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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: What really happened in Jerusalem – WaPo

By at March 29, 2013 | 12:50 am

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: What really happened in Jerusalem – WaPo

By Charles Krauthammer, Thursday, March 28 “I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those [Palestinian] kids, they’d say, ‘I want these kids to succeed.’ ” — Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 Very true. But how does the other side feel about Israeli kids? Consider that the most revered parent in Palestinian society ... Go To Article

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MAX BOOT: Obama in Israel: Hope over Experience? « Commentary Magazine

By at March 26, 2013 | 4:37 pm

MAX BOOT: Obama in Israel: Hope over Experience? « Commentary Magazine

Max Boot | @MaxBoot - 03.25.2013 I was traveling last week, so have not had an opportunity until now to comment on President Obama’s speech in Jerusalem and his visit to Israel in general. I only now read the speech and, like many of Obama’s speeches, it is a rhetorical masterpiece. It is also a tacit repudiation of his entire first term, which began, as far as ... Go To Article

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LOCUSTS IN ISRAEL:: Fertile locusts swarm into Israel on Passover eve | The Times of Israel

By at March 25, 2013 | 12:05 am

LOCUSTS IN ISRAEL:: Fertile locusts swarm into Israel on Passover eve | The Times of Israel

A day before Passover, farmers in southern Israel were suffering from another plague of locusts, entering the country from Egypt with biblical timing. The pests hit fields and greenhouses in the south; the Agriculture Ministry was working to prevent heavy damage to crops in the Negev and stop the insects from penetrating deeper into the country. Unlike previous ... Go To Article

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MORE SPENDING:: Obama Admin Unblocks $500M in Funding for Palestinian Authority

By at March 24, 2013 | 12:09 am

MORE SPENDING:: Obama Admin Unblocks $500M in Funding for Palestinian Authority

by BEN SHAPIRO 23 Mar 2013, 10:58 PM PDT  -- After jet-setting to Israel to lecture citizens of the Jewish State about how they needed to empathize more with Palestinians who elect Hamas and back Israeli extinction, President Obama demonstrated what empathy means to him: the State Department has announced that it will unblock $500 million in aid to the Palestinian ... Go To Article

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JOEL POLLAK:: ‘Reset’: How Netanyahu Stood up to Obama–and Won

By at March 21, 2013 | 11:07 am

JOEL POLLAK:: ‘Reset’: How Netanyahu Stood up to Obama–and Won

by JOEL B. POLLAK 20 Mar 2013 -- The mainstream American media are grading President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel as a win, after just a few hours of events and meetings. And it is a success thus far--even without the grade inflation from the “incestuous” American press (in the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu). Yet the media are missing the ... Go To Article

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ISRAEL:: Flustered Barack Obama on the back foot over Israeli settlements – Telegraph

By at March 21, 2013 | 11:00 am

ISRAEL:: Flustered Barack Obama on the back foot over Israeli settlements – Telegraph

By Robert Tait, Jerusalem 2:40PM -- In a stark contrast to his smooth-running public appearances with Israeli leaders, the US president found himself on the back foot when forced to address the issue after a 90-minute meeting with Mr Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Mr Obama said he had told Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, that settlement ... Go To Article

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CAROLINE GLICK:Jerusalem Post Editor: ‘We Can’t Figure Out What He’s Doing Here’

By at March 21, 2013 | 12:10 am

CAROLINE GLICK:Jerusalem Post Editor: ‘We Can’t Figure Out What He’s Doing Here’

by LARRY O'CONNOR 20 Mar 2013, 10:04 AM -- Caroline Glick, Senior Contributing Editor of the Jerusalem Post said the Israeli people consider President Obama "a hostile president overall," on "Mornings on the Mall" on WMAL-FM in Washington DC. Appearing with Brian Wilson and myself Wednesday morning, Glick said the Israeli people "can't figure out what he's doing ... Go To Article

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ISRAEL:: to ask Obama to use air strikes in case of Syrian missile transfer | Guardian

By at March 18, 2013 | 10:09 am

ISRAEL:: to ask Obama to use air strikes in case of Syrian missile transfer | Guardian

Israel will use President Obama's visit on Wednesday to try to persuade the US to carry out air strikes on Syria if there is evidence that Syrian missiles are to be handed over to Hezbollah in Lebanon, or at least to give full support to Israeli military action to prevent the transfer. On this week's trip to Israel and the West Bank, Obama will also come under Israeli ... Go To Article

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ISRAEL:: US bipartisan bill to make Israel ‘strategic ally’ | JPost

By at March 5, 2013 | 10:36 am

ISRAEL:: US bipartisan bill to make Israel ‘strategic ally’ | JPost

The bill, introduced Monday by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), was timed for the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, and 13,000 activists are expected to lobby for it and for Iran-related bills on Tuesday. The "major strategic ally" bill codifies a number of existing facets of the relationship, including annual ... Go To Article

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ISRAEL:: Police: Gaza Militants Fire Rocket into Israel

By at February 26, 2013 | 12:10 am

ISRAEL:: Police: Gaza Militants Fire Rocket into Israel

25 Feb 2013, 10:34 PM PDT  -- Israeli police say a rocket has been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel. A police spokesman says there was damage to a road but no injuries. It's the first such rocket from the Palestinian territory to land in Israel since Israeli-Gaza fighting last November. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the remains of a rocket were ... Go To Article

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