Dov Waxman: “Israel is becoming a divisive issue in American politics”

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by Mitchell Plitnick 1. FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE: In your latest book, you explore a growing divide in the American Jewish community over Israel. In the current presidential election, Israel has been at issue a number of times: Donald… Continue Reading  

Forgotten Lessons of Counterterrorism

by Paul Pillar International terrorism has evolved in significant ways even just in what could be called its modern era, over the past 45 years or so. Policies and practices in responding to it also have evolved during the same… Continue Reading  

Succeed or Fail?: What Obama Must do in the Middle East

President Barack Obama sits in the Oval Office on his first day in office, Jan. 21, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

by Robert E. Hunter Every US president since Harry Truman has sought to disentangle his administration from the Middle East, and all have found themselves sucked back into the region and its problems. So will it be in President Obama’s… Continue Reading  

The World According to the Senate Armed Services Committee

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by Jim Lobe As I noted in the piece published on IPS Friday, “It’s All About Israel,” Israel and the presumed threat posed by Iran to its security dominated Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC)… Continue Reading