Obama makes the case for an Israeli strike on Iran

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— In his commentary in Maariv’s Friday news supplement, the paper’s senior diplomatic commentator Ben Caspit laid out a hypothetical lecture that Obama might give Netanyahu when the two leaders meet alone in the Oval Office this afternoon. In Caspit’s scenario, Obama used the one-on-one to set out the law to the…

Obama and Israel: The Silence of 'Friends'

BY ROBERT M. GOLDBERG, THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR— Oscar Wilde noted “true friends stab you in the front.” Which explains why President Obama– the self-proclaimed “best friend Israel ever had” — has decided to cut funding for the Jewish state’s missile defense system at the same time he wants to restore funding to UNESCO. (Israel’s best…

Obama to try and talk Netanyahu out of Iran strike

BY DEBKAfile— After a high-ranking US delegation headed by White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon failed in three days of tough talks (Feb.18-20) to dissuade Israeli leaders to back off plans for a military strike against Iran’s nuclear sites, the White House invited Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for talks with President Barak Obama on…