The Obama Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Issue

BY SARAH STERN, EMET— Last week, the Obama administration freed up $192 million in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority that had been put on hold by the United States Congress’ Committee of Foreign Operations Appropriations, saying that this money had to be given to the P.A. “because of national security interests.” The hold had…

Triple play! Obama blows off Congress, funds Palestinians, lies about PA stance on Israel

BY ANDREW C. MCCARTHY, NATIONAL REVIEW— Friday night news dump: President Obama has decided to provide $192 million to the Palestinian Authority despite Congress’s freeze on PA funding after its president, Mahmoud Abbas, attempted to declare statehood unilaterally last September, in violation of the PA’s treaty commitments. Obama’s “waiver” of the restrictions on Congress’s Palestinian…

Most Israelis support US-led Iran strike

BY GILL HOFFMAN, JPOST— An overwhelming majority of Israelis would support America leading an international consortium of air forces in a military strike on Iran if sanctions and diplomatic talks fail, according to a Smith Research poll sponsored by The Jerusalem Post. Editor-in-chief Steve Linde announced the results of the survey at The Jerusalem Post…