Congress Takes Aim At the Palestinians

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by Mitchell Plitnick The imbroglio over House Speaker John Boehner’s unseemly invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last month is continuing to rage in Washington. But when it comes to… Continue Reading  

The US Fight Against Islamic State: Avoiding “Mission Creep”

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by Wayne White Hyping the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) threat risks generating flawed policies. The White House probably is a source of frustration, as its critics claim, but others seem too eager to commit US combat troops. Meanwhile, the… Continue Reading  

As a Jew, This Makes Me Angry

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Monday, I attended the National Leadership Assembly for Israel. The gathering was more than a little disquieting. Big names who addressed the audience included National Security Adviser Susan Rice, House Speaker John Boehner, Former Chair of… Continue Reading  

Bibi’s Gang: All the Prime Minister’s Men (and Women)

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by Marsha B. Cohen Hours before the U.S. federal government shutdown, members of the House and Senate from both parties were with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a reception honoring outgoing Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor,… Continue Reading  

Some Reactions from Congress to Obama-Rouhani Phone Call

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by Marsha B. Cohen Several members of the House and Senate have responded to Friday’s historic 15-minute phone conversation between Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani. In addition to the general sense of discontent that’s been conveyed by all but… Continue Reading