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  • Why no opposition to Hagel, arms to Egypt?

    February 7, 2013 | 10:28 am

    Israel is facing serious challenges on two new fronts. 

    President Barack Obama has nominated Israel-basher Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and sent fighter jets to Mohamed Morsi’s Israel-hating Egyptian regime.

    Where are America’s major Jewish organizations? Silent, voicing...

  • January 16, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 16, 2013 | 3:50 am

    The US

    Headline: Schumer Backs Hagel Nomination

    To Read: As Barack Obama prepares for his second inauguration, Wil Haygood of the Washington Post looks at the similarities between the first black president and Martin Luther King.

    In [Jesse] Jackson’s mind, the lives of...

  • January 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 8, 2013 | 3:47 am

    The US

    Headline: Hints of Syrian Chemical Push Set Off Global Effort to Stop It

    To Read: Hagel says critics distort his views on Israel, Iran
    In an interview with the published shortly after he was nominated as defense secretary, Chuck Hagel hits back at critics who claim he...

  • Chuck Hagel and the definition of a ‘true friend’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 7, 2013 | 11:33 am

    There’s a “friend” of Israel, and there’s a “true friend.”

    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, soon to be Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, is a true friend. He is entitled to this title for refusing to “go along with Israel's lunatic, self-destructive drift into settling the West Bank and...

  • December 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 24, 2012 | 12:29 am


    Hagel and Israel

    Despite the claims of his detractors, former senator Chuck Hagel is neither anti-Israel nor anti-Semitic, writes Alon Pinkas in Al-Monitor

    ...many of these same critics are those who consider Obama as fundamentally anti-Israel. They believe that...

  • December 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 21, 2012 | 12:40 am


    The fire is getting closer

    As Syria's rebels make significant ground against the Assad regime, writes the Economist, some in the West begin to worry the about the influence of the opposition's Islamist fighters. 

    Some European governments are pondering whether to...

  • Shtetl, Bagel, Hagel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 19, 2012 | 7:53 am

    Chuck Hagel has been quite blunt in the past in questioning the supposed influence of the fearsome pro-Israel "Jewish lobby” in Washington, and would probably view the battle waged against him as further proof that he was right – that Israel’s interests are put before America’s...

  • December 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 17, 2012 | 11:53 pm


    'These Guys Are Thugs'

    Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei tells David Kenner of Foreign Policy that Morsi is engaged in a power grab, and slams the U.S. for not speaking out. 

    ElBaradei evokes Yogi Berra to describe U.S. policy on Egypt: It reminded him,...

  • Are you ready for the 2014 elections? And are you ready for Hagel?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 14, 2012 | 9:06 am


    We know this is quite early, and we know that you are all suffering from election fatigue, and we know that what we can currently accomplish barely merits being called speculation. Nonetheless – our job is to prepare, be ahead of the curve, get started when everyone else is...

  • December 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 14, 2012 | 2:50 am


    The Hagel Haters

    Eli Lake of the Daily Beast investigates why the possible next secretary of defense has riled so many Israel supporters. 

    While the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) never takes formal positions on nominees, if the group is asked by...