The Power of “Iran Derangement Syndrome”

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by Derek Davison On Sunday evening The Daily Beast published a first-person account by its senior intelligence and national security correspondent, Shane Harris, with the gripping title “Iran’s Spies Tried to Recruit Me.” No, Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence didn’t ask… Continue Reading  

US Backing Israeli War of Choice In Gaza

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by Mitchell Plitnick The moral high ground is always a tenuous piece of property. It is difficult to obtain and is easily lost. It is seen, however, as crucial because most people, all over the world, cannot accommodate the notion… Continue Reading  

Israel Uses Social Media To Defend Its Assault on Gaza

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The current Israeli onslaught against Gaza contains many echoes of the assault four years ago. In one regard, however, it is clear that Israel learned some lessons from its experience with “Operation Cast Lead” and is applying it to “Operation… Continue Reading  

Power, Faith and Fantasy: Michael Oren Incites American Jews With Specious History and False Claims of Obligation and Danger

Three years ago I heard the American-born Israeli Michael B. Oren promoting his new book Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present at a university near my home in upstate New York. Oren is… Continue Reading