Late Night: AIPAC, Barak, Hagel, Kerry, and Mattis

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 8:00 pm

Now, lest you thought the US Military was averse to starting a war with Iran…


Late Night: Operation ‘Pillar of Defense’: Cast Lead 2

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 8:00 pm

As Reuters is reporting… Israel hammers Hamas in Gaza offensive * Israel says major operation may last days …Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would “open the [...]

Israel’s Barak Calls for Unilateral Withdrawal From Parts of West Bank

By: Monday September 24, 2012 6:30 pm

In the US press, a big story on the Middle East today is another ignorant comment by the President of Iran, who holds very little power in the Islamic Republic relative to the Supreme Leader. But the really big story comes out of Israel, where Defense Minister Ehud Barak called for a settlement pullout from the West Bank, another dramatic development in his evolution away from the Likudnik faction of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Report: Israeli Defense Minister Now Opposes Attack on Iran

By: Friday September 7, 2012 8:15 am

A startling report in Israeli paper Haaretz claims that Defense Minister Ehud Barak has now flipped and opposes a strike on Iranian nuclear sites, after supporting the project as recently as a couple months ago. There are suggestions in the piece that pressure from American generals has moved him in that direction.

Israel, Iran, and the Bomb

By: Sunday February 5, 2012 10:30 am

The US and its allies have been attacking one evil empire after another for decades, including the evil empire of Mohammed Mosaddegh, the scary Red Menace in Iran, in 1953. We have nothing to show for any of them. Why do US, European and Israeli leaders think this time things will be different?

Defense Minister: Israel “Far Off” from Any Military Action on Iran

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 10:20 am

Ehud Barak, the Israeli defense minister, said today that Israel was “very far off” from any attack on Iran. More important, Israeli intelligence indicates that they have not yet determined that Iran has decided even to build a nuclear weapon. These are things you don’t hear much in the US press, so let’s run the [...]

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Stan Greenberg, author of Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders

By: Sunday February 22, 2009 2:00 pm

“I confess,” writes Stan Greenberg in the introduction to Dispatches from the War Room, “I’m a member of ‘the pollster industrial complex.’” Greenberg’s fascinating new book recounts his experiences working as a consultant to five leaders – Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Britain’s Tony Blair, Israel’s Ehud Barak, and Bolivia’s Gonzalo Sanchez de Losada – all of whom knew or discovered that engaging with popular opinion was necessary to govern effectively in a democracy.

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