Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $28,228
33%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: dncantisemitism

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Lying Obama Lying About Halting Ammunition Shipments To Israel

    08/15/2014 7:27:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/15/2014 | Ben Barrack
    Through his State Department ventriloquist dummy, Barack Obama is denying that there is any truth to a Wall Street Journal article that Obama put a halt to ammunition shipments to Israel. The problem for Obama is that his credibility has long been shot so nothing he or any of his underlings asserts can be believed.At some point, credibility matters and the lack of it can reach a point so low that the default position of those you’re trying to convince is justifiably that you’re lying.Advantage, Netanyahu. White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in...
  • 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...
  • Kerry: 'It's a Mistake' to for Israel to Demand a Jewish State

    03/13/2014 1:08:31 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/13/14 | Joel Pollack
    Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday afternoon that it is a "mistake" for people to raise the issue of whether Palestinians would agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The Israeli government has insisted that Palestinians do so as part of an agreement, while Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the nations of the Arab League have all rejected Israel's demand. "I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the decider," Kerry said, when asked to clarify the official position of the Obama...
  • U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize Israel

    03/08/2014 7:09:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/9/2014 | Elad Benari
    The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs’ refusal to recognize Israel stands at the heart...
  • John Kerry Threatens Israel With Boycotts if Talks Fail

    02/01/2014 11:03:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2014, 6:51 PM | Ari Yashar
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday threatened Israel that a failure in the peace talks would lead to global boycotts and delegitimization of the Jewish state. The warning comes as no surprise to those familiar with reports earlier in the month, which revealed that Kerry is orchestrating the European boycotts against Israel. Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon responded to Kerry’s threats of boycotts, saying “we respect Secretary of State Kerry, but will not hold talks with a gun to our head. Friends don’t put ultimatums on the security of the state of Israel.” …
  • Israel Furious with White House for leak on Syrian strike

    11/02/2013 5:50:21 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 33 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 1, 2013 | Times of Israel Staff and Yifa Yaakov
    Israel is fuming with the White House for confirming that it was the Israeli Air Force that struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Wednesday, hitting weaponry that was set to be transferred to Hezbollah. Israel has not acknowledged carrying out the strike, one of half a dozen such attacks widely ascribed to Israel in recent months, but an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday that Israeli warplanes had indeed attacked the Syrian base, and that the target was “missiles and related equipment” set for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israel’s Channel 10 TV...
  • Minister to Obama: Israeli Existence Not ‘Dependent’ on PA State

    09/24/2013 12:07:03 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 09/24/2013 | Maayana Miskin
    Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) expressed concern Tuesday following United States President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations, in which he referred to Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) as “the occupation of the West Bank” and argued that “Israel’s security… depends on the realization of a Palestinian state.” “I believe this is one of the most disturbing statements that a United States president has ever made,” Katz wrote on his Facebook page. “Mr. President, the existence of the state of Israel is unconditional, and does not depend on the Palestinians,” he declared.
  • Smoking Gun: The IRS’s Abuse of Obama’s Pro-Israel Enemies

    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Smoking Gun: The IRS’s Abuse of Obama’s Pro-Israel EnemiesPosted By Joseph Klein On June 27, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service is targeting certain Jewish advocacy groups which disagree with Obama’s anti-Israel positions on the so-called “disputed territories.” In a document entitled “Be On the Lookout” (or BOLO for short), which the IRS disclosed publicly on June 24th,  the tax enforcement agency instructed its agents reviewing applications for tax-exempt status  to be on the lookout for applications from organizations that “deal with disputed territories in...
  • The IRS vs. Pro-Israel Groups (applications sent to antiterrorism unit)

