Times Finally Realizes: Netanyahu Doesn’t Care What Obama Thinks

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by Lisa Goldman The New York Times editorial board has realized, about a decade too late, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not care what the Obama administration — or any U.S. administration, for that matter — thinks about his policies… Continue Reading  

Does Sheldon Adelson Hold the GOP Captive?

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by Jim Lobe A critical congressional battle—but by no means the final one—over the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action between the P5+1 and Iran has been fought, and the powerful Israel lobby has been at least temporarily… Continue Reading  

Kerry’s Latest Mideast Trip Doomed Before It Starts

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by Mitchell Plitnick It may seem like US Secretary of State John Kerry is chasing his own tail with regard to the Israel-Palestine issue. But he is, intentionally or otherwise, raising some important questions. One is what the official Israeli… Continue Reading  

Iraq: US “Troop Surge” Magic Bullet Myth Lives On

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Criticism of former Senator Chuck Hagel for not backing the 2007 US “troop surge” in Iraq demands an explanation of why that relatively small reinforcement was not the main driver for reversing Iraq’s descent into violent chaos. In fact, when… Continue Reading  

For a Republican SecState

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I’m pleased that President Obama is reportedly enlarging his list of possible candidates for senior national-security posts to Republicans, notably former Sen. Chuck Hagel, as reported by Josh Rogin, the Cable Guy, on yesterday. As has been pointed out by… Continue Reading