Chuck Hagel Friend Requests Ehud Barak

by Marsha B. Cohen Newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is scheduled to meet with Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday morning, March 5. There’s more to this meeting than one might infer from harrumphing members of the right… Continue Reading  

It’s all about Israel

via IPS News If former Defence Secretary-designate Sen. Chuck Hagel’s lacklustre performance at his confirmation hearing Thursday heartened neo-conservatives and other hawks opposed to his nomination, those who argued that the Israel lobby has been exerting too great an influence… Continue Reading  

Over $1 million Spent on Anti-Hagel Advertising

by Eli Clifton While the Sunlight Foundation estimates the ad blitz by anti-Hagel astroturf at over $100,000, research by Lobe Log suggests that the actual total probably exceeds $1 million. Sunlight based its conclusions on FCC-required disclosures on ad buys by… Continue Reading  

Will Senators Succumb to ADD (Adelson Dollar Disorder) on Hagel?

by Jim Lobe It was Eric Alterman who observed in The Nation a year ago: If a Jew-hater somewhere, inspired perhaps by The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, sought to invent an individual who symbolizes almost all the anti-Semitic… Continue Reading