Jews stood up to the U.S. government 40 years ago, and should again on Iran

By Natan Sharansky, Washington Post— These days, like many Israelis and American Jews, I find myself in a precarious and painful situation. Those of us who believe that the nuclear agreement just signed between world powers and Iran is dangerously misguided are now compelled to criticize Israel’s best friend and ally, the government of the…

Netanyahu lauds biblical bond with America ahead of fourth of July

By United With Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and other Israeli leaders participated in American Independence Day celebrations at US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro’s residence in Herzliya on Wednesday, expressing congratulations and stressing the close and “unbreakable” bond between the two countries. (Photo via United With Israel) “This is a great…

How Obama Opened His Heart to the ‘Muslim World’ and got it stomped on

By MICHAEL OREN, FOREIGN POLICY— Days after jihadi gunmen slaughtered 11 staffers of the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a policeman on January 7, hundreds of thousands of French people marched in solidarity against Islamic radicalism. Forty-four world leaders joined them, but not President Barack Obama. Neither did his attorney general at the time, Eric Holder,…

How Obama abandoned Israel

BY MICHAEL OREN, WSJ— ‘Nobody has a monopoly on making mistakes.” When I was Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2009 to the end of 2013, that was my standard response to reporters asking who bore the greatest responsibility—President Barack Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—for the crisis in U.S.-Israel relations. I never felt like I…

Oren: Obama intentionally abandoned core principles of Israel’s alliance with America

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— In polite diplomatic circles, former ambassador to the US Michael Oren is the Israeli envoy to Washington to love; current envoy Ron Dermer the one to hate. Oren the diplomatic diplomat open to everyone; Dermer nothing more than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “ambassador to the Republican Party.” Oren the disciplined golden…

Tell Obama: Jerusalem IS in Israel, and it’s our Capital!

The latest United States ruling states that only US President Obama can determine if Jerusalem is actually “in Israel”. That’s right – all US citizens that were born in Jerusalem cannot have Israel listed as their country of birth on their US passports. That includes the ‘undisputed’ parts of the city, areas Israel controlled since…