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The US is interfering in Israel’s elections despite Obama’s ostensible “reluctance”

One of the prime reasons given by President Barack Obama for his objection to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress about the dangers of a deal with Iran and his further refusal to meet with Netanyahu is that … Continue reading

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The time when it was OK for the US to interfere in Israel’s elections

Last week when it emerged that Speaker Boehner had invited PM Binyamin Netanyahu to address Congress in March on the Iran issue, among the other petulant reactions of President Obama was his self-righteous declaration that he won’t meet PM Binyamin … Continue reading

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Once again the NYT’s Roger Cohen wants to save Israel from itself

For a long time now I’ve refrained from fisking New York Times’ articles and opinion pieces about Israel because they are either so anti-Israel, or so ignorant as to be irrelevant and even self-defeating in that they just provoke the … Continue reading

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Israel heads for elections

For people who have been following local Israeli news recently, it comes as no great surprise that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called for the dissolution of the Knesset and for new elections to be held in 3 months time, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

With all the tragic events of this past week, this week’s Good News Friday post is going to concentrate more on good news from the  political front. First we have the quite astonishing news that the ICC rejected a petition … Continue reading

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Europe – bad for the Jews?

The question mark at the end of my headline is probably not really necessary. The latest European election results, combined with a rising tide of antisemitic sentiment and violence, makes it clear that the time is rapidly approaching for the … Continue reading

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