Cliche-based foreign policy

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee kicked up a political storm this week. Tuesday Ros-Lehtinen introduced the United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act. If passed into law it would place stringent restrictions on US funding of the UN’s budget. The US currently funds 22…

US Foreign Aid to the PA: Counterproductive

BY AMB. YORAM ETTINGER, NEW MEDIA JOURNAL— The US Administration is trying to reassure Congress that foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is a key to peaceful coexistence with Israel. However, a current study of Abu Mazen’s and Salam Fayyad’s school text books – conducted by veterans of Israel’s Intelligence community – reaffirms that…

White House web site removes Israel as the country in which Jerusalem is located

BY ISRAEL INSIDER— Daniel Halper, writing in the Weekly Standard, reports that “at 3:22 p.m., I posted this photo of Vice President Joe Biden and Shimon Peres, with an accompanying caption that indicated it had been taken last year in Jerusalem, Israel: The point of posting the photo was to show that, although the State…

Israel Bows to Obama’s 1967 Borders Pressure

BY DAVID HORNICK, FRONTPAGEMAG.COM— Media reports quote anonymous Israeli officials saying Israel has decided, after all, to negotiate a two-state arrangement with the Palestinians based on the 1967 borders. The reports have a certain shock value; reading between the lines, the shock dissipates somewhat. AP calls it a “dramatic policy shift” and cites a report…