Hoping to revive the sagging spirits of America’s dwindling pro-Israel Jewish community, pro-Israel icon William Kristol tries to reassure Weekly Standard readers this week that Jimmy Carter issued anti-Israel threats similar to those now made by President Obama, only to see American Jews and Israel emerge stronger.
Hillary Clinton, the all but declared candidate and frontrunner to win the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination, spent Tuesday in the heart of Washington– mere blocks away from the visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu– yet still refused to issue any comments or statements about the extraordinarily high profile visit. Nor, apparently, has there been much pressure from the mainstream media for her to comment.
As the media continues to pepper 2016 Republican presidential candidates with questions on obscure topics ranging from evolutionary biology to medieval Christian theology, Democratic frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not yet been asked, nor has she offered, any word on where she stands regarding the most pressing foreign policy and national security story of the past few weeks: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly controversial address to a joint session of the US Congress scheduled for tomorrow.
Among those in attendance at President Obama’s ‘Countering Extremist Violence’ Conference this week is none other than the chief of Russia’s Federal Security Service– a.k.a. the modern day KGB; Aleksandr Bortnikov.
Just days after the Obama White House accused House Speaker John Boehner of “breaking protocol” by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, a team of up to five Obama campaign operatives has reportedly arrived in Israel to lead a campaign to defeat the Israeli Prime Minister in upcoming national elections.
In reacting to Tuesday’s bloodcurdling terrorist murders of at least 132 school children by Taliban terrorists, once again President Obama could not bring himself to mention the Taliban perpetrators by name. Rather than waking up to the mounting existential threat
Burnishing his reputation for being the West’s most stalwart defender of freedom, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper won major plaudits both at home and around the world for his refusal to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s outstretched hand before Sunday’s G20
State Dept Refuses Visa Extension for Israeli NBA Player as Obama Announces Doubling Chinese Student Visas
Even as he defiantly moves to unilaterally grant legal status to millions of people inside the U.S. illegally, President Obama’s State Department is making sure that such special favors are not meant for everyone. The State Department’s unexplained refusal to
In news certain to rattle Israeli society, several cabinet ministers inside Israel’s government claim that President Obama has formally notified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. may plan a major break in relations with the Jewish state. The U.S. would reportedly
With a deadline for a nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the five Western powers less than three weeks away, the New York Times is breathlessly reporting that Iran has “tentatively agreed to ship much of its
Four days of brutal fighting in and around Tripoli, Lebanon’s second largest city, between reinforced elements of the Sunni terror army ISIS and the Hezbollah-controlled Lebanese army has reignited fears that Lebanon could be descending once again into civil war.
After a firestorm of criticism, authorities at the prestigious International Islamic University of Pakistan empaneled a special disciplinary committee to “investigate” and punish the students behind a booth that promoted Israeli culture at a recent international student fair held at
The call by a senior ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for early Likud party primaries has Israel’s media wildly speculating that Israel’s second-longest-serving leader needs an early primary to fend off growing challenges to his leadership within his
Thursday’s claim by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that lack of “progress” in the Israel-Palestinian peace process is helping fuel the rise of ISIS continues to reverberate both in Israel and the Middle East. Kerry’s remarks, which appeared to
In yet another event of what appears to be an unending string of Obama administration missteps, misstatements, and misrepresentations, the White House has been forced to back away from statements initially made on Sunday by National Security Advisor Susan Rice
The Times of India claims eyewitnesses reported at least one anti-India protestor waving the ISIS flag from atop the gate of one of Kashmir’s largest mosque’s during an anti-India demonstration Friday following Muslim prayers in Srinagar, capital of the majority
According to a report in the San Antonio News Express the US Army has completed but is refusing to release its investigation into the suspected desertion of Army PFC Bowe Bergdahl who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009. He
The world is watching the Islamic State’s terrorist army close in on the Syrian Kurdish town Kobani in real time and HD from TV cameras set up only hundreds of yards away on the Turkish side of the border. Panning
Even as details of the latest ISIS plot to behead innocents on the streets of London emerges, the machinery of the European Union’s massive bureaucracy is well along its plan to impose crippling economic and cultural sanctions on Israel if the
An explosion at or near a suspected nuclear facility near Tehran is being reported by Iran’s state news agency IRNA. The facility is described as an ‘explosives producing factory’ in eastern Tehran on Sunday evening. An opposition website claims the blast
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators protesting China’s attempts to quash their rights to self government appear to be only the latest pro-Western group forsaken by the Obama administration. Meanwhile, its high volume criticism of Israel continues unabated. First, Hong Kong. Protests
Despite a noticeably cool reception at the White House, everywhere else India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on his five day visit to the United States he was treated more like a pop star than the self-effacing 63-year old devout
If one is looking for reasons why Washington has become so caustic, divisive and bitter, look no further than retiring Attorney General Eric Holder. If reports first published by the Los Angeles Times are correct, the always controversial Holder, aged
Assume for a moment that the Free Syrian Army, the mysterious rebel alliance to which the United States is now allied in its broader campaign to degrade and destroy ISIS, is not the ill defined and ever-changing conglomeration of tribal
Fortunately for President Obama, the world he described Wednesday as being “at a crossroads between war and peace” started its descent into chaos before the full effect of his dramatic cuts to American defenses could be implemented. A fact not loss