Don’t Defund the U.N., Just Say ‘Go!’
There are some swamps that we have to drain because they’re our swamps. Washington is our swamp. The lesson of the 2016 election is that people across the ideological spectrum are furious at Washington. Our incoming president won because he …
Peace Is Impossible in the Face of Permanent War
I would urge everyone to read Mario Loyola’s extended piece on the home page about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. It serves as a useful reminder of the truth that Dennis Prager so effectively articulates — the conflict is a complex …
Obama’s Last-Minute Legacy-Padding on Foreign Policy
Of all Barack Obama’s costumes, the most ill-fitting is that of the hawk. The guise doesn’t work for all sorts of ideological and historical reasons. Plus there’s the fact that he’s rushing to put on the …
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The Obama ‘Settlements’ Crisis
The crisis in U.S.–Israeli relations that the Obama administration caused this month, in its waning days, has its roots in a huge and foolish error that President Obama made on coming to office in 2009.
Way back in late 2000, …
Obama’s Late Hit on Israel
“When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.”
— Barack Obama, AIPAC conference, March 4, 2012
The audience — overwhelmingly Jewish, passionately pro-Israel, and supremely gullible — applauded wildly. Four years later — his last election behind him, with a month …
Israel would seem to be in a disastrous position, given the inevitable nuclear capabilities of Iran and the recent deterioration of its relationship with the United States, its former patron and continued financial benefactor.
Immediately upon entering office, President Obama …
A Stupid Anti-Israel Policy
Secretary of State John Kerry used the word “conscience” over and over again as he attempted to explain and justify the Obama administration’s decision not to veto a one-sided U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel. He added that …
Mr. Obama’s Middle Eastern Legacy
Andy McCarthy recently offered a comprehensive analysis in these pages of Barack Obama’s decision to abstain from the U.N.’s vote condemning Israel. It’s an excellent explanation, well worth reading, or rereading for those who saw it …
Obama Despises Israel Because He Despises the West
Barack Obama has done his best for nearly eight years to undermine the state of Israel. He’s signed a treaty that enshrines an Iranian path to a nuclear weapon while funding their global terrorist activities to the tune of …
Why the Anti-Israel Sentiment?
Secretary of State John Kerry, echoing other policymakers in the Obama administration, blasted Israel last week in a 70-minute rant about its supposedly self-destructive policies.
Why does the world — including now the U.S. — single out liberal and …
For Peace in Palestine, Start from Scratch
President Obama’s decision to stab Israel in the back at the United Nations could prove to be a blessing in disguise. Obama’s instinct for radical overreach has achieved a reductio ad absurdum of the whole U.S. framework …
Does Trump Grasp the Reality of ‘Radical Islam’?
It was the key national-security debate of the 2016 election. Donald Trump won the election, in no small part, because he appeared to be on the right side of it. Appeared is used advisedly: Trump was at least in the general …
This Is the Moment for an Israeli Victory
The U.S.-sponsored Israeli–Palestinian “peace process” began in December 1988, when Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat met American conditions and “accepted United Nations Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, recognized Israel’s right to exist and renounced terrorism” (actually, given Arafat’…
Defund the United Nations
We’ve come a long way from Daniel Patrick Moynihan excoriating the U.N.’s 1975 “Zionism is racism” resolution in one of the finer exhibits of righteous indignation in the history of American speechifying.
The Obama administration acceded to — and, …
Good Riddance, John Kerry
This is the last Jim-written Morning Jolt of 2016, a tumultuous year. I hope the year has treated you well, and 2017 brings happy times for all of us.
Good Riddance, John Kerry
John Kerry’s been very good to me in …
John Kerry’s Fitting Ending
John Kerry ends his long career in politics the same way he began it: disgracefully.
Kerry debuted on the national stage in 1971 by telling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the American public that U.S. servicemen in Vietnam “raped, …
Kerry to Israel: A State Cannot Be Both Jewish and Democratic
Our ineffable secretary of state, John Kerry, delivered another parting shot at Israel today, offering the Obama administration’s “vision” for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. There are many things to be said about it — not least that …
No, Harry Reid Is Not Yoda
No, Harry Reid Is Not Yoda.
Harry Reid, proud of his most shameful moment:
“As my staff will tell you,” Reid said to me when we spoke the next day, “I’ve done a number of things because no one …
Krauthammer’s Take: The United Nations ‘Corrupts Everything It Touches’
After excoriating the United Nations recently, Charles Krauthammer fielded a question about how much the U.S. should continue to invest in the U.N. and explained what their actions mean:
This was a blow against Israel, from which it …