In Democrats we Trust: Danger for Israel/Allies

Those whose hatred of political opponents exceeds their hatred for the country’s enemies should be kept far from the Presidency.  A party which treats foreign policy only as a means to claw back power at any cost cannot be trusted with America’s own national security interests; how reliable can it be when it comes to Israel’s?

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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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It’s a Wonderful Middle East

There is a lot of George Bailey in America’s foreign policy DNA.  And, like George, we’ve now seen in the Middle East the dystopia of a world in which we are absent. 

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End of the Line for Hamas?

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?

This column was originally published at Breitbart.com

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Even Mushroom Clouds Have Silver Linings

Troubling as America’s apparent declare-diplomatic-victory-and-get-out approach to squandering Iranian sanctions may be, it is making other countries scramble to adjust.  And that may prove useful, especially to Israel.   Iran and America may have inadvertently done more to advance Mideast peace than all previous peace plans, conferences and initiatives combined.  Continue reading

Obamacare Follies: Lessons For Israel

An administration which so easily lies to its own citizens to achieve domestic political ends cannot be trusted to act faithfully towards the citizens of other countries. Continue reading

Barack Obama’s Commitment Problem

Obama’s waffling over the red line he himself painted cuts to the core of whether he can be relied upon to keep even his own commitments anywhere else–such as American peace process guarantees for Israel.  Would you buy a used peace plan from this man?

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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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The Liberal Impulse, Iran, and The Great Moderate Hope

 Iran’s new president, Hassan Rohani, is just the latest brutal, dangerous leader inexplicably given the benefit of the doubt by so many liberal defenders of human rights, though no real doubt of his nature exists.  Why? Continue reading