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  • Jimmy Carter unveils truth about Israel

    07/09/2014 4:14:09 PM PDT · by sopwith · 11 replies
    you tube ^ | ?? | msnbc
    ok Carter is still a commie
  • Israel 'deeply disappointed' with US

    06/04/2014 6:13:03 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    The Israeli ambassador to the United States late Monday slammed the Obama administration for its willingness to work with the new Palestinian unity government formed earlier that day. Ambassador Ron Dermer expressed in a series of statements on Twitter that Israel is “deeply disappointed.” Dermer said Hamas, which has united with the Fatah party, is a terrorist organization that has murdered hundreds of Israelis, and launched thousands of rockets at Israeli cities. Hamas remains “committed to our destruction,” Dermer said. “So a Palestinian technocratic government backed by Hamas should be treated accordingly,” Dermer tweeted. “With suits in the front office...
  • Obama Sees Israel as Responsible for Peace Talks Failing

    05/17/2014 3:50:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 5/16/2014, 11:05 PM | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama sees Israel as being responsible for the failure of the recent peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to a senior official in Washington who was quoted by the New York Times on Friday. The unnamed official told the newspaper that the president believes that Israel’s announcements of new construction in Judea and Samaria were to blame for the failure. “At every juncture, there was a settlement announcement,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. “It was the thing that kept throwing a wrench in the...
  • Jimmy Carter hails Palestinian unity deal as opportunity for Israel to forge peace

    05/13/2014 5:50:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    "It would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and just one portion of the Palestinians,” the former president wrote in the "Washington Post." The Palestinian unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah offers Israel an opportunity to move the peace process forward since any future agreement would incorporate all of the West Bank and Gaza, former president Jimmy Carter argues in an op-ed he wrote for The Washington Post on Tuesday. “This reconciliation of Palestinian factions and formation of a national unity government is necessary because it would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and...
  • Two states, two sets of refugees

    10/31/2013 5:23:52 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/30/2013 | LYN JULIUS
    As the current negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians lurch forward, the burning question is: will Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank put an end to Palestinian claims? According to an Israel TV scoop, the Palestinians in the current peace talks seem not to have budged an inch on their “right of return.” Even if Israel is negotiated back to the 1967 lines, will the Palestinians renounce their “right of return”? This issue cannot be brushed aside as rhetoric: it is intimately bound with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s insistence that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. >>SNIP<< The...
  • Abbas: No Peace Until All Prisoners Are Released

    10/29/2013 10:41:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/13 | Elad Benari
    Peace is not possible so long as there is even one terrorist prisoner still in an Israeli prison, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared on Tuesday night. According to Kol Yisrael radio, Abbas made the comments in a welcoming ceremony for 21 Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists who had been released from Israeli jails as a gesture to Abbas. Abbas added, the report said, that the PA would continue its efforts to ensure that all terrorists serving time in Israeli jails are freed. "All 104 prisoners [that Israel has agreed to release] will be released, but the real joy will only...
  • Palestinian president: Jews should hear Arab view

    07/05/2013 11:09:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 1:44 PM EDT
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is reaching out to Jews around the world to listen to the “Arab point of view” on stalled peace talks with Israel. … Palestinians say they will not talk unless Israel stops building Jewish housing in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, which they claim for their future state, along with the Gaza Strip. …
  • ‘$4b. for Palestinians contingent on peace progress’

    06/26/2013 7:24:18 AM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 26, 2013, 4:37 pm | Elhanan Miller
    A $4 billion foreign investment package to boost peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will not be considered unless US Secretary of State John Kerry succeeds in bringing the negotiating parties back to the table, The Times of Israel has learned. “[This package] is not intended as a substitute for the political process,” a Western diplomatic source told The Times of Israel on Wednesday. “It will be launched either in parallel or after the political track is resumed, as judged by John Kerry.” Kerry is scheduled to return to Israel later this week in an effort to relaunch negotiations...
  • President Obama's first call 'was to President Abbas'

