US Blocks Quartet Move to Propose Pro-PA Final Status Plan

BY TZVI BEN GEDALYAHU, ARUTZ 7 The United States on Tuesday blocked a Quartet move to impose on Israel a final status plan for the Palestinian Authority. Foreign media had reported that the initiative would re-start the “peace process.” Britain, France and Germany were behind the initiative for the meeting of the Quartet, comprised of…

Poll: 51% in US oppose unilateral creation of Palestinian state

BY YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNETNEWS— A new survey released Monday by the Israel Project, revealed support for Israel among the American public is strong. The national survey, which included 800 registered voters from both major parties, and stated a margin of error of 3.46%.  According to the data, 51% of US voters oppose the unilateral declaration…

It is very nearly too late

BY STAN GOODENOUGH— Something is becoming increasingly and distressingly apparent with every passing month: So many of us Christians who stand with God’s purposes for Israel are way, way behind, and way out of touch. We’re sleeping. We’re dreaming. We’re looking in the wrong direction and, those who are calling out are calling into the…

How Pro-Israel is Obama? Assessing the Post-Veto Fallout

BY JONATHAN S. TOBIN— For the past two years the hottest debate in the pro-Israel community has been over how to assess the Obama administration. Despite the tense relationship with the Israeli government, the fights picked over building in Jerusalem and the pressure for a settlement freeze, there has been a considerable body of opinion that…

John Boehner says US will stand by Israel

BY GIL RONEN, ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— US House Speaker John Boehner assured Israel Wednesday that the United States would back it in the face of growing Middle Eastern instability. Speaker Boehner met with Israel’s Ambassador to Washington, DC, Michael Oren. Following the meeting, Boehner said: “Israel is one of America’s strongest allies. We share common…

Obama's pressure on Mubarak could cost US regional influence

BY HOWARD LAFRANCHI President Obama has shifted increasingly over the past week toward the demand by Egypt’s anti-regime protesters that President Hosni Mubarak resign immediately. And as he has, a nagging question has dogged White House deliberations: What will be the impact on relations in the region — and on vital American interests — if…

Obama to withhold veto from Palestinian UN move to condemn Israeli settlements

by DEBKAfile Israel and the US are set for a collision if President Barack Obama stands by his refusal to veto a Palestinian-Arab motion due to be tabled at the UN Security Council condemning Israel for its settlement policy in the West Bank and Jerusalem, debkafile’s Washington sources report. If he did, he would be…