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Similarly, the U.S., despite coming up with ever more severe anti-Iran sanction plans, seems much more amenable to negotiations with Iran than does Israel, which views them only as facilitating Iran’s playing for time. Indeed, Israel could not have been encouraged by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remark the other day at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. She stressed that the U.S. and other cooperating states do not seek a military confrontation with Iran and went on to say:
Iran does have a choice to make. It can come back to the (negotiating) table, as we have consistently made clear to them, and address the nuclear program concerns that the international community rightly has, or face increasing pressure and isolation.
We strongly believe the people of Iran deserve a better future. They can have that future. The country can be reintegrated into the global community, able to share in the benefits, when their government definitively turns away from pursuing nuclear weapons.
Reintegrated into the global community? What about Iran’s persistent threats to destroy Israel? What about its financial support and arming of terrorist groups operating against Israel?
Secretary Clinton also took great pain to condemn and disassociate the U.S. from the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist. But what about the innocent Israelis murdered and maimed by Iranian supported terrorists? What about the regular use by the U.S. of pilotless drones to extra-judicially take out leaders of Al Qaeda and the Taliban?
On a different yet related note, we would direct readers’ attention to two other recent developments. In a disturbing declaration two weeks ago, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon slammed Israeli settlements as illegal and called for an end to the “occupation.” Of course this is in direct contradiction of the wording of the post-Six Day War UN resolutions.
Almost simultaneously, reports surfaced that the European Union was embarking on a Palestinian investment program that would undermine Israeli control in areas of the West Bank the Oslo Accords gave Israel total control over – the so-called Area C – pending an overall negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.
As was the case with the genocidal language coming from Mr. Abbas’s mufti, the Obama administration has reacted to these latter two developments with the very loud sound of silence.Editorial Board
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Given Ellison’s troubling voting record on Israel and disturbing past affiliations, his ascension to DNC chair could spell disaster for the Dem. Party and the bipartisan nature of US-Israel relations
At least 141 US citizens have been murdered by Palestinian terrorists since the 1960s. Yet the US has never asked the PA to extradite even a single terrorists for prosecution.
If Israel didn’t receive American aid, would it buy U.S. F-35 jets? Should it? This deal has given us an air force on a leash.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s somewhat incongruous comments at the Saban Forum in Washington last week did little to clarify matters.
Mr. Greenblatt’s initial inclination to support Rep. Ellison was almost, one might say, Obamaesque given the clear determination to ignore his troubling history.
People who start the history in 1948 encounter a country that is fundamentally in conflict and are not exposed at all to the yearnings of the Jewish people to restore themselves to their ancestral homeland.
My mother had the glow of Shabbos on her face at all times and her appearance was that of a real Queen Esther, with all the royalty and regalness conveyed by the title.
Ellison represents the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party, just when the party — if it is to win again — must move to the center
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Kerry let loose with a harangue putting the blame for the lack of Mid East peace on Israel and gave the PA and its undemocratic ruler, Mahmoud Abbas, a pass for their refusal to negotiate seriously
The EU and others pay for constructing illegal Palestinian settlements while demanding Israel halt building new homes for Jewish families in Jerusalem neighborhoods or existing West Bank settlements
Dear Mr Kerry, saying that the majority of violence is where the settlements are is like saying most traffic accidents take place on roads. Your logic is classic victim-blaming.
Jimmy Carter has made a post-presidential career out of lying about Israel. The latest pile of lies is a doozy of an op-ed in the New York Times
What rankles is that even the Clinton camp concedes there is no way a recount will negate President-elect Trump’s electoral majority.
In fact, because of the intricacies of Senate rules, the Democratic minority will have a lot to say about what gets passed in that body.
But it seems the president-elect is someone who would honor his word on this as both a matter of personal principle and a blow for equity and justice.
An Interpol alert can serve as the basis for arrest in different jurisdictions around the world and eventually extradition to the country in which the alert originated.
It is inconceivable to us that the investigation would have been reopened so close to the election absent the discovery of evidence of serious wrongdoing.
Our condolences to his wife, Lu-Shawn, children Kenny and Kennedy, and the entire family.
Yet we have the president of the United States traveling to Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem to deliver a eulogy upon the death of a former president of Israel on behalf of the United States. Is that not a powerful statement in itself of recognition of Jerusalem as being part of Israel?
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