What part of 'Iran will get the bomb if you don't stop it' Mr. President, don't you understand

By MELANIE PHILIPS— So now the crisis in relations between President Obama and the state of Israel has finally blown publicly open. On the very anniversary of 9/11, the day when America learned firsthand a little of what Israel has been living through for more than six decades after the enemies of civilization set out…

Congressman confirms Netanyahu-Shapiro spat

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador Dan Shapiro did engage in a sharp, undiplomatic exchange last Friday over Netanyahu’s frustration with the Obama Administration’s Iran policy, the US congressman in that meeting said Thursday. Republican Congressman Mike Rogers from Michigan, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, told a Michigan radio…

New Democratic Party Platform Betrays Israel

By JOSEPH KLEIN, FRONTPAGE— Despite some introductory bromides proclaiming the “unshakable commitment” of President Obama and the Democratic Party to Israel’s security, the 2012 Democratic National Platform, titled “Moving America Forward,” mirrors perfectly President Obama’s decision to turn his back on our closest ally in the Middle East. It represents a radical break with prior…

US disowns Israel over Iran strike: No weapons or military backup

By DEBKAfile, Exclusive Analysis,  — US Gen. Martin Dempsey’s assertion Thursday, Aug. 30 that the US would not be “complicit” in an Israel strike against Iran, together with the drastic reduction in the scale of next month’s joint US-Israeli war game disclosed by TIME, add up to a blunt message from US President Barack Obama…

Iran forced to backtrack on guided nuclear tour for NAM leaders and Ban

By DEBKAFILE— Tehran was forced to eat crow and backtrack on its ploy for winning international recognition for its nuclear program by showing Non-Aligned Summit leaders and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon around its nuclear sites. The tour was planned for Wednesday, Aug. 29. It would have been a mockery of US-promoted nuclear diplomacy, International…

Israel faces a cynical world

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— This week a German doctor in Bavaria filed a criminal complaint against Rabbi David Goldberg. Rabbi Goldberg’s “crime”? He performs ritual circumcisions on Jewish male infants in accordance with Jewish law. The doctor’s complaint came shortly after a ruling by a court in Cologne outlawing the practice of male circumcision. The…