Category: Israel-US Relations

A grand American retreat from confronting Iran?

May 24, 2013

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The soft signals and acquiescent music coming from prominent US think-tanks are increasingly hard to miss. Washington wags are paving the way for a climb-down from Obama’s declared policy of halting Iran’s nuclear drive.

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Is America moving to accommodation with Iran?

Apr 28, 2013

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Thomas R. Pickering and colleagues are paving the way in Washington for a climb-down from Obama’s declared policy of preventing (and not merely containing) Iran’s obtainment of a nuclear weapon.

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First love, then war?

Mar 22, 2013

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Is Obama smothering Israel with affection in order to clobber us with ultimatum? Will his soft love soon give way to spoonfuls of tough love? The president shouldn’t expect Israelis or Netanyahu to all-of-a-sudden become “pliant” because he gave a few good speeches in Jerusalem.

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Resetting the Peace Process

Mar 17, 2013

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Time to consider unconventional alternatives to the insolvent two-state paradigm, including: Palestinian-Jordanian federation; shared sovereignty in the West Bank; a three- or four-way land swap involving Egypt and Jordan. The Clinton parameters are obsolete.

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Making Conservative Choices

Jan 21, 2013

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The Israeli public overwhelmingly does not buy the well-worn argument, advanced obstinately by the Left and the international community, that the peace process is stuck because of settlements or lack of Israeli diplomatic flexibility.

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Fill your sandbags

Nov 7, 2012

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Obama’s reelection means that Olmert is going to run against Netanyahu with Obama’s backing, that Palestinian statehood is bearing down on us, and that an American “grand bargain” with Iran at Israel’s expense is possible.

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Letter to My American Jewish Brothers about Obama

Nov 2, 2012

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Israelis want Romney elected President, not Obama. This so jarringly stands in sharp contrast to the love and adulation of Obama expressed overwhelmingly by our American Jewish brothers and sisters. They ought to be honestly asking themselves why this is so. And this ought to figure into their vote calculations next week.

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Obama’s Red Carpet for Islamic Radicals

Oct 25, 2012

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The centrifuges continue to spin in Qom and the Obama White House doors continue to revolve – with Islamic radicals and apologists coming and going. It’s no wonder that many Israelis hope for a different president, soon.

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Pressing the Attack

Oct 4, 2012

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In his next debate with Obama, Governor Romney should press the fight further and go after Obama’s sorry foreign policy record. Romney should make it clear that America will not accommodate radical Islamic grievances nor distance itself from Israel.

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If I forget thee, O Jerusalem

Sep 5, 2012

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Jerusalem is quite a cherry to pick if you’re going to trim your party platform! Its elimination is not something trivial. The fact that the Democrats anyway decided to drop the reference to united Jerusalem from their platform speaks volumes about what we can expect from an Obama second term.

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