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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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Hillary’s Accomplishments: A Snapshot of Nothing Much

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/19/2015 at 7:30pm

During the CNN GOP debate, Carly Fiorina challenged Hillary supporters to name one of her accomplishments.

This is an exceedingly fair question of the former First Lady, sena...

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Obama scolds media during Iran presser

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 4:11pm 7/15/2015 at 4:11pm

The Obama Administration is busy running a full court press on behalf of its terrible nuclear deal with Iran. Yesterday, the President sat down with Thomas Friedman of...

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Barack’s Baseless Bibi-Basher

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:05pm 10/29/2014 at 7:05pm

Yesterday Prof Jacobson rightly assessed Jeffrey Goldberg’s The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here as describing a crisis “in Obama-Israel relations.”

Although the White House has offered a disavowal of the profane insult made by one of Goldberg’s sources, the full substance of his remarks needs to be rebutted.

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NY Times plays Sympathy for the BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:43pm 2/9/2014 at 1:43pm

Professor Jacobson made a very good point last week:

The BDS movement presents little real threat to Israel currently, while the European governments do present a potential threat, but it is a diplomatic,...

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It’s not the Occupation, Stupid

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:40pm 12/18/2013 at 8:40pm

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 12/6/2013 at 9:42am

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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Running to Govern is Much Different Than Running Government

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 5:00pm 10/20/2013 at 5:00pm

Last year the big technology news was how President Obama’s re-election campaign used technology to beat Mitt Romney.

This year’s big technology news is the failure of the introduction of Obamacare’s healthcare exchanges.

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Giving Iran’s Rouhani the benefit of the doubts never given Netanyahu

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:15am 10/7/2013 at 10:15am

There has been a steady campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu in the media.

Last week the Washington Post featured a column by David Ignatius arguing that Israel should let the United States give negotiations a chance. Ignatius used 1973 Yom Kippur War as a lesson for Israel, but he probably would have...

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Don’t Fear Iranian Nukes?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2013 at 9:57am 9/30/2013 at 9:57am

In his column yesterday, Hassan does Manhattan, Thomas Friedman wrote about Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani:

1) He’s not here by accident. That is, this Iranian charm offensive is not because Rouhani, unlike his predecessor, went to charm school. Powerful domestic pressures have driven him here. 2) We are finally going to...

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Obama wants Congress to save him from himself on Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 12:05pm 9/1/2013 at 12:05pm

President Obama has decided to send the issue of authorizing force against Syria to Congress. What should Congress do? Should Congress give him the authority to act based on the guidelines he’s set out? Should Congress change the guidelines?

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Anti-Israel Terror Trifecta falls on hard times

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:15am 8/30/2013 at 8:15am

The three terrorist groups Fatah, Hamas and Hezbollah have all fallen on hard times. Though their problems differ, none of them are ascendant now (or at least not in regards to Israel). To be sure, each still presents a challenge and a threat to Israel, but all three are the weakest...

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What will be done to Syria?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2:47pm 8/25/2013 at 2:47pm

“It was quiet in Washington—it had been a summer busy with dispatches on the golf game of President Obama, and on the new first puppy, Sunny, the Portuguese water dog, the newest addition to the White House. Bashar al-Assad had taken the full measure of powers beyond.” The Shame of Syria...

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NY Times to Israel – butt out of Egypt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2013 at 5:00pm 8/19/2013 at 5:00pm

It wasn’t just one article over the weekend. No fewer than four articles in the New York Times over the past few days have made the case that Israel values its security more than it does freedom for Egyptians. While any country would reasonably put the safety of its own citizens...

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Attention Deficit Peace Processing Disorder

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2013 at 3:40pm 8/16/2013 at 3:40pm

Last week Thomas Friedman wrote a paean to John Kerry’s peacemaking, Daring to fail.

In the middle of the article he presented the same sort of “concern” for Israel that Secretary of State Kerry did.

Let’s start with a small item in Britain’s Independent newspaper on July 24, which began: “He once sang,...

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Is John Kerry “concern” trolling Israel?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:15am 8/14/2013 at 10:15am

For the third time in two weeks we have a report about Secretary of State Kerry’s concern for Israel.

First in the New York Times:

With the Palestinians poised to take their claim for statehood to the International Criminal Court and United Nations bodies, American officials say the two sides were facing a...

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Obama admin using media against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 2, 2013 at 2:43pm 8/2/2013 at 2:43pm

1) Targeting Israel in Syria

First the sequence:

a) Israeli Airstrike in Syria Targets Arms Convoy, U.S. Says by Isabel Kershner and Michael Gordon – January 30, 2013

Israeli warplanes carried out a strike deep inside Syrian territory on Wednesday, American officials reported, saying they believed the target was a convoy carrying sophisticated antiaircraft...

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