    06/17/2013 10:17:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | 6/17/2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Applications of pro-Israel groups for tax-exempt status are routinely routed to an antiterrorism unit within the Internal Revenue Service for additional screening, according to the testimony of a Cincinnati-based IRS agent. Asked whether Jewish or pro-Israel applications are treated differently from other applications, Gary Muthert told House Oversight Committee investigators that they are considered “specialty cases” and that “probably” all are sent to an IRS unit that examines groups for potential terrorist ties. Muthert, who served as an application screener before transferring to the agency’s antiterrorism unit, was interviewed in connection with the committee’s investigation into the IRS’s discrimination against...
  • 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...
  • 'Pro-Israel Groups Felt Wrath of Obama IRS'

    05/30/2013 8:06:09 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:21 AM, May 30, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    An important Washington Free Beacon report: A Washington Free Beacon investigation has identified at least five pro-Israel organizations that have been audited by the IRS in the wake of a coordinated campaign by White House-allied activist groups in 2009 and 2010.These organizations, some of which are too afraid of government reprisals to speak publicly, say in interviews with the Free Beacon that they now believe the IRS actions may have been coordinated by the Obama administration.
  • The West’s Shameful Demonization of Israel [Europe and Obama]

    02/05/2013 4:42:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 4, 2013 | Bruce Thornton
    After watching Chuck Hagel’s embarrassing performance in his confirmation hearings, I can’t decide if he’s a bigot, a paleocon isolationist, or just plain stupid. I suspect the latter, given his statement, “If confirmed, I intend to know a lot more than I do.” More significant is the fact that he was nominated at all, given his record of gaffes, his use of anti-Semitic tropes like “Jewish lobby” (used only once “on the record,” he assures us!), his indulgence of the genocidal Iranian regime and its nuclear arms ambitions, and his endorsement of American guilt and global retreat. But the most...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Wrapping an Anti-Israeli Message With an Israeli Flag

    02/05/2013 4:38:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 4, 2013 | Joe Kaufman
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Wrapping an Anti-Israeli Message With an Israeli FlagPosted By Joe Kaufman On February 4, 2013 @ 12:38 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 19 Comments On January 22nd, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz was reelected as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). A big reason for progressives to want Wasserman Schultz back as leader of the party is that she represents two large American voting blocks, women and Jews, blocks that the Democratic Party relies on to win elections and blocks that President Barack Obama relied on to be reelected, himself.However,...
  • Poll: Anti-Israel Sentiment Far Heavier Among Democrats

    10/28/2012 3:47:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/28/12 | William Bigelow
    There is a simple answer to the question “When will Jews who are liberal leave the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party?” And the answer is: When they care more about the survival of the State of Israel than they do about abortion and gay rights. In a new Pew Research Center poll conducted this month, the study shows that it was bad enough when members of both parties were asked whether the United States is too supportive of Israel; twice as many Democrats agreed; 25% to 13%. But the real shocker was another question: “Do you think the...
  • U.N. Human Rights Council Calls for Boycott of U.S. Companies

    10/25/2012 11:29:23 AM PDT · by SkyDancer · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 25, 2012 12:56 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The Washington Free Beacon has obtained a report soon to be released by the United Nations that calls for an international campaign of legal attacks and economic warfare on a group of American companies that do business in Israel, including Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar Inc., and Motorola Solutions Inc.
  • Wake Up, Jews!

    09/28/2012 3:56:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/28/2012 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    No doubt, it's hard for people to give up their lifelong attachments and identity. But there are moments in history when a turning point arrives, and those with eyes to see and ears to hear recognize it. Many Jews have made political liberalism their religion and personal identity and the Democrat Party their unexamined home and comfort zone. But everything changed early September. Rarely do modern-day political conventions startle. The Democratic National Convention, however, was earthshaking and a warning to Jews to wake up. Democrat delegates decided to stick it to Israel. We no longer care, they roared, if Israel...
  • White House 'Damage Control' for Obama's Israel Rebuff

