Was President Truman Pro-Israel?

by Barbara Slavin* With U.S.-mediated Israel-Palestinian peace talks once again dangling over the abyss, a new book has kicked up controversy over the roots of U.S. policy toward Israelis and Palestinians. In Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the… Continue Reading  

J Street Unveils Very Interesting Poll of Jewish Voters

J Street has just published the results of a very interesting — and very encouraging — survey of Jewish voters, nationally and both in Ohio and Florida. I’ll probably write about this later today for IPS, but you should look… Continue Reading  

Iran Diplomacy Runs into Sanctions-Happy U.S. Congress

via IPS News WASHINGTON, Jul 30 2012 (IPS) – Congress’s rush to pass new sanctions against Iran ahead of the August recess comes amidst an intensified drive to pin the Iranian government to deadly acts of international terrorism and amplified moves… Continue Reading  

William “Fox” Fallon on Iran

In case you missed it, a June 9th piece by Barbara Slavin in IPS notes that while the likelihood of a US or Israeli military attack on Iran seems low during the last months of Obama’s first term, tensions remain… Continue Reading  

Michael Rubin’s Bogus Attack on Tehran Bureau, Right Web, and Us

and Ali Gharib AEI scholar Michael Rubin recently took to the blog of the neoconservative flagship Commentary and attacked Tehran Bureau, an excellent resource on all things Iran, for linking to what he called “fake biographies of conservatives,” which, he suggested, warranted a Congressional… Continue Reading