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Bibi Netanyahu

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 03.04.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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 02.28.2015 | World

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

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/27/15

John Zipperer | Posted 02.27.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Escape to the Rockies in our latest latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: That was Martin Landau; big ISPs aren't happy...

Netanyahu Declines Invite To Meet With Senate Democrats

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined on Tuesday an invitation to meet with U.S. Senate Democrats during h...

Joe Biden To Miss Controversial Netanyahu Speech

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is expected to miss Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial address to a joint meeting of Co...

The '16 GOP Field Is 'Off' as Kochs Make Tender Offer for U.S. Gov't

Mark Green | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Conason and Clarke debate "Iowa Freedom Summit" and Mitt's failure to launch. Will Walker be the JimmyWho or Bachmann of 2016? With 20 contenders, this contest can't be clown car -- at worst a clown bus. Then: will the Kochs inspire a backlash that helps overturn Citizens United?

Obama Makes Some Progress In His Passage To India Before the Big Kowtow in Saudi

William Bradley | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama made some progress on his agenda in his passage to India. But events in the Middle East and Washington demonstrated again how hamstrung his administration continues to be.

No, Shmuley Boteach, It's Not Alright for Bibi to Offend Obama

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Yes Mr. Boteach, Bibi should concern himself with offending Obama, because American public opinion isn't guaranteed forever. A less overt and obnoxious approach than siding with a rival political party when presenting Israel's security objectives would be good for everyone.

Obama And Netnanyahu Discuss Palestinian Efforts To Join International Criminal Court

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke by phone on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about ongoing nuclear ...

Is Netanyahu Finished?

TPM | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

A couple weeks ago I asked, Is Netanyahu Finished? At the time it seemed almost possible but still an all but incredible idea....

Israeli President Criticizes Controversial Jewish Nation-State Bill

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

* Critics say new bill is racist, anti-democratic * President has rocky relationship with PM Netanyahu * Bill coincides ...

The Real Bibi

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Bibi is many things, not all positive by any means. But, to demonize so accomplished a man leading a democratic state in a region teeming with radical terrorist and fundamentalist groups is much worse than merely attempting to discredit him by making all these ad hominem attacks.

Six Big Problems With Obama's New Anti-ISIS Strategy (Or, Why It May Already Be Too Late)

William Bradley | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Nearly a week has passed since President Obama at last announced his tardy strategy for dealing with Isis, the jihadist organization Obama now calls a huge threat only months after dismissing it as the "junior varsity" of jihadism. There's been no shortage of activity, as distinguished from action, from the Obama administration.

The Real Winners (and Losers) in America's New War Against ISIL

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

How sweet it must be for the war profiteers to see the U.S. treasury tapped yet again so they can profit from blowing up weapons and Humvees that ISIL now controls that they already profited from when they were first sold off and given to the Iraqi military.

It Can Be Done: Negotiate an End to the Siege in Gaza

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There are so many stakeholders, not only in the Middle East but also in Europe and beyond, that would like to see an end to this madness in Gaza. The vital thing confronting us today is for the U.S. to put pressure on Israel to lift the siege of Gaza and seek a viable and realistic political solution.

Obama Raises Concerns On Growing Casualties In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday about Israel's ground operation in Gaza, the White House said in a s...

Why Are Obama and Kerry Wasting Their Time With 'Iraq?'

William Bradley | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What we have called "Iraq" since the British and French carved up the old Ottoman Empire after World War I is obviously over. So why are President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, in the midst of the unfolding Gulf War III, wasting time pretending they might save the old carcass?

Reality Check: The US Does Have Leverage

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.

The Iranian Deal: Now You See It (Or Do You?), Now You Don't

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

There's still a fair amount of mystery around the West's much ballyhooed almost deal with Iran on its hotly disputed nuclear program. Like, what was the deal? And why did it suddenly stall?

Bibi's Delicate Diplomatic Dance

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 12.31.2013 | World
Kevin Bermeister

The red line illustrated by Prime Minister Netanyahu during his now famous speech to the United Nations foreshadowed his present pattern of behavior.