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BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— The slurs against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu voiced by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama after last week’s G20 summit were revealing as well as repugnant. Thinking no one other than Obama could hear him, Sarkozy attacked Netanyahu, saying, “I can’t stand to see him anymore, he’s a…

Obama's Mideast adviser steps down amid stalled peace talks

BY BARAK RAVID AND NATASHA MOZGOVAYA, HAARETZ— The growing frustration in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama over the apparent stall in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians continued to take its toll on Thursday, as the president’s Middle East adviser Dennis Ross stepped down from his post. News of Ross’ resignation comes…

Congress Needs to Investigate Corrupt Palestine Investment Fund

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER, THE HILL— In a twist that almost certainly violates U.S. law, American taxpayers are unwittingly contributing to a Palestinian sovereign wealth fund controlled in part by the terrorist group Hamas. The entity in question — crying for a congressional inquiry — is the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF), which the Palestinian Authority created…

Clinton calls on world to 'pressure' Israelis, Palestinians

BY JPOST— US secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called on the world to “pressure” both Israel and the Palestinians in order to bring about the resumption of peace negotiations, AFP reported. Speaking at a joint press conference with her Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Kamel Amr, Clinton said that “Egypt, the United States, the Quartet,…