J.J. Goldberg


How Barack Obama Refuses To Learn From the Past

By J.J. Goldberg

How Barack Obama Refuses To Learn From the Past
Barack Obama thought he could keep America out of Iraq and end Washington gridlock for good. Boy, was he wrong on both counts, writes J.J. Goldberg.Read More


Settlements, Snub Cause Latest U.S.-Israel Strain

By J.J. Goldberg

Settlements, Snub Cause Latest U.S.-Israel Strain
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning a massive new wave of construction in the West Bank, according to a report Sunday night on Israel’s Channel 2 News. It’s part of a deal to calm his restive allies in the settler-backed Jewish Home party. The Channel 2 report has since been confirmed independently by Haaretz, Walla News and other news outlets.Read More


Bibi Tries and Fails To Bypass the Palestinians

By J.J. Goldberg

Bibi Tries and Fails To Bypass the Palestinians
Benjamin Netanyahu has been talking about a new coalition with Arab states. But J.J. Goldberg reminds us that there’s an issue closer to home that’s not going away: the Palestinians.Read More


Can Hamas War Be Tied to ISIS? Not If You're Kerry

By J.J. Goldberg

Can Hamas War Be Tied to ISIS? Not If You're Kerry
One of these things is just like the other: A strange new flareup in U.S.-Israeli relations erupted on Friday, after a speech by Secretary of State John Kerry drew furious objections from pair of ranking Israeli cabinet ministers.Read More


Is Israel Abandoning Push for Two States?

By J.J. Goldberg

Is Israel Abandoning Push for Two States?
In a potentially explosive report, veteran Yediot Ahronot defense commentator Ron Ben-Yishai writes on Ynet that Israel is headed toward a new confrontation with the United States and its allies in the wake of this summer’s Operation Protective Edge. The Americans and Europeans insist that Israel must strive for a two-state solution with the Palestinians, arguing that it’s unacceptable for Israel to wreak destruction on Gaza every few years, leaving them to pay for its repeated reconstruction. They also claim that renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will help them to mobilize the Arab world to join the fight against ISIS and other extremist groups, Ben-Yishai writes.Read More



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