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  • The Crisis Has Exploded (Obama and Israel)

    03/21/2015 4:18:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    Commentary ^ | John Podhoretz
    Today, the president of the United States told the prime minister of Israel he was reassessing America’s “options” with regard to Israel in light of remarks Benjamin Netanyahu made about potential Palestinian statehood and an election-day Facebook post urging Israeli right-wingers to go to the polls on Monday to counter a surge in Israeli Arab voters. The crisis in the relationship we discuss in our new editorial statement has entered a new and potentially unprecedented phase. It may well be that the president is going to present American Jews with a choice over the coming months no American president should...
  • White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows

    03/21/2015 12:41:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    NYT ^ | March 20, 2015 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — The White House is stepping up its antagonism toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite his victory in this week’s elections, signaling that it is in no rush to repair a historic rift between the United States and Israel. The sharpened tone indicates that the Obama administration may be re-evaluating its relationship with its closest ally in the Middle East, having lost patience with Mr. Netanyahu in the closing days of an election campaign in which he spotlighted deep disagreements with President Obama over a Palestinian state and a nuclear deal with Iran. “You reach a tipping point,” said...
  • U.S. Threatens Sanctions Against Israel, Makes Excuses for Iran

    03/19/2015 9:13:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3-19-2015 | Daniel Harper
    The U.S. government might impose sanctions on Israel or allow its greatest ally in the Middle East to be tried in the International Criminal Court, according to Politico. Michael Crowley reports: Obama officials must now decide whether more international pressure on Israel can help bring a conservative Netanyahu-led government back to the negotiating table with the Palestinians — or whether such pressure would simply provoke a defiant reaction, as some fear. Obama has other diplomatic options. He could expend less political capital to oppose growing momentum within the European Union to impose sanctions on Israel for its settlement activity.
  • TV report: Netanyahu tells US he thought Congress invite was bipartisan (40 Dems expected to skip)

    02/07/2015 8:48:48 AM PST · by Dave346 · 113 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 6, 2015, 8:29 pm
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has conveyed messages to the Americans to the effect that “he didn’t know” the invitation extended to him to speak before the US Congress was anything but genuinely bipartisan, Israel’s Channel 10 news reported Friday night. Netanyahu remains determined to go ahead with the address, to highlight the dangers of a deal that would leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state, but is making an effort “to soften” the Obama administration’s anger, and that of many Democrats, over the March 3 speech, the TV report said. The report added that some 40 Democratic legislators are currently...
  • Biden to skip Netanyahu's speech before Congress

    02/06/2015 12:38:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | 2/6/15 | Michael Wilner
    Vice President Joe Biden will not be attending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before a joint session of Congress next month, news agencies reported. A statement released by aides to Biden, who is usually in his seat whenever a foreign leader addresses the legislature by dint of his position as president of the Senate, indicated that the vice president will be traveling abroad during the speech. "We are not ready to announce details of his trip yet, and normally our office wouldn't announce this early, but the planning process has been underway for a while," an official in the vice...
  • Joe Biden skipping Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech

    02/06/2015 12:30:05 PM PST · by Dave346 · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/6/15 2:29 PM EST | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Joe Biden won’t be there to welcome Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress — or even shake his hand. The vice president will miss only his second address by a foreign leader to a joint session of Congress next month, when he’ll be out of the country while Netanyahu makes what’s become an increasingly controversial speech warning against the Iran nuclear deal. The vice president’s office on Friday confirmed the plans to skip the March 3 speech. “We are not ready to announce details of his trip yet, and normally our office wouldn’t announce this early, but the...
  • Why Is Washington Enraged Over More Homes for Jews in Jerusalem?

