It’s bad enough that the blood of American and Israeli victims of Palestinian terror is cheap; it is outrageous that it is subsidized. Including by the U.S. government. Isn’t it time to put a stop to this most obscene use of American tax dollars?
Democrats own FATCA, which is wreaking havoc with even basic financial services available to Americans abroad. Those nine million Americans are feeling its effects, and they are not happy. Expect them to vote accordingly.
That Independence Day goes by insufficiently appreciated is a symptom of an erosion of American identity. For some perspective, let’s look at Memorial Day. In Israel.
America has always been a model to Israel of so much worth emulating. Perhaps in the realm of strengthening of national identity, Israel can return the favor.
The national security compromises discovered from Clinton’s unsecured emails dwarf any previous scandal, and scream of Clinton’s incompetent judgment—especially if she’s telling the truth.
Nothing underscores Hamas incompetence more than the current war. Hamas chose this war, yet what does it have to show for it other than a few score Israelis killed? How foolish does Hamas look for building and maintaining a huge rocket arsenal that has turned out to be mostly impotent against Israel’s Iron Dome?
On the “Three Schalits” Facebook page appear dozens of photos of smiling Palestinians holding up the three-fingered symbol in various locales. Israelis know how to read between the lines.
Many of those photographed flashing the sign are young children. Sweet-looking children. Palestinian children. Celebrating the kidnapping of Israeli children. Continue reading
Peace with Israel creates an existential problem: Palestinian identity has become defined solely in terms of conflict with Israel; how can the Palestinians give up the conflict without giving up the key to their identity?
Just weeks ago, Israel intercepted a ship, the Klos C, with a cargo of sophisticated Iranian weapons destined for Iranian proxy armies terrorising Israel. Just days ago, those same Iranian proxies fired dozens of rockets at Israel. Was there even a word of serious American protest to the Iranians? Did it even slightly alter the American negotiating posture?
Just how long the current regime can keep a lid on that is anyone’s guess. Israel and the West should appreciate the cooperation they get from Jordan while it lasts. That may not be for long, and what comes next is unlikely to be so cooperative.