Tomgram: Ira Chernus, The Mideast Surprise of 2013?

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Tomgram: Ira Chernus, The Great Israeli Security Scam

Three Myths of Israel’s Insecurity And Why They Must Be Debunked By Ira Chernus Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com Here are the Three Sacred Commandments for Americans who shape the public conversation on Israel: 1. For politicians, especially at the… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Ira Chernus, Obama Trapped by Myth

How the Power of Myth Keeps Us Mired in War Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? By Ira Chernus Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com When I try to figure out why we are still in Afghanistan, though every ounce of logic… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Ira Chernus, Is Palestine America’s Next Vietnam?

Will the GOP’s Victory Energize Mideast Doves? Every Action Provokes a Reaction By Ira Chernus Reprinted with permission of TomDispatch.com Palestine as America’s next Vietnam? Like all historical analogies, it’s far from perfect. We aren’t about to send the U.S. Army… Continue Reading