http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3967569,00.html, October 11, 2010
President Obama stridently disavows President Bush's understandings - with Israel - concerning sustained natural growth construction in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, as well as – supposedly - future Israeli sovereignty over "Settlement Blocs" in Judea and Samaria. What does such a disavowal bode for the credibility and durability of President Obama's promises to – and understandings
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3964458,00.html, October 05, 2010
George Mitchell, President Obama's Special Envoy, is testing Prime Minister Netanyahu: Has he learned from past errors by repeating them – which would demolish his credibility– or by avoiding them, which would resurrect his domestic and international clout?
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3949041,00.html, September 04, 2010
Israel's support among Americans is as robust as always, expected to be reinforced following the midterm November, 2010 election.
Anyone claiming that Israel's Prime Minister cannot endure US presidential pressure – and therefore must accept sweeping concessions – is either dramatically mistaken, outrageously misleading or attempting to justify inability to endure pressure.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3943768,00.html, August 26, 2010
The US evacuation of Iraq and the 2011 expected evacuation of Afghanistan – and President Obama's preoccupation with the Palestinian issue – remind me of the Texas colloquialism: "When you're smothered by a West Texas sandstorm, don't be preoccupied with the tumbleweeds."
In the beginning of 1990, President Bush believed in the New World Order theory, and pursued engagement with – and not defeat of – Saddam Hussein. He considered the Palestinian issue as the root cause of Middle East turbulence, and therefore pressured Prime Minister Shamir for sweeping concessions. However, Saddam's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 exposed the fallacy of "The New Middle East" and "The New World Order," sucking the US into a costly, bloody and prolonged quagmire.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3934006,00.html, August 11, 2010
In 2010, a surge in the Israeli Jewish fertility rate is a long-term, unique global phenomenon, while fertility rates decline sharply in the Third World in general and in Muslim countries in particular.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3926519,00.html, July 29, 2010
Western policy-makers grow increasingly-reconciled to co-existence with a nuclear Iran. They assume that, notwithstanding the radical rhetoric, the Iranian leadership is pragmatic, cognizant of its limitations, unwilling to expose its people to devastating Western retaliation and considering nuclear capabilities as a tool of deterrence – and not as an offensive weapon – against the US, NATO and Israel.
However, a nuclear Iran would constitute a clear and present danger to global security and peace, which must not be tolerated. In order to avert such peril, it is incumbent to disengage from illusions and engage with realism.
Unlike Western leaders, the Iranian revolutionary leadership is driven by ideological and religious conviction, bolstered by ancient imperialist ethos:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3917539,00.html, July 11, 2010
1. The views of David Ben Gurion – The Founding Father of the Jewish State – on Jerusalem are particularly pertinent at a time when President Obama entices illegal Arab construction in Jerusalem (by threatening Israel against demolition of illegal Arab homes), while pressuring Israel to refrain from legal Jewish construction in the Capital City of the Jewish People. 1,100 illegal Arab homes are built annually in Jerusalem and only 50 are demolished. Ben Gurion’s position on the unique role of Jerusalem is very relevant at a time when the Oslo Process – and its derivatives until today – have demoted Jerusalem, the Heart of the Jewish People and its eternal capital to a “Negotiable Item.” It is doubly relevant against the backdrop of a construction freeze in eastern Jerusalem, which was initiated by President Obama and has been enforced by the Israeli government.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3912687,00.html, June 30, 2010
Obama is an ideologue, determined to change the USA and the world, irrespective of his declining fortunes internally and externally. Obama’s reaction to Netanyahu’s about-face on the “Two State Solution” and the de-facto freeze of construction in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, demonstrates that concessions do not improve Obama’s attitude toward Israel; they intensify pressure. Netanyahu’s concessions have not diverted Obama from the following “Ten Commandments” of his world view:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3908093,00.html, June 22, 2010
The sweeping Capitol Hill support of the Jewish State is a rare bi-partisan consensus during the current US political polarization.
The active role played by Democratic leaders in the pro-Israel display, exposes the significant gap between President Obama’s and Congress’ attitudes toward Israel. It sends a loud and a clear message from the Legislature, which is equal in power to the Executive and constitutes a systematic bastion of support of the Jewish State.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3897783,00.html, June 02, 2010
Tell me who are your supporters/organizers and I’ll tell who you are!
Israel’s Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center sheds light on the nature of Turkey’s IHH, the chief organizer of the flotilla to Gaza: This radical Islamic, anti-Western organization poses as a humanitarian relief fund, while supporting Hamas and several Jihadist organizations in Bosnia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Algeria, Chechnya, etc..