    01/21/2009 5:20:49 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies · 3,529+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | January 22, 2009 | Tom Baldwin
    President Obama placed the Middle East at the forefront of his first hours in office yesterday as he sought to make good on his promise of “ushering in a new era of peace”. In a flurry of telephone calls from the Oval Office, he reached out to leaders in the region and vowed to engage immediately in pursuit of a permanent Arab-Israeli settlement. The spokesman for President Abbas revealed that Mr Obama had told the Palestinian leader that their conversation was his first with a foreign statesman since taking office. Mr Obama also spoke to President Mubarak of Egypt, Ehud...
  • Netanyahu Denies Danon's Hint He's Bluffing on 2 States

    06/08/2013 2:55:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/13
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu denied Saturday that he is only pretending to seek a two-state solution, as Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon hinted broadly in a weekend interview. Danon’s comments “do not represent the position of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the government of Israel,” sources in the Prime Minister's Office told the Times of Israel in response to Danon’s interview, which the same news outlet published Thursday. The sources said that the prime minister “is interested in a resumption of negotiations without preconditions,” and that his positions regarding support for a two-state solution remain in force. .....
  • Peres in EU: Still Holding Out Hope for Peace

    03/06/2013 4:41:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/3/13 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres held out hopes Wednesday of seeing the Middle East draw inspiration from the European Union by one day turning a region long at war into one at peace. Praising Europe for overcoming 1,000 years of conflict in six short decades as he visited EU headquarters, Peres said, "You have the gift of a united hope even if you have a divided economic situation." "I hope the time will come when the Middle East will become a peaceful united region like you," he added. Peres, on an eight-day tour to Brussels, Paris and Strasbourg, said he believed there...
  • Revealed: This is why Obama is visiting Israel

    02/24/2013 3:58:46 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 74 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 02/11/2013 at 9:49 PM | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – President Obama’s planned visit to Israel as soon as next month has already secured Israeli and Palestinian pledges to restart so-called land-for-peace talks, according to informed Palestinian and Israeli officials speaking to WND. The officials disclosed the Obama administration told both sides the talks would be aimed at creating a Palestinian state in what is known as the 1967 borders, meaning an Israeli retreat from some of the strategic West Bank and possibly some eastern section of Jerusalem. According to the informed officials, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed that once the talks begin there will be a...
  • Jerusalem expects Obama will bring new peace plan, demand breakthrough

    02/08/2013 8:54:45 PM PST · by haffast · 28 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Wednesday February 6, 2013 | Shlomo Cesana and Yoni Hirsch and News Agencies
    Officials in Jerusalem believe that U.S. President Barack Obama, who has announced he will visit Israel in mid-March, will arrive with a new peace plan and the demand for a breakthrough in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama's itinerary, which includes stops in Ramallah and Amman, suggests that his administration may be preparing a new peace bid. Word of the coming trip followed calls by incoming U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday stressing the U.S. commitment to peacemaking. President Obama's associates have said in recent days that he plans to play a...
  • Quibbling with Jindal’s Roadmap (For The GOP)

    01/28/2013 9:49:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/28/2013 | Dan Holler
    “I plan to say some things that may challenge your assumptions,” warned Louisiana Governor and rumored 2016 contender Bobby Jindal. “You may not agree with all of it, but that’s ok, ours is a party that can handle real discussions.” Challenge accepted, governor. One of Jindal’s big takeaways, as I understand it, was that to win, we must “re-calibrate the compass of conservatism.” “Our principles are timeless,” he clarified. However, “we do need to re-orient our focus to the place where conservatism thrives – in the real world beyond the Washington Beltway.” On this point, the governor is absolutely correct....
  • From Obama’s lips: No respect for Israel

    01/16/2013 11:39:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/16/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Jeffrey Goldberg, an indefatigable defender of the president when it comes to Israel, has done the president no favors by revealing President Obama’s deep-seated arrogance and lack of respect for our democratic ally Israel. Goldberg writes: In the weeks after the UN vote [on Palestinian observer status], Obama said privately and repeatedly, “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.” With each new settlement announcement, in Obama’s view, Netanyahu is moving his country down a path toward near-total isolation. . . . On matters related to the Palestinians, the president seems to view the prime minister as a political...
  • In Israel, Romney talks Iran, angers Palestinians

