Author Archives: Adam Horowitz and Alex Kane

‘We are moving from Iron Dome to an iron fist’: Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza

Israeli ground troops have invaded the Gaza Strip in an action that the Israeli government says is meant to destroy the network of tunnels Palestinian militants have built that lead into Israel. While the initial ground incursion may be limited to the tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement that “the prime minister and the defense minister have ordered the IDF to make preparations for expanding the ground operation.” Naftali Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, told Reuters, “We are moving from Iron Dome to an iron fist.”

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 216 Comments

Think Hagel represents meaningful change for US foreign policy? Think again.

The nomination of Chuck Hagel is being celebrated in some circles (including here on this site) as a strike against war with Iran and a colossal failure for the Israel lobby. But even assuming he’s confirmed, there is very little evidence that Hagel will do much to shift an administration that has continued to press AIPAC-inspired pressure on Iran and maintains a foreign policy slanted heavily in favor of Israel and its interests.

Posted in Iran, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, Media, Middle East, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 51 Comments