Foreign Affairs

Jewish Labor Committee Urges Friedman Rejection

Posted by on December 22, 2016 at 11:58 am

Yesterday the Jewish Labor Committee urged the Senate to reject the nomination of David M. Friedman as the next Ambassador to Israel. In a statement, the JLC noted its opposition to new or expanded settlements in the West Bank territories and its support for a “…reasonably negotiated, fair and secure two-state solution for Israel and […]

Labor Zionists Petition Senate Against Ambassador Confirmation

Posted by on December 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm

The Principles of SDUSA express strong support for the existence of the State of Israel within secure borders, while opposing settlements and advocating an independent Palestinian state at peace with Israel. We share these beliefs with the Labor and Socialist Zionist movements which largely led and fought for the creation of Israel, and we are […]

Birds of a feather? President Trump and Lyndon LaRouche

Posted by on November 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Introduction The election of Donald Trump as U.S. President was not just reality-TV magic. It was the culmination of a succession of efforts, dating back more than a century, to inject conspiracy theories and bigotry into the election process on a massive scale by way of populist upheavals and the sly manipulation of legitimate concerns. […]

Charlie et Les Juifs

Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It’s been a week since the Paris shootings and we’ve all had some time to think about what happened. Here are some things that have been bouncing around in my head: Freedom of the Press is a sacred right in France, but we shouldn’t confuse that with free speech. In France, hate speech is prohibited. […]

Where have all the social dems gone?

Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Yesterday I saw a tweet from Ed Miliband, leader of the British Labour Party, urging Scots to vote “no” on the independence referendum. Most Britons (or should I say¬†Englanders?), left and right, have been hoping that the Scots will stay. Is Miliband’s plea coming from a sincere belief that the “Better Together” campaign represents true […]