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JFP 3/2: Sachs: How I'd lead the World Bank; Ellison: Stick to Diplomacy

Just Foreign Policy News, March 2, 2012
Sachs: How I'd lead the World Bank; Ellison: Stick to Diplomacy


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On Iran Strike, Israelis Trust Obama Over Bibi
A new poll shows that only 19% of Israelis would support an Israeli strike on Iran if it is not backed by the U.S. Moreover, the poll suggests that the majority of Israelis trust U.S. officials on the issue more than they trust Prime Minister Netanyahu.
http://www.truth-out.org/iran-strike-israelis-trust-obama-over-bibi/1330698148

FCNL: 37 Reps Say No to War, Yes to Diplomacy
Rep. Keith Ellison (MN), Rep. Walter Jones (NC), and 35 of their colleagues sent a letter to President Obama supporting robust, sustained diplomacy with Iran. Check to see if your Rep. signed. Thanks to everyone who took action!
http://fcnl.org/issues/iran/ellison-jones_letter_to_support_iran_diplomacy/

MSNBC Video: Rep. Keith Ellison: Obama Should Stick to Diplomacy with Iran
Rep. Ellison talks about the Ellison-Jones letter and offers Brazil and Turkey's diplomacy with Iran on the nuclear fuel swap as evidence that there is a path forward.

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JFP 2/29:U.S. says Iran would hit U.S. for Israel strike; Israelis oppose strike w/o U.S. backing

Just Foreign Policy News, February 29, 2012
U.S. says Iran would hit U.S. for Israel strike;
Israelis oppose strike w/o U.S. backing

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*Action: Help Keith Ellison & Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement with Iran
Ellison and Jones are circulating a letter to their colleagues urging that the U.S. step up diplomatic efforts to achieve agreements with Iran over its disputed nuclear program. Ask your Rep. to sign the Ellison-Jones letter.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/ellison-jones

Keith Ellison and Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement with Iran
Largely missing from the recent political debate, until now, has been a full-throated defense of diplomatic engagement with Iran towards negotiated agreements that would resolve or mitigate international concerns about its disputed nuclear program.
http://www.truth-out.org/keith-ellison-and-walter-jones-stand-diplomatic-engagement-iran/1330367025

FT: US determined to keep grip on WB pres; Jeff Sachs throws his hat in the ring

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JFP 2/28: Israel claims won't warn U.S.; Sachs calls 4 World Bank prez who knows development

Just Foreign Policy News, February 28, 2012
Israel claims won't warn U.S.; Sachs calls 4 World Bank prez who knows development


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*Action: Help Keith Ellison & Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement with Iran
Ellison and Jones are circulating a letter to their colleagues urging that the U.S. step up diplomatic efforts to achieve agreements with Iran over its disputed nuclear program. Ask your Rep. to sign the Ellison-Jones letter.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/ellison-jones

Keith Ellison and Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement with Iran
Largely missing from the recent political debate, until now, has been a full-throated defense of diplomatic engagement with Iran towards negotiated agreements that would resolve or mitigate international concerns about its disputed nuclear program.
http://www.truth-out.org/keith-ellison-and-walter-jones-stand-diplomatic-engagement-iran/1330367025

Medea Benjamin: AIPAC Undermines Democracy at Home and in the Middle East
Ten reasons why AIPAC is dangerous.

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JFP 2/27: Afghan killings put U.S. plans in doubt; AP drone death count rebuts U.S.

Just Foreign Policy News, February 27, 2012
Afghan killings put U.S. plans in doubt
; AP drone death count rebuts U.S.

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*Action: Help Keith Ellison & Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement with Iran
Ellison and Jones are circulating a letter to their colleagues urging that the U.S. step up diplomatic efforts to achieve agreements with Iran over its disputed nuclear program. Ask your Rep. to sign the Ellison-Jones letter.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/ellison-jones

Keith Ellison and Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement with Iran
Largely missing from the recent political debate, until now, has been a full-throated defense of diplomatic engagement with Iran towards negotiated agreements that would resolve or mitigate international concerns about its disputed nuclear program.
http://www.truth-out.org/keith-ellison-and-walter-jones-stand-diplomatic-engagement-iran/1330367025

Robert Wright: Israel Meets the Arab Spring

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JFP 2/24: Ellison, Jones stand for diplomacy with Iran; U.S. generals say no military option

Just Foreign Policy News, February 24, 2012
Ellison, Jones stand for diplomacy with Iran; U.S. generals say no military option


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*Action: Help Keith Ellison & Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement with Iran
Ellison and Jones are circulating a letter to their colleagues urging that the U.S. step diplomatic efforts to achieve agreements with Iran over its disputed nuclear program. Ask your Rep. to sign the Ellison-Jones letter.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/ellison-jones

Keith Ellison and Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement with Iran
Largely missing from the recent political debate, until now, has been a full-throated defense of diplomatic engagement with Iran towards negotiated agreements that would resolve or mitigate international concerns about its disputed nuclear program.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/ellison-iran_b_1300255.html

Video: NIAC: The Iran Nuclear Dilemma: Risk of an Iraq Sequel?

