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Netanyahu and His Marionettes

Published 08.08.2015
Benjamin Netanyahu is laying siege to the Congress of the United States, not for the first time. He has thrown his voice and channeled his influence into the arena of American legislative politics, to abort the nuclear P5+1 settlement with Iran,...

Netanyahu's Takeover Bid

Published 02.03.2015
The speech that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, will deliver to Congress on March 3rd  aims to scuttle an agreement on nuclear inspections and technology between Iran and the United States. Netanyahu would like to sow a...

The Break on Palestine

Published 17.03.2010
"To wipe the spit off his face, Biden had to say it was only rain." The Israeli journalist Akiva Eldar was tapping a vein of bitter Jewish wit when he wrote those words about the humiliation of the vice president on his recent state-visit to...

Barack Obama's Oslo Speech: A Caption-Summary With Excerpts

Published 12.12.2009
Barack Obama's speech accepting the Nobel Prize for Peace, delivered in Oslo, on December 10, 2009, elicited a good deal of appreciative and bewildered comment. The speech presents itself as a meditation by a benevolent man of power on questions...

The President and the Vigilantes

Published 07.09.2009
Probably the speeches President Obama has scheduled next week will come off as planned. On Tuesday, he is set to address schoolchildren on TV in the nation's classrooms. Some parents, dreading a subliminal message, will refuse to send their...

The Character of Barack Obama

Published 05.08.2009
There are times when President Obama seems to imagine himself as the moderator of a national discussion encompassing all the major issues. A similar fantasy must have been harbored by many gifted speakers, at one time or another. The odd thing...

A Line in the Sand Is Occasionally Useful

Published 08.07.2009
Two significant comments in the past two days by trusted White House advisers, which Barack Obama has felt compelled to correct, taken together suggest that Obama's inside style is so masked, conciliatory, and evenhanded that even the people...

Iran Was an Easier Enemy Before We Saw Their Faces

Published 25.06.2009
If you want to kill with a clean conscience, the faces of the enemy had better be blank. Start to see them as human beings and it becomes harder to blockade and bomb them, to mine, and pollute, and "destabilize." President Clinton had no...

Land of the Safe and Home of the Cruel

Published 25.05.2009
Between May 15, when President Obama announced that he would keep the Bush-era Military Commissions to try enemy combatants, and May 21 when he replied to the opponents of his decision to close Guantanamo, we had an opportunity to judge the...

New York Times Falsifies Obama-Netanyahu Meeting [UPDATED]

Published 24.05.2009
Original Post Updated At the Bottom .................... The  New York Times  assigned to the story a campaign-trail reporter, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, whose political perceptions are bland and whose knowledge of Israeli-American relations is an...

New York Times Falsifies Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

Published 19.05.2009
The New York Times assigned to the story a campaign-trail reporter, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, whose political perceptions are bland and whose knowledge of Israeli-American relations is an antiseptic zero. At the newspaper of record, a thing like that...

Follow the Evidence

Published 24.04.2009
Barack Obama's initial statement on the torture memos and his remarks at CIA headquarters suggested that the release of the facts of the case would be accompanied by a policy of refraining from prosecutions. That preference was repeated by Rahm...

Expedience and the Torture Amnesty

Published 18.04.2009
President Obama's statement on releasing the Bush-era torture memos is a curious and depressing document, but it bears the marks of having been revised with care by the president himself. He takes the occasion to assure the country that a dark...

Thoughts on the Death of Rachel Corrie

Published 25.03.2009
Today (Editor's note: March 16) is the sixth anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie. On March 16, 2003, in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, she was run over by an armor-plated Caterpillar bulldozer, a machine sold by the U.S. to Israel, the armor...