John Boehner says US will stand by Israel

BY GIL RONEN, ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— US House Speaker John Boehner assured Israel Wednesday that the United States would back it in the face of growing Middle Eastern instability. Speaker Boehner met with Israel’s Ambassador to Washington, DC, Michael Oren. Following the meeting, Boehner said: “Israel is one of America’s strongest allies. We share common…

Abbas refuses to cave to U.S. pressure to withdraw UN resolution on settlements

BY EMET REPORT— Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to turn down Washington’s request to withdraw a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding Israel halt settlement expansion on occupied land. Several officials close to Abbas on Friday predicted this would be the consensus of a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive later in the day…

Lara Logan and Media Rules

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Among the least analyzed aspects of the Egyptian revolution has been the significance of the widespread violence against the foreign media covering the demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The Western media have been unanimous in their sympathetic coverage of the demonstrators in Egypt. Why would the demonstrators want to brutalize them?…