Gingrich comments are supported by the Quran

By TAWFIK HAMID, JPOST— Palestinian officials reacted furiously to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s assertion that they are an “invented” people. A senior Arab League official immediately condemned Gingrich’s claim that Palestinians are “invented,” calling the claim racist and a cheap stunt to get votes. Israeli Cabinet minister Uzi Landau said Gingrich was right. He…

Obama and Barak discuss dwindling anti-Iran strike options as the US exits Iraq

BY DEBKAFILE— US President Barack Obama’s half-hour tête-a- tête with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Washington Friday, Dec. 16, was vitally concerned with the coming steps in the Syrian showdown and the latest developments in the controversy over Iran’s nuclear weapons program, debkafile’s Washington and intelligence sources report. Their conference was urgent because key…

The Obama administration's threefold slap in Israel's face

BY DAVID HORNIK, FRONTPAGEMAG— Worried about losing some of the Jewish vote for 2012, President Obama has been sweet-talking American Jews lately and making some staunchly pro-Israel statements. In September he told the UN General Assembly: Let us be honest with ourselves: Israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against it. Israel’s…

Panetta's antagonistic speech on Israel

BY JENNIFER RUBIN, WASHINGTON POST— Just when you think that the Obama administration hasn’t annoyed the American Jewish community quite enough or publicly insulted our democratic ally Israel sufficiently, along comes an administration figure willing to stick his finger in the eye of the Jewish state. On Friday, that task fell to Defense Secretary Leon…