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The "Pro-Israel" Right Loses It

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media
MJ Rosenberg

If Tom Friedman is an anti-Semite, there is no such thing; the charge has simply lost its meaning. I don't think Tom would object if I said that not only does he not hate Israel, he loves Israel and makes no effort to hide it.

The "Israel Firster" Brouhaha

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 02.11.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Can anyone argue with the assertion that for neocons Obama is always wrong and Bibi is always right? Not only that, they denounce those who dare criticize Netanyahu over anything while never ever letting up on Obama.

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street, Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Woman In Pink | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Melanie Butler was watching a news clip about Occupy Wall Street in late September when she noticed that all of the demonstrators talking to the repor...

Five Members of US Congress Take Extreme Right-Wing Tour of West Bank Settlements

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 01.21.2012 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Because the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has effectively crippled the Palestinian economy, some Palestinian construction workers turn to the settlements for employment.

Death in the Air: House Bill Bans Fixing Iranian Civilian Aircraft

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The bottom line is that our Iran policy is nuts, and not just Brad Sherman's either. Our sanctions policy in general makes little, if any distinction, between targeting the Iranian regime and targeting Iran's people.

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.

Washington Must Confront Its Dysfunction, If It Is to Lead

James Zogby | Posted 01.05.2012 | World
James Zogby

The hysteria on display in Washington over UNESCO's vote to include Palestine as a member of the world body, though largely a manufactured effort, was, nevertheless, irritating and a sad commentary on the dysfunctional nature of U.S. politics.

AIPAC's "War With Iran" Bill Passes House Committee

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Wasting no time after its success in getting the administration to oppose Palestinian statehood at the United Nations, and still celebrating the UNESCO funding cut-off, the lobby has returned to its #1 priority: pushing for war with Iran.

UNESCO Fiasco: Dancing to Netanyahu's Tune

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It was bound to happen sooner or later. At some point, both Obama and Congress would be faced with a clear choice between U.S. national interests and the demands made by Netanyahu and his powerful lobby.

Washington Post Columnist: Cut Aid to Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

No matter that our own military is facing major cuts along with Medicare, cancer research and hundreds of other programs, Israel's friends in Congress in both parties make sure that aid to Israel is protected at current levels.

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.

Who Funds All the Muslim Baiting?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 10.26.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

I have to admit, however, that until I read a report published today by the Center for American Progress, I had no idea just how orchestrated and well-financed the Islamaphobia movement was.

AIPAC's Misguided Advocacy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As Israel's democracy and the prospect for peace unravel, so too will the U.S.-Israel relationship. If AIPAC truly cares about the State of Israel, and the U.S.-Israel relationship, it should be spending every waking hour making sure this does not happen.

Crisis, Shmisis: 81 Congressmen Head to Israel

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Not only is the trip useless to the American people, it's a distraction during a time when taxpaying U.S. citizens need and deserve the full attention of the representatives they elected.

Iran Debate: "Playing With Dangerous Things"

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Check out this Bloggingheads TV debate on Iran policy that I just did with Josh Block. Josh is the former AIPAC Spokesman and I'm the former J Street...

Israel Plays With Fire

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The Senate passed an AIPAC-drafted resolution warning the Palestinians of dire consequences if they go to the UN to seek recognition of their state. Opposition to the Palestinians going to the UN is absurd. What alternative do they have?

Netanyahu Is the One "Delegitimizing" Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The lobby's determination to change the subject from the existence of the occupation to the existence of Israel makes sense strategically. The leading delegitimizer is Netanyahu, whose rejection of peace is turning Israel into an international pariah.

Vexed Over Obama, Israel, Death of Mideast Peace? Go Ask Mark Zuckerberg

Bradley Burston | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It's taken me three weeks, 6,000 miles, and Mark Zuckerberg, to finally get what Benjamin Netanyahu was telling Barack Obama -- and the world -- in Washington those six days in May.

The Not-So Swift Boating of Obama on Israel

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Marc R. Stanley

Bad information about the President's stance on Israel has been intentionally pushed by Republicans in a cynical attempt to gain favor with Jewish voters. This is a dangerous game.

Infallible Israel

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Ariel Gonzalez

Israel is no more. Its cities lay in ruins, its people wallow in oppression. All signs of Jewish presence in the Holy Land are being eradicated: synag...

On the Question of Palestinian Statehood

David A. Love | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
David A. Love

Peace and security will come to both Israelis and Palestinians only if it is based on a commitment to universal human rights. For Palestinians, this means self-determination.

How Obama Divided the Jews, and the Result

Dovid Efune | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Dovid Efune

For millennia, diversity of opinion has been a Jewish hallmark, as the old adage goes, 'when you have two Jews, you've three opinions.'

Did Netanyahu Attempt to Score Partisan Points Against Obama in Washington?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Conservative republicans may feel more sympathetic towards Netanyahu's leadership style, but it would be foolish to lose liberal Americans by playing up partisan differences by publicly undercutting Obama's call for direct negotiations with Abbas.

Andrea Stone

Israel Allies Lobby Against U.N. Recognition Of Palestinian State | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As more signs point to the lack of progress in the Middle East peace process, American Jewish groups and supporters of Israel are workin...

What Is So Shocking About the 1967 Borders?

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Brent E. Sasley

Everybody else in the media, in politics, in the blogosphere needs to stop acting as though something utterly new and drastic has been suggested. If we don't, we will lose focus on the more important issue of moving the peace process forward.