In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Biden to Skip Netanyahu Speech

Vice President Joe Biden will not attend Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress, Politico is reporting. The stated reason is that Biden will be out of the country. Whether the White House arranged a trip to avoid having to send Biden is not clear. I wouldn’t put it beyond them. The White House claims planning has been underway for some time. It’s not clear

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Operatives Tied to Obama Target Arab Vote to Unseat Netanyahu

A stunning new report today in the Washington Free Beacon reveals that a U.S.-based progressive alliance will use operatives who worked on President Obama’s 2012 reelection to drum up votes among Arabs in an effort to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The group, known as Ameinu, “is in contact with experts from Obama’s reelection team, which was involved in ‘similar’ operations,” according to the

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Cartoon of the Day || February 4, 2015

  I wouldn’t say, as the cartoon does, that President Obama is Israel’s enemy. But to the extent he’s a friend, it’s kind of in the manner of a divorced husband – civil for the sake of the children, sends checks, but is not the least bit affectionate nor particularly concerned how his relationships with other women whom he prefers impact his former wife. And, I’d say,

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White House Not Sure Biden Will Attend Netanyahu Speech

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today indicated it was uncertain whether Vice President Biden would attend next month’s speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress, saying, in effect, that it would depend on whether Biden can work it into his schedule. “The vice president’s schedule for that week has not yet been set,” Earnest said near the beginning of the briefing. But Earnest

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Israeli Newspaper: Obama May Not Meet with Netanyahu Again

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “toast” at the White House following his acceptance of an invitation to address Congress, and President Obama may never meet with him again, according to one of Israel’s leading newspapers. Writing in the liberal Haaretz, known as “Israel’s New York Times,” diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid paints a dire portrait of the relationship between Netanyahu and both Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, saying

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Obama Will Not Meet with Netanyahu

President Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when Netanyahu travels to the United States to address Congress about Iran and other matters, according to the Jerusalem Post. The White House, which was not consulted about the invitation to address Congress and which has said it was a “breach of protocol,” claimed there would be no meeting because Netanyahu has an election

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Boehner Sticks it Back to Obama

With President Obama about to finish what will no doubt be a dangerous new deal with Iran, House Speaker John Boehner today announced that he has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington to speak next month to Congress directly, bypassing the White House. Obama, who mostly stuck it to Congress with a State of the Union speech that was long on flowery rhetoric about

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Official Who Called Netanyahu “Chickenshit” is Still in Hiding

An administration official who called Israeli Prime Minister “chickenshit” remains in hiding. Another aide to President Obama, who refused to speak on the record, said the official was cowering behind a semicircular hole at the base of a wall in the West Wing and being fed cheese. “He thinks if he comes forward he will lose his job and possibly have his Twitter account suspended,”

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White House Throws Hissy Fit Over Netanyahu Remarks

The White House Monday lashed out furiously at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for saying U.S. opposition to a new Israeli housing project in East Jerusalem was contrary to “American values.” Now, the White House has a point in asserting that it doesn’t need a civics lesson from a foreign leader on American values. But we have to understand the context. Netanhyahu’s statement, made on Face the

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Israeli Opposition Leader: Bibi “Loathes” Barack

Israeli Labor Party Chairman Isaac Herzog let the cat fully out of the bag Friday night, charging that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “loathes” President Obama, according to the Times of Israel. It’s been pretty clear that the two are not best of pals. But the suggestion by a fellow Israeli leader that the enmity goes very deep adds credibility to suspicions that the relationship is

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Obama Threatens Israel to get a Deal with the Palestinians

In an interview with Bloomberg published yesterday, President Obama took to lecturing and threatening Israel, implying that he, and not the Israeli leadership, knows what’s best for the country and warning that if peace talks fail it would be difficult for the U.S. “to manage the international fallout.” Sounds almost like a line from a gangster flick. There’ll be consequences see? I might not be

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The Real Reason Behind Obama’s Israel Trip

You can barely read an article about President Obama’s sojourn in Israel that doesn’t say the visit is without substance because Obama lacks a grand plan to end the conflict between the Palestinians and the Jews. That he’s not even bothering to try to negotiate. Indeed, he’s not. His speech today to Israelis, given in typical Obama style to an audience of admiring children, was

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