Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon /GPO/FLASH90
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a train to the southern town of Sderot, to inaugurate a new, rocket proof train station. As this picture exhibits, Netanyahu's political foundation relies on right-wingers (like Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz sitting next to him) and the Orthodox, without being one himself. He must devise maneuvers to keep the right at his side, while supporting the secularist Ashkenazi elite where he really belongs.

Breaking promises is what he does best, and so our prime minister will bury this week’s promises, too. There will be no housing starts in Judea and Samaria, there will be no permanent peace agreement, basically, the only real outcome will be the same outcome as before: Israel will continue to release select groups of Jew killers for no good reason, with no return gesture on the part of the Arabs, and the PA will continue to send out small reminders in the form of a knifing here, a shooting there, a firebomb, a rock throwing event, in small increments, just to show who’s really in charge.

You know what’s the truly depressing part about all of the above? That you, dear reader, could have written this article with your eyes closed. You know it’s just a dance, and everyone involved knows it’s just a dance. We’re all just kicking the can down another block and then another, and another one yet. Bibi gets to stay in office another year, Abbas stays on as well, everybody is not exactly happy, but we’re surviving.


Jewish guy is drowning off Miami Beach, the guy that rescues him asks: How you doin’, and the first guy says: I make a living.

Israel has a good supply of about 6,000 “security” prisoners. The Arabs have plenty of rocks in stock. The Americans…


OK, at this point I’ll admit I have no idea why the Obama Administration is doing this.

Let’s agree, for the sake of argument, that the Obama and Kerry motivation is not rabid antisemitism. And that Obama is not the antichrist. Or a Muslim vanguard. If you believe those explanations I can’t have a debate with you because you already know and I’m not convinced.

My problem is that, once I eliminate those insane options, I can’t for the life of me fathom why they’re so heatedly into this fake peace process thing. What do they want to achieve?

Obama already has a Nobel Prize – he really wants to be the first politician to receive it twice for no reason at all?

Is it Kerry’s Nobel Prize? Maybe, although the thought of the man being so vain he would work against American interests so eagerly just for an invite to that evening with the King of Sweden is very upsetting. It kinda’ makes him the Sheldon Cooper of international politics…

The stated strategic aim of the Obama Administration has been to disentangle the U.S. from all the needless obligations it was left by the Bush 2 Administration. After redistributing the wealth with trillions of dollars obtained from the taxpayer and given to the military industrial complex; after thousands of Americans have been killed in wars that only made things worse for America in the region; after false starts of an imagined “Arab Spring” across the region resulted in civil wars and even worse dictatorial regimes in most places, it’s finally time to go home—and the Obama White House has been pulling out in earnest.

In a couple of years, the U.S. will be practically self-sufficient in its energy supply. The one ultimate reason that has kept us in the Middle East, putting up with its crazy sheiks and murderous tyrants, was oil. We now have all the oil we need, let’s go home.

So why stay so madly focused on the unfulfilled national aspirations of the Palestinians? Seriously, I’ve been asking myself this question often over the past couple of years, and I don’t have an answer that doesn’t depict the president as all kinds of supernatural things.

How would U.S. interests possibly benefit from a 2-state solution, without the Hamas? What’s in it for America? What’s in it for the Democratic party? Gurnisht, nada, nothing.


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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth,,, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.