Peter Beinart thinks so. He's wrong.
News of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s late September speech before Jewish leaders in New York got me thinking about Peter Beinart’s latest piece from earlier that month in the New York Review of Books about American Jews and Israel.
Hamas may be turning away from violence
Hamas may be turning away from violence.
New worries about whether Obama's presidency has made them less safe
Israelis worry, again, whether Obama's presidency has made them less safe
The blockbuster nuclear deal reached early Sunday morning in Geneva between Iran and the U.S.-led coalition is both less and more consequential than early reports suggest. And there is a good chance that its real value—whether it prevents Iran’s nuclear ambitions or inadvertently opens the door to an Iranian bomb—may not be known until President Barack Obama turns into the home stretch for his second term, after the 2014 midterms.
Right-wingers here and abroad hate it. But they also hated it when Reagan struck deals with Gorbachev—and the parallels are pretty clear
Uncertain about the deal they struck in Geneva? Compare it to a scenario in which they achieved nothing.
Hint: It has nothing to do with Israel.
You should feel sympathy for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is not crazy to perceive an Iran with an advancing nuclear weapons program as a potential existential threat to his country. (That Iran has a nuclear energy program is not disputed; that this program has a military component is.
It was a busy day in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, with John Kerry shuttling between Jerusalem and the West Bank to avert a full-blown crisis in the negotiations.
Danny Danon is driving Bibi—and just about everyone else—crazy
Danny Danon is Driving Bibi—and Just About Everyone Else—Crazy