Obama Using Hamas Terror as Leverage Against Israel

By ISRAEL TODAY— Israelis were once again left dumbfounded by the behavior of the American Administration after US President Barack Obama on Monday appeared to be using Hamas terrorism as leverage to get Israel to resume peace negotiations under Palestinian terms. Earlier in the day, the White House was found whining to the press as…

On Israel, Democrats are losing moral clarity

By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— THE PEW Research Center last week released a new survey of American attitudes in the Middle East. The results weren’t surprising. In the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, 51 percent of Americans say they sympathize more with Israel. Only 14 percent feel greater affinity for the Palestinians. Pew’s findings…

Obama to Netanyahu: Two-state solution still possible

By YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNET— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama Monday at the White House. Speaking to the press, Obama said that there is strong bipartisan support for Israel’s security and that the two-state solution is still possible. Obama praised Netanyahu’s intensive efforts in the talks and reiterated his commitment to…

The high price of Obama’s mideast peace push

By JOHN BOLTON, NY POST— The breaking news that al Qaeda has captured Fallujah and Ramadi raises the question whether America’s sacrifices in Iraq were made in vain. It also highlights the utter inadequacy of President Obama’s Middle East policy, especially his disregard for critical regional threats. Instead, Obama has focused on Israeli-Palestinian issues, essentially…

Kerry’s revisions for US troops on Jordan Valley border, Gaza-Hebron express train link

By THE EMET REPORT: COMBINED SOURCES — In the face of stiff Palestinian opposition, US Secretary of State John Kerry has stepped back from the American security plan for Israeli troops to secure the Jordan Valley border for an agreed period, in favor of deploying US forces,  Washington sources report. He also gave in to…