Bad Bibi

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Peter C. Cavanaugh: Netanyahu’s horribly one-sided retribution against relatively ineffective rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza last summer earned him dismay and scorn from most of the watching world.

Israel, We Need to Talk

Boycott Netanyahu Speech

Larry Wines: We hope your new government will pursue the policy your people say you want, and find a just, equitable and lasting peace with your countrymen who are Palestinian.

Boehner-Netanyahu vs. Obama and Us

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Lila Garrett: It is tempting to rally with righteous indignation behind Obama because he is, after all, our democratically elected President. If he is brushed aside in a decision of this kind, our Constitution, the core of our democracy, is brushed aside with him.

Netanyahu’s Speech and the Politics of Iran Policy

Bibi Netanyahu Speech

Gareth Porter: The current tensions over the Netanyahu speech is just the latest chapter in a long-running drama involving an Israeli strategy to use its political power in the US Congress to tilt US Iran policy in the direction Israel desires.

Did Boehner Pull a Boner?

Boehner Breaks Logan Act

Ted Vaill: Boehner is desperate to hold onto his Speakership, and he is pandering to the Teabaggers and right wing Republicans in the House (25 of whom recently voted against him to be Speaker) any way he can.

The Great GOP Overreach

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Brent Budowsky: There is a GOP distemper in Washington, an overreaching of aggressive tactics against Democrats and an underachievement of success in governing. The result? Obama rises in favorability, Clinton rises against Republicans.

Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of U.S. Cards

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Norman Solomon and Abba A. Solomon: Netanyahu and many other Israelis — as well as the powerhouse U.S. lobbying group AIPAC and many with similar outlooks in U.S. media and politics — fear that Israel’s capacity to hold sway over Washington policymakers has begun to slip away.

Hanging with Netanyahu at AIPAC

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Carl Bloice: The AIPAC weekend turned out to be a disappointment for Cheney and the other homegrown U.S. political opportunists and reckless supporters of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and his rightwing Likud party.

Obama’s Zig Zag Maneuvers with Israel and Iran

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Gareth Porter: Netanyahu, like every previous Israeli prime minister, understands that an Israeli strike against Iran depends not only on US tolerance, but direct involvement against Iran, at least after the initial attack.