Oren Plays the Race Card

In my latest piece for Souciant, I again try to place the fairly ludicrous issue of the “Israel Lobby’s” existence into some kind of perspective, this time focusing on the hysterical reactions to Tom Friedman’s recent off-hand remark about it from Michael Oren and Elliott Abrams.


Former Top Aide Offers Insight on Mideast and Iran

In my latest piece of reporting for Inter Press Service, I talk about the appearance yesterday of Dennis Ross at his new/old home, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The combination of Ross’ experience and WINEP’s role in the Israel Lobby will make his a powerful voice even outside of government. It’s worth hearing what he had to say.

The Fictitious Zionist

In my latest piece for Souciant, I take on Newt Gingrich’s extreme bigotry toward the Palestinians, and his faux support for Israel intertwined therein. Going up against Newt on an intellectual level may seem like shooting fish in a barrel, but it’s important and it gives us an opportunity to examine some myths and realities of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Taking Israel to Task

In my latest piece for Souciant, I deal with the question of why three key Obama officials, all of whom are keenly aware of American Jewish politics, chose this time to make controversial statements regarding Israel and its conflicts. There just might be a small dot of hope there.

Also, in a similar vein, POLITICO journalist Ben Smith has an excellent piece on some of my colleagues at the Center for American Progress and Media Matters and the effect they are starting to have on the Democratic Party.

Most Israelis Favour a Nuclear-Free Middle East, Poll Shows

My latest piece of reporting for IPS News is about a pair of polls released yesterday examining the views of Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel on a range of subjects. Some of the results might surprise you.