    09/12/2012 4:04:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/12/2012 | Chana Ya'ar
    Within hours after President Barack Obama turned down Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's request to meet on the sidelines of a United Nations General Assembly gathering in New York, White House officials were working on damage control for Obama's re-election campaign. By late Tuesday, the White House made sure media outlets were fully informed the two leaders had spent “an hour-long phone call” discussing the Iranian nuclear threat. The call, framed as “part of their ongoing consultations,” nevertheless was unplanned and clearly was a response to the instant coverage of Obama's rejection of Israel's “greatest ally.” It did nothing to hide...
  • Netanyahu Goes Nuclear on Obama

    09/02/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT · by Justaham · 98 replies
    .breitbart.com ^ | 9/2/12 | Awr Hawkins
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly shouted "Time has run out!" at U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro, as the two met in Israel earlier this week and discussed the Obama administration's position on Iran. The Jerusalem Post reported that Shapiro was in Israel for meetings with Netanyahu, and at some point the PM couldn't hold his frustration with President Obama in any longer: "Instead of pressuring Iran in an effective way, Obama and his people are pressuring us not to attack the nuclear facilities." Those present say Netanyahu then said assertively: "Time has run out!" Shapiro responded by alleging that Netanyahu...
  • Jewish Group Releases Powerful Anti-Obama Ad

    07/27/2012 5:26:27 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 27, 2012 | Posted by Jim Hoft
    “I was a big Obama supporter. I had a fundraiser in my home, gave money to his campaign. I really believed in him and believed in what he stood for. When he gave the speech about the ‘67 borders, it was nothing that had come up in his campaign originally. That really changed my mind about him. When he had the prime minister of Israel, [Benjamin] Netanyahu, to the White House…he was disrespectful to him to the point that I’d never seen.” — Disillusioned Obama voter Michael Goldstein, in an ad by the Republican Jewish Coalition “In his second term...
  • MUSLIM OBAMA'S MINISTER OF PROPAGANDA JAY CARNEY REFUSES TO SAY JERUSALEM IS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

    07/26/2012 11:36:15 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 14 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | July 26, 2012
    Video of Jay Carney being asked repeatedly to state the capital of Israel (Jerusalem). Carney refuses to answer the question, but one brave elderly reporter doesn't give up easily.
  • Black Mobs Now Beating Jews in New York

    07/02/2012 8:14:48 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 2, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Ford and others, such as MSNBC news anchor Melissa Harris-Perry, say the media should not report news if it makes black people look bad. But most racial crimes and violence from black mobs in the New York area are usually not reported – not by the mainstream media anyway. Witnesses and others who know often find a way to drop a dime, or a video or Internet posting. Just a few days before the Heinberg beating, a group of students from a predominately black school in a predominantly black neighborhood in Brooklyn were “evicted” from the 9/11 Memorial site in...
  • Anti-Israel Candidate Demands Recount after Huge Loss

    06/27/2012 4:54:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    New York City councilman Charles Barron, who has called Israel a “terrorist state,” was clobbered in his bid for a Congressional seat but blamed the media and demanded a recount. Barron lost out to state Assemblyman Hakeen Jeffries in the race to succeed retiring 24-year incumbent Congressman Edolphus Towns. The redrawn district is highly Democratic and Jeffries can expect to coast to a victory in the November elections against the Republican party nominee. Jeffries won the primaries Tuesday night by a whopping 72-28 percent margin. Democratic party leaders went all out to prevent an upset victory by Barron, which would...
  • Obama’s Knife in Israel’s Back

    04/05/2012 4:53:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 5, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Knife in Israel’s BackPosted By David Meir-Levi On April 5, 2012 @ 12:11 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In his March 28th article, “Israel’s Secret Staging Ground,” in Foreign Policy, Mark Perry revealed previously secret information about Israel’s dealings with Azerbaijan; and many are now of the opinion that his article was in reality Obama’s knife in Israel’s back. According to Perry, four unnamed senior diplomats and military intelligence officers leaked information indicating that Israel has purchased air force bases in Azerbaijan for use in preparation for an attack on Iran.The...
  • U.S., terrorists involved in anti-Israel march [Obama's Mentor Jeremiah Wright]

