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James J. Zogby
By James J. Zogby - Mar 30,2015
In 1971, I was in Beirut on a grant from my university to conduct research for my doctoral dissertation on the emergence of Palestinian national consciousness. Since the subjects of my study were the Palestinians in Lebanon’s refugee camps, I set about to visit Ein Al Hilw
By James J. Zogby - Mar 23,2015
In the lead up to Israel’s March 17 elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fearful that he might lose his re-election bid, threw caution to the wind, making blatant appeals to scare voters into returning him to office. He did so not caring who he alienated or what t
By James J. Zogby - Mar 16,2015
Some of the myths that drive Arab discourse about American behaviour in the Middle East are fascinating for what they say about our relationship with the region. Often profoundly wrong, they are frustratingly persistent. I am writing this on a plane returning from the Middle Ea
By James J. Zogby - Mar 09,2015
If “l’affaire Netanyahu” was not bad enough, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell added insult to injury when he announced that early next week he will move for a vote on a bill requiring the White House to secure congressional review and approval of any agr
By James J. Zogby - Mar 02,2015
In a few days, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will mount the podium of the US Congress to speak before a joint session of the House and Senate. He will use the occasion to blast Iran and issue dire warnings about the current US-led negotiations designed to limi
By James J. Zogby - Feb 23,2015
I must admit that I was somewhat sceptical as I approached this week’s “White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE). I was concerned that it might end up being nothing more than a “box-checking” exercise.
By James J. Zogby - Feb 17,2015
US President Barack Obama’s remarks, last week, at the annual National Prayer Breakfast were theologically sound and politically smart. In spite of this, his comments set off a storm of criticism from conservative critics who took him to task for both his theology and his
By James J. Zogby - Feb 09,2015
A few weeks ago, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivered a speech to the Henry Jackson Society in London, focusing on the dangers “radical Islam” poses to the world’s “freedom-loving people”. Far from a serious discussion, the speech amounted to l
By James J. Zogby - Feb 02,2015
The election season has just begun and for those who have a consuming passion for presidential politics, the 2016 cycle promises to be a delight. A few months ago, pundits were writing about the likelihood of a Hillary Clinton/Jeb Bush contest, but that speculation was clearly p
By James J. Zogby - Jan 26,2015
When I was growing up, I remember a saying that was used to describe the behaviour of persons who were so cocky that they did really dumb things: “He’s so smart, he’s stupid.” I thought of this expression when I heard the speaker of the House of Represent



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