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JFP 2/23: Capability red line recipe for long war; US-trained Afghan police back call for revenge

Just Foreign Policy News, February 23, 2012
Capability red line recipe for long war; US-trained Afghan police back call for revenge


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AntiWar Radio Interview with Scott Horton
Just Foreign Policy talks to Scott Horton about AIPAC and the Lieberman resolution push to redefine the "red line" for war with Iran to "nuclear weapons capability."
http://antiwar.com/radio/2012/02/23/robert-naiman-2/

March 2: Occupy AIPAC
Under the banner of Occupy AIPAC, this long weekend will include a policy summit with panels on Iran, the Arab uprisings, Palestine/Israel and AIPAC, film screenings, mass protests, a teach-in on diplomacy and alternatives to war, creative actions, a cultural night, workshops, and a Capitol Hill policy briefing on the impact of U.S. military aid to Israel on Palestinians.
http://www.occupyaipac.org/

Arizona Republican Debate: The Middle East
Transcript of the Middle East-related portions of the CNN Republican debate in Arizona. Gingrich, channeling N'yahu, slams General Dempsey for saying Iran is a "rational actor." Romney says Americans should accept higher gas prices to confront Iran.

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Ellison-Jones Dear Colleague: "Support Diplomacy to Prevent Nuclear Proliferation and War with Iran"

Dear Colleague: Support Diplomacy to Prevent Nuclear Proliferation and War with Iran


[Sign-on deadline March 1]

Dear Colleague,

Now that the international community has enacted the strongest sanctions against Iran to date, we must redouble our diplomatic efforts to achieve the transparency measures that will ensure Iran’s nuclear program remains a civilian one.

Without a corresponding diplomatic undertaking, pressure alone could lead to unintended and potentially devastating consequences, including war. Top U.S. national security officials have said that a military strike against Iran could lead to a regional war in the Middle East and attacks against U.S. interests.

While we acknowledge that progress will be difficult, we believe that keeping diplomatic channels open is the best way to avoid a new war and ensure that Iran does not gain a nuclear weapon. Please join us in sending this message to President Obama.

Sincerely,

Keith Ellison                             Walter Jones

Member of Congress               Member of Congress

 

Dear President Obama:

As tension with Iran continues to escalate, we urge your Administration to utilize all available tools of diplomacy to resolve the crisis over Iran’s nuclear program and prevent another costly war in the Middle East.

JFP 2/22: N'yahu calls Gen. Dempsey "servant of Iran"; Summers to the World Bank?

Just Foreign Policy News, February 22, 2012
N'yahu calls Gen. Dempsey "servant of Iran"; Summers to the World Bank?

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*Action: UltraViolet: Tell President Obama: No to Summers at the World Bank!
President Obama will nominate someone to head up the World Bank very soon. News reports say Larry Summers is leading his short-list. But Summers would be a terrible pick. Summers has a long history of making sexist comments--like saying girls don't have the genetic gifts to do well in math and science like boys do. And the World Bank has a lot of power over the education and training of women and girls in developing countries. We need a nominee who believes girls have the same potential as boys.
http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/summerswb/

*Action: Center for Constitutional Rights: End U.S. Funding to Honduran Military and Police
Contact your Representative and ask that they sign on to a letter circulated in the House of Representatives initiated by Representative Jan Schakowsky. The letter urges the State Department to take concrete actions to promote human rights in Honduras.

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JFP 2/21: Does AIPAC want war? Capability "Red Line" May Tip AIPAC's Hand

Just Foreign Policy News, February 21, 2012
Does AIPAC want war? Capability "Red Line" May Tip AIPAC's Hand

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Does AIPAC want war? Lieberman Capability "Red Line" May Tip AIPAC's Hand
If AIPAC embraces the Lieberman bill at its March policy conference, it will show that AIPAC has shifted to openly calling for war.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/2012218134736845243.html

Juan Cole: Top Ten Ways Iran is Defying US, EU Oil Sanctions and How You are Paying for It All
The same Republicans who complain that President Obama hasn't been hard enough on Iran are cynically planning to campaign against him on his having caused higher petroleum prices, ignoring the role of sanctions on Iran and tensions with that country in the price run-up!
http://www.juancole.com/2012/02/top-ten-ways-iran-is-defying-us-eu-oil-sanctions-and-how-you-are-paying-for-it-all.html

Ira Chernus: Media May Give Hamas Extreme Makeover

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JFP 2/14: Bahrain uprising; Dems balk at LieberBill; Iran not suspect in India bombing

Just Foreign Policy News, February 14, 2012
Bahrain uprising; Dems balk at LieberBill; Iran not suspect in India bombing

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** Action: Free U.S. policy toward Bahrain from the chess game with Iran
Washington foreign policy elites rationalize the U.S. policy of opposing democracy in Bahrain by saying that Bahrain's government is an "ally" against Iran. That's a pretty poor excuse, isn't it? Bahrain is a tiny country with minor influence on regional affairs. What real difference does it make if its government is anti-Iran? Is the difference enough to justify supporting minority rule? Urge President Obama and Congress to delink U.S. policy towards Bahrain from the standoff with Iran, so the U.S. can stop siding with those who seek to block the democratic aspirations of the majority of Bahrainis.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/endsilencebahrain

The Real News: Why are Israel and US on a Collision Course with Iran?
Just Foreign Policy talks to The Real News: the dispute over Iran's nuclear program is also a proxy for the contest for influence in the region between the U.S.-Israel-Saudi axis and the Iran axis.

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