Tag Archives: White House

Trumping Solutions.

Two days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American President Donald Trump met in Washington for the first time since the latter was inaugurated. The greeting was done in a far warmer manner than similar meeting between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama. The two discussed a number of …

Read More »

From Israel: Know the Facts.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Trump in the While House this Wednesday, February 15. It is expected that the “settlements” will be one of their subjects of conversation.  And so, it is a certainty that we are going to be encountering a good deal of media …

Read More »

Obama’s Racism and Counterproductive Stupidity.

Writing in Israel Hayom, conservative thinker Elliot Abrams tells us: “This week the State Department engaged in a remarkable assault on Israel. Both in tone and in content, it marks a new hostility and plenty of sheer ignorance. The comment, titled “Recent Israeli Settlement Announcements,” ran as follows: “We are …

Read More »

Palestinians agree Israel rules Jerusalem, world treats as divided.

The Palestinian Arabs and Israelis last managed to negotiate an agreement in September 1995. That agreement, Oslo II, was intended to be an interim agreement after which a permanent resolution was to be reached in five years. However, five years later in September 2000, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat walked away …

Read More »

Arlene from Israel – Mid-Pesach.

  Here in Israel, the world sort of floats in limbo over the Pesach week; and so I thought that perhaps I would not post until the holiday was over. But life does go on, and I’ve decided to write.  But before I move to the serious matters calling for …

Read More »

Red Herrings on the Red Line.

Summary: Obama’s anger at Israel’s Netanyahu was about Netanyahu’s anger at White House policy on Iran. All of the other excuses that Obama threw out proved inaccurate. However, Obama’s actions have introduced a partisan split over Israel into DC politics. US President Obama took umbrage with Republican House Speaker John …

Read More »

Arlene from Israel – How Ugly Can It Get?

Before I get to the ugly stuff, let me begin with a lovely scene: Jerusalem in the snow. The snow fell this past Thursday night, accumulating to the better part of a foot and enfolding our beautiful city in a mantle of white. It is gone now because of heavy …

Read More »

Into the Fray: Bibi , Boehner & Barack – and, oh yes, the bomb

Concern over Tehran nuclear ambitions, and the danger it poses to the survival of the nation should be common to all shades of political opinion in Israel.  Iran has exploited… turmoil to pursue positions of power within other countries beyond the control of national authorities, such as in Lebanon and …

Read More »

Arlene from Israel – Horrendous Truths Unfold.

Editor’s note:  This is very important reading today from Arlene Kushner… What I write about here will not in its essence be a surprise to many of my readers.  And yet, there is no way to confront what is going on without a sense of horror.  The reality is being …

Read More »

A Deeply Dishonest White House Denies that Kerry Said What Kerry Said.

John Kerry

Various sources are reporting that the White House is claiming that US Secretary of State John Kerry did not say what US Secretary of State John Kerry said. In the Times of Israel we read: The US State Department denied claims Friday that US Secretary of State John Kerry made …

Read More »

Arlene in Israel – Following.

My critique of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech at the UN stands.  In particular, I was distressed that he spoke about a readiness to make territorial concessions for an agreement with “rock solid security.” This seems to me a very poor time to talk about such a thing – when Abbas …

Read More »

News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Incredible.

Last night, I had written my post, which spoke about my unease regarding the possibility of US support for the Fatah-Hamas unity government. What I said was: “Kerry, while expressing concern about Hamas, has had communication with Abbas and will be meeting with him. “He is saying the US will …

Read More »

News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 24, 2014: A “Train Wreck” I’m been so focused on Israeli issues that I haven’t written about Iran and its nuclear aspirations for a while.  But now it seems very necessary. It has been crystal clear to me that Obama – I won’t say …

Read More »