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
Posted on May 25, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts on Iran, its nuclear program, and what the Israelis seem prepared to do about it: Viewing Iran: Optimism or Annihilation? German Paper: North Korea Tested Nuclear Warhead for Iran Left Tries to Spin...
Posted on May 24, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts on how Obama is allowing AKP neo-Ottomans in Turkey to drive a wedge between the United States, NATO, and Israel. The second post is roughly as comprehensive a link dump as you’ll find:...
Posted on April 19, 2012On one hand RT is a global broadcasting juggernaut and the second most-watched foreign news channel in the United States. Peter Lavelle’s CrossTalk is the flagship show on the network’s flagship news channel. So there’s something to be said for...
Posted on April 14, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts on Iran, including the very real possibility that very real possibility that the Obama administration doesn’t quite get what’s going on inside the Islamic Republic: U.S. Intel Undermined by Iraq, Obama With Eye...
Posted on April 13, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts having to do with Walt, Mearsheimer, and other academics and self-styled intellectuals who peddle demonstrably false anti-Israel nonsense: Is Stephen Walt Responsible for Inspiring Terror Suspect Jose Pimentel? Mearsheimer’s Anti-Semitism...
Posted on April 9, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts on the Obama White Houses’s campaign of anti-Israel leaks on Iran, wherein the most pro-Israel administration evuh is raising the cost of Israeli self-defense and even directly undermining the Jewish State’s ability to...
Posted on April 9, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts leading up to the J Street annual conference, including the 2011 spectacle of an evangelical urging participants to go forth and undermine support for Israel by reference to a classical anti-Semitic canard: J...
Posted on January 17, 2012This clip is actually from over the summer but – since the basic contours of debate never really change in the Middle East – it’s still as depressingly fresh as the day it was recorded. Hezbollah’s recent and quite explicit...
Posted on October 21, 2011Updates on Iranian attacks on the United States, and threats of attack against Israel, from Is Iran’s Fist Still Clenched. Checking in on extended hands, carrots and sticks, reset buttons, walls of fear, and miscellaneous other hackneyed smart power metaphors...