The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 24: National Review Online: Clifford D. May, president of the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies, lashes out at the UN for considering Palestinian requests for a condemnation of Israeli settlement construction.… Continue Reading  

Neoconservative Pundits: Arabs are obsessed with Israel; Arabs don’t care about Israel

Iran hawks and neoconservatives have had a tendency to pick one of two arguments on the issue of whether Israel plays a central role in Middle East politics. The first argument states that Israel is a central character in Arab… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 8: The Washington Post: Jennifer Rubin blogs that, in Israel, “dissent is celebrated, not suppressed.” She bolsters this assertion by citing yesterday’s Herzliya Conference panel on Iran’s nuclear program, characterizing the panel… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 27: National Review Online: Foundation for Defense of Democracies President Clifford May writes about the controversy surrounding a scheduled screening of the Clarion Fund’s film, “Iranium,” which was postponed after “suspicious letters”… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 25: The Washington Post: The Post’s editorial board says that “last weekend’s meetings in Istanbul between Iranian representatives and a six-nation coalition can only be seen as a serious setback” for the… Continue Reading