    07/29/2012 9:16:11 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 18 replies
    White House hopeful Mitt Romney held top-level talks in Israel over Iran's nuclear ambitions but quickly drew fire from the Palestinians for endorsing Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. "We must lead the effort to prevent Iran from building and possessing nuclear weapons capability," the Republican challenger said in a speech given on a rooftop overlooking Jerusalem's Old City in which he laid out key foreign policy issues facing Israel. "We should employ any and all measures to dissuade the Iranian regime from its nuclear course," he said, expressing hope that diplomatic and economic measures would help achieve...
  • Putin praises Palestinians’ ‘responsible’ stance in peace negotiations

    06/26/2012 5:42:59 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    AP ^ | June 26, 2012
    Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his Palestinian counterpart Tuesday for what he said was a “responsible” position in negotiations with Israel, frozen for nearly four years, and said Russia has no problem recognizing a Palestinian state. Mr. Putin also offered veiled criticism of Israel, saying unilateral actions — an apparent reference to continued Israeli settlement expansion on war-won land — is not constructive. Mr. Putin spoke at the end of a visit to the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by his side. Mr. Putin inaugurated a Russian cultural and language centre in Bethlehem...
  • The End of the :Peace Process" Era

    11/15/2011 12:21:21 PM PST · by tedbel · 2 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Nov 15/11 | Ted Belman
    The PA announced today that it is abandoning swaps and negotiations. That means it has formally abandon Oslo and the Roadmap both of which require negotiations. We are back to Res 242. Khalid also admitted the PA has no interest in reaching a bilateral agreement with Israel - that is, peace - and plans to continue on its current unilateral track. By Ted Belman The Palestinian/Israeli conflict has entered a new era. Since the UNSC passed Res 242, it had been focused on the “peace process,” which included the Madrid Conference, the Oslo Accords, The Roadmap, Annapolis and finally Obama’s...
  • Is the US a friend or enemy of Israel?

    11/04/2011 12:14:49 PM PDT · by tedbel · 11 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Nov 4/11 | TED BELMAN
    This question always elicits different opinions. Obviously, in part, the answers depend on one's definition of "friend" or of "enemy." The most famous articulation of U.S. policy vis-à-vis Israel was made by Henry Kissinger in 1975 when talking to an Iraqi diplomat. To wit: We don't need Israel for influence in the Arab world. On the contrary, Israel does us more harm than good in the Arab world[.] ... We can't negotiate about the existence of Israel but we can reduce its size to historical proportions[.] Before the '67 War, U.S. policy was mostly hostile in that the U.S. imposed...
  • Op-Ed: Judenrein State, Part I: Western Hypocrisy

    09/17/2011 9:55:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/11 | Matthew Hausman
    Nothing illustrates the hypocrisy better than a comparison of their demand that Israel accept an Arab “right of return” with their ambition for a state that would be ethnically cleansed of all Jews. Part I: Western Hypocrisy 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’...
  • IDF Prepares to Call Up Reserves

    09/14/2011 11:46:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/11 | Chana Yaar
    he Israel Defense Forces are preparing for the possibility of Palestinian Authority Arab riots beginning September 20, when the PA will bring its statehood bid to the United Nations. Israel's military will begin to call up its reserves, probably starting this Sunday, September 18, sources said Thursday. Arutz Sheva has been informed that the residents of the Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria have warned the Arab residents of PA-controlled areas that if they approach the security fences surrounding their towns, the response will be “unequivocal.” The warning comes in the wake of threats by PA Arabs to march on...
  • 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...
  • Shalom: The Current Palestinian Leadership Wants Peace

    09/05/2011 9:07:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/11 | Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
    Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom at Tel Aviv conference: Abbas and Fayyad are committed to peace. There's no alternative to negotiations. .....
  • U.S., EU to present Mideast peace plan in last push to prevent Palestinian UN bid

    06/29/2011 6:49:05 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 16 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | Published 18:49 28.06.11 | By Barak Ravid
    In a last-minute effort to stop the Palestinians from seeking unilateral recognition at the United Nations in September, the Mideast Quartet is planning to present a new international peace plan at a summit in Washington on July 11, senior Israeli and European officials said Tuesday. The Quartet's envoys - representing the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, and Russia – will be mapping out a peace plan based on U.S. President Barack Obama's Mideast speech on May 19, which is supposed to present an alternative to the Palestinian move at the UN.
  • The $4 trillion gap: Obama vs. Ryan, an apples-to-apples budget comparison

