19 May, 2008

More on Israel

Jeffrey Goldberg interviews Obama on Israel and Hamas.

House Republican leader John Boehner grotesquely misrepresents Obama's comments, pushing Goldberg to respond.

Shmuel Rosner at Haaretz comments (comparing Obama to Theodor Hertzl!).

President Bush, speaking to the Israeli Knesset, a-historically compares diplomacy with Iran to the Munich Agreement of 1938. (See below.) For all of our sakes, lets hope that Bush keeps talking.

All this leads to a drawn out barb-trading session between McCain and Obama on the proper approach to dealing with Iran. Tomasky at The Guardian gives the round to Obama, and thinks that Obama's aggressive counterattacking on national security could be game changing for the Democrats.

Finally, check out J Street, a "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobbying movement that hopes to serve as a counterweight to the dominantly hawkish Israel lobbies like AIPAC.

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