Mj Rosenberg

  • MJ ROSENBERGOne critical element leads me to the conclusion that the United States will not go to war with Iran, nor allow Israel to do so. It is this: common sense.It is true, of course, that common sense dictated against invading Iraq. But the very fact that we did invade Iraq, and that the Iraq ...

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  • I rarely learn anything meaningful from reading The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. In my opinion, his tight relationship with the Israeli government and its lobby here greatly influences his take on both foreign and domestic events. Although he occasionally deviates from the Israeli line, he not ...

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  • The classic definition of a campaign gaffe is when a politician inadvertently speaks a truth that will hurt him politically. The first George Bush committed a gaffe when he said that the idea that cutting taxes would increase government revenue was voodoo economics. Similarly, it was a gaffe when ...

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  • Christmas did not arrive early for the Bomb Iran crowd. Over the past several weeks, neoconservative hawks were gleefully predicting that the International Atomic Energy Agencys new report on Irans nuclear program would provide the spark needed to ignite and justify a US or Israeli attack. Sadly ...

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  • It was bound to happen sooner or later. At some point, both the president and Congress would be faced with a clear choice between US national interests and the demands made by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his powerful Washington lobby. In the larger sense, it happens all the time. ...

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  • A few weeks after the 9/11 attacks, I attended a big holiday dinner with family and friends. Naturally much of the conversation revolved around the terrorist attacks and the rage and sorrow we all felt. There was also considerable discussion about President George W Bushs handling of the ...

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  • President Barack Obama's speech to the UN General Assembly succeeded in making clear why the Palestinians had no other choice but to take their statehood bid to the UN and why the United States can no longer pretend to be an "honest broker" in the conflict. For the first time since the UN conferred ...

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  • This is beginning to look like one of the worst periods in Israels history. The Turkish government has essentially broken relations with Israel over the Netanyahu governments refusal to apologise for storming the Mavi Marmara relief ship and killing nine Turkish nationals in the process. Ordinary ...

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  • It is amusing watching the usual suspects - including those in the Obama administration - announce their opposition to the UN resolution that would grant the Palestinians their long-sought state. Some of the opposition comes from the lobby and its congressional cutouts who are dedicated to ...

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  • There was absolutely nothing about President Barack Obamas Middle East speech to get excited about. And even less in his statement following Fridays meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The president did not even attempt to set out an action plan; he offered broad principles, ones that ...

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  • If Binyamin Netanyahus government, and its lobby in Washington, were rational they would be rushing to plan Israels evacuation from the occupied territories, and encouraging the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. That is because they would understand ...

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