Israel Shifts Even Further Right

by Naomi Dann The announcement of the appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister and the negotiations with his Yisrael Beiteinu party to join Israel’s governing coalition should indicate to the United States and to the international community that Israel is… Continue Reading  

Breaking the Silence Responds to Unfounded Allegations

by Mitchell Plitnick The past months have witnessed an unprecedented series of attacks on Israel progressive, peace and human rights groups. Right-wing organizations, many with close ties to the Netanyahu government, have worked to paint these groups as “plants” for… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal Through Israeli Eyes

by Marsha B. Cohen Hawkish Israeli politicians and analysts have done their best to thwart any agreement between Iran and the P5+1. Their mantra has been consistent: No deal is better than a bad deal, and there is no such… Continue Reading  

Israeli Defense Minister Invokes Hiroshima and Nagasaki In Response to Iran Question

by Ali Gharib Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem nearly two weeks ago, the Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon invoked the American decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan in World War II in response to a question about “dealing… Continue Reading  

Forget Bibi: Let’s Hear More from Our NATO Allies

by Jim Lobe  As a framework deal for a comprehensive nuclear accord between the P5+1 and Iran becomes more likely by the end of the month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu and his U.S. allies are stepping up their… Continue Reading