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Implications of the Iran Deal and US Policy in the ME

With most of the attention focused on specifics contained in the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action JCPOA with Iran, aka the Iran Deal, concerning its nuclear program, it appears that the background of changes evidenced in the relationship between the West … Continue reading

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What Better Deal? How?

It may well be true that this deal is the best agreement the Obama administration could achieve under the circumstances. However, that is like asking a painter why he has paint on his shoes after painting himself into a corner. … Continue reading

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Good Deal or Bad Deal with Iran

There is no doubt that a good agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program and support for anti-American and Anti-Western violence around the world would be ideal for the United States and its allies. At the same time, no deal … Continue reading

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The Truth about Netanyahu, Iran, and Congress

“It’s about Iran, stupid!” In a nutshell, that phrase sums up the discussion of whether or not Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu should go ahead and speak to a joint session of Congress. That statement is as true for many of his … Continue reading

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Time to Reconsider and A Word of Warning

The current state of the disagreement concerning PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is damaging to bipartisan Israel advocacy with many leaders finding themselves forced to choose between respecting the President and respecting the Israeli Prime Minister, to the US-Israel relationship … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Linkage

In April of 2010, I published on my personal blog an article entitled, “The Linkage Theory.” Very little has changed since the article was published except that Iran is much further along the way to acquiring nuclear weapons capability and … Continue reading

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September 11 America First

It is now two years since this latest European war began. From that day in September, 1939, until the present moment, there has been an ever-increasing effort to force the United States into the conflict. That effort has been carried … Continue reading

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To Act or Not To Act or Have the Russians Do It

I can understand some of the argument being made for involvement in events in Syria. I spoke of the moral argument concerning the gassing of children by a government and my visceral response on Rosh Hashanah morning. While I believe … Continue reading

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Making The Case – But For What?

On Saturday, President Barack Obama spoke in the White House Rose Garden about Syria. Many of us expected the President to present the case for why America would move forward with a limited military strike. It would have been something … Continue reading

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Fear of Enemies, Trust of Allies

It is very clear that weaponized gas has been used by Syrian governmental forces. Tom Nichols of The War Room blog wrote an excellent article about the strategic reasoning for action and my colleague Rabbi Fred Guttman wrote similarly about the … Continue reading

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