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The New Republican Haggadah

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Steve Sheffey

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.

WikiLeaks and the Goldstone Report

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

A book about WikiLeaks recently published in England by editors of The Guardian sheds an entirely new light on the Goldstone report.

Judge Goldstone Shouldn't Be the Only One to Reconsider

David Harris | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
David Harris

Goldstone shouldn't be the only one looking at himself in the mirror and asking how he managed to get it so wrong and at such cost.

Second Thoughts on the Goldstone Report

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

In response to Richard Goldstone's mea culpa, and as a matter of simple justice, let's cut off all U.S. taxpayer support for the UN until its Human Rights Council condemns all abuses equally.

The Goldstone Report: Behind the Uproar

Ted Piccone | Posted 06.09.2011 | World
Ted Piccone

This debate will rage on, complicated if not entirely consumed by politics and emotion. It's probably not surprising, then, that most commentators have entirely missed three critical points.

Goldstone Flinched Due To Social Pressure -- Plus Great NY Times Column On Judge

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

If progressive Jews really believe that ending the occupation and supporting a Palestinian state is in Israel's best interests, they will turn the tables on their "mainstream" friends.

A Letter to Richard Goldstone

Adam Chandler | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

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?

On the So-Called Goldstone "Retraction"

Omar Baddar | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Omar Baddar

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.

The Next Israeli-Arab War, Goldstone Will Be There

Bradley Burston | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Richard Goldstone has given us is an example of someone who is willing, despite everything, to acknowledge when mistaken and to come forward and own up.

Goldstone's Apology and Samantha Power's Problem with Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

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.

Goldstone Report Author Rethinks Findings On Israel And Gaza War Crimes

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The head of a U.N.-appointed expert panel that investigated the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas in the winter of 2008-2009 said in...

The International Movement That Would Bring Peace to the Mideast

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

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.

Israel Represses Israelis and Congress Approves

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

When Congress begins denying well-documented cases of government-backed repression of human rights activists in Israel, one wonders how long it will be until the same happens here in the US as well.

Dershowitz Versus Horton on Lawfare: Real Threat or Illusion?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Rhetorical sparks flew in Manhattan yesterday as Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter professor of law at Harvard University, and Scott Horton, contribu...

A "Progressive Hero?" Time to Think Outside of the Boxer

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

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.

"Mister Smith" Leaves Washington

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

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.

Empty Promises: Obama Takes His Middle East Peace Plan to the UN

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

"International law is not an empty promise" - except for Palestinians President Obama's General Assembly speech called on the international community...

Israel to Let the UN in...or Not?

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

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.

A Whole Bunch of Inconvenient Truths

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

At the end of the day, many of us must need villains more than we need hope, real solutions and intellectual honesty. How inconvenient.

Let Us Expand the Definition of Terrorism

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

In these days of extremism at home, we cling to a narrow, selective definition of terrorism, while ignoring blatant forms of terrorism in our midst. In doing so, we can't see the forest for the trees.

Crashing the Party

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

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.

It Is Goldstone Who Is Politicizing Grandson's Bar Mitzvah

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Richard Goldstone should not use his grandson's bar mitzvah to selectively silence rabbis who disagree with his report.

Obama's New Path To Mideast Peace?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Obama's Mideast speech laid out a new vision for Israel and the Palestinians. But the U.S. can't impose solutions unless the participants break out of the old patterns of antagonism.

Condemn His Report, But Welcome Goldstone

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

In stupidly shunning people like Judge Goldstone we in the Jewish community are alienating those who need the light of Jewish values most.

Beinart's Failure

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

By largely abandoning nuance and context in favor of dramatic impact, Beinart has made a lot of noise and put a big part of the Jewish community on the defensive.