    04/20/2011 8:37:46 AM PDT · by library user · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2011 | by James Pethokoukis
    ~ EXCERPT ~ OK, let’s try and actually compare the new Obama budget plan — “The Framework for Shared Prosperity and Shared Fiscal Responsibility” — with Rep. Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity.” My calculations — partly based on work done by Goldman Sachs — find that the Ryan Path would save more than double, 130 percent. In dollars, it’s a difference of $3.9 trillion (nearly 2/3 from higher taxes, net interest expense savings).1) Obama says his plan cuts $4 trillion in debt over 12 years vs. … something or other. Ryan says his plan cuts $4.4 trillion over ten years vs....
  • Palin offers praise for Ryan's budget

    04/06/2011 3:18:51 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 5, 2011 | Jordan Fabian
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Tuesday commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget, calling it "Serious & necessary." Palin, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, said that Ryan's proposal is a good start (and linked to an op-ed from December when she praised Ryan's previous budget plan, a "Roadmap for America's Future"). She tweeted: There is hope! Serious & necessary leadership rolls out serious & necessary reform proposal. Good start (from Dec. http://on.wsj.com/eP0Kwo)
  • Dems v. Paul Ryan. Onslaught from the left consists of the same old scare tactics.

    04/06/2011 10:20:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2011 | Andrew Stiles
    Democrats are not very fond of House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.). That’s no secret. But even liberals used to offer some faint praise for Ryan’s courage in writing a plan to reduce the deficit — before lambasting that very plan as a heartless assault on America’s kids and grandmothers. Those days are likely gone forever now that Ryan has unveiled his 2012 budget proposal: “The Path to Prosperity,” a bold but politically risky plan to reduce the deficit by $4.4 trillion over ten years. It achieves big savings in part by significantly reforming entitlement programs, specifically Medicare...
  • Ryan's Charge Up Entitlement Hill

    02/19/2011 3:12:11 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2011. | PAUL A. GIGOT
    Washington Paul Ryan doesn't look like the menacing sort. He's amiable in a familiar Midwestern way, his disposition varies between cheerfully earnest and wry, and he uses words like "gosh." Yet to hear Democrats tell it, the 41-year-old Republican congressman is the evil genius, the cruel and mad budget cutter who threatens grandma's health care, grandad's retirement, and the entitlement state as we know it. Senate Democrats like Chuck Schumer issue almost daily press releases attacking Mr. Ryan, Paul Krugman is obsessed and demeaning, and even President Obama can't stop mentioning him. Only this week, the president justified his own...
  • Are We Driving Off the Cliff? [The Stimulus at Work]

    02/08/2011 2:00:19 PM PST · by 92nina · 7 replies · 1+ views
    ATR ^ | 2011-02-07 | Ben Wilterdink
    The United States faces a crushing debt of well over $14 trillion and adds to it at a rate of roughly $4.15 billion per day on average. The absolute first step in paying off this debt, which will be a problem to be dealt with likely through this entire century, is to balance the federal budget so that no more is added to it. This process will be extremely difficult and very drawn out in and of itself because the total gap between what the government collects in taxes and what it currently spends is about a $1.5 trillion deficit...
  • The 'Third Rail' Gets Derailed

    01/27/2011 6:20:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 27, 2011 | Staff
    Entitlements: The Congressional Budget Office says Social Security will begin running deficits this year and every year until it is drained in 2037. The baby boomers who used to pull the wagon are starting to ride it. The problem with kicking the can down the road is that eventually, you run out of road. Social Security's insolvency has been staring us in the face for a long time as politicians whistled past its fiscal graveyard. Now, with baby boomers retiring in a jobless recovery, the end is not near, it's here. In a report released Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office...
  • Paul Ryan and his roadmap to fiscal solvency scares the GOP (Who's ready for the bitter medicine?)