    03/30/2012 3:32:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    One News Now ^ | 3/30/2012 | Chad Groening
    A worldwide pro-Israel Christian ministry is concerned about today's "Global March to Jerusalem." The Times of Israel reports that Arab and international protestors from 80 countries are taking part in today's Global March to Jerusalem to show their solidary for the Palestinian cause. According to Bill Sutter, executive director of The Friends of Israel (FOI), some bad actors are involved. "There are some horrible connections with Hamas, with Hezbollah [and] with Iran," he lists. And one of the leaders in the march is none other than President Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright.
  • Democrats’ ‘Brain Trust’ Hit by Antisemitism

    01/02/2012 6:03:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1-2-12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Accusations of antisemitism are building against the Center for American Progress (CAP), the left-wing umbrella organization that serves as a “brain trust” for Democrats on Capitol Hill and in the Obama administration. The latest to weigh in are the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League, two leading American Jewish organizations, which have joined the Simon Wiesenthal Center in criticizing CAP and its offshoot, Media Matters for America, for attacks on Israel that go beyond legitimate criticism and may cross the line into antisemitism. Last month, Politico reported that CAP and MMfA have both taken anti-Israel positions that “are challenging...
  • The Myth of the Arab Spring Underdog

    11/28/2011 4:26:53 AM PST · by expat1000 · 1 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Nov 27, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ever since the Arab Spring began videos have been making the rounds of massacres in Syria and Bahrain, photos of violent protests in Egypt, excited tweets, bloodied faces, Molotov cocktails and all the rest of the revolutionary chatter. It is tempting to side with the people battling tanks, even when you don’t know why they are battling them. That was how Americans ended up cheering an alliance between the anti-American leftist Kifaya movement and the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo against the Egyptian government. Or backing an Al-Qaeda linked Islamist group against Gaddafi in Libya. America was built on revolution and...
  • Cairo rally: One day we'll kill all Jews

    11/25/2011 3:53:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    YNet ^ | 11/25/11 | Eldad Beck
    Muslim Brotherhood holds venomous anti-Israel rally in Cairo mosque Friday; Islamic activists chant: Tel Aviv, judgment day has come Arab hate: A Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo's most prominent mosque Friday turned into a venomous anti-Israel protest, with attendants vowing to "one day kill all Jews." Some 5,000 people joined the rally, called to promote the "battle against Jerusalem's Judaization." The event coincided with the anniversary of the United Nations' partition plan in 1947, which called for the establishment of a Jewish state.
  • Miami-protest spokesman led 'Nuke Israel' rally

    11/24/2011 9:21:28 PM PST · by Just4Him · 8 replies
    WND ^ | November 24, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    The recent executive director of the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations' South Florida chapter is a founder and spokesman of Occupy Miami, WND has learned. Mohammad Malik currently is as an activist with several other Islamic groups. He has led hate-filled anti-Israel protests in which participants were filmed wearing Hamas paraphernalia while chanting "Nuke Israel" and "Go back to the oven" – a reference to Jews being killed in the Holocaust. Malik has been widely quoted in the Florida news media in recent weeks speaking for Occupy Miami. The Miami Herald identified Malik as one of the organizers of Occupy's...
  • Occupy Miami boss led ‘Nuke Israel’ rally

    11/24/2011 10:37:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Patriot update ^ | 11/24/11
    The recent executive director of the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations’ South Florida chapter is a founder and spokesman of Occupy Miami, WND has learned. Mohammad Malik currently is as an activist with several other Islamic groups. He has led hate-filled anti-Israel protests in which participants were filmed wearing Hamas paraphernalia while chanting “Nuke Israel” and “Go back to the oven” – a reference to Jews being killed in the Holocaust. Malik has been widely quoted in the Florida news media in recent weeks speaking for Occupy Miami. The Miami Herald identified Malik as one of the organizers of Occupy’s...
  • What the media isn't telling you about "Occupy Boston" protest

