewish leaders.” Only four Jewish organizations were represented: the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC);… Continue Reading  

U.S. Jews Less Hawkish on Iran

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Despite renewed calls in Congress for increasing pressure on Iran, support for a U.S. attack against the Islamic Republic has declined markedly over the past year, according to the latest in an annual series… Continue Reading  

Oslo At 20: A Failed Process

by Mitchell Plitnick After twenty years of futility, more and more people are coming around to the idea that the Oslo process has failed and that the basis of Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution needs to be re-thought. Funny, there are those… Continue Reading  

APN’s Friedman on AJC’s Harris Linkage-denial

Lara Friedman, of Americans for Peace Now, has a great post up on Huffington in which she debunks the many claims of American Jewish Committee Chief David Harris. Friedman takes on Harris’s attempt to debunk ‘linkage,’ the concept that the… Continue Reading