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JStreet’s Hagel ‘Victory’ is on American Jewry

Congratulations, JStreet, you won before you even started! Perhaps you can save your breath, energy and George Soros' and god knows who else's money and go home.

The UN: That Explains It, They’re All Drunk!

A US diplomat proposed that UN negotiating rooms be 'inebriation-free zones.'

Argo and Benghazi

In the version of events provided by Argo, it wasn't radical Islamists who stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, but the Iranian people as a whole.

Bennett’s Unholy Alliance with Lapid

Not exactly what Jewish Home voters thought they would get on election day.

Will the Likud Remain Democratic?

The institution of party primaries in Israel needs to be expanded not shrunk, so that the government will be under the supervision of the people from which it derives power and the moral authority to govern.

Danny Ayalon Shows his True Colors

Ayalon's new position on the Palestinian statehood doesn't quite match his prior criticism of the Palestinian's bid for statehood at the UN.

The City of ‘East Jerusalem’

East Jerusalem has become code for: where Jews shouldn't be.

Correction: How Israel Averted a Syrian Chemical Crisis

Israeli willingness to do whatever it takes to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands may be the only thing preventing civil wars or heated rhetoric from becoming mass atrocities.

The Future Coalition and the Israeli Right

Like Liberman before, Lapid will likely be Netanyahu's major partner as under almost any coalition figuration Yesh Atid can bring down the coalition.

My Last Word on Election Day

So my advice is, don't try to outsmart anyone. You will just be shooting yourself in the foot. Vote for the party you want to see lead the country.

Morsi’s Non-Apology Apology Appears to Satisfy US

As predicted here, Mori's anti-Israel rants will have no affect on U.S. policy of aiding Egypt's transition to an Islamist democracy-dictatorship.

Channel 10 Poll: Likud-Beitenu Down to 32; Jewish Home 14; Power for Israel 2

The Channel 10 report included the fact that none of the Likud's district candidates would get in and even MK Carmel Shama could be on the chopping bloc.

Donald Trump Endorses Netanyahu (Video)

Trump even works in the Likud's election slogan, "A strong prime minister is a strong Israel."

You Saw it Here First: Morsi’s Call for War on Israel

The JewishPress.com was the first major English language Jewish/Israel news publication to have the story about the video.

Permission to Attack: The Likud-Beitenu’s Ad Last Night

It cannot be claimed it is fair for one party to attack another, but not for the other to attack back...

The Likud-Beitenu’s Election Spot: A Return to Positive Campaigning

The election-video recalls the practical achievements of the government over the last four years.

The Right Brought Oslo: What Does Dayan Mean?

In 1992, the Tehiya Party brought down Shamir's government over the Madrid Conference, leading to Labor's victory and the signing of the Oslo Accords.

So You Say You Want a US Style Constitution in Israel…

Let's face it, people here don't vote for representatives. Party bosses and power players do.

In 2010, Morsi Called for War Against Israel (Video)

As if you needed proof that the new Egypt is an enemy lying in wait.

Understanding Israel’s ‘Deal System’

While the Israeli media wrongly claimed that the Likud had made an extreme shift to the right in recent primaries, some commentators were correcting in observing the existence of a deal-system. (Part IV in a series about the Likud primaries).

New York Times’ Jerusalem Chief Admits Anti-Israel Bias

Even after the New York Times issued a remarkable correction, the paper's bureau chief claims she was essentially correct in writing that construction in E-1 would cut Judea and Samaria in two.

On this Day: Annexation of the Golan

Lessons from Begin's push to annex the Golan.

The Other MKs Who Didn’t Make it into the Likud’s Top 25

In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part III in a series).

Can the Likud Survive without the ‘Feinschmeckers’?

In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part II in a series).

The Likud’s Alleged Rightward Shift

In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part I in a series).

The Non-Member Observer ‘State’ of Palestine

The entire concept of non-member observers has no bearing on international law.

The Likud’s Top 35: List Breakdown

The top 35 of the Likud's Knesset list and which spots are what.

Admitting the Mistake of the Disengagement

On Sunday, Wall Street Journal editor and columnist Bret Stephens did what too many need to do: own up to the mistake of supporting the Disengagement Plan.

So What Did Obama Call the Benghazi Attack?

Since the debate there's been a lot of analysis as to whether the President designated the attack on the U.S. embassy in Bengahzi, Libya, an act of terrorism. The President indeed used the term "act of terror" the next day but it wasn't clear if he was talking about that attack or 9-11. For the next week administration officials described the attacks as part of a protest-riot against the the U.S. over the "Innocence of Muslims" video which got out of hand.

What ‘War’ with Iran is Biden Talking About?

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently warned that, “The results of an American or Israeli military strike on Iran could, in my view, prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations in that part of the world.” During Thursday's Vice Presidential debate the statement was read to Vice President Joe Biden and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan  at the start of segment on Iran. What exactly Gates meant by “catastrophic” I’m not sure (Muslim/Middle East resentment towards the U.S.? Lack of access to oil? Increase in global terrorism?), but during the debate, both Biden and debate moderator Martha Raddatz seemed to argue that it meant going to war with Iran.

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