    10/20/2011 4:06:49 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 10/21/2011 | n/a
    What the mainstream media reports tell you about the "Occupy Boston" protests is, as usual, only part of the story. MassResistance went down last week and found out the rest. We saw a political ideology of communism, socialism and anarchism, with additions of anti-Israel, pro-Muslim, law-breaking, and other radical advocacy. Plus, like so many left-wing venues after a few days, the park they've taken over is now filthy and smells of urine. The "protesters" are portrayed as idealistic young people sacrificing for meaningful change in an economic crisis. But their real goals are more disturbing. The gushing support of them...
  • Missing Libya Missiles Find Their Way to Gaza Border

    10/14/2011 9:32:56 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-13-2011 | LAMA HASAN
    Some of the thousands of surface-to-air missiles that have gone missing since the collapse of the Gadhafi regime in Libya have now turned up just miles from the Israeli border. U.S. officials say there were 20,000 Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles in Libya before the uprising, and thousands have disappeared in the looting of Moammar Gadhafi's arm caches. According to the Washington Post, many of those Russian-made anti-aircraft weapons are being sold in Egyptian black markets, and so many are available the price has dropped from $10,000 to $4,000. Egyptian officials told the paper they have intercepted looted Libyan weapons, including anti-aircraft...
  • OccupyWallStreet Heavily Scrubbing Website; Remove Call to Deal with "the Jew," Hundreds of Comments

    10/10/2011 2:10:41 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/10/11 | Aurelius
    The scrubbing has begun on the Occupy Wall Street website as they realize their calls for genocide and hatred are being watched by millions of people. If you happened to come across the site just a few days ago, it is markedly different from today. Gone are articles such as, "Why so scared of naming the jew?" You can read it because Google cached it. If you try to go there now, you merely are greeted with a "four oh four, page not found" message. Here is the text of the original message: does it make you feel dirty to...
  • US (Obama) scrambles to keep Palestinian aid flowing

    10/03/2011 8:40:33 PM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    Reuters, ^ | October 4, 2011 | Reuters
    Obama administration worried about impact on Palestinian Authority after US lawmakers block some $200 million in 2011 aid.Washington -The Obama administration is lobbying Congress to unblock $200 million in aid for the Palestinian Authority that was frozen due to its bid for UN recognition of statehood over US and Israeli objections. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Monday the administration was in "intensive" discussions with key lawmakers who had put holds on the money, a financial lifeline for the fledgling Palestinian government-in-waiting. "We still have some money in the pipeline but the concern is that if we don't get...
  • Panetta warns Israel against growing isolation (Obama trying to shun Isreal to give up Jerusalem)

    10/03/2011 3:31:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/3/2011 | ap
    The continuing turmoil in the Middle East makes it crucial that Israel finds ways to communicate with other nations in the region if it's ever going to enjoy peace and stability, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned in a blunt assessment. Speaking to reporters on Sunday as he traveled to the Mideast and Europe, Panetta said the Jewish homeland is becoming increasingly isolated in the region. He said Israeli leaders need to restart negotiations with the Palestinians and work to restore relations with Egypt and Turkey. "There's not much question in my mind that they maintain that (military) edge," Panetta said....
  • Panetta Warns of Israeli Isolation

    10/02/2011 5:48:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 2, 2011 | JULIAN E. BARNES
    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday that Israel was at risk of becoming isolated and more vulnerable if it did not take steps to repair ties with neighboring countries and restart negotiations with the Palestinians. The U.S. remains committed to helping Israel maintain its "qualitative military edge" in the Middle East, Mr. Panetta said. But he added that genuine security would not come through military hardware, but by returning to peace negotiations. "The question you have to ask is: 'Is it enough to maintain a military edge if you are isolating yourself in the diplomatic arena?'" he said. "Real...
  • The invisible war against Israel has already begun

