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What Was Won and Lost in Steven Salaita's University of Illinois Settlement

Marilyn Katz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Marilyn Katz

Was Steven Salaita's firing an isolated incident that seems to have partially backfired, or was it a trial balloon for ridding our nation's campuses of anti-occupation professors and groups?

Jessica Schulberg

Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendme...

Jessica Schulberg

Israeli Ambassador Skips Susan Rice's Speech at AIPAC | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, who orchestrated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to...

Samantha Lachman

AIPAC Backtracks On Suspending Aid For Palestinians, Focusing On Iran Instead | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Only days ago, heading into the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, suspending aid to the Palestin...

Jessica Schulberg

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference thi...

AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

Stephen M. Walt | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Stephen M. Walt

A Greater Israel cannot be anything but an apartheid state, and exclusionary ethnic nationalism of this sort is not sustainable in the 21st century. Israel's Arab subjects will eventually demand equal rights, and as former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned back in 2007, once that happens, "the state of Israel is finished."

Michele Bachmann Says American Jews 'Sold Out' Israel By Supporting Obama

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has very strong feelings about Israel, and she's disappointed that American Jews don't have the same feelings she...

WATCH: Is De Blasio Making A Misstep With His AIPAC Alliance?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Many liberal allies of Bill de Blasio were dismayed last week when it was revealed that the New York City mayor gave an off-schedule, closed-to-the-pr...

AIPAC Does Not Speak for Me

Rebecca Vilkomerson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Vilkomerson

For too long, AIPAC has derived much of its power by purporting to speak in the name of the American Jewish community. AIPAC is, of course, free to continue to push military build-up and endless settlement expansion. But it can no longer claim to do so in our name.

Senator John McCain Instead of Chuck Hagel?

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

Pouring more fuel on a fire works. Unfortunately once it is burning out of control, like the DOD budget, it takes all efforts to cool it down so it won't burn down the entire house leaving no future for anything else.

Bending Foreign Policy: AIPAC's Education Arm Spent $2 Million on One-Sided Congressional Trips to Israel in 2011

Suzanne Merkelson | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Suzanne Merkelson

The enormous resources AIPAC marshals in pursuit of its goals, including for extensive overseas trips for legislators, drown out other voices and make it difficult for Members of Congress to hear other points of view about how to foster a peaceful Middle East and protect U.S. security.

Iran War: What Is AIPAC Planning?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The idea of another Middle East war is so outlandish that it seems inconceivable it could actually occur.

New Book: Iran Sanctions, But Only Alongside Diplomacy

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

News on the Iran front gets more and more complicated. I am not referring to the situation on the ground, but in Washington where Congress, deep into election year fundraising with the AIPAC conference looming, is about to pass another sanctions bill.

It's Not Israel's Critics Who Are Anti-Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Nothing I wrote above is anti-Israel. On the contrary, it is precisely because I want Israel to exist in peace and security that I oppose the occupation.

AIPAC's Democrats Demand Cutting Palestinian Aid

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Yes, the Palestinians are turning to the United Nations to achieve statehood, but Netanyahu has ignored repeated demands by the Obama administration to take action to facilitate negotiations.

AIPAC: A Lobby Without Parallel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

AIPAC is the only lobby that both Democrats and Republics fear challenging. There is no other lobby in Washington, not one, that has that kind of power.

Congressional Liberals and Israel: Ignorance Combined With Cynicism

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

These seeming "Israel firsters" do not, with a few exceptions, care much about Israel. They support bad Israeli policies only because that is the path of least resistance.