Illiberal Support for Israel: Antithetical to Jewish Values and Israel’s Interests

by Lara Friedman In the beginning, “pro-Israel” meant something clear and uncomplicated: supporting Israel’s miraculous establishment as the homeland of the Jewish people, on the heels of the horrors of the Holocaust, and defending Israel’s very right to exist and… Continue Reading  

ADL’s Armenian Genocide Recognition Sends Powerful Statement…to Israel

by Dahlia Scheindlin  The Anti-Defamation League, American Jewry’s foremost civil rights organization, has made a powerful statement recognizing the Armenian genocide by the crumbling Ottoman regime in the early 20th century. Last Friday, CEO Jonathan Greenblatt posted a blog on the organization’s… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Perfidious Performance at CAP

by Jim Lobe We are reposting below a memo released Wednesday by Americans for Peace Now (APN) regarding the “falsehoods and misrepresentations” made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his hour-long presentation at the Center for American Progress (CAP)… Continue Reading  

Acknowledging Reality in the U.S.-Israeli Relationship

by Paul R. Pillar On the eve of a visit by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington, we have gotten yet another of the statements from members of his government that are sufficiently unrestrained or unhinged to cause a… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Stereotyping

by Paul R. Pillar Benjamin Netanyahu’s bit of revisionist history about the origins of the Holocaust certainly deserves the outraged response it got this week. One wonders why he chose to push this line given the well-established and easily cited… Continue Reading