A core claim of the pro-Israel movement is coming under intensified attack as shifting Obama administration priorities renew questions about whether Israeli and U.S. interests are automatically in sync.
They were neighbors once, in suburban Washington. Their wives were close friends. Their children played together. And both were senior staffers at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobby.
But M.J. Rosenberg and Lenny Ben-David are now definitely on the outs over Israel. And it's up-close and personal.
Over at the Huffington Post, National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) director Ira Forman, a partisan’s partisan, offered some equal-opportunity and very nonpartisan criticism of some of the actors in the raging Chas Freeman controversy.