U.S. Politics

What are the weaknesses of Obama and McCain?

June 11, 2008

The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay pursues his discussion with talk show host Sam Greenfield at the “New Media Seminar” in New York City. They delve into the issue of religious affiliation and its impact on the respective campaigns of this year’s presidential hopefuls. At stake are questions of faith and patriotism on…

Obama, faith and patriotism

June 10, 2008

The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay pursues his discussion with talk show host Sam Greenfield at the “New Media Seminar” in New York City. They delve into the issue of religious affiliation and its impact on the respective campaigns of this year’s presidential hopefuls. At stake are questions of faith and patriotism on…

Obama and foreign policy

June 9, 2008
Talk show hosts from across the United States met in New York last weekend to attend the “New Media Seminar.” The event is ripe with informed opinion from political commentators, pundits and experts on American politics. The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay met with New Jersey talk show host Sam Greenfield to discuss…

Has Obama moved to the right? (2 of 2)

June 7, 2008

In part 2 of his commentary, The Real News Network’s Senior News Analyst Aijaz Ahmad talks about Senator Barack Obama’s speech at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington DC this week. Obama talks about how he would deal with Iran including using military force if necessary to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. He also…

Bush, Olmert and Iran

June 7, 2008

AP: President Bush reassures Olmert about US commitment in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear bomb

Has Obama moved to the right?

June 6, 2008

In Part 1 of his commentary, The Real News Network Senior News Analyst Aijaz Ahmad tells us that when Senator Barack Obama finished his speech at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington DC, he got an applause more thunderous than there had been for McCain on the first day . Obama has come a long…

Israel Lobby: Its influence on US foreign policy

June 4, 2008

        In March 2006, the London Review of Books published an article by John Mearscheimer and Stephen Walt titled “The Israel Lobby: Does it Have too Much Influence on US Foreign Policy”. The article caused an uproar and was called anti-Semitic in many US newspapers and magazines. The London Review of Books…

AIPAC and the American right

June 4, 2008

The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is currently holding its annual policy conference in Washington, where not only the Israeli prime minister but also all three main US presidential candidates and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are speaking. AIPAC has developed a strong relationship with Republicans, as well as conservative Christians, since the…

The occupation debate in Israel

June 3, 2008
What does it mean to be "pro-Israel"? Levy says one side ways it means to support the occupation. But there are many Jews in Israel and the US who oppose the occupation and the bellicose policies of Israel’s government. AIPAC acts as if there is only one "pro-Israel" position when in fact, in the US,…

"Apocalypse Now" McCain: Two Israelis disagree

June 3, 2008
“What hasn’t been tried, and it won’t be easy, we shouldn’t be under any illusions, but hard direct bargaining between America and Iran. Not through European intermediary, not with the IAEA, but hard direct bargaining was taken off the table. Senator John McCain slammed the door shut on that option.”