State Department Archive
Posted on May 26, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts on the resiliency, when confronted with empirical data, of the President’s anti-Israel foreign policy sensibilities: Final Blow to Anti-Israel Linkage Myths? Obama’s Telling Silence State Department Spin on Jerusalem Meltdown is Already Wrong
Omri On “After September” Middle East Diplomacy and Security Panel – Sunday, October 2 – Luxe Hotel, Los AngelesPosted on October 2, 2011The event is sponsored by Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, which regularly does fantastic bloggers’ panels. Registration and ticket information is here. Panelists and topics for tonight: Rick Richman: Beyond the Two-State Non-Solution: One State, Three States, or No State...
Posted on February 21, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and genuine shock at the bumbling incoherence of President Obama’s Egypt response, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: If Obama wanted to ensure that no Middle East ally would ever trust us again, how would he have...
Posted on November 30, 2010An accurate dramatization, per State Department cables published by Wikileaks, of how the Obama White House conducts its Middle East diplomacy. It’s not exactly like this, but it’s pretty much exactly like this ya know? You’ll be glad to...
Posted on November 30, 2010Highlights, lowlights, links, and – if you count the UN’s NY headquarters – failed White House engagement on four continents, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: State: yes our UNHRC engagement has been an abysmal failure, but we’re going to...
Wikileaks – Anti-Israel Foreign Policy Experts Got Saudi Arabia, Other Arab Countries 100% Backward On Iran AttackPosted on November 28, 2010It didn’t get nearly as much play as it should have, but Obama’s June 2009 meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah ended with the monarch flying into a tirade and more or less telling the President to get a grip....
Posted on October 26, 2010In line with White House diplomacy on China and Iran, the question with the much vaunted US/Russian “reset” is whether it merely failed or whether it actually moved us backwards on security. It definitely at least failed miserably, though that...
TOCS, “Tilting At Lebanon” At 4:30pm, US Security Assistance, Iranian Engagement, Turkey In Free Fall, Etc.Posted on August 13, 2010Today’s show is going to be a followup and update to last week’s Lebanon episode, focusing this time on the political and military controversies swirling around Lebanese security assistance. It’s now beyond dispute that the sniper rifles and personnel carriers...
Posted on August 9, 2010Buried in an article about Congressional grumpiness directed at security assistance to the LAF, a real head-scratcher: A State Department official said that the US is still trying to ascertain the facts regarding the incident, including whether there’s any truth...
Weekly TOCS, “Meeting Bias” at 7:30pm PDT, Obama-Bibi, Octavia Nasr, The B’Tselem Media Campaign, Etc.Posted on July 7, 2010First note the time change for today. BlogTalkRadio had some technical hiccups, and so we’re going to start an hour later than we usually do. It’s been a busy diplomatic week in the US-Israel relationship, with the White House continuing...