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Obama Aipac Speech

With Iran, Threat Inflation Is the Threat

William Astore | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
William Astore

If a nuclear-armed Iran is indeed the greatest threat we as a nation face, that is indeed good news. Even better: Our latest intelligence estimate suggests that Iran still doesn't have a nuclear weapon, nor is it clear whether its leaders have decided to build one.

Abandoning "Israel Firster" to Fight a Battle to Win

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

I have been fighting to help achieve a secure Israel, at peace with its neighbors, for more than 43 years. I continue to do that by fighting against a war that could eradicate Israel and endanger Jewish security in the United States and throughout the world.

The 0% Doctrine

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Whether he meant to or not, in his latest version of Iran war policy President Obama has built on the Bush precedent. His represents, however, an even more extreme version, which should perhaps be labeled the 0% Doctrine.

Romney Destroys Netanyahu's Big Week

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

We have one person to thank for the fact that President Barack Obama successfully let Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu know 'who's the boss' both at the AIPAC conference and at a meeting between the two at the White House on Monday. Thank you, Mitt Romney.

Counterproductive Rhetoric: Why President Obama Is Right on Iran and Israel

Cody Pomeranz | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Cody Pomeranz

The threat of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is real -- the goal of preventing Iran from doing so is of utmost importance and the consequences of failure are dire. But the consequences of capricious war, of giving up on diplomatic solutions when not all have been exhausted, are equally grave.

Casual Talk of War

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Republicans candidates see Iran as an issue that can be exploited, especially among their conservative base. But recent polls show a majority of Americans are not interested in another war.

Obama & Iran

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The United States is on the brink of war with Iran with no more understanding -- or discussion -- than why we are fighting an all-out war in Afghanistan. What has become a national habit of acting without public deliberation is a clear and present danger to the country's well-being.

Barack, Bibi and the Election

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Although the U.S. is a large and mighty country and Israel as small and vulnerable one, it is Netanyahu who has the leverage.

Joshua Hersh

AIPAC 2012: Obama Defends Policies Toward Israel, Fends Off Partisan Critiques | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama addressed the largest pro-Israel policy conference Sunday morning in a speech that offered tough words for Iran b...

Letter From the Arab World: The Speeches Revisited

James Zogby | Posted 08.04.2011 | World
James Zogby

While one could quibble with aspects of Obama's state department speech and his remarks before AIPAC, I was struck by some things he said that didn't register in the U.S. press or in the Arab World's media.

Did Netanyahu Attempt to Score Partisan Points Against Obama in Washington?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Conservative republicans may feel more sympathetic towards Netanyahu's leadership style, but it would be foolish to lose liberal Americans by playing up partisan differences by publicly undercutting Obama's call for direct negotiations with Abbas.

Obama: Surrendered Wife to Israel?

John Feffer | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

Obama's temerity was the functional equivalent of a wife saying to her husband, "I love you, but could you please take out the garbage once in a while?" Netanyahu, the domineering husband, blows up when he hears a "but."

Obama Enables Israeli-Palestinian Status Quo He Claims Is Unsustainable

Josh Ruebner | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Josh Ruebner

The only new, and dangerous, development in U.S. policy in recent days is vehement firmness that efforts to achieve Palestinian rights in the UN constitutes the "delegitimization" of Israel and a deliberate attempt to isolate it internationally.

AIPAC Wins -- Plus, Its New Resolution That Congress Will Approve

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The administration's seeming decision to go all-AIPAC-all-the-time would be jarring even if 2011 were not the year of the Arab Spring.

Obama's Pivot

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Carmichael

As a direct result of his AIPAC speech, Obama's stock is collapsing not only in the Middle East, but also around the globe.

Obama and AIPAC

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Obama's AIPAC speech would have been the perfect time for Obama, while upholding his commitment to Israel, to challenge AIPAC's militarism and national chauvinism.

Time And Tide Wait For No Woman

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

We can credit Hillary with many gifts, among them, however, is not a mastery of timing: The "experience" candidate's campaign is a textbook example of right things done at wrong times.