Gareth Porther and Jim Lobe: Obama’s explicit warning that he will not accept a unilateral Israeli attack against Iran may force Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step back from his ostensible threat of war.
Gareth Porter: Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz has undercut the Benjamin Netanyahu government’s carefully planned strategy to get U.S. President Barack Obama to threaten war against Iran if it doesn’t give up its nuclear programme.
Gareth Porter: Iran nuclear talks with the United States and other members of the P5+1 group ended in fundamental disagreement over the position of the P5+1 offering no relief from sanctions against Iran.
John Peeler: Obama simply cannot allow himself and his country to be held hostage by a reckless ally in Israel. He needs to do all in his power to dissuade the Israelis from proceeding with this misbegotten adventure.
Gareth Porter: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Israeli leaders January 20 that the United States would not participate in a war against Iran begun by Israel without prior agreement from Washington
Sherwood Ross: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak allegedly privately told his nation’s leaders, “By sharpening tensions with the Palestinians, we are inviting isolation on Israel.”
David A. Love: Ultimately, Israel must find security through some other means outside of militarism, say these two human rights fighters. “Israel has a right to self-defense, and therefore the first thing for defending ourselves is to stop torturing and killing Palestinians.”
Ivan Eland: The one silver lining to Israel’s unconscionable attack on a humanitarian flotilla is that its reprehensible collective punishment of Gazans through blockade likely will be made politically “unsustainable.”
Stan Greenberg has advised former President Clinton, former UK PM Tony Blair, Nelson Mandela, Israel’s Ehud Barak, and others. He is one of those political lions inspired during the Bobby Kennedy era to join politics and who provides a lot of wisdom for the taking if you are willing to listen. His new book Dispatches […]