Netanyahu’s U.S. Popularity Has Declined Sharply: Poll

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by Jim Lobe While U.S. public sentiment toward Israel has remained relatively stable, favorability ratings for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have declined sharply over the past six weeks, and particularly since his controversial speech before Congress March 3, according to… Continue Reading  

GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Funds Mysterious Anti-Iran Pressure Group

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by Eli Clifton Nearly one-third of anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran’s 2013 budget came from the country’s foremost Republican mega-donor, a man who invested a reported $98 million to defeat Barack Obama in the 2012 election, casino magnate… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Problems

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by Jim Lobe The latest issue of the New Yorker features a lengthy article by Connie Bruck on the recent travails of AIPAC, especially its unsuccessful efforts since last November to increase sanctions on Iran, and its steady Likudnik drift, which has increasingly alienated its… Continue Reading  

Congressional Backlash on Iran is a Problem for Europe, Too

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by Ellie Geranmayeh  In recent weeks, hard-line members of the US Congress have stepped up their game of obstructing diplomacy with Iran. Resolving the Iranian nuclear conflict has been used as a chip in domestic politics rather than a foreign policy issue… Continue Reading  

Neocon Super PAC Bets Big on North Carolina GOP Primary Challenge

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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