State Dept. Spokesman Refuses to Say Whether Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel

BY DANIEL HALPER, WEEKLY STANDARD— There was an amazing exchange today at the State Department press briefing when the press secretary refused to say that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel. “We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem,” State Department spokesman Victoria…

Obama and the art of hollow words

BY VICTOR SHARPE, FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS— At his press conference, pushed through deliberately on the very same day of the Republican Party’s Super Tuesday event, President Obama chose to not only dilute the media coverage of the candidates’ presidential ambitions but to essentially reverse his pro-Israel AIPAC speech of the day before. In short, the…