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Neocons

If Americans support Iran deal, 56-37, what gives Israel the power to ‘croak’ it?

Philip Weiss on
Israeli Defense minister Moshe Ya'alon greets US Defsec Ashton Carter

AIPAC may spend $40 million to oppose the Iran deal, and the greatest pressure is on Democrats who don’t want to vote for it for fear of losing their jobs. The public supports the deal by 56-37. But unfortunately, the politics of the deal are playing out chiefly inside the Jewish community. The White House talks to Jewish groups and the Defense Secretary goes to Israel.

Clinton can’t separate herself from foreign-policy buffoons Saban and Adelson

Roland Nikles on
Saban and Clinton

How would Hillary Clinton balance her unceasing commitment to neoconservatives with America’s policy interests in the region as president? In Syria as with Iraq, it’s clear Hillary’s instincts have been considerably more hawkish than Obama’s. Hawkish instincts proved a disaster in the wake of September 9, 2001.

The totalitarian reign of Sheldon Adelson

Philip Weiss on
Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart says that Jewish public opinion in the U.S. doesn’t matter on Israel yet because Sheldon Adelson has too much money. But the community leadership plays an important role. A look at the totalitarian nature of the Israel lobby inside Jewish life, and how it may be breaking up.

Edward R. Matthews

Philip Weiss on
Lindsey Graham and the Prime Minister, Netanyahu

Chris Matthews of MSNBC doubles down on neoconservative ‘pigs’ who push Republicans to ‘go from war to war’. It seems that he’s snapped over the media blackout over the Israel lobby

The U.S. is at last facing the neocon captivity

Philip Weiss on
David Corn

Neoconservatives pushed the Iraq war to help Israel, David Corn explains on MSNBC when Chris Matthews asks why we invaded Iraq. At last the country is confronting the neoconservative plans to make over the Middle East.

As presidential field broadens, GOP candidates race to show their love for Israel

Allison Deger on
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem during a 2011 visit. Actor Jon Voight smiles in the background. (Photo: Amos BenGershom/ GPO/Flash90)

Carly Fiorina promises to make Israel her first phone call as president. Mike Huckabee is “just nuts” about Israel. Jeb Bush calls settlements “apartments.” Ben Carson wants to transfer the Palestinians to Egypt. Marco Rubio has taken to dining with top-donor Sheldon Adelson. Ted Cruz is making the rounds with Fire Island’s pro-Israel community. And, Lindsey Graham who has not announced his bid, said if he is president he will have the first “all-Jewish” cabinet. As it shapes up, the Republican field in the 2016 U.S. presidential race is looking to be one of the most fiercely pro-Israel in memory.