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?
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.
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.
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.
Trump has won 9 of 11 open primaries, but only one of four closed. Trump has been drawing heavily from Democrats and Independents in those open primaries. But as the calendar takes away that advantage, his winning the nomination may not be so inevitable, after all. Beginning March 22, only two remaining primaries are open. Continue reading
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
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.
President Obama seems to be estranged from his own foreign and military policy. American foreign policy should project strength, resolve and predictability. Sadly, as Robert Gates confirms, Obama reflects none of these.