Watch Trump’s Commercial for Netanyahu’s Reelection Bid
From last night’s Hugh Hewitt interview of Donald Trump:
HH: And if Israel acts unilaterally against Iran because they view this deal as so bad, will you unequivocally stand by the action of the Netanyahu government?
DT: Of course, I …
Did AIPAC and Netanyahu Err?
Bibi Netanyahu and AIPAC supposedly hurt themselves by fighting and losing on Iran. Over at the Standard, Elliott Abrams makes many excellent points in response to this emerging conventional wisdom. I would add just one thing: Part of the CW …
For my money, David Horovitz is one of the brightest people in all of Israel — and when you’re one of the brightest people in Israel, you’re really … not so dim.
Can I say that? Well, I just …
Israeli Preemptive Action, Western Reaction
The Obama administration seems peeved that almost everyone in Israel, left and right, has no use for the present Iranian–American deal to thwart Iran’s efforts to get the bomb.
Indeed, at times John Kerry has hinted darkly that …
Rebuilding the U.S.–Israel Alliance
Even before it was formally published late last month, Michael Oren’s memoir of his time as Israel’s envoy to the United States had ignited a firestorm of controversy, and for very good reason. His book, Ally: My Journey …
Former Israeli Ambassador’s Memoir Condemns Obama’s Foreign Policy
By the summer of 2013, President Obama had convinced several key Israelis that he wasn’t bluffing about using force against the Iranian nuclear program. Then he failed to enforce his red line against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad—and the Israelis …
Looking up something that President Obama said — “I’m the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office” — I discovered something that Martin Indyk said. Indyk was Bill Clinton’s ambassador to Israel; he …
Friends of mine have been quoting this piece by Michael Doran. It’s entitled “A Letter to My Liberal Jewish Friends.” The subtitle is “The president’s address last week to Congregation Adas Israel as ‘an honorary member of the …
Why Is Pakistan More Legitimate than Israel?
Whenever I have received a call from a listener to my radio show challenging Israel’s legitimacy, I have asked these people if they ever called a radio show to challenge any other country’s legitimacy. In particular, I ask, …
The curious case of the missing fatwa, &c.
President Obama keeps saying that Ali Khamenei, the “supreme leader” of Iran, has issued a fatwa that prohibits Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. I have two questions.
1. If the supreme leader has forbidden a nuclear weapon, what are we …
For a Supposed Israel Hawk, Hillary Clinton Sure Received a Lot of Anti-Israeli E-mails
With the Iranian nuclear negotiations progressing rapidly toward a deal earlier this summer, Hillary Clinton sought out nervous Jewish Democratic mega-donors to assure them that — regardless of the deal’s final outcome — she would always have Israel’s back.
If you ever want to know what the Israelis are up against — and, frankly, what the world at large is up against — take a look at this picture. It shows Hamas “militants” on parade in Gaza City.
British Leftists Want Bibi Netanyahu Arrested for War Crimes
An online petition asking the British government to arrest Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on war-crimes charges when he visits London in September has gone viral, garnering more than 74,000 signatures so far. The petition has already passed the 10,000 signature threshold …
How Israel Might Destroy Iran’s Nuclear Program
The Vienna deal has been signed and likely will soon be ratified, which raises the question: Will any government intervene militarily to stop the nearly inevitable Iranian nuclear buildup?
Obviously it will not be the American or Russian governments or …
The U.N. Report on the Gaza Conflict and the Elasticity of Moral Conduct in War
On Monday, the press reported on the U.N.investigation of the 2014 Gaza conflict. Today, the press had two stories about the Pentagon’s view of rules of engagement. The contrast between the two is startling.
#*#In the Gaza conflict, …
So, according to David Axelrod, President Obama gets bent out of shape when people perceive him as unfriendly to Israel, or to Jews at large.
Again according to Axelrod, the president once described himself as “the closest thing to a …
Did the Supreme Court Just Give Obama’s Iran Deal a Major Assist?
At first glance, yesterday’s decision in Zivotofsky v. Kerry might seem destined to end up as but a footnote in most constitutional-law books. It decides only whether the president or Congress controls the content of U.S. …
Brainwashed at Bowdoin: Anti-Israel Boycotters Miss a Teachable Moment
Bowdoin College in Maine recently held a student-body referendum for a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel. Unlike more common student-government resolutions seeking “divestment” from a handful of companies, the Bowdoin referendum sought an unprecedented cutoff of all academic …
The Powerhouse of the Middle East
Ra’anana, Israel — As Israel marks the 67th anniversary of its founding, I find myself reflecting on a construction sign.
With all the challenges confronting the Jewish state — from Palestinian unrest to Iranian nukes to ISIS kooks, from European …
I learned from this article that David Axelrod has been talking about the difference between Ted Cruz and Barack Obama. In 2008, Axelrod said, Obama ran as a uniter. (I’m paraphrasing.) Cruz, on the other hand, is running as a …