Apr 15, 2014

When will Netanyahu nail himself to the cross?

by Jeffrey Goldberg

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is not wrong to believe that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will, sooner or later, have to stop nailing himself to small crosses (prisoner releases, minor settlement compromises) and move to the big cross: endangering his right-wing coalition ...

Apr 8, 2014

U.S. empire beyond salvation

by Ramzy Baroud

For 25 years, the U.S. has tried to police the world for its own interests and failed. Now, it can't even cut and run from Iraq and Afghanistan because it is too deeply entrenched in the Middle East.

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Apr 6, 2014

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened the Palestinians on Sunday with unilateral reprisals as the two sides prepared for last-ditch talks with a U.S. envoy on salvaging teetering peace talks. He said Israel would retaliate if the Palestinians proceed with applications to adhere to ...

Kerry scrambles to save his torpedoed peace effort

Apr 2, 2014

Kerry scrambles to save his torpedoed peace effort

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was scrambling Wednesday to save his faltering Middle East peace efforts after both Israel and Palestinians delivered him a stunning slap in the face. The top U.S. diplomat, who has made the quest for a long-elusive peace treaty ...

U.S. mulls release of Israeli spy Pollard as Mideast peace incentive

Apr 1, 2014

U.S. mulls release of Israeli spy Pollard as Mideast peace incentive

The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive to the Israelis in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, people familiar with the talks said Monday. Releasing Pollard, a thorn in U.S.-Israeli relations ...

Feb 20, 2014

Legacy of carnage and ruin

by William Pfaff

This is probably the last year of the three-decades-long U.S. effort to establish permanent American strategic bases in the Muslim Middle East and in Muslim Asia. The U.S. departure will leave behind much carnage and ruin.