    10/04/2014 4:05:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 3, 2014 | P. David Hornik
    Americans should protest this abuse of an ally.On Wednesday evening, soon after President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu had completed their parley at the White House, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said: This development will only draw condemnation from the international community, distance Israel from even its closest allies, poison the atmosphere not only with the Palestinians but also with the very Arab governments with which Prime Minister Netanyahu said he wanted to build relations. And White House spokesman Josh Earnest—seeming to read in part from the same script—said: “This development will only draw condemnation from the international community. It...
  • Calif. protesters block Israel-owned ship at Port of Oakland

    08/18/2014 5:25:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/18/2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Pro-Palestinian activists for the second day blocked an Israeli-owned ship from docking at the Port of Oakland in a protest against Israel’s military action in Gaza.</p> <p>Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland honored a picket line for the second day in a row Sunday as San Francisco Bay Area protesters gathered to stop a Zim Integrated Shipping Services vessel from docking and unloading, the San Jose Mercury News reported.</p>
  • Obama tells Netanyahu he wants immediate humanitarian cease-fire

    07/27/2014 2:33:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 117 replies
    JTA ^ | July 27, 2014
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he wants an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian” cease-fire in the war with Gaza, based on a process Israel has made clear it opposes. The statement Sunday afternoon from the White House describing a phone call between the two leaders referred to cease-fire talks led in recent days by Secretary of State John Kerry which culminated in a proposal rejected unanimously on Friday by Israel’s security Cabinet. “Building on Secretary Kerry’s efforts, the president made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire that ends hostilities now and...
  • Will Obama Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory Over Hamas?

    07/23/2014 5:59:34 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/23/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Important columns by former attorney general Michael Mukasey and Caroline Glick make the point that in Israel’s defensive war against Hamas, the main thing to focus on is not the missiles; it’s the tunnels. Perhaps more significantly, they demonstrate that the Obama administration, in its mulish appeasement of the Muslim Brotherhood-Sunni supremacist axis that even Islamic governments (indeed, even the Saudis) are shunning, is subverting a golden opportunity to achieve decisive victory over Hamas – the necessary precondition if there is ever to be a stable Israeli-Palestinian settlement. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Judge Mukasey explains that Hamas’s strategic...
  • Obama’s Economic Boycott Against Israel Adopted by 17 EU Nations

    07/06/2014 7:28:44 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 4 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | July 6, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Since January of last year the European Union has been threatening to boycott any company or entity that does business with the West Bank of Israel. The sanctions, perversely designed by Secretary of State John Kerry, were meant to punish Israel for its settlements in the West Bank and encourage the Jewish nation to adopt Kerry’s peace process framework. The economic boycott threat was entirely one-sided against Israel. Because there were no consequences for the Palestinian Authority should they abandon the peace process, it gave the PA every reason to harden their position and wait for the EU to act...
  • ANOTHER NEW LOW FOR JOHN KERRY: "We need another intifada" to force Israel to surrender its

    And you thought John Kerry had already hit rock bottom, n'est ce pas? In anonymous briefing to top columnist, members of Kerry’s team slam Netanyahu, empathize with Abbas, warn Palestine will rise ‘whether through violence or via int’l organizations’ American officials directly involved in the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace process over the last nine months gave a leading Israeli columnist a withering assessment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the negotiations, indicated that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has completely given up on the prospect of a negotiated solution, and warned Israel that the Palestinians will achieve statehood come...
  • More excuses: IDF officers, young Israelis routinely denied visas to the US

    03/26/2014 8:50:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Over the past three weeks, we've heard several excuses for the denial of visas to the United States for Israelis. We've been told that visas were denied in order to remove Israel from the 'white list' of countries whose citizens qualify for longer-term visas. We've been told that the United States has been systematically denying visas to Shin Bet (General Security Service) and Mossad agents, to representatives of the IDF and to executives of companies in Israel's defense industry, and it was implied that was out of a fear of competition in the defense industry. And we've been told that...
  • Report: Kerry is Behind European Boycotts

    01/07/2014 10:18:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 1/7/2014, 6:54 PM | Ari Yashar
    Governmental sources report that US Secretary of State John Kerry is behind the European boycott threats on Israeli products and companies operating in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The EU published its guidelines last July, boycotting Israeli companies operating over the 1949 Armistice lines. At the moment, Kerry is making sure the threats stay in check, but as soon as the peace talks fail he intends to open the floodgates and spur on full-blown international boycotts on Israel, reports Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio). …
  • Breaking: France refuses to allow Obama to sell out to Iran on nuke talks

