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Mr. President: Don’t Free Jonathan Pollard

One of the most prominent features of President Obama’s trip to Israel has been the incessant stream of demands he incurred for the release of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. Press pool reports say the motorcade route is often stocked with people holding signs to free Pollard. Obama was heckled during his Jerusalem speech by someone demanding Pollard be set loose. And no doubt, Obama

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Obama Departs The Holy Land Safely

Let me just say, Obama is in the air, and I’m glad he’s safe. This trip had to have been a security nightmare. My gravest concern was during his visit to the Palestinian territories, which are about as well organized and predictable as a colony of penguins on LSD. Who knows what was in the minds of the troops Obama reviewed with President Abbas –

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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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Kerry Commends Abbas on His Tie

Secretary of State John Kerry showed off to the world his subtle diplomatic skills today when he complimented Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on his tie. “Nice tie, Mr. President,” Kerry said as he, Abbas and President Obama waited for the press to be rolled in to witness a pre-meeting photo op at the Muqata Presidential Compound in Ramallah. No, this is not satire.

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Palestinians Welcome Obama

This is from a couple of days ago, but it fits with widespread reports of angry Palestinian protests against President Obama. To get an idea of what we’re dealing with here, a poll taken in the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s killing showed that nearly half of Palestinians opposed it. Mr. President, please note who your friends are. H/T to Gateway Pundit.

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Obama Gumming Up Meetings With Netanyahu, Abbas

President Obama appeared to be chewing Nicorette gum today during separate gatherings with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestine National Authority President Abbas. According the the White House press pool report, Obama appeared to be chewing at both a technology exhibition he and Netanyahu attended in Jerusalem and later in the day as he and Abbas sat together for photographs just before meeting in Ramallah.

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Chuck Todd Tries to Conduct His Own Press Conference

Updated March 21 at 7:28 am ET I really hate it when White House reporters get so impressed with themselves that they ask forty questions. Chuck’s a nice guy and not normally a blowhard, but he seems here to have temporarily lost a sense of his own importance relative to the rest of the universe. I’m glad President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu called him

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Obama Was Hit as a Child for Being Left Handed

President Obama was rapped with a ruler while a child in Indonesia for writing with his left hand, Obama himself revealed today. The president spoke as he signed the guest book at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s residence. It sounds as if it was his teachers who hit him, though he did not specify. From the press pool report: While Obama, a lefty, signed, he talked

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Video || Obama Arrives in Israel

Sheesh, this is kind of uncomfortable. But also interesting – haven’t really watched video of this kind of thing so close up. Weird seeing the president trying too hard. I guess we know Obama is happy to be in Israel because he said so 17 times. He’s catching grief for the remarks at the end – “It’s good to get away from Congress,” but, come

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Wasserman Schultz Hitches Ride on AF1 to Israel

Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is accompanying President Obama to Israel, adding a decidedly political element to Obama’s first trip to the Holy Land as president. Wasserman Schultz, who is Jewish, was joined on Air Force One by another House Democrat, Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, who is also Jewish. No Republican lawmakers have been reported to be part of the

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