Obama's Diversionary Tactics

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— What did the president wish to accomplish by purposely starting an ugly fight with the prime minister this past weekend? As the Washington Post pointed out on Friday, US President Barack Obama purposely provoked the current fight with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. He knew full well that Netanyahu does not back…

Obama 'Clarifies' 1967 Border Demands

BY RICK MORAN, FRONTPAGEMAG— In a speech to the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) on Sunday morning, President Obama tried to offer some clarification to his remarks on Thursday at the State Department where he stated that “The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps,…

U.S. Republicans disappointed by Obama's Mideast speech

BY NATASHA MOZGOVAYA, HAARETZ— Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor expressed disappointment Thursday in regards to U.S. President Barack Obama’s Mideast policy speech, saying he failed to propose a serious plan for achieving Mideast peace. “Today, the President outlined his hopes for Mideast peace – a goal that we all share – but failed to…

Obama and the undoing of the nations

BY VICTOR SHARPE— America is blessed by so many patriots, especially Glenn Beck, who choose the right path and, better still, can perceive the road to ruin and national debasement. Few in Europe have the ability to do so, indoctrinated for so long in a growing reliance upon an all-powerful central government that tells them…

Why is Obama picking on Israel?

BY HILARY LEILA KREIGER, JPOST—  The ornate chandeliered and gilded Ben Franklin Room of the State Department, scene of US President Barack Obama’s much-hyped Middle East policy speech Thursday, has the distinction of being a significant venue for inaction rather than action. In September, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who introduced Obama’s address, hosted Prime…

Be firm in Washington

BY ISI LEIBLER, JPOST— The threats arising from the chilling empowerment of radical Islamic movements in the wake of the “Arab Spring” and the reunification of the openly genocidal Hamas with Fatah shatter any remaining dreams about the short-term prospects of reaching a settlement with the Palestinians.  Under the circumstances, rather than prostrating himself before…

A Preliminary Assessment of Obama's Speech on the Middle East

BY MATTHEW RJ BRODSKY, POLITICO In discussing his vision for the Middle East Thursday, President Obama said, “there will be times when our short-term interests don’t align perfectly with our long-term vision for the region.” A close reading of his speech reveals how big an understatement that is. In fact, in the near-term, much of…