Category: Israel-US Relations

Kicking the Iranian Can Down the Road

Aug 22, 2012

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As the debate intensifies regarding unilateral Israeli action against Iran, everybody seems to be playing kick the can down the road. Blame the other. A very dangerous game.

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Romney’s American Exceptionalism

Jul 30, 2012

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Whether it stems from conservative values, realpolitik perspective, or religious fervor, Romney’s refreshing prism on America’s just leadership would be his greatest gift to the White House and the world.

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On Yitzhak Shamir, Settlements, and U.S. Policy Restraints

Jul 2, 2012

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The reflections of the late, great Yitzhak Shamir on the nexus between Iraq, Israeli settlement policy and relations with President George H.W. Bush are fascinating in the context of current Prime Minister Netanyahu’s policy dilemmas regarding Iran, settlements, and relations with President Obama.

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Why Israelis remain leery of Obama

Jun 19, 2012

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When the centrifuges continue to spin in Qom, it’s no wonder that many in Israel prefer Mitt Romney… A new public opinion poll shows that large majorities of Israelis are dissatisfied with Obama administration’s policies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and on Iran.

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I have become a “Dry Bones” cartoon

May 25, 2012

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I’m please that my Israel Hayom column of earlier this week “Obama and Iranian Hegemony,” which warns of a US deal with Iran at the expense of America’s traditional allies in the Middle East, has now become a Dry Bones cartoon!

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Obama and Iranian hegemony

May 22, 2012

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The interim agreement with Iran that the P5+1 powers seem set to conclude with Iran in the Baghdad talks this week – involving the suspension of Iran’s 20 percent uranium enrichment – is dangerous on four levels.

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Got our back? More like stabbing us in the back

Mar 30, 2012

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In a deliberate American campaign to scuttle any planned Israeli hit on Iran, the Obama administration is leaking classified intelligence assessments and documents that rip deep into Israel’s most sensitive military zones.

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J Street’s Conceit

Mar 14, 2012

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J Street is at it again. Undermining Israel. Its annual conference in Washington next week is to trumpet the insidious message: “Tell President Obama thank you for standing up to those beating the drums of war!” And yes, there will also be the usual spiritual drivel about “Jewish values” that lead to the moral need to confront Israel.

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Read Obama’s body language

Mar 5, 2012

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This US President is not going to order a military strike on Iran. No amount of rhetoric can cloak his true feelings.

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Obama has “got our back”?

Mar 4, 2012

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Forgive me if Obama’s current charm offensive leaves me skeptical of the depth of his profundity and sincerity when it comes to Israel. I don’t at all feel that Obama “has Israel’s back.”

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David M. Weinberg is a spokesman, speechwriter, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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