    10/01/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Prayer Team ^ | 10/1/11 | Mike Evans
    The invisible economic war against Israel has already begun. Some countries are planning to impose new sanctions against Israeli products, while others will raise tariffs and make trade more difficult. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called this week for the nations of the world to “put pressure” on Israel to force them to make concessions in the name of peace. This is a deliberate attempt to destroy Israel’s economy. This is new warfare for the modern age—before the rockets fly and the tanks roll, and the boycotts and economic sanctions fall. The OPEC nations are using their vast oil wealth...
  • Clinton, in a Sharp Turnaround Warns Against Even Symbolically Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital

    09/28/2011 1:12:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 9/28/11 | Rick Richman
    Secretary of State Clinton, in a sharp departure from her stance when she was a senator, is warning that any American action, even symbolically, toward recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel must be avoided for the reason that it would jeopardize the peace process. Her warnings were issued in a brief she has just filed with the Supreme Court — in which she is arguing that a law she voted for when she was Senator is unconstitutional because it could require the U.S. government to give to an American citizen born at Jerusalem papers showing the birthplace as Israel.
  • One rabbi's perspective on Obama

    09/25/2011 12:00:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matsav ^ | 9/25/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    On Thursday, President Obama had a conference call with 900 rabbis. On Friday, one rabbi, Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein, gave this account (Hat Tip: Dan F). Agudat Israel, the Orthodox rabbinic group, was included but they were at the bottom of the list so that none of their rabbis had a chance to ask a question. This is hardly a surprise since Orthodox rabbis are least likely to be in Obama’s corner. Two questions were selected, one on the economy and the other on the Middle East. There were no surprises. It was an electioneering effort by the President which...
  • Can Israel Survive?

    09/22/2011 4:40:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Will Israel survive? That question hasn't really been asked since 1967. Then, a far weaker Israel was surrounded on all sides by Arab dictatorships that were equipped with sophisticated weapons from their nuclear patron, the Soviet Union. But now, things are far worse for the Jewish state. Egyptian mobs just tried to storm the Israeli embassy in Cairo and kill any Israelis they could get their hands on. Whatever Egyptian government emerges, it will be more Islamist than before -- and may renounce the peace accords with Israel. One thing unites Syrian and Libyan dissidents: They seem to hate Israel...
  • Report: Palestinians within two votes on UN Security Council of forcing Obama veto

    09/20/2011 9:10:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 0:09 pm on September 20, 2011 | Allahpundit
    The bad news? This will undo any bit of goodwill we might have earned by siding with the people against their governments during the Arab Spring. The good news? The next big apology speech O gives in Cairo is shaping up to be a doozy. Palestinian officials have so far enlisted the support of at least six or seven members of the 15-member Security Council in their bid to gain United Nations recognition as a sovereign state, a senior official said Tuesday…For any decision to pass in the 15-member Council, nine affirmative votes are needed, as well as no veto...
  • From Israel to New York - Jews, Christians Protest Hamas Led Palestine UN Vote

    09/20/2011 10:05:09 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 20, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    From Israel to New York - Jews, Christians Protest Hamas Led Palestine UN Vote By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- September 20, 2011 .... Thousands of Jewish and Christian protesters are taking to the streets in Jerusalem and in New York to protest a UN vote on the creation of a Hamas led Palestine. Just south of the UN, Rabbi Avi Weiss and 50 other demonstrators protested the PA's request to the UN for unilateral statehood. The protest was sponsored by AMCHA - Coalition for Jewish Concerns. Six people were arrested and charged by NYPD with disorderly...
  • Obama aims to salvage mid-east peace crisis

