People Are Asking the Wrong Questions About Netanyahu’s Upcoming DC Address

By: Sunday February 8, 2015 6:00 pm

The questions shouldn’t be:

1) Is this a breach of protocol by the House Speaker, to invite a foreign Prime Minister to address a joint session of Congress?

2) Is it too close to the Israeli elections to select one of many candidates for the spotlight and likely accolades such an appearance will garner for this particular politician?

The question should be:

Why hasn’t he been declared a Persona non Grata for his espionage activities against the United Sates, long before he entered politics?


Netanyahu, Pissed at the Pope for Praying at the Apartheid Wall, Attempts to Humiliate Francis. Twice.

By: Tuesday May 27, 2014 7:24 pm

A pontiff who appears to be the most humble in generations might be hard, almost impossible to humiliate. That didn’t keep the first foreign leader to star in political ads opposing a sitting American President’s re-election efforts from trying, though.

Flagrente Derangedio

By: Monday November 25, 2013 1:30 am

Well, as you all know, after five years that clever President Obama finally engaged in 12-dimensional chess — but not enough to fool John Cornyn.

Tomgram: Max Blumenthal, Expulsion and Revulsion in Israel

By: Monday October 14, 2013 4:04 pm

Max Blumenthal spent four years researching the on-the-ground realities of Israel. Today, he offers us a powerful, if grim, glimpse of just where Israel has been and where it’s heading, the sort of up-close-and-personal reporting you’re not likely to see in the American mainstream media (not, at least, since President Obama tried — and failed — to get the Israelis to stop building new settlements and other housing on Palestinian or contested lands).

Note: Max Blumenthal and his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel will be featured in FDL’s Book Salon Novemeber 2nd. Philip Munger aka EdwardTeller will host.

Will Obama Travel to Israel This Month?

By: Sunday March 3, 2013 5:20 pm

One shouldn’t forget that there is far more antipathy toward Obama in Israel than there is, even among white GOP conservatives and Tea Party fanatics, in the USA.

Israel Exonerates Itself – Shooting 9 Unarmed Civilians Was Self-Defense

By: Sunday January 23, 2011 6:00 pm

Israel’s self appointed inquiry, the Turkel Commission, on the Israeli attack on the Mavi Mamara has issued the first part of it’s report. When pressure for an international investigation swelled after the killings, Israel refused to cooperate with independent reviews but assured us all that Israel would conduct an inquiry into what happened. And to [...]

Clinton Criticizes Israel … a little

By: Sunday January 9, 2011 6:00 pm

Obama Administration’s kabuki over Israeli Palestinian peace efforts continues as historic Shepherd Hotel in Palestinian neighborhood is demolished.

The Theatrics of Obama’s Israeli Palestinian Negotiations

By: Sunday August 29, 2010 12:30 pm

Obama is planning a big week. On Tuesday, he will address the nation on the supposed end to combat operations in Iraq, on Wednesday he will oversee the start of supposed peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Of course, the democratically elected leaders of Palestine are not invited, only Mahmoud Abbas who “unilaterally extended his term” as President of the Palestinian National Authority, a term which ended in 2009.

This Is Starting To Get Dangerous For Us

By: Sunday March 14, 2010 7:45 am

After being humiliated in Jerusalem over the settlement construction in Ramat Shlomo, Joe Biden tells a closed-door group that Israeli intransigence in the peace process “is is starting to get dangerous for us…

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