    01/18/2011 7:14:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2011 | Rick Moran
    Is Ryan's plan too radical? Certainly the Dems think so. The plan addresses social security, medicare, and medicaid with an eye toward drastic reform of the very way we look at and fund entitlements. Robert Costa in NRO: With fanfare, Ryan last year published "A Roadmap for America's Future," a comprehensive government-shrinking document that tackles the three main problems in the federal budget: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Its bold, data-fueled approach was the single best piece of evidence that Republicans were ready to address long-term liabilities. Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia and Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, now...
  • Roadmap Not Taken? (Republican freshmen hesitate to embrace Paul Ryan’s budget plan)

    01/17/2011 7:49:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/17/2011 | Robert Costa
    Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the GOP’s high priest of pecuniary politics, has ascended to the chairmanship of the House Budget Committee. Across the land, fiscal conservatives applaud the rise of the 40-year-old wonk. But the cheers in Congress are more sporadic: Unflinching endorsements of Ryan’s fiscal blueprint are rare. Apparently, the new majority is in no mood — yet — for a full-spectrum fight on entitlements. With fanfare, Ryan last year published “A Roadmap for America’s Future,” a comprehensive government-shrinking document that tackles the three main problems in the federal budget: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Its bold, data-fueled...
  • Ecuador recognizes a Palestinian state

    12/26/2010 3:12:30 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 20 replies · 2+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | December 25, 2010 8:41 a.m. EST | By the CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Ecuador is the latest country to recognize an independent Palestinian state. The government said on Friday that President Rafael Correa recognized "the Palestine State as free and independent within its borders since 1967." Others countries -- such as Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay -- recently made the same move. These diplomatic initiatives come after the breakdown of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Palestinians have been seeking international recognition of an independent state, a strategy to achieve statehood outside the framework of talks with Israel.
  • More Bad News... (The Road To Hell)

    12/18/2010 6:46:05 PM PST · by Hardraade · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Jihad undisclosed sites ^ | 2010-18-12 | Me
    For anyone interested in the "Peace Process" in the Middle East, laughingly called the "Road Map" by the deluded or simply antisemitic, it may come as no surprise at all that there are Palestinian claims of responsibility for the Carmel forest fire, and that there are graphics-heavy threads on jihadist sites gloating hysterically over the nice recollections of the ovens of Auschwitz.
  • Ryan's Road Map

    12/13/2010 7:34:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 13, 2010 | Staff
    Fiscal Policy: The godmother of the Tea Party movement suggests we bypass presidential commissions and Oval Office compromises on tax cuts and follow a well-thought-out path to fiscal discipline and prosperity. To paraphrase President Obama's famous quote: We won, although one would never know it from the rush to let the current Congress — a roundly "refudiated" and defeated Congress — decide the fate of extending the current tax rates established by the Bush tax cuts nearly a decade ago. The House Democratic caucus, populated by the largest number of lame ducks in recent memory, is being allowed to decide...
  • Europe threatens to recognise Palestinian state

    12/13/2010 4:00:12 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/13/2010 | Adrian Blomfield in Jerusalem and Bruno Waterfield in Brussels
    Europe's foreign ministers have threatened to recognise an independent Palestinian state to punish Israeli refusal to halt "illegal" Jewish settlements. A text, seen by The Daily Telegraph, warned of EU "readiness, when appropriate, to recognize a Palestinian state" increasing the international pressure on Israel following the effective collapse of direct Middle East peace talks last week. Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, on Monday called "on the EU to take a step towards recognition of the state of Palestine based on the 1967 borders". "We hope that the EU will take this step to maintain the requirements for the success of...
  • 'PA to cancel all security commitments to Israel'

    12/10/2010 5:13:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/10/2010
    Al Quds al-Arabi reports that PLO, Fatah plan to push for a unilateral abrogation of all Oslo and Road Map commitments, including fighting terror, in response to failed peace talks. The Palestinian Authority will stop coordinating its security with Israel, in response to the US's official announcement that peace talks have failed, Al Quds al-Arabi reported on Friday. Khana Amira, a PLO official, told the UK newspaper that the PA is also considering canceling its other commitments to Israel, including the Oslo Accords and the Road Map, which demand that terror organizations will stop. RELATED: Peace talks are officially dead:...
  • Sarah Palin’s huge 2012 move: She endorses Paul Ryan’s ‘Roadmap’

