EXCLUSIVE: Emergency Committee for Israel Spends Big on Rep. Cotton

by Eli Clifton The people who helped lay the groundwork for the war in Iraq have a favorite candidate for today’s midterm election, and that candidate is Rep. Tom Cotton (R) from Arkansas’ 4th congressional district, who is challenging Sen. Mark… Continue Reading  

Neocon Super PAC Bets Big on North Carolina GOP Primary Challenge

by Eli Clifton* UPDATE: Rep. Walter Jones (R) won his primary campaign last night, beating Taylor Griffin 50.91% to 45.05%. The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), which spent over $300,000 attacking Jones, has remained silent about their latest electoral setback. Dylan Williams,… Continue Reading  

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer’s Mysterious Seder

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  

AIPAC’s Plan C on Iran Diplomacy Blunted

by Jim Lobe It’s been a difficult annual policy conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its hopes of getting Congress to set the toughest possible conditions on any final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1… Continue Reading  

Congressional Leadership Pressed to Invite Bibi to Another Joint Session

by Jim Lobe The JTA is reporting a move by more than 90 House members to invite Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to once again address a Joint Session of Congress when he comes to keynote AIPAC’s annual policy conference March 2-4.… Continue Reading