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Should Israel bet the farm on U.S. promises?

19 Elul 5772 – September 6, 2012
A strategy of stopping Iran by getting the US to promise to enforce red lines is only a promise; and nations — the US is not alone in this — do not keep promises when doing so is not determined to be in their interest.

Democratic Platform Tilts Against Israel: Side by Side Comparison to 2008, 2004

18 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
My pro-Obama friends tell me that nothing’s changed, that this administration is as pro-Israel as any previous one, Democratic or Republican, and I needn’t fear that a reelected President Obama will punish Israel. With all due respect, they are full of it.

Why didn’t they leave the platform alone?

The interesting question is “why did they change it?” A platform is not a binding document; it is intended as a general statement of a party or candidate’s positions. Its planks are generally written to appeal the broadest possible constituencies. Most voters never read platforms or care about them. Is the change is intended to send a message to the leadership of the Muslim nations that Obama has been courting since his 2009 speech in Cairo that he is taking concrete steps to weaken the bond between the U.S. and Israel?

Do we ‘have Israel’s back’?

16 Elul 5772 – September 3, 2012
In March, President Obama said "when the chips are down, I have Israel’s back," but U.S. actions since have shown otherwise.

Rachel Corrie and Evergreen State

15 Elul 5772 – September 2, 2012
Evergreen State College, where Rachel Corrie attended college, is a paradigm of the progressive cause-based model of education and has produced a high number of the anti-Israel International Solidarity Movement's activists.
Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, at an "end the occupation" rally at the U.S. Capitol, June 10, 2007.

A Letter to the Corries: Your Daughter was Exploited, Don’t Blame Israel

11 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
You have chosen to honor your daughter's memory by taking her side. That's understandable, but it doesn’t validate the ideology that got her killed in order to further its goals of still more death and destruction.

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