Columnist Krauthammer: Obama’s remarks on Israel are ‘shameful’

By Erez Lin, Israel Hayom— U.S. President Obama is drawing moral equivalence between habitual Palestinian incitement to terrorism and “extremely infrequent” Israeli attacks, thus downplaying the severity of Palestinian actions, veteran Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday. Krauthammer’s statement came in response to Obama’s remarks Friday that “it is important for both Prime Minister…

Head of Conference of Presidents: Anti-Semitism in the US on the rise

By Attila Somfalvi, Ynetnews— Three-quarters of American Jewish students say they witnessed or experienced anti-Semitism on a campus, American-Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein told Ynet on Wednesday. “It’s not Europe yet, but (anti-Semitism) is definitely on the rise,” said Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, which is…

Obama backtracks on Israel defense package to counter Iran nuclear deal

By DEBKAFILE— US President Barack Obama has retracted on his pledge of an extra defense package to compensate Israel for the damage caused its security by the nuclear deal concluded with Iran last year. This flat refusal, reported here by DEBKAfile’s Washington sources, confronted Israeli officials when they met last week with heads of the…

Obama, King Of The World? It’s Quite Possible

By Thomas Mcardle, Investors.com— BD warned over a year and a half ago that President Obama wasn’t about to spend his post-presidency building houses, like Jimmy Carter, but that there were discernible signs that he would seek to become secretary-general of the United Nations. In the West Point speech he gave in May 2014, IBD…

Report: Netanyahu to lead effort in thwarting Obama bid for UN chief

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remembers well just how US President Barack Obama brushed aside Israeli objections and went ahead with the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. Now, Netanyahu is reportedly planning some personal payback. According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, Netanyahu will make common cause with moderate Arab governments…

White House welcomes Hamas-linked group, shuns Muslim reformers

By Steven Emerson, Israpundit— Hassan Shibly, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Florida, has accused the FBI of killing two men in cold blood in separate incidents. But Obama administration officials still find him to be a suitable representative of the American Muslim community at Monday’s White House meeting on combating religious discrimination,…

US Congress votes to punish banks financing Hezbollah

BY: AFP AND TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, Times of Israel— The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to impose tough new sanctions on banks that knowingly do business with the Lebanon-based Shiite movement Hezbollah. The bill targeting the Iran-backed Hezbollah, which is considered a terrorist organization by Washington and Israel, passed the Senate last…