Monthly Archives: March 2015

Obama’s Pax Persarum

The deadline for the Iranian nuclear negotiations is almost at hand, and the proposed deal appears to be even worse than expected. Number of centrifuges, decommissioning of Fordow, previous work on military applications — the Obama administration’s negotiators have backed … Continue reading

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Obama’s contempt offensive

Under Mr. Obama, friends are enemies, denial is wisdom, capitulation is victory — Bret Stephens, paraphrasing George Orwell, Wall St. Journal Since the election victory of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama Administration has mounted an unprecedented assault on the PM … Continue reading

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Obama as a 5th grade bully

President Obama cared a lot about the outcome of the elections in Israel, so much so that he watched them “minute by minute,” which is more than he did with PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Unnecessary, really. The outcome was … Continue reading

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The morning after another surprise

March 18, 2015. This post appeared in the Elder of Ziyon blog. It’s the Morning After in Israel, and it’s a beautiful day for several reasons. The weather is great. And although pre-election polls showed Yitzhak (Buji) Herzog’s “Zionist Union” … Continue reading

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Beinart goes Stalinist

Peter Beinart has had it with us. Until now he’s blamed Israel’s leadership for what he sees as its stubborn refusal to “make peace,” but the victory of PM Netanyahu in this week’s election has changed his mind. Now it’s … Continue reading

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