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President Obama’s current visit to Israel reminds me of THIS COLUMN of 15 months ago by Chemi Shalev:
Imagine if Israel would launch a successful preemptive strike against a country that is building a nuclear bomb that threatens its very existence, and the American president would describe it as “a tragedy”.
And then, not only would the U.S. administration fail to “stand by its ally”, as Republicans pledged this week, but it would actually lend its hand to a UN Security Council decision that condemns Israel, calls on it to place its nuclear facilities under international supervision and demands that …
As I’ve argued here on numerous occasions, the worship of Ronald Reagan among Republicans these days is ridiculous in the extreme and is based largely on fictional accounts of the Gipper’s presidency.
This curious phenomenon comes to mind with all the overblown GOP rhetoric of late about how badly President Obama treats the state of Israel. In reality, Obama’s record regarding U.S-Israeli relations makes Reagan’s look downright shameful.
The comparison was made in the most blistering of terms in THIS COLUMN by Israeli journalist Chemi Shalev. Excerpts from the piece can’t do it justice. Read the whole thing. It’s an …
Mitt Romney seems to have won last night’s Republican presidential debate, but along the way he delivered up a few WHOPPERS about President Obama’s public statements concerning Israel.
Romney said Obama “went before the United Nations and castigated Israel for building settlements. He said nothing about thousands of rockets being rained on Israel from the Gaza Strip.”
In fact, Obama invoked the threat of rockets into Israel in that speech last fall. “Israel’s citizens have been killed by rockets fired at their houses and suicide bombs on their buses. Israel’s children come of age knowing that throughout the …
On his celebrated visit to America this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been peddling rhetoric that seems mainly intended to shore-up his right-wing coalition back home.
But his service to this objective has included a little flip-flopping.
Consider his vigorous disagreement with President Obama’s call for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations ”based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.”
Ah, but Nethanyahu wasn’t nearly so upset when he and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met for talks last November (above).