Iran and Middle East Conflict

Chaotic Middle East Puts World at Risk

Although the drumbeat of news reports may give the impression that much of the world is in crisis, the reality is quite the opposite, according to Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria. In his Friday, Feb. 16 post, Zakaria notes, "In almost every part of...

Al Jazeera Readies Report on Jewish Lobby Tactics

Jewish leaders in the U.S. are pushing back in advance of an Al Jazeera documentary series that reportedly examines the efforts of pro-Israel lobbying groups to discredit perceived opponents. The Times of Is...

Has the World Forgotten MLK Defended Israel to the Hilt?

Opinion by David Taub Martin Luther King Jr. was an unabashed Zionist. “The whole world must see that Israel must exist and has a right to exist, and is one of the great outposts of democracy in the world,” MLK said in 1967. But a group...

UN Votes on Jerusalem, Rebukes Trump

Despite threats from the Trump administration to withdraw funding from countries who refused to support the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, United Nations members voted heavily in favo...

Two Embassies in Jerusalem Would Be Right Move for Trump

Does President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel accomplish any policy goals besides fulfilling a campaign promise? According to an opinion piece published in The Economist this week, the answer is no. On one hand, t...

Netanyahu Bucks Trump, Backs West Bank settlements

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is supporting legislation that ultimately would annex settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories that are home to between 125,000 and 150,000 Jewish people, The Guardian reported Oct. 3. "In comments made at...