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Obama Launches Preemptive Interview on Bibi Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00am
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In an interview with Reuters published yesterday, President Obama launched a pre-emptive strike against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech before a session of Congress. I won’t attempt to fisk the whole thing, but a few things stuck out as patently false.

Now keep in mind the prime minister, when we signed...

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Administration Attacks on Bibi Spur Bipartisan Support for Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4:55pm
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The administration continues in its attempt to marginalize Prime Minister Netanyahu ahead of his speech on Iran. And the efforts appear to be backfiring.

Jeffrey Goldberg tells some important truths in today’s column, Danger Ahead for Obama on Iran:

I’m fairly sure Netanyahu will deliver a powerful speech, in part because he is eloquent in...

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Obama’s Netanyahu Paranoia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:41am
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Obama knows he’s vulnerable on Iran, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending visit to the U.S. and Congressional address isn’t doing him any favors when it comes to gaining a vote of confidence from lawmakers and other world leaders.

The White House expects Netanyahu to hit back against its efforts...

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The New York Times Cheers On A Nuclear Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:40pm
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Yesterday’s New York Times editorial on the emerging nuclear deal between the West and Iran is completely delusional. I will try to tackle the editorial’s arguments in the order of ridiculousness, from most to least:

Critics of any deal — including those in Congress, such as Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican of Illinois,...

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The pending Iran deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:30am
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From the headline of this AP article, “Historic US-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape,” the casual reader would be hard-pressed to tell whether the deal was good, bad, or indifferent for the US. The article goes on to offer the usual quotes alternating between those who laud the potential agreement and those who criticize it, and closes on a note of optimism about the talks and sympathy for Iran:

Daryl Kimball of the Washington-based Arms Control Association said that with the IAEA’s additional monitoring, the deal taking shape leaves “more than enough time to detect and disrupt any effort to pursue nuclear weapons in the future.”

In exchange, Iran wants relief from sanctions crippling its economy and the U.S. is talking about phasing in such measures.

Contrast that with this piece by David Horovitz in The Times of Israel. He observes that, although the Obama administration has been engaged in denying Israeli rumors of what might be in the agreement and accusing Israel of “misrepresenting the specifics for narrow political ends,” the pending agreement that the AP article describes not only contains many of the things Israel had been complaining about, but is even worse than was previously thought. According to Israel’s “most respected Middle East affairs analyst,” Ehud Ya’ari, the deal would be likely to have some catastrophic consequences:

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A Test Iran Is Sure to Pass

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 3:00pm
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At a Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry took aim at critics of the Obama administration’s posture towards Iran:

World powers grouped under the so-called P5+1 “had made inroads” since reaching an interim deal with Iran in November 2013 on reining in its suspect nuclear program, Kerry said.

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Obama’s Concessions to Iran Alienating Allies

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:00am
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Last week, Prof. Jacobson noted that The Washington Post published an editorial criticizing President Obama’s handling of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. Prof. Jacobson’s mentioned the editorial in the context of arguing that the likely deal is against “the best interests of the American people.”

But there’s something else remarkable about the editorial....

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Argentinian President Charged in Iranian Bomb Plot Cover-Up

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00am
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Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been formally charged with trying to cover up the involvement of the Iranians in a bombing of a Jewish center. This comes after shocking reports that prosecutor Alberto Nisman had (before his suspicious death) drafted a warrant for the arrest...

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Netanyahu Statement: I’m still going to Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 3:27pm
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As threats of congressional boycotts by Democrats swirl, and as his political enemies in Israel and the U.S. seek to use the controversy against him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just issued a statement that he still plans to speak before Congress next month:

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Which should Israel fear most – Obama’s temper or Iran’s nukes?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:32pm
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The now-open conflict between the Obama administration and Bibi Netanyahu has little to do with Obama’s hurt feelings or a breach of protocol, though it is portrayed that way by the White House, many Democrats, and increasingly, weak-kneed supporters of Israel who worry that getting Barack Obama angry would be the...

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Yemen update: Sanaa formally “occupied” by Houthi rebels

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 11:53am
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Over the past several months, we’ve watched the situation in Yemen devolve to the point of chaos. In September, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels took informal control of the capital city of Sanaa; then, in mid-January, Yemen’s active al-Qaeda cell took credit for the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and threatened...

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“the Israeli government doesn’t — and shouldn’t — listen to them”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00pm
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Going through some old bookmarks I never wrote about, I found Israel’s Fair-Weather Fans, an August 7, 2014, NY Times Op-Ed by Shmuel Rosner. The column is a rebuttal to liberal Jewish American critics worrying about the alienation of liberal American Jews from Israel.

It seems relevant today, as some Democrats...

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Democrats have a choice, but it’s not Bibi versus Barack

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 6, 2015 at 10:00am
Iran Nuclear Talks

It all is proceeding as planned.

A nuke deal with Iran, with the quid pro quo of assisting Iran’s expansion into a regional power, is working its way forward. For that, Iran gets to keep most of its nuclear program, because it likes it.

There are two things standing in the way:...

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The method to Obama’s foreign policy madness

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:28pm
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Ever wonder whether Obama’s policy towards Iran represents something coherent, or just naive incompetence? Here’s an excellent article by Michael Doran in Mosaic that fleshes out the details of a theory about Obama’s approach to Iran. It doesn’t take the most extreme stance of all—which would be the “Obama...

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Wow – Murdered Argentine prosecutor had draft arrest warrant for President Kirchner

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 3:09pm
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David previously covered the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman the day before he was to testify before the Argentine Congress regarding an alleged government cover-up of Iran’s involvement in the bombing of a Jewish Center in Buenos Aires.

There has been speculation that it was not a suicide, that Nisman was murdered...

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Tom Cotton takes a hard stance on Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
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I wasn’t looking for anything more than a screenshot when I came across Senator Tom Cotton’s (R-Ark.) statement last week (embedded below) before the Senate Banking Committee. But when I heard him speak about Iran’s “…nasty habit with their proxies of killing Jews all around the world.” I made a mental...

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Iran’s Demographic Death Grip: STD Epidemic and Plummeting Birth Rate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:30pm
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David Goldman, aka Spengler, has written extensively about demography.

In 2011 we highlighted his argument that Israel is an emerging demographic superpower:

Like the vanishing point in a perspective painting, long-term projections help us order our perceptions of what we see in front of us today. Here’s one to think about, fresh from the...

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