About: David Gerstman

David Gerstman blogged as Soccer Dad from 2003 to 2010. Formerly a computer programmer, he is now a blogger for The Israel Project’s The Tower blog.




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Kerry’s Latest Peace Making Effort Ends with a Pffft

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Posted by    Monday, January 16, 2017 at 6:30pm 1/16/2017 at 6:30pm

In a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, January 15, 2017, Secretary of State John Kerry assured the prime minister that there would be no further United Nations Security Council action taken against Israel in the wake the Paris peace conference.

That conference brought 70+ nations together to discuss...

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North Korea threatens nuclear-capable ICBM launch, Trump tweets “It won’t happen!”

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Posted by    Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:10pm 1/2/2017 at 9:10pm
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In a New Year’s announcement, North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un stated that his nation was on the verge of launching its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) – a missile capable of both carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching the United States.

This threat could President-elect Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy...

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Thomas Friedman’s Unhinged Attack on Trump and Netanyahu

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Posted by    Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/1/2017 at 1:00pm
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Probably the one columnist I have critiqued more than any other in my blogging career is Thomas Friedman of The New York Times.

Friedman, one-time NY Times Jerusalem bureau chief, is considered The Times’ go-to expert on the Middle East, globalization and environmental issues.

However, when reading Friedman’s columns, it’s easy to see...

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Obama’s UN Legacy: Whitewashing Iran’s Nuclear Cheating; Outlawing Jewish History

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Posted by    Monday, December 26, 2016 at 7:00am 12/26/2016 at 7:00am
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President Barack Obama’s legacy at the UN will be marked by the year 2016.

The year was bookmarked by the passage of UN Security Council resolution 2231 in January, giving U.N. authority to the Iran Nuclear Deal, and resolution 2334 last week, purporting to declare illegal the presence of Jews...

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Did Obama’s “Daylight” with Israel Bring Peace?

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Posted by    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/21/2016 at 2:30pm

Early on in his first term, President Barack Obama suggested that in order to achieve peace between Israeli and the Palestinians, there needed to be more “daylight” between the United States and Israel.

Obama, according to a report on a meeting between the president and American Jewish leaders, said, referring to the...

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What if Donald Trump did Move the American Embassy to Jerusalem?

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/15/2016 at 4:00pm

Miriam Elman had an excellent post on Sunday on the possibility that, once inaugurated as president, Donald Trump would do what none of his predecessors ever did despite their promises and move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

The reason that Bill Clinton and George W. Bush never followed the...

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Shimon Peres: Israel’s Architect of War and Peace

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Posted by    Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00am 9/15/2016 at 7:00am

The stroke suffered Tuesday by former Israeli president Shimon Peres offers an opportunity to look at his legacy to the State of Israel. Tuesday, was September 13, 23 years to the day that he stood on the White House lawn with Yitzchak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, overseen by President Bill Clin...

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Washington Post Inadvertently Makes a Case for Trump

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Posted by    Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00am 9/12/2016 at 7:00am

In two editorials last week, The Washington Post inadvertently made the case for Donald Trump to be president. To be sure the Post still believes that Trump is a “unique” threat to our republic, but the two editorials highlighted the dangers...

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More proof Iran Nuke Deal not about stopping a nuclear weapon

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Posted by    Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8:30am 7/25/2016 at 8:30am

The Associated Press reported earlier this week that a previously secret document showed that a number of restrictions imposed by last year’s nuclear deal with Iran will expire after ten years, allowing Iran to achieve a nuclear breakout time as little as three months by the end of the deal in...

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U.S. Navy: Seizure of American Soldiers by Iran Violated International Law

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Posted by    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 9:00am 7/4/2016 at 9:00am

Numerous news reports have covered the Navy’s report on the capture of ten U.S. sailors in January by Iran, notably the Navy’s decision to discipline nine officers and sailors over the incident. But the media buried a bigger part of the incident in the Navy’s report. Here’s Politico, quoting from Chief of...

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Jake Tapper Demands Accountability from State Dept. Will MSM Follow?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/5/2016 at 5:00pm

In a brutal report on the administration’s dishonesty regarding the nuclear deal with Iran, CNN’s Jake Tapper last week concluded that Americans “have a right to know who lied to us.”

Tapper walked us through the basics, but let’s review.

The story began in February 2013, when Fox News reporter James Rosen asked then...

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Some Jew-baiting is more equal than others to the media

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7:00am 5/31/2016 at 7:00am

Singling Out Jews in Yellow

Shortly before the Senate vote on the nuclear deal with Iran was supposed to take place (but was filibustered by Democratic supporters of the deal), The...

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How’s That Iran Nuclear Deal Working Out?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/25/2016 at 6:00pm

How’s the Iran nuclear deal working out?

I’m not asking the broader foreign policy question that Tom Nichols just addressed, but how is the nuclear aspect of the deal by itself working out?

According to Jonathan Broder of Newsweek, the deal is unraveling. And it is the fault of the United States.

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The Five Deceptions of Obama-Rhodes Echo Chamber

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Posted by    Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/22/2016 at 7:30pm

In his testimony last week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, concerning the grand Iran deal deception described in a recent New York Times article that was carried out by Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, laid out...

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The Rhodes to Perdition

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Posted by    Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:00am 5/16/2016 at 10:00am

There continues to be fallout from the profile of Obama adviser Ben Rhodes that appeared in Sunday’s New York Times magazine last week.

Much of discussion of the article has surrounded who demonstrated bad faith,...

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Grand Deception: How Obama and Ben Rhodes Lied Us Into the Iran nuke deal

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:30am 5/6/2016 at 8:30am
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Perhaps the most famous person on the internet right now is Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser.

Rhodes is profiled in a The New York Times Magazine cover stroy that rips to shreds both the story line sold to the American public and the notion that we have independent media in the age of Obama.

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Administration Appeases Iran on Visas, Restrictions on US Banking System

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 4:00pm 4/1/2016 at 4:00pm

Last July, we responded to President Barack Obama’s challenge to read the nuclear deal he made with Iran and concluded that it was awful.

One of the worst parts of the deal was language (appearing twice) that said, “Iran has stated that if sanctions are reinstated in whole or in part, Iran...

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