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In a gushing report on the election of Hassan Rohani as Iran’s new president, The New York Times began with this: “In a striking repudiation of the ultraconservatives who wield power in Iran, voters…overwhelmingly elected a mild-mannered cleric who advocates greater personal freedoms and a more conciliatory approach to the world.”
(Media outlets are divided over the English spelling of his name; the variations include “Rowhani” [the Times] and “Rouhani” [the Washington Post].)
But does the election result really mean Iran will comply with U.S. and UN demands that it abandon all efforts that could lead to its producing a nuclear weapon? Highly doubtful. Real power lies in Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini, who basically called the shots during the Ahmadinejad presidency.
And already in his first news conference since being elected, Mr. Rohani talked about several preconditions for a “constructive dialogue with the U.S.: First, America must not interfere in Iran domestic affairs…. They have to recognize our nuclear rights, put away bullying policies against Iran. And if such, and they have a good intent, then the situation will change.”
Sounds like we are in for more delay in resolving the Iranian threat under the cover of a post-election “honeymoon period.” Indeed, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Obama said the U.S. and its allies would now aggressively press for a resumption of negotiations with Iran that the Iranians unilaterally terminated several months ago.
Prime Minister Netanyahu captured the moment: “Regarding the elections in Iran, we do not delude ourselves…. The international community must not be caught up in wishful thinking and be tempted to relax the pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear program.”
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We risk our lives to help those who do what they can to kill to our people .
Twain grasped amazingly well the pulse of the Jewish people.
The entertainment industry appears divided about the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The contrast between the mentality of Israel and the mentality of Hamas was never so loudly expressed as when the Arab killers became heroes and the Jewish killers became prisoners.
There is a threat today representing a new category of missionary:They call themselves “Hayovel.”
Just as we would never grant legitimacy to ISIS, we should not grant legitimacy to Hamas.
Is Woodstock still leading the world to destruction?
Wye would be seen to have set the groundwork for the creation of a Palestinian state
Blaming Israel for the violence in Gaza, he ends up justifying Hamas’s terrorism.
In the Thirties it was common for anti-Semites to call on Jews to “go to Palestine!”
Obama never hid his contempt for the Israeli government or the majority of Israel’s voters.
“This arbitrary ban is an ugly stain on our democracy, and it also undermines the rule of law.”
We take US “aid” for psychological reasons-if we have an allowance, that means we have a father.
ZIM Piraeus isn’t Israeli-owned or flagged, incidentally, it is Greek operated.
And why would the U.S. align itself on these issues with Turkey and Qatar, longtime advocates of Hamas’s interests?
Hamas has coupled its ideological intolerance of the existence of Israel with numerous terrorist attacks and rocket launchings.
Since nothing is static in warfare, the lesson is clear: Iron Dome must be continuously improved to stay ahead of developments in any rocket technology Hamas and Israel’s other enemies might get their hands on.
The IDF pounding continued and it again seemed only a matter of time before Hamas would be forced to accept the Egyptian proposal.
Almost as one, Jews around the world are acknowledging the day-to-day peril facing ordinary Jews in Israel and the extraordinary service of the IDF in protecting them.
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