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Netanyahu and the Israel Lobby's War on Obama Are Undermining American Jews

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

President Obama's speech yesterday, defending the Iran agreement against charges made by the Israeli government and its lobby in the United States was, for me, the worst moment yet in my long history with the lobby in general and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in particular.

Netanyahu Is the Horseman of the Jewish Apocalypse

Shlomo Ben-Ami | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Shlomo Ben-Ami

TEL AVIV -- Netanyahu is an ideologue of Jewish catastrophe: risks and challenges cannot be approached with a view toward resolution; they must be held up as reminders for the Jewish people to keep up their guard.

The Iran Deal: Israel, the U.S. and the Middle East

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Dr. Josef Olmert

They are visibly happy in Tehran and they are visibly very unhappy in Jerusalem. If pictures and body language are indicators of actual diplomacy, then the images project a great Iranian victory and consequently a great Israeli defeat.

George Washington Spinning In Grave Over Senate Iran Resolution

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 02.18.2014 | Home
MJ Rosenberg

Worst of all is the fact that this resolution would empower Israel to make the decision to go to war for us. Israel would decide it feels threatened and we would have to back an attack on Iran with "military force," not to mention all the other forms of support the resolution spells out.

Iran No-Spoiler Alert

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Marty Kaplan

So where are we in the Iran narrative? I mean no disrespect to the victims of Iran's terrorist clients, or the existential fears of Israelis and world Jewry, or U.S. security interests in the Middle East by calling it a narrative. Real events do happen in the real world, but people can't help trying to fit them into larger stories. We love to connect the dots. Storytelling isn't some atavistic remnant of our pre-scientific past; it's how our brains are hardwired. When no one knows what comes next, the political advantage goes to the most powerful narrators. When no one knows how things will end up, the same events can be construed as signposts toward tragedy or triumph. The Geneva deal may turn out to advance America's Middle East interests; it may be a historic blunder; it may make no difference.

Netanyahu's Mistake

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Netanyahu's Bad Fight Against a Good Iran Deal

Shai Franklin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Shai Franklin

Aside from Netanyahu's lack of credibility on any Iran deal, or the dubious value of scuttling an agreement that promises to verifiably prevent any nuclear weapons, no amount of lobbying by Israel will significantly alter the outlines of the accord.