Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Into the fray: Washington-Lausanne-Munich?

The gravest aspect of the emerging Iran deal is less its substance and more the professed rationale it is based on. Today, the United States… has reached a historic understanding with Iran… I am convinced that… it will make our country, our allies, and our world safer. This has been …

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Amnesty International Snubs Britain’s Jews.

Writing in the Times of Israel, Stuart Winer tells us: Amnesty International rejected a motion to campaign against the rise in anti-Semitism in Britain, saying it battles all discrimination and would not single out individual groups, the British Jewish newspaper The Jewish Chronicle reported Tuesday. The resolution called for the …

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Arlene from Israel – Catching Up.

A very splendid Purim – a healing Purim that brought laughter and a sense of hope – is over, as is Shabbat. I want now to pick up on posting again by looking at some thoughts regarding PM Netanyahu’s speech in Congress last week. So many of my readers sent …

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Give ‘Em Hell, Bibi!

During the 1948 presidential campaign, Harry Truman toured the country attacking Republicans and putting forth his own views on what was best for America.  At one point during a speech in Bremerton, Washington, a man in the crowd cried out, “Give ’em hell, Harry!” To the delight of the listeners …

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Into the Fray: Sisi or ISIS?

It’s difficult to overstate the potential importance of the Egyptian president’s New Year speech on Islam – and equally important to avoid overly optimistic expectations as to its practical impact.  “Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants – that …

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Coming Out in Favor of a Single State.

For many years I advocated for the two-state solution because I believed that Israel could be a democratic state, a Jewish state, or a single state from the river to the sea, but not all three at once. This is, of course, the common analysis and it is a perfectly …

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US official: Obama blames settlements for failed talks

In the Times of Israel we read: Earlier this month, anonymous American officials personally involved in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – special envoy Martin Indyk presumed to have been among them – provided a harsh assessment to a respected Israeli journalist of why negotiations failed, highlighting Israel’s continued settlement construction as …

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Obama Backed Boko Haram

Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner writes the following: When congressional leaders asked the State Department to tailor American assistance to Nigeria in a way that would protect Christians from religious persecution at the hands of Boko Haram, an extremist group that kidnapped hundreds of Christian girls last month, then-Secretary …

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Love of the Land Links

Gotta Smile! How would you like your judge? Zionist or patriotic? (Video) Happy Gaza , Where the Suffering is Unbearable Undermining the Peace Process With Prisoner Releases Love of the Land is the blog of Yosef and Melody in Hebron. Let me ask you, how much guts does it take …

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American Weakness and the Israeli Minister of Defense

The ongoing kerfuffle over politically incorrect Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya’alon, is instructive.   Ya’alon argues that there will be no meaningful peace agreement with the Arabs and that American weakness makes the world a more dangerous place because it emboldens hostile powers.  Because power abhors a vacuum it …

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Violence is Coming

In a piece for Commentary entitled Lying About Abbas Won’t Bring Peace, Jonathan Tobin writes the following: In short, peace process advocates believe the only way to plow ahead to an agreement is to keep the pressure up on Netanyahu to give the maximum while treating Abbas with kid gloves, all the …

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Barack Obama Has Learned Nothing

He is making the same mistakes, viz-a-viz the Arab-Israel conflict, now as he made in the beginning of his first term, which leads one to wonder whether we are dealing with presidential malice or stupidity?  Then, as now, he is making an issue of the fact that Jews build housing …

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The Obama-PLO Assault on Israeli Sovereignty

The tidbit below was written by Caroline Glick and published in the Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu reportedly agreed to release terrorists from prison because Kerry told him that he had to make a big concession: either release murderers or effectively surrender Israel’s national rights to Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem by abrogating Jewish …

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The Sharia Bomb

The tidbit below was written by Ron Ben-Yishai and published at Y-Net: The way things look from Israel now, the assumption is that Obama has fortified himself behind a small and closed ideological circle. This circle believes in partial non-interventionism and has an aversion to international conflicts – not only in the …

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Obama Bluffed

In a March, 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg we have this tidbit: In the most extensive interview he has given about the looming Iran crisis, Obama told me earlier this week that both Iran and Israel should take seriously the possibility of American action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I think …

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Does Barack Obama Have a Learning Disability?

The tidbit below was written by Reuters and published by Y-Net: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday his peace negotiators had resigned over the lack of progress in US-brokered statehood talks clouded by Israeli settlement building. The development would mark a new low point for the talks with Israel that resumed …

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Boycott Guinness!

Western European countries are generally not favorable toward Israel and among those countries few are quite as hateful as Ireland.  The reason for this is because the Irish see a rough equivalence between the English occupation of their island and the Jewish occupation of Israel.  It’s nonsense, of course, but …

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Boycott the Palestinian Authority

The tidbit below was written by Elior Levy and published by Y-Net. The Palestinians have launched a diplomatic campaign calling on countries to prohibit private companies operating within their borders from conducting business in the West Bank settlements and east Jerusalem. Mohammad Shtayyeh, a senior economic official and negotiator in the peace …

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