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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu: Everything's Fine! | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

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

Debating Bibi's Speech Is a Major Distraction

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Amitai Etzioni

It diverts attention from, firstly, the endlessly more important issue of whether the deal that the Obama administration seems close to striking with Iran is one that serves the interests of the United States well, and, secondly, the question of the potential deal's effects on U.S. allies in the region and elsewhere, as well as on peace in the region and even the world.

Netanyahu Needs Some Tough Love

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Ivan Eland

With all of the public sniping back-and-forth between American President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Netanyahu's c...

Netanyahu's Remains of the Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all his protestations that he arrives today in Washington on a grave mission vital to Israel's national security, Benjamin "Mr. Security" Netanyahu has more on his mind than merely scuttling President Obama's incubating nuclear agreement with Iran.

It May Be Speaker John Boehner and the GOP That Do Not Love America

Michelle Kraus | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Rudy, oh dear Mr. Former Mayor, it seems that that you got it all wrong when you accused the president of not loving America. It's so hard to watch you spout such stuff because you were such a respected man.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFPOLLSTER: Democrats Win On Image, Republicans Even Or Better On Issues | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

Democrats have a more positive image, but Republicans are stronger on key issues. CPAC tries to guess the next president through a straw poll. And a p...

An Unnecessary War of Words Between Bibi and Barack

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 02.26.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Reading the headlines over the past three days, you would be forgiven for thinking that the half-century old strategic relationship between the United States and Israel was collapsing under its own weight.

American Jews Worry That Netanyahu's Speech Here Can Hurt Israel

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Robert K. Lifton

While few American Jewish leaders will speak openly on the subject, many thoughtful Jews are worried that Prime Minister Netanyahu's planned speech in the House of Representatives on March 3rd will actually harm Israel's security interests rather than help them.

Netanyahu Is an Ass, But He's My Ass

Laura Goldman | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Laura Goldman

Jewish Democrats need to suck it up and support Netanyahu's speech no matter how uncomfortable it makes them. Yes, this is the first time in a long time when Jews have had to choose between being a Jew or Democrat first. This isn't the big deal that some are making it

U.S., Israeli National Security Advisers Discuss Iran Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice met with her Israeli counterpart, Yossi Cohen, at the White House on Thursday...

When It Comes to Iran, Don't Follow the Iraq Playbook

Susan Shaer | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Susan Shaer

We expect Congress to do everything in its power to avoid another war. Yet that is the path we will be on if members of Congress insist on disrupting and undermining the diplomatic process with Iran.

Obama, Iran and the Late William Buckley

Sheldon Filger | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

Barack Obama has promised on more than one occasion that he would never permit Iran to become a nuclear armed state. Then again, this is the same President Obama who warned Syria's president not to use poison gas on his own people, or there would be consequences for crossing that red line.

Iranian Officials Say Now Is The Time For A Nuclear Deal

AP | MATTHEW LEE and DAVID RISING | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

MUNICH (AP) — With an approaching deadline on reaching a nuclear deal with Tehran, Iranian officials on Sunday signaled a willingness to come to an ...

Time to Stop the Circus and Focus on Iran

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Instead of staying laser-focused on the very real, very complex and very dangerous consequences of the outcome of the negotiations with Iran, the public discourse is now being hijacked by politics.

What Should AIPAC Say?

Ken Toltz | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Ken Toltz

Since Speaker of the House Boehner's January 22 announcement of his invitation to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, an ugly unprecedented partisan divide has ensued up and down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Why Netanyahu's Use of the Holocaust Is a Vile Form of Propaganda

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Not only is this shameful misuse of history an insult to the victims of Nazi terror, but it utilizes their lives and deaths without their consent.

The Great Game: Israeli, Hezbollah, and Iranian Edition

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 01.30.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

The Middle East remains a powder keg with most regional actors balancing precariously upon a tightrope. The danger of a misstep that could plunge the region into a new war is ever present and unfortunately, nothing suggests that trajectory will change anytime soon.

Tone Deaf Iran Nuclear Sanctions Bill Introduced

Jon Rainwater | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Jon Rainwater

After weeks of rumors, Iran sanctions legislation has materialized in Congress. The philosophy behind the bill is reminiscent of a certain iconic Saturday Night Live sketch.

Netanyahu Betrays What's Best for Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.29.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu must understand that the eventual normalization of relations between the U.S. and Iran is the best way by which to eliminate the Iranian threat. Therefore, if there is any chance, however small, that such an agreement will stand the test of time, it must be explored. The alternative is leaving Iran free to redouble its effort to reach the nuclear threshold.

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.

The Upcoming Battle Over Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

When Netanyahu makes his third appearance in the House Chamber, the political and strategic gap between Obama and himself will again be thrown into stark relief, with ramifications echoing in both countries' foreign and domestic policies.

How Boehner Bungled His Bibi Bid

Joe Cirincione | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Speaker Boehner is now using the policy debate on Iran as a crass political attack on the constitutional authority of the president of the United States. In the process, he does great damage to our national institutions, our efforts to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and the U.S.-Israeli alliance.

A President Against Himself

Ladan Rafii | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Ladan Rafii

Yes, the latest polls may indicate that the President's popularity among Americans has increased by a few percentage points, but that won't make up for all the goodwill he's lost in the corridors of Capitol Hill.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Sanctions Supporters Don't Want To Improve Nuclear Talks. They Want To Destroy Them. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday...

Muslim American Taxpayer Reaction to SOTU 2015

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

The last two years of "lame duck" actually present an opportunity for executive leadership to truly drive policy change without fear of re-election politics. If caveats are included, here is where Obama may truly leverage his power as someone who has freedom to really pursue an agenda without worrying about spending political capital