Category Archives: American politics

Israel’s Second Struggle for Independence

The USA has been Israel’s greatest friend and supporter in recent years. It is also Israel’s biggest problem. Our dependence on American military aid has sharply limited our freedom of action, distorted our decisions about procurement of weapons, crippled the … Continue reading

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Biden Brings Back Baker-Hamilton-Rhodes

News item: The Biden administration is pulling eight Patriot missile defence batteries from countries in the Middle East, including Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. US officials told the Journal that in addition … Continue reading

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Stopping Iran

There are two ways to stop Iran from getting the bomb. One is to apply pressure short of war. That would involve squeezing the regime economically, isolating it from as much of the world’s commerce as possible, while at the … Continue reading

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Is America Still Behind Us? Ask our Enemies.

Today Israel is living in “interesting times,” as the saying goes. The northern border is tense, as Iran continues its efforts to transfer more dangerous accurate missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon, and to build up its bases in Syria, while … Continue reading

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Irrational, Dangerous Iran Policy is No Accident

Joe Biden’s people say that his move to return to Barack Obama’s JCPOA, the nuclear agreement with Iran, is the only reasonable path. After all, they argue that Donald Trump’s policy of “maximum pressure” failed, as evidenced by Iran’s signing … Continue reading

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