Category: Israel-US Relations

You know it’s a bad deal when…

Nov 28, 2013

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Obama is betting on inducing the Ayatollahs into Persian perestroika, and is battering critics of the Geneva deal with insinuations of disloyalty, dual loyalty and warmongering.

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The Geneva Accord: A Tale of Two Clashing Perspectives

Nov 24, 2013

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From Israel’s perspective, the accord is a strategic defeat for the West, since it legitimizes Iran’s status as a nuclear threshold state. As a result, US credibility on Iran is shot so badly in Israeli eyes that, alas, almost nothing American leaders can say will now allay Israeli fears.

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Awaken, American Jewry!

Nov 14, 2013

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What will it take to rouse American Jewry into action against Obama’s drift towards a grand civilizational deal with the Iranians, at Israel’s expense?

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Kerry’s Antagonism Unmasked

Nov 8, 2013

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John Kerry has effectively told the Palestinians that they should make sure the talks fail, and then Israel’s gonna get it. Kerry laid out the consequences for Israel of disobeying America (– no safety and no prosperity), but laid out no similar consequences for the Palestinians if they remain intransigent. So much for notion of an honest broker.

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American capitulation to Iran?

Oct 11, 2013

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Beware Obama’s emerging understandings with Iran. Heed his long-term goals of resetting America’s relations with the Muslim world, and don’t underestimate his willingness to undercut current allies (including Israel and Saudi Arabia) in the process.

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Washington vs. Jerusalem on Iran

Oct 2, 2013

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It is not “blind mistrust” of Iran or “militarism” or niggardly Israeli nay-saying that leads Israel to insist on complete dismantlement of the nuclear facilities in Iran, but rather hard-nosed realism and years of unfortunate experience with false and failed peace agreements.

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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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