How Obama Lost Israel’s Election

Bibi's voictoryWhen Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu came to town in early March, he came to address a joint session of Congress at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner. President Barack Obama pointedly refused to meet with him. His excuse was that he didn’t want to appear to influence the Israeli elections, just two weeks away.

That excuse was both ironic and blatantly hypocritical Continue reading

Netanyahu in Washington: An Eleventh-hour Plea for Sanity

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On Tuesday, March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu laid out in an address before a joint meeting of Congress, a compelling rebuttal to the President’s case for the phased deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran.  He diplomatically paid court to President Obama for supplying both known and secret support for the Jewish nation of Israel, and thanked him for his continued friendship.

We didn’t need Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come tell us how big a threat a nuclear enabled Iran will be. Well-informed Americans already know that Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapons production capability in the hands of their apocalyptic regime will fan the flames of war in the Middle East and put the entire world at risk. Continue reading

Israel’s Iron Dome Winning the War in Gaza and DC

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On its 25th day, Israel’s war with Hamas saw a UN- brokered, 72-hour, humanitarian ceas-fire dissolve in less than 90 minutes after going into effect. It was not the first, and not the last attempt at a negotiated cease fire, but like all the others, Hamas broke it almost before it began.

The silence was broken when an IDF team, approaching the mouth of a Hamas terror tunnel near the Rafah frontier, was ambushed  by a group of Hamas terrorists emerging from the tunnel. Three IDF soldiers were killed in the attack. One of them, Lt. Hadar Goldin, was first thought to have been kidnapped and  was the subject of an intense search, but  on Sunday, August 3, he was declared among the dead. The Hamas suicide bomber killed himself and two other Hamas fighters were killed in the ensuing fire fight. The IDF retaliated with artillery and aerial bombardment on Rafah, and Hamas rockets resumed with a vengeance to rain down on southern Israel. Only Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system kept Israel from having high numbers of civilian casualties from the Hamas rockets. Continue reading