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More on that destructive Obama interview about Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:30am
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Last month, Jeffrey Goldberg published an interview with President Barack Obama, ahead of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to the United States to attend the AIPAC conference. The President wasn’t at all friendly in the interview, warning (in Goldberg’s words) that “time is running out.” Roughly four weeks later, Mahmoud...

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The Assad Family Business: Mass Murder

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:45am
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Thirty two years ago yesterday, February 2, 1982, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s father, Hafez, began an assault on the city of Hama to put down a Muslim Brotherhood revolt against his regime. Two years ago NPR recounted:

The facts of that event are well-known, but the photographic evidence has been scant. Then,...

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Who decides what’s in Israel’s best interest?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 24, 2014 at 3:53pm
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Yesterday the Israeli media reported on remarks made to Israel Radio. According the Jerusalem Post:

A US official close to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said both men are disturbed over what is...

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“Layers of Editing” is no defense for NY Times Benghazi bias

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:50am
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Last week David Kirkpatrick, the Cairo bureau chief of the New York Times tweeted:

The article, by the editor of the Columbus Dispatch, Benjamin Marrison, Some think, mistakenly, that stories fit agendas, was a defense of Kirkpatrick’s recent in depth report on Benghazi that was later used for a New York Times...

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Israeli Defense Minister apologizes for private comments about futility of peace process and Kerry’s quest

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 3:35pm
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The columnist Michael Kinsley is reputed to have said that “a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.”

Earlier this week  an Israeli newspaper leaked private comments that Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon made critical of Secretary of State John Kerry and expressing skepticism towards ...

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Fiddling While Iran Enriches

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:43am
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Nearly a month ago, President Obama said in a statement:

For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back.

But has Iran’s nuclear program been rolled back or even halted?

Non-proliferation experts Olli Heinonen and...

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It’s not the Occupation, Stupid

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:40pm
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Eugene Kontorovich wrote an important essay for Commentary, Israel, Palestine, and Democracy. Here are three critical paragraphs from the middle of the essay:

The Palestinians have developed an independent, self-regulating government that controls their lives as well as their foreign policy. Indeed, they have accumulated all the trappings of independence and have...

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John Kerry: Getting to “No” with the Palestinians

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:42am
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A few months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry allowed as to how he was worried about Israel’s future if it did not reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. Israel’s Prime Minister has played along sending his emissaries to negotiate with Palestinian partners who don’t want to make a deal.

So...

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For our Iran nuke deal negotiator, there’s no business, like failed business

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00am
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In an article about Wendy Sherman, the administration’s chief nuclear negotiator, Politics and a Ruptured Tendon Don’t Faze Lead Iran Negotiator, the NY Times reports sympathetically, even while indicting her.

Along the way, Ms. Sherman was the State Department’s chief strategist in dealing with the North Korean nuclear program. It was a...

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John Kerry and Bashar Assad — mixed history, muddled policy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2:21pm
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A few months ago a picture of John and Teresa Heinz Kerry having dinner with Bashar and Asma Assad in 2009 resurfaced.

The timing was awkward because it came just after the Secretary of State condemned Assad as a “thug,” and compared him to Adolph Hitler for his use of chemical weapons.

The...

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Giving up Something for Nothing in Geneva Iran talks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:15am
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On Wednesday, The Israel Project hosted a conference call with Dr. Emily Landau of Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies.

Dr. Landau is a non-proliferation expert and spoke about the problems with the agreement apparently being negotiated between the P5+1 (United States, China, France, Great Britain, Russia and Germany) and Iran.

Landau focused...

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The French Objections

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8:51am
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Let’s review some of the administration’s diplomatic activity over the past week.

Lee Smith:

Haaretz reports that the administration misled Israel regarding the terms of the proposed interim agreement with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. One senior Israeli official explained that on Wednesday Israel had seen an outline that the Israelis “didn’t...

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Phony Polonium

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 8, 2013 at 12:30pm
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The New York Times reports Swiss Report Supports Theory Arafat Was Poisoned. Now, of course, the New York Times isn’t the only news outlet to be reporting this. But is it news?

When someone makes an incredible claim, it is the job of the news media to investigate it and challenge it...

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Looking for Iranian moderation in all the wrong places

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10:40am
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We have noted degree to which America’s media, including Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times, tells us that the most vicious anti-American statements from Iran are really expressions of admiration.

Check out a few of Erdbrink’s recent tweets.

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