Artificial 'obstacle' to Mideast peace

by Nicole Brackman and Asaf Romirowsky, Philadelphia Daily News About a week ago, the freeze on construction in Israeli towns in the West Bank expired. The hiatus had been reluctantly enacted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier in the year under pressure from President Obama. Obama has been trying to persuade Netanyahu to renew the…

Diplomatic theater

by Caroline Glick, JPost The current flurry of diplomatic activity is deeply disturbing. It isn’t simply that the Obama administration has strong-armed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu into participating in diplomatic theater with the PLO whose successful completion will leave Israel weaker and less defensible. It isn’t merely that the newest “peace process” diverts our leadership’s…

Israel IS to blame

by Stan Goodenough As inevitably they must, they will fail. In anticipation, the Obama administration is preparing to lay the blame at Israel’s door. What they are already saying, is that the talks disintegrated because Israel insisted on building “Jewish settlements” on “occupied Arab lands.” For the first time I find myself partially in agreement…