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DEBKAFILE— Israel has withdrawn its pledge to US President Barack Obama not to strike Iran’s nuclear sites before the November presidential election after he rejected its minimal demands for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…

The Obama Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Issue

BY SARAH STERN, EMET— Last week, the Obama administration freed up $192 million in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority that had been put on hold by the United States Congress’ Committee of Foreign Operations Appropriations, saying that this money had to be given to the P.A. “because of national security interests.” The hold had…

Triple play! Obama blows off Congress, funds Palestinians, lies about PA stance on Israel

BY ANDREW C. MCCARTHY, NATIONAL REVIEW— Friday night news dump: President Obama has decided to provide $192 million to the Palestinian Authority despite Congress’s freeze on PA funding after its president, Mahmoud Abbas, attempted to declare statehood unilaterally last September, in violation of the PA’s treaty commitments. Obama’s “waiver” of the restrictions on Congress’s Palestinian…

Most Israelis support US-led Iran strike

BY GILL HOFFMAN, JPOST— An overwhelming majority of Israelis would support America leading an international consortium of air forces in a military strike on Iran if sanctions and diplomatic talks fail, according to a Smith Research poll sponsored by The Jerusalem Post. Editor-in-chief Steve Linde announced the results of the survey at The Jerusalem Post…