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  • Revived Israel Policy Forum aims to rise above partisan fray as a pragmatic pro-Israel voice

    June 19, 2012 | 10:20 am

    When President Bill Clinton chose in January 2001 to unveil his Clinton Parameters for Arab-Israel peacemaking, he chose an Israel Policy Forum gala to do it. Four years later, then-Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sought the same audience to announce then-Prime Minister...

  • Rosenberg leaves Media Matters

    April 6, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    MJ Rosenberg, the controversial critic of Israeli policies who drew fire for using the term “Israel firsters,” is leaving the liberal media watchdog, Media Matters.

    In what he billed as his last column for the group on Friday, Rosenberg said he would now blog on his own website...

  • Opinion: Romney defeats Netanyahu

    March 6, 2012 | 5:12 pm

    We have one person to thank for the fact that President Barack Obama successfully let Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu know ‘who’s the boss’ both at the AIPAC conference and at a meeting between the two at the White House on Monday.

    Thank you, Mitt Romney.

    Imagine if things had...

  • Opinion: Obama's Iran choice

    January 19, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    An article in Tuesday’s New York Times suggests that there is a method to the madness of the Republican presidential candidates’ hawkish rhetoric on Iran. I had thought that the reason all the Republican candidates (with the exception of Ron Paul) are such noisy warmongers is because...

  • Opinion: Why we should not bomb Iran

    January 18, 2012 | 10:48 am

    [Counter-point: Why we should attack Iran]

    In endorsing bombing Iran as a neat way to address Iran’s nuclear program, Matthew Kroenig makes the case that the theoretical nightmare of a nuclear Iran could be more or less eliminated, and that even if that can’t be fully...

  • Opinion: Is Israel suicidal?

    January 13, 2012 | 3:40 pm

    A man wrote me the other day to complain about something I had written regarding my belief that Israel has every right to exist in peace and security. He responded that Israel should not exist, asserting that Israel is simply a Western colony implanted in the Middle East that is as...

  • Opinion: New Year's predictions

    December 23, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    This is my last column of 2011, so I will make a few predictions for 2012, some which I hope come true and some which I hope don’t.

    U.S. Election: President Barack Obama will be re-elected. Each of his potential rivals is, in my opinion, fatally flawed. The most likely GOP nominee,...

  • One invented nation or two

    December 23, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    It is hard to believe that anyone who defends Israel’s legitimacy as a state would buy into former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s argument that Palestine is an “invented nation.”

    The singular triumph of the Zionist movement is that it invented a state and a people — Israel and the...

  • The “pro-Israel” right loses it

    December 16, 2011 | 12:18 pm

    It has been over a week since the lobby that deems itself “pro-Israel” began its recent effort to suppress the views of those of us it considers Israel-haters, self-hating Jews, or — in a most ridiculous twist given that most of us are Jews — “anti-Semites.”

    The effort to...

  • Opinion: Israel firsters?

    December 12, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    I wonder what happened to Israel, by which I mean the actual country and its seven million people.

    It still exists, thank God, but one would hardly know it from the way its supposed supporters discuss it in the United States.

    Take the brouhaha last week that started with this...

  • Opinion: Exploiting anti-Semitism to destroy Occupy Wall Street

    October 14, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    An ugly old tradition is back: exploiting anti-Semitism to break the backs of popular movements that threaten the power of the wealthiest 1 percent of our population. It is being used to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has conservatives in a state of near panic.


  • Why AIPAC should support START

    December 15, 2010 | 10:26 am

    AIPAC is in agony. It desperately wants to support the U.S.-Russia START treaty aimed at limiting nuclear warheads because the treaty would greatly advance Israel’s security.

    But it is afraid of defying right-wing Republicans in the Senate. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), in particular,...