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Philip Weiss is a longtime writer and journalist in New York. He co-edits a website on Israel/Palestine, Mondoweiss.net, founded in order to foster the movement for greater fairness and ustice for Palestinians in American foreign policy. He is currently working on a novel about the US in Australia during WW2.
Sunday, September 15, 2013 Young Israeli Jews want an attack on Syria, but older ones say Obama missed his chance
The only Israelis who want the U.S. to attack Syria are young Jews. They are militant. But their parents say Obama missed his chance and nothing will be gained by attacking Syria. They are angry with Obama for confusing the matter of red lines when it comes to Iran's nuclear program, but they are also upset with the Israel lobby for pushing a war when they are the ones who have to get gasmasks.
Saturday, August 24, 2013(8 comments)
Terry Gross doesn't care about Edward Snowden
Leftwingers and libertarians have had to work together. Snowden himself once supported Ron Paul. And the mainstream is afraid to bring the issue up. Gross would probably write off Amash as a Tea Party Republican and Snowden as a Ron Paul libertarian, when the actual narrowness is hers.
Saturday, August 10, 2013(13 comments)
The Power Of Edward Snowden
Six weeks after Obama declared, "I'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker," he's canceled a summit because of him. Obama won't be meeting with Vladimir Putin because Putin extended temporary asylum to Edward Snowden. Some news accounts say it's a new Cold War.
Friday, August 9, 2013 McCain and Graham flipflop on aid to Egypt -- after AIPAC speaks up
McCain and Graham may be Republicans, but they have a lot of clout. Why do they have such clout? One reason is that they are extremely responsive to the Israel lobby. In fact, both men lately flipflopped on a principled statement -- cutting off aid to Egypt -- evidently at the urging of AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby organization.