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Samantha Lachman

Controversial Israeli Bill Met With Weak Opposition From American Jewish Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A contentious bill that would prioritize Israel’s identity as a Jewish state over its democratic character has been met with limited o...

Netanyahu Is Mostly Right About BDS -- But BDS Is Not the Issue

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

As one who supports the continued existence of a secure Jewish state, I have no choice but to oppose the BDS movement. So I wasn't offended by anything Netanyahu said about it in his AIPAC speech. What did offend me was Netanyahu's use of BDS as a diversion.

Israel Lobby AIPAC Down, But Not Out -- Yet

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The bottom line is that AIPAC, which is a de facto agent for a foreign government, has influence on U.S. policy out of all proportion to the number of Americans who support its policies.

WATCH: Is De Blasio Making A Misstep With His AIPAC Alliance?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Many liberal allies of Bill de Blasio were dismayed last week when it was revealed that the New York City mayor gave an off-schedule, closed-to-the-pr...

The Iran Negotiations Must Not Fail

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

This development -- the possibility of ending any Iranian nuclear threat and ultimately normalizing relations with Iran after a four decade freeze -- was made possible by an event few anticipated.

Joshua Hersh

Iran Hawks Keep Up Push For Sanctions, Despite Progress In Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

BEIRUT -- Negotiations between Iran and several western nations may have made progress last week, but hawks and skeptics, in Congress and abroad, have...

Obama's Sudden Syria Crisis, With Putin Solution: What the Heck Was That?

William Bradley | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The truth is that Putin is as much messing with Obama with this New York Times piece as he is trying to sell himself to the American public. Putin showed he knows how to reach the American people. But how believable is he?

Joshua Hersh

Joe Biden Not Up For 'One Murderous Gang Replacing Another'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- In a pair of speeches at the annual gathering of a major pro-Israel group, top U.S. and Israeli leaders expressed deep concerns about th...

Joshua Hersh

Aipac 2013 Conference Arrives At Tough Time For Budgets, Bipartisanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major gathering of pro-Israel activists and lobbyists that kicks off here this weekend arrives at a time of heightened budget austerit...

Will the Lobby Exempt Israel Aid From Sequestration?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

As one who believes that the lobby is a bad influence in American life, I suppose I should be glad that the lobby's overreaching is finally being taken note of. On the other hand, I don't like it. The Lobby, despite its claims, does not speak for most American Jews, not by a long shot.

U.S. Tightens Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States is tightening sanctions on Iran to pressure Tehran government to limit its nuclear program and placing similar restric...

Senate Votes To Impose Tough New Sanctions On Iran

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate endorsed stringent new sanctions on Iran's energy and shipping sectors in a fresh attempt to hobble the Islamic Republic...

Obama's Split Views on Iran's Atom Bomb

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

If Israel believes it can set back the Iranian program substantially and if it perceives Western efforts to pressure Iran are not progressing fast enough to stop the Iranian program, Israel would be acting first to defend itself. But it also would be serving the interests of the Middle East, the U.S. and the wider world.

Obama's Israel Problem

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Ben Cohen

Barack Obama has tried and largely failed to rein in Israel's aggression against the Palestinians while he has been in office. But the president is finding that Israel's belligerence toward Iran is a far more serious problem that may require a much firmer hand.

Joshua Hersh

GOP Leader Argues For War Against Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican senator made a strong case for military action against Iran Monday night, calling the Obama administration's policy of ...

Netanyahu Reiterates That Israel Cannot Return To 1967 Borders

AP | By AMY TEIBEL | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israel's prime minister promised to present his vision for an Israeli-Palestinian peace in a speech before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday, bu...

American Midterm Candidates Pandered for Pro-Israel Money and Votes

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Israel and the United States are not one country. Being pro-Israel should not wield so much power that it becomes a principal issue in American elections.

Like a Pork Chop at Passover

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

When the fate of Middle East peace is serially derailed by booby traps planted by the right wing inside Israel's coalition government, it's time to ask what, pray tell, is going on in Jerusalem?

Boxer vs. Feinstein: The Path to Middle East Peace

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

In the growing national debate on US-Israel relations, California's two US senators have very different things to say.

J Street Conference To Open Amid Controversy

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

J Street, an advocacy and lobbying firm created 18 months ago, is holding its first annual conference beginning Sunday, with participation from about ...

Bibi Goes to Washington: How About a Nuclear Free Middle East?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It might be the case that Netanyahu has far more friends in Washington than does the president.

President Obama Offers Iran "A Promise of a New Day"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama's promise of a new day in U.S.-Iranian relations must be given the opportunity to bear fruit free from outside intervention.