Most Israelis think Romney would be 'friendlier'

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST— The fact that Israelis have conflicted attitudes toward US President Barack Obama came out loud and clear in a poll released on Thursday. The survey – commissioned by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Bar-Ilan University Center for International Communication and the Anti-Defamation League – found that while 51 percent…

Fool me twice, shame on me

By STAN GOODENOUGH, JERUSALEM NEWSWIRE— Seven years ago, Israel carried out a unilateral “disengagement” from the Gaza Strip with catastrophic consequences for the Jewish state. The action saw Israeli forces uprooting 10,000 of their countrymen from their homes and demolishing their communities, thereby facilitating the establishment of a permanent terrorist mini-state in the enclave. Massive…

Israel revives military option after Obama rejects its nuclear demands of Iran

DEBKAFILE— Israel has withdrawn its pledge to US President Barack Obama not to strike Iran’s nuclear sites before the November presidential election after he rejected its minimal demands for nuclear negotiations with Iran. This is reported exclusively by debkafile’s Washington sources. In public, Israeli ministers still talk as though they believe in results from the…

House passes enhanced Israel cooperation bill

BY JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY, JTA.ORG— The U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that reaffirms and enhances U.S. policy commitments to Israel’s security. The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012, which was sponsored by House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), passed by a…