On Israel-Palestine, Three New Congresswomen Bring Some Hope

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Wikimedia Commons)

by Mitchell Plitnick As midterm elections near, it is becoming clear that there is an opportunity in Washington to take the first few steps toward measurable change in U.S. politics around Israel and Palestine. Increasingly belligerent Israeli actions toward the… Continue Reading  

The Neoconservative Comeback

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

by Lawrence Wilkerson To those who are strongly opposed to Donald Trump, his present troubles no doubt resonate positively. The looming prospect of his successful removal from office through impeachment proceedings—or his just leaving as pressure for such proceedings builds—might… Continue Reading  

Flashback 30 Years: Lessons to Learn, Work to Do

Jesse Jackson speaking at the 1988 Democratic Convention (C-SPAN)

by James J. Zogby Thirty years ago, I mounted the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia to open the first ever political party debate on Palestinian rights. Looking out over the convention hall at our 1,500 delegate-supporters… Continue Reading  

Revisiting Regime Change In Iran

John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence (State Department)

by Gareth Smyth After abandoning the 2015 nuclear agreement signed by the Obama administration with Iran and five world powers, the Trump administration has returned to past American notions of Iran’s Islamic Republic being either overthrown or weakened to the… Continue Reading  

Did Sheldon Adelson Just Capture the GOP?

Sheldon Adelson, left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and Adelson's wife, Miriam (photo by Eyal Warshavsky)

by Eli Clifton Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, President Donald Trump’s biggest donor, just secured his role as the GOP’s top 2018 funder with a $25 million contribution to Senate Republicans midterm election efforts. In all likelihood, he also bought himself a… Continue Reading