US lawmakers pledge to back Israel against Iran

By MICHAEL BOWMAN, VOA NEWS— The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution affirming America’s firm opposition to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and pledging full support for Israel in the event of an Israeli military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The chance to slam Iran’s government and speak up for Israel brought a rare moment of…

Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

By ELAD BENARI,INN — The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted on Tuesday a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel if it is forced to take action against Iran. The resolution, Senate Resolution 65, was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and was co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert…

How the Media missed a mideast breakthrough

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER— “I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those Palestinian kids, they’d say I want these kids to succeed.” Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 Very true. But how does the other side feel about Israeli kids? Consider that the most revered parent in Palestinian society is Mariam Farhat…

Views from abroad: In Mideast, Obama must make a move

By YORAM ETTINGER, USA TODAY— Is Barack Obama learning from history by avoiding the crucial errors of his first visit to the Middle East shortly after becoming president? In 2009, when he visited Cairo to speak directly to the Arab world, Obama anticipated engagement, rather than confrontation, with Iran, which threatened the survival of pro-U.S.…