There's probably nothing President Obama can do to convince some Republicans that he's pro-Israel. If President Obama split the Sea of Reeds and walked through it dry-shod, they'd accuse him of not being able to swim.
I know Israel acts very improperly sometimes, but make up your mind already. Either it's the worst of humanity or the fog of war. Don't you understand that discourse about this conflict has no place for nuance and reappraisal?
The more defenders of Israeli policies overreach and try to capitalize on Goldstone's op-dd in the Washington Post, the more pressure Goldstone will be under to disappoint them by clarifying his position.
It's clear that with his most recent ramblings the description 'respected international jurist' will never again be appended to Richard Goldstone. But much more troubling are the comments now being attributed to Samantha Power.
Palestinians hope to build upon the wave of nations recognizing a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. There is a strong and ever-growing peace movement that is joined from within Israeli society and the international community.
Democracy for America doesn't seem to have a problem with backing those who support the self-destructive policies of Netanyahu, though they would refuse to support those who backed the same kinds of policies under Bush.
Every once in a while our faith in politics can be restored: by Senator Dick Durbin standing up against torture, or Senator Russ Feingold casting a lone vote against the Patriot Act, or by the courageous leadership shown by Brian Baird.
The UN's flotilla investigation may well be "unprecedented." But don't get too excited yet. This particular "international" and "UN-backed" team actually reflects Israel's own US-backed influence at the UN.
After hearing about an activist meeting at a private home, I decided to take my chances and go. I came in expecting some heavy-duty beating up of Israel (and I got it), but most of the people were really nice.