    11/10/2013 1:57:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 9, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    With a fevered and frantic breathless pace, Obama via John Kerry has been pushing to sign a sell-out deal with Iran that would ease sanctions without shutting down Iran’s nuke program. Benjamin Netanyahu was furious when he found out that Kerry had misrepresented what the proposed agreement would be, not to mention Kerry running at the mouth to bash Israel on the talks with the Palestinians. Netanyahu was not alone. France was uncomfortable with the deal Kerry wanted to sign, even as Kerry huddled with the Iranians trying to get ‘er done.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Thank you France for at least buying us...
  • 'Camp Jihad' Partly Funded by US Tax Dollars?

    10/11/2013 10:00:08 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Friday, October 11, 2013 | Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell
    'Camp Jihad' Partly Funded by US Tax Dollars? By Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Friday, October 11, 2013 JERUSALEM, Israel -- Imagine a summer camp that teaches children how to make "holy war" against their enemies. If that's not bad enough, American tax money could be helping pay for the facilities where the lessons on jihad are held. "Camp Jihad" is a 20-minute documentary film exposing summer camps that encourage Palestinian Arab children to take back their homes from Israel violently. In one scene a teacher is coaching the children in a chant: Teacher: "Palestine...
  • An Israel-Hater Heads to the U.N.

    06/06/2013 4:45:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 6, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - An Israel-Hater Heads to the U.N.Posted By Arnold Ahlert On June 6, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments On Wednesday, President Obama nominated Samantha Power to be US Ambassador to the United Nations. Power has “been a relentless advocate for American interests and values, building partnerships on behalf of democracy and human rights, fighting the scourge of anti-Semitism and combating human trafficking,” the president contended. Power’s record, however, tells a much different tale. Power is, unsurprisingly, not only a radical leftist who believes America is evil and owes the world an apology, but someone with an...
  • US spills Israeli missile defense secrets

    06/04/2013 7:54:11 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 31 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 6/4/2013 | STUART WINER
    The US government has publicized classified information detailing the location, design and specifications of a launch site to be built from this summer for Israel’s new Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system. The details, apparently spilled in error, appear to include highly sensitive information relevant to the struggle against Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The material specifies, for instance, that the launch site must be completed by the end of next year, by which time, it says, Israel expects to have the Arrow 3 — a missile defense system crucial to Israel’s plans for countering an Iranian nuclear threat — operational. News of...
  • The State Department of Palestine

    06/06/2012 5:06:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 6, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Jerusalem has, for the last several thousand years, been the holiest city in Jerusalem. Last week, Israelis celebrated Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day – the day in 1967 when the Israel Defense Forces liberated Jerusalem from Arab rule, reuniting the city and opening its holy places to all who wish to visit them. For 45 years, Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel. And yet the position of the United States government remains that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel. That position was clarified in March 2012 by a State Department official, Victoria Nuland, who refused to say that Jerusalem...
  • Successful Palestine Statehood Vote Looms-How President Obama set a train wreck in motion

    09/15/2011 5:06:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep 15th, 2011 | Joseph Klein
    The New York Times ran a banner front page headline on September 14, 2011 titled “U.S. Scrambles to Avert Palestinian Vote at U.N.” The Times headline should have read, “The Obama Administration Scrambles to Avoid Its Own Self-Fulfilling Prophesy.” Next week, the United Nations General Assembly will almost certainly approve an upgrade of the status of the Palestinian Authority from nonvoting “observer entity” to “observer state,” placing it on par with the Holy See. This will happen whether or not the Palestinians try for full UN member state status, which would first require approval by the Security Council. President Obama...
  • NYT: OBAMA, DEMS RACE TO SAVE JEWISH VOTE