    09/20/2011 11:47:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 20/9/11 | Bradley Klapper And Matthew Lee
    NEW YORK -The Obama administration insisted Monday there was still time to avert a divisive showdown over Palestinian statehood, ignoring President Mahmoud Abbas' defiant pledge to take his government's case to the United Nations and reaching out to Western allies in the hopes of a last-ditch compromise. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. was engaged in "extremely intensive" diplomacy with Israel, the Palestinians and the other governments gathered in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting. A statement from the U.S. and other key Mideast peace negotiators on a possible path forward appeared to be...
  • The Palestinian Obsession

    09/17/2011 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2011 | Caroline Glick
    If nothing else, the Palestinians' UN statehood gambit goes a long way towards revealing the deep-seated European and US pathologies that enable and prolong the Palestinian conflict with Israel. In a nutshell, the Palestinian Authority - or Fatah - or PLO initiative of asking the UN Security Council and the General Assembly to upgrade its status to that of a sovereign UN member state or a sovereign non-UN member state is an act of diplomatic aggression. Eighteen years ago this week, on September 13, 1993, the PLO signed the Declaration of Principles with Israel on the White House lawn. There,...
  • PLO ambassador confirms: Palestine would be Judenrein

    09/15/2011 5:29:15 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 18 replies · 1+ views
    europenews ^ | Sept 15 2011 | Oren Dorell
    The Palestine Liberation Organization's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that any future Palestinian state it seeks with help from the United Nations and the United States should be free of Jews. "After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated," Maen Areikat, the PLO ambassador, said during a meeting with reporters sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor. He was responding to a question about the rights of minorities in a Palestine of the future....
  • 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...
  • THE PROGRESSIVE WEST SUPPORTS A JUDENREIN STATE OF PALESTINE

    09/14/2011 2:05:42 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    Think Israel ^ | Matthew M. Hausman
    In seeking to impose a Palestinian state on Israel, the Obama Administration, European Union, and western media have displayed a cynical contempt for history that is astounding in its breadth and scope. Pressure is brought to bear solely on Israel, who is expected to sacrifice sovereignty and security in the name of an ideal that is premised on a repudiation of the Jews' right to self-determination in their ancient homeland. The Palestinians are expected to concede nothing — not even their oft-stated goal of the phased destruction of Israel. Nothing illustrates the hypocrisy better than a comparison of their demand...
  • Egypt decides to withdraw ambassador from Israel

    08/19/2011 8:35:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 19, 2011
    CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian Cabinet says it has decided to withdraw its ambassador from Israel over the deaths of Egyptian security forces in fighting after an ambush targeting Israelis near the border between the two countries. The Cabinet statement issued early Saturday says the ambassador will be withdrawn until Israel investigates the shooting deaths of five Egyptian security forces.
  • Obama to Israel: Apologize to Turkey, or else

    08/17/2011 7:13:25 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 68 replies
    Israel Today ^ | August 17, 2011 | Ryan Jones
    Israel's largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, reported on Wednesday that the Obama Administration is threatening Israel to either apologize to Turkey over its bloody interception of a Gaza aid flotilla last year, or risk strained ties with Washington. Israeli diplomats in Washington told the newspaper that they had received a communique from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisting that the rift between Israel and Turkey was harming American interests in the region, such as affecting regime change in neighboring Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan demands that Israel publicly apologize for intercepting a May 2010 "humanitarian aid" flotilla...
  • US Helps Pay PA Terrorists Who Murdered Americans

    08/16/2011 8:36:39 PM PDT · by Karliner · 7 replies
    Arutz Shevs, INN News ^ | 08-14-2011 | Gil Ronen
    Itamar terrorist who murdered five. Israel news photo: Flash 90Every single Palestinian Authority terrorist held in an Israeli jail receives a monthly salary from the PA. Terrorists who committed the most heinous crimes – and therefore received longer sentences – receive the most money, according to a report in Israeli paper Yisrael Hayom. Citing a report received by a senior government official in Jerusalem, the paper says that the terrorists' salaries are paid from the PA's "public budget," which accounts for about 3.5 percent of its total budget. The PA treasury receives cash from two main sources: the US pays...