Israel prepares for Obama visit

By ISRAEL HAYOM— With the U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit fast approaching, a preparatory meeting was held on Sunday at the Prime Minister’s Office attended by representatives of both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, as well as officials from the Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, Israel Police, Jerusalem municipality and Ben-Gurion International…

The Hagel Finagle

By JERROLD SOBEL, AMERICAN THINKER— Despite the most inane confirmation hearing performance in recent memory, after embarrassingly stumbling and bumbling through eight hours of straight up questioning, it’s a done deal, Chuck Hagel was confirmed and became the United States 23rd Secretary of Defense on Tuesday. His confirmation became assured lastThursday, after five term Republican…