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US Policy in the Middle East

The crisis of the American Jewish community

Philip Weiss on
Howard Lupovitch

The American Jewish community is in crisis over Israel. Some support the state, others are sharply critical. The community used to be able to marginalize the critics, but now it is splitting, and a debate is beginning that will transform American politics of the issue.

Like it or not, Obama is a liberal Zionist

Roland Nikles on
Obama at Adas Israel, May 22, 2015

What Obama outlined in his interview with Jeffrey Goldberg and speech to Adas Israel on Friday is a principled defense of the liberal Zionist two-state-solution that the United States has endorsed and has been advocating for the past 22 years.

The grotesque injustice of Obama’s speech at the Washington synagogue

Donald on
Adas Israel

President Obama’s speech to Adas Israel Congregation in Washington yesterday had an air of entitlement. Pandering to alleged liberals at this synagogue, he gets laughter for saying that Palestinians are “not the easiest of partners” and applause for completely ignoring the Nakba and every act of Israeli violence from 1948 to the present.

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.

‘NYT’ and ‘MSNBC’ leave Marco Rubio backer’s Israel agenda out of the story

Philip Weiss on
Norman Braman

There are a lot of elephants running around the room in a piece in the New York Times today titled, “Billionaire lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally.” The piece has one glancing reference to Norman Braman’s ardor for Israel but fails to say Rubio traveled to Israel with Braman after being elected to the Senate in 2010 and his Iran views seem to reflect Braman’s.