Obama’s Settlements Freeze Fold Is Blow to President, Not to Peace

by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary On a day when President Obama was forced to acknowledge his defeat at the hands of congressional Republicans on the issue of tax cuts, it appears that he was also bested by another opponent: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The announcement today that the Obama administration has given up on its…

Facing our fears

by Caroline Glick, Jpost US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton must have given Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quite a reception. Otherwise it is hard to understand what possessed him to accept the deal he accepted when he met with her last week. Under the deal, Netanyahu agreed to retroactively extend the Jewish construction ban ended…

Obama's Middle East failure

by Joseph Puder, Frontpagemag The results of the mid-term elections were widely considered to be a rebuke of President Barack Obama’s policies, specifically against his domestic agenda. His foreign policy failures, however, have not been scrutinized as closely. Yet, the ramifications of his failed policies, particularly in the Middle East, reverberate daily. The Obama administration’s…

US demanding much more than 3-month freeze

by David Lev, Israelnationalnews.com Contrary to reports in the media that portray the U.S. as giving Israel a “package” of “benefits” for another three months of building freeze in Judea and Samaria, Washington is actually demanding a lot more for its largesse – far more than Israel can safely agree to, said Infrastructures Minister Uzi…

What the US is proposing

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told ministerial colleagues on Sunday that the terms of a planned US-Israel accord, aimed at creating the climate for resumed direct talks with the Palestinians, have not been finalized. The clauses below represent most of the likely components. Netanyahu is set to seek approval for such an…

Israel On the Reservation

by Jerrold L. Sobel For those old enough to remember, in 1971 Paul Revere and the Raiders hit the music charts with a number 1 song, “Cherokee Nation,” (the Lament of the Cherokee People.) It’s a poignant song dealing with the disbursement of the Cherokee people from their native lands originally in the Southeastern United…

Obama's obsession with Israel

by Israel Today US President Barack Obama’s political setback in the recent midterm congressional elections, which saw Republicans seize a commanding majority in the House of Representatives, will likely increase his need to drive through an ill-advised Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Speaking to Arutz 7 radio, Professor Eitan Gilboa of Bar Ilan University said he believes…