Protesting possible war with Iran (photo: flickr/World Can't Wait)

Why would Israel budge?

The New York Times, March 8, 2012 Might Israel attend the meeting about a nuclear weapon free Middle East in Finland? Certainly. Just like it has “participated” in the peace process–with no real intention of making concessions. In both cases, there are no consequences for Israel sticking to its agenda. So why would Israel budge? …

Crisis, shmisis: 81 Congressmen head to Israel

The Huffington Post, August 10, 2011 The American economy is in a crisis. Suburbs arefalling into poverty. Schools are struggling. Cities teeter on the edge of bankruptcy. And 81 U.S. Congressmen are off in Israel when they should be here, dealing with the mountain of problems facing the American people — you know, the men and women …

Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism

Mondoweiss, May 24, 2011 I’m fed up with criticism of Israel being shouted down as anti-Semitic. Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic. Here’s one simple reason why: a majority of the Jewish people lives in the Diaspora. Just because this place, this strip of land, claims to represent us all doesn’t mean it does. And …