Americans “also appear to be very wary of being dragged into a conflict prompted by an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. In this survey, conducted in June 2010, a clear majority of Americans (56%) say that if Israel were to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, Iran were to retaliate against Israel, and the two were to go to war, the United States should not bring its military forces into the war on the side of Israel and against Iran”
By Gary Kamiya
The new Middle Eastern diplomatic detente leaves Obama only one way forward. If he wants to succeed, he will have to make it clear to the far-right Israeli government that it must stop settlements, return to its 1967 borders and accept a viable, contiguous Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The facts about Iran’s nuclear program are well known and they all indicate that there is no weapons development underway. But a constant barrage from the media about evil Iran coupled with an NIE report providing wiggle room for a military option could come together to bring about another disaster in the Middle East.Read more
Share By: Jeff Gates Unless President Barack Obama resolves to expunge “special” from the U.S.-Israeli “special relationship,” this entangled alliance will continue to ensure that the U.S. is portrayed as guilty by its association with Tel Aviv’s thuggish behavior in Palestine and elsewhere. And by the U.S. insistence that Israel not be held accountable under [...]Read more
SharePLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR LOCAL MEDIA AND CONGRESSMEN TO SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT’S APPOINTMENT OF AMBASSADOR CHAS FREEMAN TO CHAIR THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COUNCIL. THE VETERAN OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IS EXPECTED TO RECIEVE SHARP CRITICIZM FROM THE LOBBY. CONCERNED SCHOLARS SUCH AS STEVEN WALT BELIEVE THAT A PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE AGAINST A BIASED MEDIA MAY BE NECCESSARY. IF [...]Read more