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, US-Israel Lobby, tagged AIPAC, Antonio Villaraigosa, Avigdor Lieberman, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, Democrats, Golda Meir, Israel, Israel Lobby, J StreetPAC, Joe Biden, Lyndon Johnson, Mitt Romney, Palestine, Republicans, United States, West Bank, Yitzhak Rabin on November 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in 1967, US-Israel Lobby, tagged AIPAC, Barack Obama, BDS, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Egypt, France, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Gerald Ford, Hillary Clinton, Israel Lobby, Jews, Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Menachem Begin, Middle east, Palestinians, Saban Forum, Six Day War, Suez War, United Nations, United States, Vietnam on June 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
In the final installment of my series marking 45 years since the 1967 War and the beginning of the occupation, I look at the huge role that war played in the development of the “special relationship” between the US and Israel. The relationship has obviously been a disaster for the cause of peace and for the Palestinians, but has it really been good for Israel and the US?
Posted in 1967, Iran, tagged 1967, Ali Khameinei, Ba'ath Party, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Egypt, Gamel Abdel Nasser, Hassan Firouzabadi, Iran, Israel, Jordan, King Hussein, Levi Eshkol, Lyndon Johnson, Mahmoud Ahmedenijad, Moshe Dayan, Six Day War, Straits of Tiran, Syria, UNEF, United States, USSR, Yitzhak Rabin on May 23, 2012 | 1 Comment »
As the likelihood of an attack on Iran continues to diminish, and on the 45th anniversary of Egypt’s closing the Straits of Tiran to Israeli traffic, I use my weekly column at Souciant to look at some parallels and differences between the lead-up to the 1967 war and the current situation with Iran. It’s a history we need to remember, even re-learn, lest history repeat itself with consequences that, as we’ve seen with the ’67 war, can evolve over decades into things we can’t imagine at the time.