Posts by David Gerstman  (Page 5)
 

Will Hillary and Schumer save Dems from themselves on Iran nuke deal?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:30am 7/29/2015 at 8:30am

In an essay for August issue of The Tower Magazine, former longtime editor of The New Republic, Martin Peretz calls on Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer to save the Democratic Party by leading the fight against the nuclear deal with Iran otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan...

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I’ve Read the Nuclear Deal, Mr. President, and It’s Awful

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 9:30am 7/19/2015 at 9:30am

In his combative press conference last week to defend the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama issued the following challenge:

So to go back to Congress, I challenge those who are objecting to this agreement, number one, to read the agreement before they comment on it; number two, to explain...

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Obama spikes Iran Nuke football

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:16am 7/15/2015 at 7:16am

President Obama defended his deal to Iran to Thomas Friedman of The New York Times yesterday. It was a bad deal and it represented a retreat on nearly every single element of the deal.

In any case this is what Obama told Friedman:

“We are not measuring this deal by whether it is...

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Awaiting historic sellout of Israel by Obama-Kerry

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Posted by    Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 12:00pm 7/12/2015 at 12:00pm

President Barack Obama has, at least since 2012, claimed that he has Israel’s back regarding his engagement with Iran.

But as the Iran nuke negotiations move closer to an agreement, with reports it could happen by tomorrow, it is clear that Obama’s words are empty rhetoric.

In M...

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Iran Lobby Targets Legislators Who Oppose Nuclear Deal

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Posted by    Monday, July 6, 2015 at 11:30am 7/6/2015 at 11:30am

Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon obtained an e-mail threatening Democratic legislators who have doubts about the nuclear deal with Iran that the administration is negotiating.

“Democrats in Congress are the...

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Obama’s Strategy is Retreat In Iran Nuclear Negotiations

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Posted by    Friday, July 3, 2015 at 4:15pm 7/3/2015 at 4:15pm

Two recent articles document the multiple American capitulations to Iran in pursuit of a nuclear deal.

One is Friday’s column by Charles Krauthammer, which showed the numerous retreats the administration has taken from ensuring that Iran will stick to an agreement. Another is by Lee Smith, who earlier this week covered a...

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Obama Admin obsessed with accommodating Iranian nuclear goals

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:02am 6/30/2015 at 10:02am

Two stories reported yesterday raise questions whether the Obama administration is willing to devise a deal that will be comprehensive to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear device and even if it could, would it have the will to enforce it.

In the first case, Jay Solomon of The Wall Street Journal reported...

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Latest U.N. Gaza Report Fatally Flawed

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:30am 6/23/2015 at 8:30am

First the good news, the so-called Schabas report, the United Nations Human Rights Council inquiry into last year’s war between Hamas and Israel, isn’t as bad as its predecessor, the infamous, discredited Goldstone report. But it’s still pretty bad.

The Schabas report is named for the judge who originally headed it, William...

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Hillary 2016: Pit the voters against…each other

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Posted by    Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:30am 6/8/2015 at 11:30am

The New York Times yesterday featured an article on Hillary Clinton’s electoral strategy for 2016. In short, she apparently is mimicking President Barack Obama’s strategy for his second term.

Instead, she is poised to retrace Barack Obama’s far narrower path to the presidency: a campaign focused more on mobilizing supporters in the...

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South Carolina Passes Anti-BDS Law

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/5/2015 at 1:00pm

South Carolina passed an anti-BDS bill, that was signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley yesterday, prohibiting the state from doing businesses with firm or individuals who engage in a “boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy...

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Obama’s Cynical Synagogue Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:30am 6/3/2015 at 8:30am

President Obama’s speech a week and a half ago at Washington D.C. synagogue Adas Israel was alternatively promoted as both an opportunity to address the scourge of anti-semitism, and a chance to reach out to American Jews. The speech did nothing to advance either goal and was tone-deaf to any Jews, or Americans for that...

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The War on Police Claims More Victims in Baltimore

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Posted by    Monday, June 1, 2015 at 10:00am 6/1/2015 at 10:00am

Baltimore has been out of the national conversation for a couple of weeks. Freddie Gray is dead. Six police officer have now been indicted in his death. Last weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Baltimore was one of several cities that saw a spike in violence. At that point Baltimore had 35 homicides...

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The Palestinians Continue Their War Against Israel in Soccer

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:13pm 5/22/2015 at 8:13pm

When in 1993 Israel and the PLO agreed to make peace, PLO chief Yasser Arafat committed to forswear violence and engage in bilateral negotiations.

The thousands of Israelis killed, especially during the so-called Aqsa intifada – really a terror campaign orchestrated by Arafat – show that the Palestinians didn’t keep to the...

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Israel’s Magnificent Medical Efforts to Save Syrians

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:40pm 5/13/2015 at 5:40pm

A couple of remarkable news reports have been broadcast in recent days about the care given Syrians wounded in the civil war across the border. One – the more dramatic one – was at the Israeli news site Ynet (affiliated with the daily Yedioth Ahronot); the other at CNN.

The Ynet article...

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Kurdish Revolt Against Iran Brewing?

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:00pm 5/12/2015 at 1:00pm

One of the things about Iran that isn’t generally understood is that its population is at least 40% ethnic minorities. There are Kurds, Ahwazi Arabs, Azeris and Baluchis for example. And of course there are religious minorities, Jews, Sunnis, Christians and Bahai, who also are persecuted.

So what happens when one of...

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Traces of Chemical Weapons Found at Undeclared Site in Syria

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:30pm 5/10/2015 at 2:30pm

Late Friday afternoon Reuters had a huge scoop. Inspectors found traces of prohibited chemical weapons at a previously undeclared site in Syria.

Samples taken by experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition and Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in December and January tested positive for chemical precursors needed to make the toxic agents, the...

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Maersk Pays “Ransom,” Iran Frees Ship

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:30am 5/8/2015 at 8:30am

Iran released the Maersk Tigris, the cargo ship it seized at sea last week.

The New York Times reports:

The Maersk Line, the Danish shipping giant, confirmed in a statement that the vessel and its 24-member crew, forced to anchor near Iran’s southern port of Bandar Abbas since its seizure on April 28,...

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