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Netanyahu to Kerry: Don’t Blame Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ripped Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Israeli-Palestinian relations Wednesday, criticizing the nation’s top diplomat for blaming Israel for the region’s problems, the Washington Examiner reported.

“Like the resolution that John Kerry advanced at the UN (Security Council), John Kerry gave a skewed speech against Israel. For over an hour, Kerry dealt obsessively with the settlements and almost didn’t touch on the root of the conflict — the Palestinian opposition to a Jewish state in any boundaries,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office read.

Kerry Admits Collusion on UN Resolution

Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Wednesday that the United States had at least indirect input into the United Nations resolution condemning Jewish settlements, pushing for it to be crafted in a way that would not cause the United States to reject it.

“We made clear to others, including those on the Security Council, that it was possible that if the resolution were to be balanced and it were to include references to incitement and to terrorism, that it was possible that the U.S. would then not block it,” Kerry said during an appearance at the State Department.

Israeli officials have accused the Obama administration of playing a role in the resolution.

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner.

Rabbi Presiding Over National Menorah Lighting Slams Obama UN Move

The rabbi in charge of the National Hanukkah Menorah lighting used the ceremony, held Sunday just steps from the White House, to criticize the Obama administration’s decision to allow the United Nations to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and portions of Jerusalem as illegal, the Washington Examiner reported. Rabbi Levi… Continue Reading

Obama Permits UN Resolution Condemning Israeli Settlements

In case my fellow Jews needed any more proof about which Party has Israel’s back. From the Washington Examiner: President Obama allowed a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction in disputed Palestinian territory to pass through the United Nations Security Council, marking a dramatic change in U.S. policy just weeks before leaving office. The U.S. did… Continue Reading

White House Forgets that it Doesn’t Think Jerusalem is in Israel

The White House today accidentally did something pro-Israel by inadvertently sending out a transcript of President Obama’s Shimon Peres eulogy which listed Jerusalem as part of Israel. It was forced to send out this correction. White House policy is that Jerusalem belongs neither to the Palestinians nor the Israelis, and our embassy is in Tel… Continue Reading

Obama Statement on Shimon Peres: But Enough About Me

President Obama last night issued a name-dropping, self-referential statement about Israeli President Shimon Peres, who died Tuesday at 93, noting three times that he and Shimon were “friends.” “My friend Shimon” “Our dear friend Shimon Peres” “I will always be grateful that I was able to call Shimon my friend.” Like, what kind of friends?… Continue Reading

But Ugandan President Museveni Digresses

I found this recently and thought you might want to see it, just since it is one of the strangest things I’ve seen recently. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was in Uganda early last month to mark the 40th anniversary of the Israeli raid on Entebbe, which freed Israeli hostages being held by then-President Idi Amin. At… Continue Reading

Video || Netanyahu Blasts Iran Deal at UN

Here is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cogently outlining for a non-listening world the problem with President Obama’s Iran deal: That if Iran does what it is supposed to, it will remain a tyranny, continue its aggression, and eventually build nuclear weapons: “When bad behavior is rewarded, it only gets worse,” Netanyahu said. Here, Netanyahu… Continue Reading

Obama Denies He is Anti-Semitic

President Obama was forced to address the question of whether he is anti-Semitic. In an interview – out today – with the editor of Forward, a publication that covers Jewish American issues, Obama was asked about the charge: Then, I asked, does it hurt you personally when people say that you’re anti-Semitic? “Oh, of course,”… Continue Reading

DWS Won’t Commit to the Iran Deal

You go girl! Spastically vitriolic DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is suddenly a paragon of probity and careful consideration, refusing to say whether she will vote in favor of President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. I’m gonna go home and speak to my constituents who have been weighing in, and I’ll reach a conclusion on… Continue Reading

Don’t Free Pollard

I am Jewish American and a very strong supporter of Israel. But I am not an Israeli.  And I have no sympathy for Jonathan Pollard nor any wish that he be set free. Jonathan Pollard is a spy. Espionage is a capital offense. He is lucky to be serving a life sentence. Why his sentence allows… Continue Reading

Obama’s Iran Deal Nonsense

I actually think President Obama convinces himself that most of the things he is saying are true, and even, wise. That they are neither doesn’t make him a liar, nor even a fool. It makes him an egoist completely convinced that things are right merely because he does or says them. And, being an egoist,… Continue Reading