Tags: james zogby

Remembering Madeleine Albright

James Zogby: My first dealings with Albright were at the 1988 Dem convention. She tried to dissuade me from introducing a pro-Palestinian plank into the platform. I represented the Rev. Jesse Jackson, while she represented the Dem nominee, Dukakis… The Dukakis campaign did not want the “P-word” in the platform or even have the matter discussed in a public forum…. In the late 1980s, ‘for the first time’, Albright noticed that her State Department ‘peace team’ was almost all Jewish…

‘Religious freedom’ nominee Sam Brownback and the commission’s dirty little secret

A look at Israelphile and soon-to-be Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, and the pro-Israel environment in which he will find himself. How can a man who has lived in Israel’s pocket be expected to stand up for Palestinians’ religious liberty, when even neutral players could not?