Category: Israel-US Relations

A tribute to Trump’s winning Mideast policies

Jan 15, 2021

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US President-elect Joe Biden ought not jettison the outgoing administration’s Mideast achievements – successful policies that made the US and Israel safer and stronger! – because of Trump’s turpitude.

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A Crystal Ball on 2021

Jan 8, 2021

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A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: Fourth and fifth Israeli elections, a rotten new/old nuclear deal with Iran, more trouble from Trump.

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Illogical Iran policy

Dec 11, 2020

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Israel’s position never has been that a deal with Iran is impossible or undesirable. But abandoning America’s leverage over Iran and bringing the unctuous Europeans back into Iran policy-making – if that is what Biden does – will lead nowhere good.

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Grab the transition opportunity

Nov 6, 2020

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Policy initiatives for Netanyahu over the coming three-month transition period, together with Trump: Squeeze Iran harder, expel the UN from Jerusalem, curb Turkey’s destabilizing ambitions, expand the “Abraham Accords” circle of peace, and more.

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Trump’s Mideast innovations should stick

Oct 30, 2020

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Whether Trump is reelected or replaced by Biden, many of the Trump administration’s novel Mideast policies should be adopted by the next administration, even if Democrats shrink from crediting Trump for any breakthroughs. The principles are in America’s best interests as well as Israel’s.

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An Alarming Anniversary

Jul 17, 2020

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A selection of my analysis from the past ten years on Iran’s drive for a nuclear bomb and Western acquiescence in this, led by former President Obama. Sad to say that in 2012 I smelled Obama’s rotten deal coming.

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J Street’s foul formula

Nov 1, 2019

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The organization’s new knavery: cutting US military aid to coerce Israel into withdrawals. J Street is now less protective of Israeli security than Obama was.

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In defense of Henry Kissinger

Jul 19, 2019

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Dr. Henry Kissinger remains one of the greatest practitioners of modern foreign policy and strategic affairs; a towering intellectual thinker; an architect of global stability and Mideast peacemaking; and yes – he was friend of Israel when in office and he is today too. (He did NOT purposefully delay US resupply of Israel with arms during the Yom Kippur war).

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Trump’s law of diminishing returns

Mar 29, 2019

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Trump’s landmark Golan decision asserts the law of diminishing returns: Arabs who refuse to make peace with Israel lose rights and assets as time goes forward. Mahmoud Abbas: Take notice.

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The progressive assault on Israel

Mar 22, 2019

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A look at the dangerous intellectual trends in America that have catapulted Ilhan Omar and “American Corbynism” to prominence.

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