Abraham Foxman


A Lack of Morality

By Abraham Foxman

The interview with Mousa Abu Marzook raises important questions about who speaks for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, while confirming it cannot be recognized as a legitimate Palestinian interlocutor.Read More


What Gunter Grass Really Said

By Abraham Foxman

What Gunter Grass Really Said
The German writer’s attempt to brand an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities as an attempt to destoy the Iranian people is a grotesque distortion of the facts.Read More


Seizing New Middle East Opportunities

By Abraham Foxman

The Egyptian uprising for freedom has appropriately received an enthusiastic response from citizens of democratic countries around the world. Of course, there are still potential pitfalls on Egypt’s path to democracy. Many worry that the military will, in the name of stability, refuse to allow needed political reforms or that the Muslim Brotherhood will hijack democratic processes in order to subvert democracy.Read More


Time for an Embargo on Iran

By Abraham Foxman

Time for an Embargo on Iran
In April, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that one option available to the United States, should Tehran refuse President Obama’s offer of engagement, is to pursue “crippling” sanctions. Although the Obama administration recently agreed to participate in a new round of talks with Iran, along with representatives of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, the Iranian government has already made clear its refusal to negotiate over its nuclear program. If, as seems likely, the United States is rebuffed by Iran on the nuclear issue, a sanctions plan needs to be ready.Read More


Beyond ‘Evenhandedness’

By Abraham Foxman

There has been a lot of talk about the need for the Obama administration to engage on Israeli-Palestinian issues early and often, unlike the Bush administration. This can be a productive approach, particularly in light of the split in the Palestinian camp, as long as expectations are not raised too high. The primary purpose of such engagement should be to stabilize the situation and set the stage for an ultimate resolution of the conflict via a two-state solution.Read More






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