Tag Archives: Netanyahu

Israel fortifies opposition to peace

(Updated below) Like Presidents Clinton and Carter before him, Barack Obama is trying to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. As a start, Obama asked Israel to stop expanding settlements, a.k.a. stealing Palestinian land. However, just yesterday, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected an important part of Obama’s request: “In my conversation with […]

Netanyahu's call to bomb Iran

The new prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has promised to bomb Iran, within months, to halt their nuclear program, unless of course the United States does it for them: The American president, [Netanyahu] said, must stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons—and quickly—or an imperiled Israel may be forced to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities itself. […]

Pasta and Palestine's right to exist

While our own Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Middle East proclaiming “vigorous” support for a Palestinian state, there are serious doubts that Israel’s new leaders (Benjamin Netanyahu primarily) will even pretend to support the Palestinians right to self determination. In fact, they seem determined to undermine it. Matthew Yglesias had two thought-provoking […]