Archive for October, 2007

Israeli columnist: Cutting Gaza’s fuel supply is just “spin”

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Americans for Peace Now’s latest “Middle East Peace Report” (link doesn’t work, so go to has some provocative critiques of the Israeli move to cut Gaza’s fuel supply, including lengthy excerpts from a column by Nahum Barnea in today’s Yedioth Ahoronot. I keep waiting to read sensible justifications for this action from the Israeli […]

AIPAC is an agent of…AIPAC

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Mearsheimer and Walt write that AIPAC is a “de facto agent of the Israeli government.” In various parts of their book, they provide examples of the “Israel lobby’s” ability to promote Israel’s agenda in the halls of power. But they do not seem to grasp a far more interesting, subtle point about AIPAC: it answers […]

Weiss exonerates people who are obsessed with dual loyalty…

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Philip Weiss reacted to my HuffPo piece (see previous post) on the neocons with a little essay entitled Fleshler Exonerates the Neocons of Dual Loyalties. Why He’s Wrong. Take a look at it. Take a look at the comments. There are a number of people, including Richard Witty, who disagree with Phil and make some […]

“Jewish Neocons Are Dead Wrong, Not Disloyal” –My piece in the Huffington Post

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Please check out my new screed in Huffington Post, in which I find myself objecting to one (just one, I promise) of the accusations that are commonly hurled at Doug Feith and his fellow preemptive war fetishists. I spent a long time trying to figure out how to say what needed to be said, which […]

Whom should we trust on Syria? The Bushies…or the experts?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Ameinu’s web site has some informative pieces on Syria that stand in stark contrast to the don’t-trust-Assad-under-any-circumstances pablum that is available from most American Jewish groups. What follows is a tidbit from Gershon Baskin, a very wise Israeli Jew who for decades has carried out “Track 2” dialogue on the toughest issues with Arab counterparts, […]