Romney calls Jerusalem capital of Israel.
Which it is, of course. Although possibly the more important event from Romney’s Israel remarks was that “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before the speech that “all the sanctions and diplomacy so far have not set back the Iranian program by one iota.”” Which they haven’t, of course. Back at home? Well, the Democrats haven’t been exactly covering themselves in glory on this one. | Read More »
The infinitely avoidable US/UN Palestine showdown.
Now it may be because I’m this horrible, horrible neoconservative Right-Wing Death Beast and everything – but I have to admit: articles like this confuse me. The United States faced increasing pressure on Tuesday as the Palestinian quest for statehood gained support from Turkey and other countries, even as the Obama administration sought an 11th-hour compromise that would avoid a confrontation at the United Nations | Read More »
The Democratic hypocrisy of DeLauro & Greenberg.
Rosa DeLauro: Connecticut Democratic Congresswoman. Married to Stanley Greenberg, Democratic strategist and former Clinton adviser. Both credibly linked to the biotech megacorporation Monsanto – I mention this not because I care, but it never hurts to remind the netroots that they’re brazen hypocrites when it comes to their supposed opposition to GM foods – and former landlords to then-DCCC chair (and current Chicago mayor) Rahm | Read More »
Obama to Israel: apologize to Turkey…
…or risk ‘strained ties with Washington.’* (Via AoSHQ Headlines) Israel to Obama: No. Executive summary: last year, Israeli blockade enforcers stopped the so-called Gaza ‘peace flotilla’ (which is what ordinary, decent people call ‘a pro-terrorist blockade running fleet’). In the process of said stopping, the peaceful members of the peace flotilla did their level best to peacefully murder the blockade enforcers; to give you some | Read More »
MAJOR Democratic donor Haim Saban breaks with Barack Obama.
I understand that the White House is now spending my tax money to fund a hack whose explicit job description is to troll important sites on the Internet – including RedState – in order to do instant push-back on various posts. I suggest that said hack cease doing that for a moment, and instead call somebody higher up the food chain right now and let | Read More »
New anti-Jewish flotilla planning to run Gaza blockade.
Sorry, I’m not going to pretend that I don’t recognize the essentially anti-Semitic nature of the anti-Israel movement. And neither am I going to pretend that I take said movement’s agitprop seriously, either. The flotilla that got intercepted last year while trying to break the Gaza blockade was providing materials to build bunkers and fortifications for Hamas, which is of course a terrorist organization dedicated | Read More »
J Street apologist miscounts Israeli options.
This is amusing, in a darkly humorous sort of way: More recently, Daniel Levy, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation and a member of J Street, said in an interview: “America has three choices. Either say, it’s politically too hot a potato to touch, and just pay the consequences in the rest of the world. Or try to force | Read More »
Braver than *me*, probably.
Hey, weird historical fact: did you know that there was a time in history when the term ‘Jewish’ actually had connotations of cowardice attached to it? No, really! There was this entire bizarre stereotype where Jews were supposedly fearful and unwilling to confront those who opposed them. Unlike, you know, this kid, who calmly walked into a crowd of screaming California leftists while waving an | Read More »
Israel intercepts Gaza blockade runners: 14 dead.
The Israelis are very, very serious about maintaining said blockade: At least 14 people were killed and 50 were injured early Monday as the Israeli Navy took over the ships taking part in the aid sail to Gaza, Arab and Turkish media reported. The IDF reported that four soldiers were injured during the takeover from live ammunition and knife stabbing. One of the troops was | Read More »
If it’s Friday, it’s time for another round of we-hate-Israel from the Unhinged Left.
Question and answer time with Uncle Moe: Q. How can one reconcile the position of Media Matters hack M.J. Rosenberg that American opinions towards Israel (safe link; H/T Instapundit) are driven by Republican anti-Muslim hatred with the minor detail that the administration’s latest anti-Israel policy was formally deplored by 327 members of Congress? A. Media Matters hires crazy people. [pause] Q. Do you think that | Read More »
Optimism Watch: Instapundit/Israel/Obama edition.
