Reading Time: 6 minutes Wait: Isn’t the main Trump scandal about Russian influence? All of a sudden they’re talking about a bunch of other countries. Don’t worry. We’ll explain.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Iranian and Israeli forces exchanged airstrikes just a day after the US pulled out of the 2015 multinational nuclear agreement. Could a full-blown war be stopped without US involvement?
Reading Time: 14 minutes Avraham Burg, the son of one of Israel’s founding fathers, sees a nation hollowed out — and calls for deep structural change.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Amid major cracks in the NATO alliance and a violent scramble for the endgame in Syria, five major powers are on a collision course with each other.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is trying to raise awareness of and counter anti-Semitism. But its very definition of anti-Semitism has stretched the term to include any criticism of the nation of Israel, including its actions toward neighbors.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Donald Trump has proclaimed: “My administration will stand side-by-side with the Jewish people.” His Israeli supporters, like their US counterparts, accept his claims with great enthusiasm.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Reporting on the Middle East is a minefield — especially when it comes to Israel and Palestine. We stepped in after a special interest group managed to change the meaning of a source’s words.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Barack Obama, the socialist Muslim born in Kenya, only had one job: To destroy the United States from within. He has failed miserably.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Due to the latest escalation in violence, Israeli lawmakers are aiming to force Facebook to remove what it considers “inciting” content.
Reading Time: 1 minute We speculated yesterday that Lindsay Graham is the Right’s version of Bernie Sanders. Meaning, if Sanders is pulling Hillary Clinton to the Left, Graham is pulling the entire Republican field to the Right (with the possible exception of Rand Paul) So, once again, Graham is proving our point during a recent trip to Israel: “Senator Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes As Cairo burns and the American president tries to say anything but “coup”, the Washington chatterati are agreed that Egypt is just too precious a commodity to give up in the name of human rights. They’re right, but geopolitics has less to do with it than profits.
Reading Time: 6 minutes As we have been reporting over the past 18 months, the Obama Administration has had a very frustrating time inventing reasons to invade Syria or otherwise topple the independent-minded Assad regime. It seemed Bush-style “Curveball” inventions were out of vogue. But good news: they’re back, under a Democrat. And the real motivations—why, those are none of your business.
Reading Time: 1 minute Recently, WhoWhatWhy ran a piece by editor Russ Baker on new developments in the Jonathan Pollard spy case. Here’s Russ going into more detail with KGO radio host Pat Thurston.
Reading Time: 6 minutes New documents forced from a reticent CIA suggest the case of this American, sentenced to life in prison for spying on behalf of Israel, may be more complicated.
Reading Time: 9 minutes With Obama reaching across the aisle for his next Secretary of Defense, an unlikely alliance within the media has developed to torpedo the nomination in the minds of the elite of DC and New York. But what does the fight over Chuck Hagel tell us about the future of American foreign policy in the 21st century?
Reading Time: 4 minutes What a difference it makes…when news breaks. A look at the consequences of poor timing, in stories about Israel/Gaza and gun violence.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Oh, boy. Once these guys decide they want a war, nothing stands in the way. The media, typically, lay right down. And the Associated Press is no exception. Here, we look at its coverage of the evidence against Iran from the supposedly reliable IAEA. Supposedly.
Reading Time: 7 minutes You may not have seen the “Irina” video. But millions have. Could this criticism of Obama on Israel, Iran and terrorism itself be a dirty trick with a hidden, unrelated purpose? See what you think.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Iran and the Bomb, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Facts
Reading Time: 10 minutes 8 simple lessons to keep in mind amidst the deluge of war propaganda concerning Iran’s nuclear program. Add your own favorite 9th lesson.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Really interesting material on Syria flies by, largely unnoticed and unremarked upon. Here’s a grab bag of potentially consequential items from the past couple of months.