Murray Polner: Dov Waxman’s Trouble in the Tribe is a fair and thorough account of a growing schism between American Jews who refuse to remain silent about Israeli policies they find objectionable and the well-known Israel Lobby.
Marcy Winograd: Bloom’s bill would prohibit California and its cities from contracting with companies that boycott the illegal Israeli occupation; in other words it would punish companies that respect human rights and international law.
Stephen C. Frantz: People in the Middle East stand a chance for better lives, the U.S. has a potential new ally, and the likelihood of never-ending war is reduced.
Marcy Winograd: How fortunate for AIPAC leaders that at the midnight hour, when time and patience is running out on Israeli expansionism, they find not a firebrand, but a low-key Democrat to carry their water.
Ted Vaill: A number of Democrat Congressmen and Senators have not yet announced their positions on the deal, arguing that they want to attend the classified briefings of the White House this coming week on the deal before deciding.
Rick Chertoff: If the Obama Administration is successful in winning American participation in a nuclear agreement with Iran, it will be in part because of the widening split in an American Jewish community whose values are no longer governed by a taboo against disagreeing with the dictates of Israel.