Archive for September, 2015


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Haaretz: Why Is the Chair of the Democratic Party Accusing Marco Rubio of anti-Semitism?

September 30, 2015 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

If you want to understand what’s wrong with the way the Democratic Party treats Jews and Israel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, is a good place to start.

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Haaretz: What if Trump or Carson Were Talking About Jews?

September 22, 2015 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

Last Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who is running second in national polls, said he did not consider Islam to be “consistent with the Constitution” and thus “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” The previous Friday, a man in New Hampshire told… Read the Rest »

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Haaretz: If AIPAC Lost the Iranian Nuclear Fight, It Won Too

September 16, 2015 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

In the fight over the Iran nuclear deal, AIPAC has supposedly lost big. The organization will see “its power and reputation in Washington diminished,” declared The New York Times. In a column titled “The Iran Deal and the End of the Israel Lobby,” Jonathan Chait pronounced AIPAC’s lobbying efforts “almost… Read the Rest »

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Haaretz: The American Jewish Divide Is About Much More Than Iran

September 9, 2015 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

Journalists keep saying that the fight over the Iran nuclear deal has bitterly divided the American Jewish community. I think that’s wrong. The fight over the Iran nuclear deal has shown that the American Jewish “community” does not exist.

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The Atlantic: What Dick Cheney Has Learned From History

September 9, 2015 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

Something revealing happened over the weekend on Fox News Sunday. Dick Cheney had stopped by to bash President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal and promote his new book (co-authored with his daughter Liz). But moderator Chris Wallace, to his credit, wanted to ask Cheney about his own failings on Iran. On… Read the Rest »

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The Atlantic: How Donald Trump Helped Pass the Iran Deal He Opposes

September 4, 2015 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

Next week, Donald Trump will join Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, and others at a rally denouncing the Iran deal. Which is ironic, because Trump is one reason the deal will pass.

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Haaretz: How Obama Defeated AIPAC on Iran

September 2, 2015 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

It’s now virtually certain that the Iran nuclear deal will survive congressional challenge. If opponents pass a bill rejecting the agreement, supporters have the votes to sustain U.S. President Barack Obama’s veto in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, a bill condemning the deal may not even garner enough… Read the Rest »