The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlement building in the Palestinian Territories today, December 23, 2016. The U.S. abstained.
The Iran nuclear deal overcame its latest obstacle when a resolution of disapproval scheduled for 9/11 failed in the U.S. Congress. All P5 + 1 nations are now on the record as committed to implementing the accord. Will AIPAC face pressure from supporters?
President Sadat of Egypt abandoned his Arab ally Syria in the October War of 73′ in the single-minded quest for peace from a position of weakness.
The events of 1990 shook the region and reawakened the possibility of a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
By the 1960s the feelings of animosity towards Syria were so solidified that Israeli Brigadier General Israel Lior gave it a name, the “Syrian syndrome”
From Mearsheimer and Walt, the authors who brought you The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy The Lobby pursues two broad strategies. First, it wields its significant influence in Washington, pressuring both Congress and the executive branch. Whatever an individual lawmaker or policymaker’s own views may be, the Lobby tries to make supporting Israel the…