Mitch McConnell: Do Not Disturb the US Honeymoon with Israel

March 08, 2019

Mitch McConnell embarks on a sentimental journey that allows him to castigate critical thinking as “sentiment.” The Daily Devil's Dictionary reports. An Associated Press article quotes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reaction to the what he sees as intolerable criticism of Israel...

Democrats and Republicans Agree to “Honor the Tropes”

February 14, 2019

Washington has fallen in love with a new insult designed to protect the interests of one of their favorite lobbies. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary has elected the word “trope” as the most abused word of the week. Here is a selection of its repetitive use: Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic...

Ilhan Omar Feels the Heat over AIPAC Tweet

February 12, 2019

Is the crime of criticizing Israel and the AIPAC lobby an open and shut case in the US? A new controversy around anti-Semitism in politics has blown up in America. The story began with complaints concerning a new member of Congress, Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a young...

Why Does Obama Reward Bibi’s Bad Behavior?

September 15, 2016

The US is doling out military aid to Israel because of a multidimensional relationship, turmoil in the Middle East and domestic support for a country perceived as an indispensable ally. On September 14, the United States decided to shower munificence on an inconvenient ally that delights in...

Norman Finkelstein: Israel, Settlements and the ICC (Part 1/2)

With illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land, why has Israel not been held accountable? After wars in 2008-09 and in 2012, Israel has once again bombarded Gaza in a land, sea and air military campaign. Thousands of rockets from Hamas and other Palestinian factions have been fired at...

The Illusion of AIPAC’s Invincibility

February 19, 2014

The illusion that AIPAC is invincible has been shattered. The defeat of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. The powerful and hawkish pro-Israeli lobby's...

Don’t Blame the Iraq Debacle on the Israel Lobby (Part 2/2)

May 14, 2013

Stephen Zunes argues that the blame for the Iraq War should not be put on the Israel lobby but the Bush administration and US imperialism. This is the last of a two part series. Read part 1 here. “Pro-Israel Jewish neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, and...

Don’t Blame the Iraq Debacle on the Israel Lobby (Part 1/2)

May 06, 2013

Stephen Zunes argues that the blame for the Iraq war should not be put on the Israel lobby, but the Bush administration and US imperialism. This is the first of a two part series. Given the enormous tragedy of the US invasion of Iraq, the war's tenth anniversary has inevitably raised the...