In my latest piece for Souciant, I look at the opportunity for change that exists right now. In the attempt to change US Mideast policy, we get opportunities from time to time, though they are rarely great opportunities. This one isn’t that dramatic, but it is the sort of starting point we have regularly bypassed. If we had taken one such years ago, we would be in a very different place today.
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Posted in Democrats, United States, US-Israel Lobby, tagged AIPAC, Barack Obama, Benghazi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Chris Stevens, Dan Shapiro, Dermocrats, Ehud Barak, Hillary Clinton, Israel, Israel Lobby, Jerusalem, Jews, Lyndon B. Johnson, Middle east, Mike Rogers, Mitt Romney, Palestine, Palestinians, Republicans, Sheldon Adelson, Shelly Yachimovich, United States on September 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
In my latest piece for Souciant, I look at the potential for change that Mitt Romney, Sheldon Adelson and Benjamin Netanyahu have created by trying to break the bipartisan consensus in the US on Israel. It will come to nothing if people don’t take this and run with it from within the Democratic Party, but there is a chance, if time, energy and lots of money get to work on it, that there could be a sufficient change among Democrats toward a US policy that is more sensible.
Posted in Democrats, Republicans, United States, US-Israel Lobby, tagged AIPAC, Allen West, Arab American Institute, Benjamin Netanyahu, Condoleezza Rice, Frank Lautenberg, Gary Ackerman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Israel, Israel Lobby, J Street, Jewish Voice for Peace, Joe West, Middle east, Mitt Romney, National Jewish Democratic Council, Netanyahu, NJDC, Obama, Occupation, Palestinians, pro-Israel, Republican National Committee, Two-state solution on August 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
My first piece for Alternet, and many thanks to Joshua Holland and Alex Kane for their help and support. In this piece, I look at how both US parties are moving sharply to the right on Israel-Palestine and why it looks like more than just the usual “pro-Israel” pandering that regularly occurs in election years.