I like Glenn Reynolds, but I think that he’s wrong here about why the President is mucking about with Israel right now: I think Obama expects Israel to strike Iran, and wants to put distance between the United States and Israel in advance of that happening. (Perhaps he even thinks that treating Israel rudely will provoke such a response, saving him the trouble of doing | Read More »
:brightly: Hi! Are you a Democrat in a Republican seat?
If so, here’s your bit of you’ll-wish-you-had-done-this-in-January advice for the day: take some time off from running over a cliff for the greater glory of your party’s leadership and publicly react to the President’s latest move against an ally. (H/T: Instapundit) The United States has diverted a shipment of bunker-busters designated for Israel. Officials said the U.S. military was ordered to divert a shipment of | Read More »
Duelling Quotes of the Day, Israel edition.
Jim Geraghty: The headline in Haaretz is “Netanyahu’s brother-in-law: Obama is an anti-Semite” but the story actually quotes him as saying Obama is “anti-Israel.” I don’t think the terms are quite the same, although the middle portion of that venn diagram is pretty big. R.S. McCain: This is why the “peace process” can never lead to peace: The PLA, Fatah and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades don’t | Read More »
Jimmy Carter apologizes for the entire ‘trying to destroy Israel’ thing.
Before you read that: Jimmy’s grandson is running for a Georgia state senate seat in a district with a significant Jewish population. OK? OK. From UPI: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter asked the Jewish community for forgiveness for any actions that may have caused distress. In a letter to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency published Monday, Carter offered a holiday message wishing for an Arab-Israeli peace. | Read More »
Breaking: Mahmoud Abbas claims USA committed to ending West Bank settlements.
A simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ will do. ‘Obama committed to ejecting Jews from Judea-Samaria,’ says Abbas Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday told reporters in Cairo that he is convinced that US President Barack Obama is firmly committed to finally ejecting the Jews from Judea and Samaria. Abbas spoke to the press after briefing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on his visit to the White House | Read More »
Why are we not selling military equipment to a democratic ally?
It is, after all, not a Republican administration. Administration blocks helicopters for Israel due to civilian casualties in Gaza WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has blocked Israel’s request for advanced U.S.-origin attack helicopters. Government sources said the administration has held up Israel’s request for the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. The sources said the request was undergoing an interagency review to determine whether additional Longbow | Read More »
USA to boycott Durban II.
We are not going to the Bash-the-Jews Durban Review Conference after all: US boycotts UN racism conference Washington has confirmed it will boycott a UN forum on racism in Geneva next week because of differences over Israel and the right to free speech. The state department said the proposed text of the conference’s guiding document remained unacceptable despite having been amended significantly. Not very surprising, | Read More »
Charles Freeman: And I would have gotten away with it, too…
…if it wasn’t for those meddlesome Jews: I have concluded that the barrage of libelous distortions of my record would not cease upon my entry into office. The effort to smear me and to destroy my credibility would instead continue. I do not believe the National Intelligence Council could function effectively while its chair was under constant attack by unscrupulous people with a passionate attachment | Read More »
I do not say to Congress, “Do not pass a resolution condemning the Armenian genocide.”
…and the successor state to the one that committed said genocide has not adequately addressed the actions of its predecessor. The new President campaigned on the issue, and top foreign policy adviser Samantha Power (back from internal exile from her previously calling the new Secretary of State a “monster”) is known for her stance on it. And, at the end of things, there are a | Read More »
Quote of the Day.
If someone was sending rockets on my house where my daughters were sleeping at night, I would do everything to stop it, and I would expect Israelis to do the same thing. That particular quote comes from President-elect Barack Obama, and I offer it up as a goad to anybody who was deluding him or herself that the new administration was going to finally rid | Read More »