Islamophobia Surges on the Right

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by Ali Gharib Barack Obama seems determined to strike out at the anti-Muslim bigotry coursing through the American right. The policies being pushed by Republicans—particularly by those campaigning to be president—have reached a new low, and the ugliness driving them… Continue Reading  

Washington’s Sketchy Pro-Israel/Anti-Iran Camp

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by Ali Gharib My colleague Eli Clifton has a new piece up at Salon about the pro-sanctions group United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI) and its somewhat murky links to a billionaire precious-metals investor named Thomas Kaplan. I suggest everyone check it… Continue Reading  

Some of Adelson’s Favorite Beneficiaries

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by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Following on David’s post about Sheldon Adelson’s nuclear strategy for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program, it might be useful to recall some of the casino magnate’s favorite Israel-related organizational beneficiaries. Perhaps they should be… Continue Reading  

The Ideological West Bank Settler Behind “Iranium”

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. The drama never stops unfolding around the Clarion Fund, the operation behind a string of movies dubbed “anti-Muslim” by critics. The group’s latest salvo is an hour-long documentary called “Iranium”, which more or less gives airtime to… Continue Reading  

RJC, EMET, Eric Cantor to host ‘Iranium’ on the Hill

While following up on my review, with my colleague Eli Clifton, of the new Clarion Fund film “Iranium,” I stumbled upon an invite for a Capitol Hill screening of the film. The showing of the movie in the Rayburn House… Continue Reading