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.
Washington — If Iran was the issue that united delegates at this week’s annual conference of the pro-Israel lobby, Iraq proved the one that divided them when an American vice president and — more surprisingly — an Israeli prime minister pushed the issue.
In his speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Vice President Dick Cheney barely mentioned the nuclear threat from Iran, which otherwise dominated the lobby’s three-day conference. He dwelled instead at length on the danger the United States would face if it withdrew from Iraq.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
James Besser in Washington
Some interesting reading for your Tuesday.
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.