State Dept. Spokesman Refuses to Say Whether Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel

BY DANIEL HALPER, WEEKLY STANDARD— There was an amazing exchange today at the State Department press briefing when the press secretary refused to say that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel. “We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem,” State Department spokesman Victoria…

Obama and the art of hollow words

BY VICTOR SHARPE, FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS— At his press conference, pushed through deliberately on the very same day of the Republican Party’s Super Tuesday event, President Obama chose to not only dilute the media coverage of the candidates’ presidential ambitions but to essentially reverse his pro-Israel AIPAC speech of the day before. In short, the…

Obama’s Israel Policy Changed Dramatically in Only Three Days

BY SARA NOBLE, INDEPENDANT SENTINEL— The man just can’t help himself – he can’t even do it for three days. Within three days, Obama went from saying that Israel makes its own decisions to threatening them and pompously telling Israel, a sovereign nation, what they can or cannot do. Obama snarled,  “Israel will bear responsibility…

Obama makes the case for an Israeli strike on Iran

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— In his commentary in Maariv’s Friday news supplement, the paper’s senior diplomatic commentator Ben Caspit laid out a hypothetical lecture that Obama might give Netanyahu when the two leaders meet alone in the Oval Office this afternoon. In Caspit’s scenario, Obama used the one-on-one to set out the law to the…