    12/10/2010 2:32:19 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Blog-Reuters ^ | James Pethokoukis
    With one op-ed piece in the WSJ, Sarah Palin has made a lasting impact on the dynamic of the upcoming Republican presidential race — even if she doesn’t run. (Though I think she will.) By strongly endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan’s outstanding Roadmap for America’s Future, Palin has set a floor for how radical and sweeping an agenda the 2012 candidates can offer. Anyone offering less will look timid and inconsequential and most un-Tea Party-esque
  • Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan's Roadmap plan beats 'spend now tax later' Obama policy

    12/10/2010 7:44:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/10/2010 | Devonia Smith
    "The Roadmap for America's Future produced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.)" is a far better plan than that of the Debt Commission, writes Sarah Palin in Wall Street Journal OpEd, just published and tweeted less than an hour ago by Palin. Palin points out that the Debt Commission's "A Moment of Truth" is accurate titled for what's needed to address the state of the American economy, stressing the chilling points the report includes and some equally chilling remedies: The Medicare Trust Fund will be insolvent by 2017Federal Revenue will barely cover Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and debt interest...
  • HotAir: Friday Palin op-ed in the Journal: I endorse Paul Ryan’s roadmap on entitlements

    12/09/2010 8:02:35 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 12 replies
    HotAir ^ | Thursday December 9, 2010 | Allahpundit
    It’s no secret that she’s a Ryan fan for starters, but as far as I know, this is the first time she’s explicitly endorsed his roadmap as her preferred blueprint for entitlement reform. Which, I think, is a big deal: Ryan’s problem all along has been that, for all the positive press he gets, he can’t get the Republican leadership to talk seriously about entitlements for fear that doing so will scare off seniors and other prized constituencies. (That’s why I was surprised by his no vote on the Deficit Commission; it would have been a good way to keep...
  • At home in Indonesia, Obama reaches out to Muslims

    11/09/2010 1:14:28 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 51 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 11/9/2010 | By BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent Ben Feller, Ap White House Correspondent – 6 mins ago
    JAKARTA, Indonesia – From the most Muslim nation on earth, President Barack Obama is reaching out to the Islamic world, declaring that efforts to build trust and peace are showing promise but are still clearly "incomplete." Obama on Wednesday will deliver one of the most personal and potentially consequential speeches of his presidency, reflecting on his own years of upbringing in Indonesia and giving an update on America's "new beginning" with Muslims that he promised last year in Cairo. At the same time, the path to lasting peace in the Middle East was hardly looking smoother. A reminder of that...
  • Ryan Looks Down the Road (Paul Ryan)

    10/04/2010 4:06:37 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 7 replies
    NRO ^ | October 4, 2010 | Robert Costa
    ....Ryan says that his GOP colleagues on the Budget Committee are stalwart in their commitment to entitlement reform. “The culture on the Budget Committee is great,” he says. “Anybody who studies this problem or digs deep into the numbers is seriously frightened about the future of this country. They realize the urgency of the moment. After a sober review of the fiscal condition of this country, most people just put politics aside.” snip Repealing Obamacare is another important, and popular, measure. “We should look at every option we have available to us to try to repeal and replace this law,”...
  • The Arabs are still stuck on Rejection

    09/26/2010 12:58:44 PM PDT · by tedbel · 6 replies
    Israpundit ^ | Sept 26/10 | Ted Belman
    Last week Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad angrily left a UN Ad-Hoc Liaison Committee meeting and canceled a scheduled subsequent press conference with Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon in New York. He did so after Ayalon refused to approve a summary of the meeting which said “two states” but did not include the words “two states for two peoples.”. Ayalon said afterwards “What I say is that if the Palestinians are not willing to talk about two states for two peoples, let alone a Jewish state for Israel, then there’s nothing to talk about, … if the Palestinians mean, at...
  • Washington vs. Paul Ryan (What happens when a politician is more honest than his critics)

    08/12/2010 7:46:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The immune system of the modern body politic is nothing if not resilient, and this summer all of its antibodies seem to be trained on heretofore little known Congressman Paul Ryan. That makes this a particularly instructive moment, because the attacks on the Wisconsin Republican show how deeply his radical honesty is subverting Washington's flim-flam—to borrow a phrase. "The flim-flam man" is what Paul Krugman called Mr. Ryan in a New York Times column last week that set a spleen-to-substance record even for him. Amid drive-by attacks on the Congressman's ethics and integrity, Mr. Krugman savaged Mr. Ryan's "roadmap"—his detailed,...
  • The Flimflam Man (Paul Krugman Calls Paul Ryan's Roadmap, the "Audacity of Dopes")

