Israel's U.S. ambassador caught in middle of Obama, Netanyahu

By HAARETZ— Amid what has already been labeled a new low in U.S.-Israeli relations over drawing “red lines” on Iran, the New York Times published an article on Tuesday depicting the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, as the official who’s task is to maintain contact between two administrations whose positions are “adversarial.” In…

The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

By MICHAEL BARONE, TOWNHALL— In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag. It was “the day the roof fell in,” proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama’s “efforts to reconcile the U.S. and…

What part of 'Iran will get the bomb if you don't stop it' Mr. President, don't you understand

By MELANIE PHILIPS— So now the crisis in relations between President Obama and the state of Israel has finally blown publicly open. On the very anniversary of 9/11, the day when America learned firsthand a little of what Israel has been living through for more than six decades after the enemies of civilization set out…

Israel must act against Iran

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Israel now finds itself at a perilous crossroads. Despite several rounds of international sanctions, Iran continues to advance its atomic ambitions with dogged determination, defying the world as it marches steadily toward the nuclear finish line. And yet, even as this existential threat grows ominously more real, the United States, France…

The 'deterrence works' fantasy

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, JPOST— There are few foreign-policy positions more silly than the assertion without context that “deterrence works.” It is like saying air power works. Well, it worked for Kosovo; it didn’t work over North Vietnam. It’s like saying city-bombing works. It worked in Japan 1945 (Tokyo through Nagasaki). It didn’t in the London…