Iran

Netanyahu’s doublethink

Netanyahu's speech before Congress was mostly controversial over its perceived meddling in US politics—not its incessant barrage of lies, distortions and double standards.

Palestine

Anti-Semitism and ‘cognitive infiltrators’

Common Dreams website claims to have conducted an investigation revealing that "more than a thousand" anti-Semitic comments posted to the site "were written with deceptive purpose."

Palestine

War crimes charges for Israel?

Bibi Netanyahu appealed to US legislators to help Israel stave off a feared global push to bring Israeli leaders to trial on war crimes charges in the wake of the Gaza offensive.

New York City

The proverbial pox on both your houses

Right-wing formations like "If Americans Knew" and Bashar Assad cheerleaders like the International Action Center are hurting the cause of standing up to the Zionist machine.

New York City

‘Anti-Semite’ de Blasio schmoozes AIPAC

Mayor de Blasio's closed-doors meeting with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) plays into the worst stereotypes about Jews. So no thanks, Bill.

Greater Middle East

Syria: what is the imperial agenda?

Obama's UN speech pledged: "We will ensure the free flow of energy" from the Middle East. Yet intervention risks a conflagration that could threaten imperial control of the oil reserves.

Greater Middle East

Samantha Power signals Syria intervention?

Samantha Power’s appointment as UN ambassador may signal a determination on the part of the Obama administration that intervention in Syria is inevitable.

Iran

Did Iran shelter Sulaiman Abu Ghaith?

Reports that Obama bin Laden’s co-conspirator and brother-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was sheltered in Iran could lubricate the war drive—but how credible are they?

Watching the Shadows

Chuck Hagel: revenge of the paleocons?

Leftists are ironically rallying around Chuck Hagel as Obama's apparent pick for Secretary of Defense—a conservative Republican who is wary of the neocons but close to Big Oil.

Watching the Shadows

Military coup d’état against Obama?

Was Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette sacked from his command of a Pacific carrier battle group last month because he was plotting a putsch against Obama? 

Palestine

Jerusalem political football in US horserace

Obama capitulates at the last minute and puts wording in the Democratic platform calling for an undivided Jerusalem. Now who exactly is getting “thrown under the bus”?