    08/08/2010 4:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 08/07/2010 | Paul Krugman. Nobel Laureate /s
    One depressing aspect of American politics is the susceptibility of the political and media establishment to charlatans. You might have thought, given past experience, that D.C. insiders would be on their guard against conservatives with grandiose plans. But no: as long as someone on the right claims to have bold new proposals, he’s hailed as an innovative thinker. And nobody checks his arithmetic. Which brings me to the innovative thinker du jour: Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Mr. Ryan has become the Republican Party’s poster child for new ideas thanks to his “Roadmap for America’s Future,” a plan for a...
  • The two-state solution is dead. Long live what?

    07/25/2010 5:01:41 AM PDT · by tedbel · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Israpundit ^ | JULY 25/10 | Ted Belman
    Before delving into the question of what follows the death of the two-state solution we must get a certificate of death. This may prove to be more difficult than getting a certificate of live birth for President Obama. Everyone prefers to kick a dead horse, so to speak, than to acknowledge it is dead. The Arabs were against the creation of Israel in the first place. They opposed the Palestine Mandate, The Partition Plan, The Declaration of Independence by Israel and Resolution 242. In 1968 they decided at the Khartoum Conference on the three “no’s”; no recognition, no negotiation and...
  • Caroline Baum: Radical fiscal reform and Rep. Ryan's 'Roadmap'

    07/11/2010 9:30:21 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 1 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-10-10 | caroline baum
    The U.S. debate over more government spending versus fiscal austerity is captivating the nation's capital, dominating the airwaves and providing the best excuse in at least a millennium to recycle St. Augustine ('Lord, make me chaste, but not yet'). What it has failed to do, with rare exception, is produce any viable alternatives. The choices are warmed-over Keynesian pump-priming or "passively waiting for disaster," as Harvard University historian and business school professor Niall Ferguson put it on the July 4 edition of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS." There has to be a better way. And there is. Ferguson advocates "radical fiscal...
  • GOP's Ryan Dissects ObamaCare, Lays Out 'Roadmap' To Health

    03/12/2010 7:33:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 513+ views
    IBD on Yahoo ^ | 3/12/10 | Investors Business Daily
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., took the national stage last month as he cut down Democratic health care plans point by point. If the GOP should win back the House In November, Ryan will become chairman of the House Budget Committee. And he has lots of ideas. He recently updated his "Roadmap for America's Future" to address many issues, including the budget deficit, entitlement programs, the tax system and health care. IBD recently sat down with Ryan to discuss his ideas. In Part One he discusses ObamaCare's flaws and how his "Roadmap" would improve our health care system. IBD: President Obama...
  • Obama Plans to Impose a Solution on Israel

    03/10/2010 4:54:40 AM PST · by tedbel · 28 replies · 1,091+ views
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Mar 10/10 | Ted Belman
    President Obama intends to impose a solution on Israel.During the lead up to his election victory, he surrounded himself with a host of vehemently anti-Israel advisors including Lee Hamilton, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samantha Power, Susan Rice and Gen Jones, many of whom advocated imposing a solution on Israel.. He also made common cause with Jewish leftists represented by J Street and Israel Policy Forum who were urging him to increase the pressure on Israel and if that didn’t work, to impose a solution on Israel. So it was no surprise that he started his term of office by attacking Israel, America’s...
  • A Roadmap for killing Social Security (Los Angeles Times Critiques Paul Ryan's Roadmap)

    02/17/2010 8:53:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 679+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/17/2010 | Michael Hiltzik
    Like a zombie tromping through a Hollywood gorefest, the idea of privatizing Social Security still walks among us. The last promoter of the idea that people should personally invest their Social Security assets in the stock market was President George W. Bush, in 2001. With the dot-com crash still ringing in people's memories, the idea died in 2005. The market hasn't yet recovered from its most recent crash, but the monster unaccountably is back on its feet. This time it comes dressed up as part of the "Roadmap for America’s Future" recently unfurled by Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), the...