The Obama Administration Is Misreading Public Opinion on Israel

The Obama Administration Is Misreading Public Opinion on Israel

Shortly before the New Year, the Obama administration broke with its usual behavior at the United Nations and abstained from a Security Council resolution against Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestinian territory. By abstaining instead of vetoing the...
After Obama: Clinton vs. Sanders

After Obama: Clinton vs. Sanders

Last week, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton gave a major foreign policy speechthat provided a glimpse of one possible post-Obama future. In many ways, it was not a pretty picture. But let’s first look at the good points. Clinton endorsed the Iran deal...
What Comes Next: Rights, Not ‘Arrangements,’ for Palestinians

What Comes Next: Rights, Not ‘Arrangements,’ for Palestinians

This blog is part of a series on the end of the two-state paradigm for Israel and Palestine, which can be read in full on Mondoweiss’ website. On the ground, in the real world, of course there is no longer any possibility of a real “two-state” solution. Two...
Hey Congress: Sequester Apartheid!

Hey Congress: Sequester Apartheid!

It has been roughly a month since the first $85 billion of Congress’ across-the-board “sequestration” cuts started to impact the daily lives of Americans. Parents are dealing with Head Start programs shutting down; patients are worrying about their...

Changing the Discourse: First Step toward Changing the Policy?

President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated Cairo speech reflected a significant shift away from the ideological framework of militarism and unilateralism that shaped the Bush administration’s war-based policy toward the Arab and Muslim worlds. His...