Oslo At 20: A Failed Process

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by Mitchell Plitnick After twenty years of futility, more and more people are coming around to the idea that the Oslo process has failed and that the basis of Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution needs to be re-thought. Funny, there are those… Continue Reading  

Neocons and Democracy: Egypt as a Case Study

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by Jim Lobe If one thing has become clear in the wake of last week’s military coup d’etat against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, it’s that democracy promotion is not a core principle of neoconservatism. Unlike protecting Israeli security and preserving… Continue Reading  

What Can We Talk About When We Talk About Sheldon Adelson?

Over at The New Republic, Marc Tracy asks the question “Is it possible to write critically about Sheldon Adelson without being anti-Semitic?” He answers in the affirmative, noting that Adelson’s enormous financial influence on this year’s presidential election cycle —… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 12: Tablet Magazine: Hudson Institute Visiting Fellow Lee Smith writes, “Arabs are not winning an information war against Israel, nor anything else for that matter. Rather, the stories and lies they tell… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 5 to January 7: The Washington Post: Jennifer Rubin, writing on her Right Turn blog, asks whether India is doing enough to enforce sanctions against Iran. Rubin, picking up on The Wall… Continue Reading