    09/14/2011 5:23:48 PM PDT · by libh8er · 48 replies
    Dem Party leaders mobilizing to solidify president's standing with Jewish voters to counter image Obama not friend of Israel... NYT setting story for lead Thursday, newsroom sources tell DRUDGE... Comes after shock defeat of Dem candidate... DEVELOPING...
  • Report: 'Clinton Adviser Greenberg is Behind Israeli Protests'

    09/03/2011 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/11 | Gil Ronen
    The protesters demand "social justice" and a more equitable economy but their exact demands are not clear. According to an investigative report by Maariv's Kalman Libeskind, the protests were engineered by a group of media strategists who are directed by prominent Democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, John Kerry and others. Greenberg directed the strategists to create a protest that was not led by one specific group, in order to create social ferment. An unnamed left-wing leader would eventually step into this ferment and take the reins, Greenberg predicted. The Israeli strategists reportedly include Boaz Gaon,...
  • Obama to Resume Formal Contacts with Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood…

    06/30/2011 1:32:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | June 30,2011 | Staff
    The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, in a step that reflects the Islamist group’s growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers. “The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing,” said the senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency.” The official sought to portray the shift as a subtle evolution rather than a...
  • Exclusive: U.S. to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts

    06/29/2011 11:40:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 29, 2011 | Arshad Mohammed
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, in a step that reflects the Islamist group's growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers. "The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing," said the senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency." The official sought to portray the shift as a subtle evolution rather...
  • Rabbi: 'The President of the United States is Asking for Ethnic Cleansing'

    05/19/2011 4:33:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 158 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 5/19/11 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama has made an unprecedented demand on Israel, Jewish leaders said today after the president called for Israel to redraw its borders to where they were in 1967 before the Six Day War. One rabbi said Obama was, in essence, asking for "ethnic cleansing" of thousands of Jewish families. “It’s immoral in that basically the president of the United States is asking that 500,000 people who live, work, and raise families around Jerusalem – Jewish families – that they be uprooted, resettled, deported from their homes, have their families broken,” Rabbi Aryeh Spero, founder of Caucus...
  • Phony friends of Israel

    06/15/2010 3:57:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 348+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2010 | Editorial
    Congressional Democrats say they want to defend Israel -- but without taking on Israel's enemies. Bizarre choice -- so bizarre as to make their professed support for Israel practically meaningless. At issue is a resolution proposed by Rep. Pete King (R-Long Island) that calls on Washington to quit the US Human Rights Council -- which two weeks ago voted 32-3 to condemn Israel's raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla. Incredibly, not a single House Democrat -- not even from the New York delegation -- is willing to co-sponsor King's resolution "unless we take out the language about the UN," he says....
  • Steve King: Obama 'favors the black person'

    06/14/2010 10:39:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 801+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/14/10 | Josh Bresnahan
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), well known for his incendiary comments, has done it again. During an appearance on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show this morning to discuss Arizona’s immigration law, King suggested President Barack Obama was a racist and “favors the black person” while carrying out his presidential duties. King also said that he was “offended” by both Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. “When you look at this administration, I'm offended by Eric Holder and the president also, their posture. It looks like Eric Holder said that white people in America are cowards when it comes to race,” said...
  • The Gaza Flotilla Ambush: What Did the White House Know?

    06/13/2010 10:44:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 805+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2010 | James Lewis
    "What did the President know, and when did he know it?" asked Howard Baker about President Nixon during the Watergate hearings. The carefully planned May 31 ambush of Israeli naval commandos by armed Turkish martyrdom fanatics, in collusion with Jodie Evans of the radical leftist group Code Pink and along with Obama friends Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, raises precisely the same question. Most conspiracy theories are hogwash, but not all of them. Stalinism really was a conspiracy to infiltrate, sabotage, and ultimately conquer the West. It had some spectacular successes, like stealing nuclear secrets from the Manhattan Project, a feat...
  • Rabbi Receives Death Threats Over Helen Thomas Video

