What Obama did to Israel

BY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER—   Every Arab-Israeli negotiation contains a fundamental asymmetry: Israel gives up land, which is tangible; the Arabs make promises, which are ephemeral. The long-standing American solution has been to nonetheless urge Israel to take risks for peace while America balances things by giving assurances of U.S. support for Israel’s security and diplomatic needs.…

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When Netanyahu met Obama

BY YORAM ETTINGER— The May 20, 2011 meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama highlighted the unbridgeable gap between the two. Netanyahu cannot bridge the gap between himself and Obama, as long as the President assumes that the ethnic, religious, tribal and ideologically violent power struggles on the Arab Street constitute “a story of…

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Art of lawfare: The woman who fights terror

BY SMADAR SHIR, YNET—  The art of lawfare: Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner has been making her way through various courts worldwide for over a decade now, filing lawsuits against political bodies, businesses and even nations like Iran and Iraq – all in the name of seeking justice for terror victims. Darshan-Leitner, who founded the Israel Law…

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Obama's second speech and flawed thinking

BY ALAN DERSHOWITZ— In his press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Wednesday, President Obama explained his thinking as to why he insisted that the first step in seeking a peaceful two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians must be an agreement by Israel to accept the 1967 borders with mutually agreed-upon…

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Egypt opens Rafah crossing to Gaza

BY EMET REPORT– Egyptian authorities yesterday announced the official opening of the Rafah crossing point, on the border of the Gaza Strip and Egypt. On the Palestinian side, the Rafah crossing will be operated and guarded by policemen deployed by the Hamas government. Under the Mubarak regime, Egypt vehemently opposed using Hamas guards at Rafah…

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Facebook page calls to march on Israel's borders June 7th

BY ITAMAR MARCUS AND NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK, PMW—  Following the events of May 15th, when Syrian protesters crossed the border into Israel, the official PA daily reports that the “Third Intifada” Facebook page is calling on Arabs to march on Israel’s borders again, this time on the anniversary of the Six Day War, and what…

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Netanyahu Shines in Speech to Congress

BY ROBERT SPENCER, FRONTPAGEMAG— The most riveting moment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-applauded address to Congress on Tuesday was his declaration that “the hinge of history may soon turn, for the greatest danger of all could soon be upon us: a militant Islamic regime armed with nuclear weapons.” He was speaking of Iran,…

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How Obama has empowered Netanyahu

BY DANA MILBANK, JEWISHWORLDREVIEW—  Lawmakers gave Binyamin Netanyahu 59 rounds of applause as the Israeli prime minister addressed a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday. But more revealing was the whisper I heard while watching the speech from the House gallery. It came as Netanyahu repeated his rejection of the notion, floated by President Obama last…

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