Religion Corrupting Policy—and Vice Versa

John Hagee delivers benediction at opening of US embassy in Jerusalem

 by Paul R. Pillar The most jarring takeaway from the ceremony redesignating a U.S. consulate building in Jerusalem as an embassy certainly was the juxtaposition of the self-congratulatory speechmaking with the killing on the same day. Forty miles away, Israeli… Continue Reading  

Whatever Happened to “Blessed Be the Peacemakers”?

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by Thomas Buonomo John Hagee, San Antonio-based evangelical mega-church pastor and founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), exhorts his followers to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” while exerting pressure on the U.S. government to undermine the conditions necessary for… Continue Reading  

Adelson Funded Group that Praised Hitler, Blamed Jews for Anti-Semitism

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by Eli Clifton In July, Iran and the P5+1 countries signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), under which Iran, in exchange for sanctions relief, would reduce its low-enriched uranium levels by 98%, eliminate its medium-enriched uranium stockpile, and… Continue Reading  

AIPAC: Bibi’s Voice or His Victim?

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by Marsha B. Cohen The once-mighty American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has had the illusion of its formidable political influence shattered by none other than the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. Long regarded as the second most powerful lobby… Continue Reading  

Where Is AIPAC On New Republican Push?

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by Jim Lobe Just four days before 14,000 members arrive for AIPAC’s annual policy conference and a keynote by none other than Bibi Netanyahu himself, the group appears at sea, tossed between Republicans eager to do the Likud leader’s bidding… Continue Reading