    06/09/2010 8:30:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 41+ views
    Rabbi Receives Death Threats Over Helen Thomas Video The New York rabbi who videotaped veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas telling Jews to "get the hell out of Palestine" says he has received numerous death threats and thousands of pieces of hate mail in the days since Thomas' abrupt retirement. fox news The New York rabbi who videotaped veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas telling Jews to "get the hell out of Palestine" says he has received numerous death threats and thousands of pieces of hate mail in the days since Thomas' abrupt retirement. Rabbi David Nesenoff said he is...
  • U.N. rebukes of Israel permitted in U.S. policy shift (Obama throws Israel under the bus)

    06/08/2010 3:30:11 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies · 19+ views
    reuters ^ | 6/8/2010 | staff
    Under President Barack Obama, the United States no longer provides Israel with automatic support at the United Nations where the Jewish state faces a constant barrage of criticism and condemnation. The subtle but noticeable shift in the U.S. approach to its Middle East ally comes amid what some analysts describe as one of the most serious crises in U.S.-Israeli relations in years. Under Obama, the United States seeks to reclaim its role as an impartial Middle East peace broker which critics say it lost during the previous administration of George W. Bush. "Israel became used to unconditional support of the...
  • Another "Macaca" moment? Not for Helen Thomas.

    06/08/2010 5:23:21 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 27+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/8/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Another "Oh, that biased media" moment: Another "Macaca" moment, but infinitely worse, and actually bigoted? Not a chance, if the Post can help it. Remember "Macaca?" The racial slur that no had ever heard of, that no one ever knew? The one that the Washington Post used to brand George Allen a racist and sink his election? The remark that appeared on the Washington Post over 131 times. Following the Macaca video, the Post ran no fewer than 131 articles on Allen’s slur. Thirteen of the articles slammed Allen on the front page, and 34 were in the national section...
  • Helen Thomas high school speech canceled over flap

    06/06/2010 10:15:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 43+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 7, 2010
    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- A high school graduation speech by veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas has been canceled because of controversial remarks she made about Israel, the school's principal said in an e-mail Sunday. Thomas had been scheduled to speak at the June 14 graduation of Walt Whitman High School, but Principal Alan Goodwin wrote in the e-mail to students and parents that she was being replaced.
  • Obama told Netanyahu: Go Home, Don't Explain From Here

    06/04/2010 12:15:50 PM PDT · by onyx · 268 replies · 8,429+ views
    IsraelNationaloNews.com ^ | Friday, June 4 2010 22 Sivan,5770 | by Hillel Fendel
    In the hubbub surrounding the “battle of the flotilla,” Netanyahu’s quick reversal of his decision to remain in the United States has been largely ignored. It turns out that Obama told him to leave because he didn’t want Netanyahu to use the White House as a stage on which to present Israel’s side of the story. The flotilla violence caught Netanyahu in the midst of a diplomatic trip to North America. He was in the Canadian capital of Ottawa at the time, about to leave for Washington for a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. The meeting was to have...
  • Groups want stronger U.S. defense of Israel, Obama not obliging

    06/02/2010 2:29:47 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 22 replies · 407+ views
    JTA ^ | 6/2/'10 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Obama administration appears to be rebuffing calls from some Jewish groups for the United States to be more assertive and public in defending Israel regarding the flotilla incident. The bluntest appeal for a more pronounced pro-Israel posture came from Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League's national director, who is in Israel meeting with the Israeli leadership. "The U.S. should reiterate its support and understanding for Israel, that as a sovereign and democratic nation it has the right to act on behalf of its national security and express its confidence that Israel can conduct its own investigation into...
  • Dumping Israel: America's new anti-Semitism

    05/17/2010 4:16:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 540+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    'It's those damned Jews." That's the muffled message I hear when, pretending to represent our national interest, voices call for the abandonment of Israel. We've heard it from agenda-driven scholars who write that our alliance with Israel is responsible for our problems in the Middle East. More worrisome still, I've begun to hear it from a minority of military officers, as well as from Washington types. This latest, and sadly lasting, bout of moral cancer can be dated back to 2006 and the publication of an article that had sought a home for years, "The Israeli Lobby And US Foreign...
  • Barack Obama threatens to impose peace plan on Middle East

