Israel Lobby Takes Aim at Iran Deal

Paul Pillar The National Interest http://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/lets-be-honest-iran-9658 Here’s a New Year’s resolution that participants in policy debate in Washington, and especially those in Congress, should make: be honest about your position on Iran. Say what you really want, and make your best arguments on behalf of what you really want, and...

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‘Israel Can Do No Wrong’: Jewish Dissent, Jewish Repression

Stanley Kutler truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/israel_can_do_no_wrong_jewish_dissent_jewish_repression_20131230/ American Jews are expected by the Israeli government and by its American lobbying arms, such as AIPAC, to unequivocally support Israel against its very real enemies, but also against any criticism whether from abroad or within the American Jewish community. The prevailing mode is “Israel can...

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The Murder of Yasser Arafat

Eric Margolis EricMargolis.com THE MURDER OF YASSER ARAFAT In 2004, shortly after the mysterious death of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, I wrote a column stating my strong belief that he had been murdered by poison. I recalled Stalin’s favorite line, “no man, no problem.” Poison had been a favorite tool...

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A Showdown for War or Peace

In pressing for negotiated settlements to the Iranian nuclear dispute, President Barack Obama is challenging the imposing lobbying, propaganda and financial clout of the new Saudi-Israeli alliance.

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Kerry’s Saudi-Israeli Appeasement Tour

Robert Parry Consortium News http://66.147.244.69/~consoru7/2013/11/06/kerrys-saudi-israeli-appeasement-tour/ Saudi Arabia faults President Barack Obama for demonstrating a lack of leadership in confronting Middle East crises, by which the kingdom means he should have intervened militarily in the Syrian civil war and fully backed the Egyptian coup d’etat. But Obama’s real lack of spine...

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Imploding the Myth of Israel

Chris Hedges truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/imploding_the_myth_of_israel_20131103 Israel has been poisoned by the psychosis of permanent war. It has been morally bankrupted by the sanctification of victimhood, which it uses to justify an occupation that rivals the brutality and racism of apartheid South Africa. Its democracy—which was always exclusively for Jews—has been hijacked...

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It’s Time to Put an End to Israel’s ‘Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell’ Nuclear Policy

Medea Benjamin and Pam Bailey Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/10/17-5 The negotiations this week in Geneva between Iran and the “P5+1” (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — plus Germany) offer a promising vehicle for avoiding another destructive war. The talks...

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‘The bra is a security threat’: Harassment and interrogation at Ben Gurion airport

Anonymous Mondoweiss http://mondoweiss.net/2013/10/big-hold.html Anonymous is 21 years old and lives in Berkeley, California. Her father is a Jordanian Palestinian and her mother is a British Jew. The following trip took place in September, 2013. I took a deep breath and looked around at my surroundings. I mostly kept tabs on...

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