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 »
Congress Should Support Israel’s Right to All Land Ahead of UN Vote
The video embedded above shows the jubilant celebrations taking place in Gaza, while we were attacked on September 11. No, it wasn’t just a few “extremists” who were celebrating; it was the average Joe Palestinian. Unfortunately, not only have we declined to treat them as an enemy, we have refused to cut off any foreign aid. Instead, the Bush and Obama administrations have diverted our | 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 »
The Palestinian Accountability Act
One of the more intractable components of our foreign policy dating back to the Clinton years has been the obsession of creating a Palestinian state. The career egghead diplomats in the State Department believed that if we would only send billions in aid to the venerable leaders of the Palestinian Authority and grant them statehood, they would put down their terror toys and sing kumbaya. | Read More »
Democrat Congressmen in Love with Hamas Love Boat
The western organizations that agitate for Hamas are preparing for the next Flotilla circus, in which they plan to breach Israel’s blockade of Hamasistan (aka Gaza). This 15-ship fleet includes a vessel that will carry 36 American leftists. The ship is appropriately named The Audacity of Hope, as a tribute to the most pro-Palestinian leader of the free world. No, they are not bringing hope and change | Read More »
Because They Won’t Attack Hillary Clinton, They Attack Josh Trevino
The left is in a tizzy because some “well meaning” people are on a flotilla to Gaza and Josh Trevino dares to say what so many of the rest of us are thinking — if Israel takes out the flotilla in self defense, so be it. Frankly, from my vantage point, I can’t see any other rational position — particularly for those who support Israel, | Read More »
War Is Preferable In the Middle East To The Peace Most Likely To Be Imposed
It was the former Beatle, John Lennon, who famously sung in his Christmas Carol “Happy Christmas” “War is over, if you want it.” His sentiment, I believe was genuine and decent. John Lennon was generally a good, yet misinformed person; who hated seeing people getting blown up by airstrikes on the TV News. However, his lyric contained a vital logical fallacy. He concluded correctly that | 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 »
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress: a Reinforcement, not a Renegotiation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of the U.S. Congress for the second time today (and for the first time in fifteen years), fresh off a meeting with President Obama on Friday, Obama’s Middle Eastern address Thursday, and dueling weekend speeches between the two leaders at AIPAC. The first few minutes were well-used defining the scope of the current fight against | Read More »
Israel’s Arab Advisor Talks Upheaval in the Middle East and its Impact on the Jewish State
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets , Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ishmail Khaldi, Israel’s Advisor for Arab Affairs to discuss his beginnings as a Bedouin living in a tent until he was 8, the Arab Spring, and how the upheaval in the Middle East may effect Israel. We’re brought to you as always | Read More »
Obama Lied, AIPAC Died
At the AIPAC conference on Sunday, Obama continued to propagate his lies and ignorance regarding the history of U.S. foreign policy towards Israel. Undaunted by recent criticism, Obama doubled down on his demand that Israel return to indefensible borders by creating a contiguous Palestinian state. As such, he continued to display his ignorance of the geographical reality that a contiguous Hamas-Fatah state bordering Jordan and | Read More »
It’s Official: President Obama Is Jimmy Carter II
Charges that President Obama was the taller, suaver, better-looking version of the bitter, shrunken commie-sympathizing Jimmy Carter seemed a bit of a stretch. President Obama’s Middle East speech changed all that. It’s official: President Obama is Jimmy Carter II. I live-tweeted the President’s speech and found myself irritated with the easy-to-misinterpret double speak. He’s like a guy who just doesn’t want to go home so | Read More »
The Perils of the Pre-1967 Proposal
There seems to be some confusion over why the Israelis should be so hostile to President Obama’s suggestion that the two-state solution be achieved by returning the Jewish state to its 1967 borders. The President’s supporters argue that since these borders were previously acceptable to Israel, they should be acceptable now. After all, pre-1967 Israel fought to defend those borders and they were on the table | Read More »
Israel, Palestine, and Obama: Is the President Already Walking Back his Demands on Israel?
As may have been expected, President Obama’s decision yesterday to become the first American president to directly and overtly declare that Israel must withdraw to its 1949 borders was met with negative reactions both at home and abroad – particularly within the state of Israel, over 300,000 of whose residents currently live in the territories Obama demanded that the Jewish state cede to a future | Read More »
There Will Never Be Peace In the Middle East
I hate to break the news to you, but until Jesus Christ himself returns there will be no peace in the Middle East. Not. Gonna. Happen. American foreign policy should be premised on strongly defending Israel and dealing with as friends those states who remain at peace with Israel. I realize the American media does a very poor job of it, but as Jeff Emanuel | Read More »