For Israel-Focused Voters, Republicans Have the Far-Stronger Case

Donald Trump may not be everyone’s cup of tea.  But considering his far more solidly pro-Israel team, Republican commitment to repeal FATCA, Democratic unreliability towards Israel and Hillary’s deplorable Israel record (beyond her words), it’s not a close call. 

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The Opposite of Benghazi: Happy Entebbe Anniversary, Mrs. Clinton

Israel’s incredible rescue of hostages from the middle of the African continent highlights just how incredible America’s non-rescue of its CIA and Foreign Service officers in Benghazi was, letting them die on their own without making any attempt to save them.

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Abe on the John Batchelor Show discussing Abe’s Daily Beast column on Israel’s motivation for freeing terror prisoners, August 8, 2013

John interviewed Abe about Israel’s motivation for freeing terror prisoners, August 8, 2013.

The column.

Why Did Netanyahu Release Palestinian Prisoners?

Israelis may be masters of intelligence. They may be military geniuses. But they are inept when it comes to visionary diplomatic moves—especially those whose success hinges on the misplaced belief in the good faith of others.

This column was originally published in The Daily Beast.

Here is Abe’s interview on the John Batchelor Show on this topic.

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From Under the Bus: A Response to Efraim Halevy and the NYTimes

This column was originally published in The Times of Israel

Although President Obama has his own record — and what a record it is — regarding Israel, Halvey has nary a word to say about it.  Furthermore, Governor Mitt Romney has a sterling record of support for Israel, and a staunchly pro-Israel foreign policy team; yet Halevy deems this unworthy of comment. What kind of analysis of the election ignores entirely any analysis of the actual candidates or their records?

Efraim Halevy, the former director of Israel’s Mossad, has penned a most peculiar column published in The New York Times.  Halevy maintains that “no Democratic president has ever strong-armed Israel on any key national security issue,” and that Republican presidents were the ones who have thrown Israel “under the bus.”

Halevy used to be a serious man.  But his unserious analysis is as incomplete as it is irrelevant. In fact, it amounts to historical malpractice.     Continue reading

Seven Minutes: The Limits Of Obama’s Pro-Israel Pronouncements

Obama told Jewish supporters: “This administration — I try not to pat myself too much on the back — but this administration has done more in terms of the security of the State of Israel than any previous administration.”
 
Stop laughing; he actually said it with a straight face. 
A seven-minute Israel-loves-Obama promotional video?  Is that the best this administration can do?  Perhaps it’s time for an administration whose pro-Israel record will last more than seven minutes. Continue reading