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Sheldon Adelson or James Baker? Who Should Drive GOP Foreign Policy?

David Paul | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
David Paul

Perhaps nothing epitomizes the state of affairs in the Republican Party today more than the estrangement of James Baker from the Republican establishment. Nothing because, for what seems like decades, James Baker was the Republican establishment.

Getting Real on Iran, and Israel

William Bradley | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The remaining question for Netanyahu and the rest of what will be yet again the most right-wing government in Israeli history is what they really mean by calling the prospect of Iranian Bomb an "existential threat" to Israel.

Yemen Crisis Points Up Danger of Our Close Ties To An Increasingly Irrational Middle East

William Bradley | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

So we have yet another crisis in a little-known place to worry about. The difference is that, with this one, it's not hard at all to see how it could trigger a regional conflagration.

Hillary Clinton's Safe Bet on Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

It would be easy to chock up Hillary's maneuver as politics during the beginning of her presidential campaign and call it day. But there's something more to it than that.

Is Cruz a Brainy Reactionary or Just ‘Right' for Evangelical GOP? Or Both?

Mark Green | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Remember that post-2012 RNC "autopsy" that was supposed to expand the party? Now comes contender Cruz who wants the base to vote, not grow. Ron Christie & Gara LaMarche debate whether he's the party's RX or poison. And has Baker's break with Bibi created a problem for "Bush45"?

Netanyahu: Emerging Iran Deal 'Bears Out All Of Our Fears'

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, March 29 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by ...

Israel: America's Bad Brother

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Israel may be a troubled member of our family, but certainly not the only one. What about Texas? So what should the US do about Israeli?

The Likud, the Zionist Union, and the (Israeli) President

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Before we go about celebrating our victories or mourning our defeats, let's pause for a minute and think, "What is it we're really trying to achieve here?"

Benjamin Netanyahu Says He Regrets Warning About Israeli Arabs Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he regrets issuing a warning to his supporters ahead of the country's elections last week t...

Letter From America

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Letter From America

Naked Bibi

James Zogby | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

In the lead up to Israel's March 17th election, Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu, fearful that he might lose his reelection bid, threw caution to the wind making blatant appeals to scare voters into returning him to office.

How Many Times Has Bibi Backtracked On A Palestinian State?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow that there would be no Palestinian state under his leadership, made in the final hours of his election...

Netanhyu's Big Come-From-Behind Win Inflames Many Situations

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

It carries big ramifications for American politics, the Middle East, and relations between the Islamic world and the West. Most everything will be more inflamed, not least the Iranian nuclear controversy and the future of Palestine. And of course American politics.

The Tragedy of Bibi's Victory

Reut Amit | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Reut Amit

More disturbing still is the electorate's responsiveness to Bibi's racist electoral tactics, which suggests that there is an appetite for such laws among a portion of the public.

Why the Likud-GOP Alliance May Hurt Israel

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It felt like a long time since the only Americans who paid attention to elections in Israel were Middle East experts and Jews, but that has changed.

Bibi Netanyahu Shoots Himself in the Foot

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As of this writing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life. Having been at the top of the Israeli political lexicon for the past six years, Netanyahu is trying to make history on Tuesday, March 17.

Let's Talk About Zionism, Not Just About Netanyahu

Abraham Gutman | Posted 03.13.2015 | World
Abraham Gutman

Just like Netanyahu uses Iran over and over again to avoid discussing the real issues facing Israel, the Israeli Center-Left is using, "anyone but Bibi" to achieve the same results.

So Many Targets! So Little Time!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hillary, Bibi, O'Reilly, the economy... So many targets, so little time! ...

Why Bibi Is Right

Philipp Mißfelder | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Philipp Mißfelder

As Netanyahu pointed out in Washington, the conclusion of the nuclear negotiations must be that Iran stops attacking other countries, renounces terror and ceases threatening the Jewish state of Israel with annihilation. If all three conditions are not met, there can be no deal. Because no deal is better than a bad deal.

Iran May Be a Security Threat but It's Not an 'Existential Threat'

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

So if Stalinist Russia, Maoist China, and Kimist N. Korea can be deterred from using nuclear weapons by the threat of mutually assured nuclear destruction, why couldn't Iran be deterred?

Bibi Blusters, Boehner Blunders, Another Day in Republican Fantasyland

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Tuesday marked a new low in the state of dysfunctional politics spawned by the right-wing Republican take-over that has held our representative democracy hostage

Big Man Bibi

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In the face of such powerful opposition, how can we account for Bibi's stubborn determination? Why is he so resolute? Why all the bluster and bombast? Anthropologists have a deceptively simple answer: Bibi is behaving like a Melanesian Big Man.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu: Everything's Fine!

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his most detailed comments yet here on Monday about his spat with the Obama administratio...

Have the Republicans Gone Overboard Already?

William Bradley | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Well, the Republicans are, if anything, even more conservative now. They've also won back both the House and the Senate. After six years of the "game-changing" Barack Obama presidency, the game has changed, all right.

Netanyahu Takes Campaign Against Iran Deal To Jerusalem Holy Site

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu took his campaign against a nuclear deal with...