AIPAC Moves to Plan C for Congress

by Jim Lobe First, it wanted the Senate to pass a binding bill (Kirk-Menendez, or S. 1881) that was certain to sabotage the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany). When… Continue Reading  

Menendez, AIPAC Beat Tactical Retreat

by Jim Lobe The chief Democratic co-sponsor of the Kirk-Menendez “Wag the Dog” bill, Sen. Robert Menendez, took to the floor of the Senate Thursday to express his opposition to a letter from 42 of his Republican colleagues declaring their… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Annus Horribilis?

by Jim Lobe The year of 2014 is not starting well for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the premier organization of this country’s Israel lobby. Not only has it been clearly and increasingly decisively defeated — at least… Continue Reading  

Obama Promises Iran Sanctions Veto During 2014 SOTUS

by Jasmin Ramsey The following is what President Barack Obama had to say about the US’ Iran policy during his Jan. 28, 2014 State of the Union Speech. In saying that he will veto new sanctions passed by Congress, the… Continue Reading  

JINSA Split on Iran Deal, Urges U.S. Support If Israelis Attack

by Jim Lobe In its latest report on Iran’s nuclear program, the Iran task force of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) admits that it is divided over the value of the Joint Plan of Action (JPA), the… Continue Reading