    04/30/2010 5:07:37 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies · 834+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/30/2010 | Adrian Blomfield in Jerusalem
    Barack Obama has warned Israel he will pave the way for an independent Palestinian state if the peace process remains deadlocked until the autumn. The US president is proposing to hand control of the Middle East peace process to the international community unless there is a breakthrough in the next few months, Israeli officials have said. Mr Obama has formulated a secret plan with leading European allies to convene an international peace conference by the end of the year, according to Israel's Haaretz newspaper. The move would fulfil one of Israel's deepest fears by effectively stripping the Jewish state of...
  • General Jones’ Apology Not Nearly Good Enough

    04/28/2010 7:58:56 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 26 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Now that General Jim Jones, the current national security adviser to the president of the United States, has apologized (sort of) for his blatantly anti-Semitic joke, told to an audience including many Jews, the matter is supposed to be closed. End of discussion. Hold on just a gosh-darned minute. Read the joke here, dear readers, so you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. This supposedly all-in-good-fun “joke” has extremely — yes, extremely — dangerous undertones, especially in this current age and especially under this current administration. And I, for one, am not going to just blithely accept General Jones’ up-against-the-wall,...
  • The Times Makes It Official: Obama Has Shifted U.S. Policy Against Israel

    04/15/2010 8:50:36 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies · 1,417+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 04.15.2010 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    If there were any lingering doubts in the minds of Democrats who care about Israel that the president they helped elect has fundamentally altered American foreign policy to the Jewish state’s disadvantage, they are now gone. The New York Times officially proclaimed the administration’s changed attitude in a front-page story this morning that ought to send chills down the spine of anyone who believed Barack Obama when he pledged in 2008 that he would be a loyal friend of Israel. In the view of the paper’s Washington correspondents, the moment that signaled what had already been apparent to anyone who...
  • NYT THURSDAY: Obama says support of Israel to be 'balanced against other interests'...

    04/14/2010 3:47:25 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 61 replies · 1,751+ views
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  • Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza battle

    03/26/2010 3:00:54 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 7 replies · 482+ views
    CBC News ^ | 03/26/2010 | AP
    Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a gun battle with Gaza militants in some of the fiercest fighting in the territory since Israel's military offensive there more than a year ago. The deaths were the first for the Israeli military in Gaza since January 2009. Four militants died in the clashes and in another exchange of fire nearby. Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers announced that their gunmen were involved — marking a shift from the group's tendency over the past year to avoid confrontation with Israeli forces. The outbreak of violence in Gaza, which subsided by early evening, highlighted the region's...
  • The White House War Against Israel-In the administration’s rage, an anti-Semitic trope emerges

    03/23/2010 4:33:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 553+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 3-23-10 | Edward Alexander
    The decision of the Obama White House to pick a public fight with Israel over its interior ministry’s fairly routine announcement of progress towards approval of the construction (some years from now) of apartments in northeast Jerusalem has by now been subjected to sharp and justified criticism for its disproportionality; its bad faith in reneging on signed agreements with Israel; its mean-spirited spitefulness; its dogged attachment to the exploded assumption that “settlements” are the cause of Arab intransigence; its desire to keep intact the possibility of an apartheid state of Palestine that would not accommodate a single Jew; and its...
  • Clinton: Decision to escalate row with Israel 'is paying off'

    03/20/2010 1:26:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1,074+ views
    Haaretz Service ^ | March 20, 2010
    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the Obama administration's decision to ramp up pressure on Israel over construction of Jewish homes in East Jerusalem was bringing results. In an interview with BBC television, Clinton was asked whether escalating the tone with Israel had paid off. She said: "I think we're going to see the resumption of the negotiation track and that means that it is paying off because that's our goal." Advertisement Over the past two weeks Israel has sought to cool American ire over plans for 1,600 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish...