Re Aaron David Miller's article, the relationship between President Obama and PM Netanyahu might be dysfunctional or less-than-trusting, but I don't think that it is what is driving the campaign to block the Hagel appointment. It is Bill Kristol, Liz Cheney and their crew - aka Emergency Committee for Israel [sic - which is behind this. The same neocons who brought us the invasion of Iraq and whose primary goal in life seems to be to make trouble for POTUS. Jewish organizations that fall for this will wind up embarrassed and diminished, I think.
Iran's oil exports to South Korea quadruple to 400,000 barrels a day after sanctions lift (Reuters)
When senior party members spout vile anti-Jewish theories and at the same time insist they are in no way anti-Semites, they truly believe they are not lying.09:39 01.05.16 | 16 comments
Yael Patir, Israel director of the left-leaning U.S. Jewish body, sat down with Haaretz to talk about Trump, the gap between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and the growing anger at the Israeli peace camp. Though she concedes boycott efforts by some on the left have a negative effect, she rejects calls to keep peace efforts local.01:12 01.05.16 | 5 comments