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…

74 Democrats Join Soro's J Street in Urging Concessions

BY RACHEL HIRSHFELD, ARUTZ 7 — Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the leftist J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration’s attempt to force Israel into making painful and possibly dangerous concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel,…

Israel: Obama’s secret dealings with Iran conflict with US-Israeli understandings

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report— The fundamental rift on Iran between US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu burst into the open Monday, April 16 when high-ranking Israeli officials close to Netanyahu directly accused the president of reneging on the US-Israeli understandings reached ahead of the Istanbul talks between the six powers and Iran…