Deep Roots of American Patriotism

American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC, June 29, 2011

In order to understand the depth of American affinity with Israel, one needs to comprehend the patriotic nature of most Americans. Karlyn Bowman's study sheds light on American patriotism, which has been sustained even during the current mood of economic and political pessimism.

Ambassador John Bolton Rationalizing Military Preemption against Iran

Hearing at the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, June 23, 2011

The Iranian nuclear weapons program, and its potential linkages to Syria, remains one of the most critical national-security challenges facing America, perhaps even the gravest near-term threat.  After nearly twenty years of fruitless U.S. and Western efforts to prevent Iran from achieving its objective of deliverable nuclear weapons, we are now at a critical point. 

Hizballah, demography and US foreign aid to the PA

Washington-based "Secure Freedom Radio", June 20, 2011

Yoram Ettinger discusses – on "Secure Freedom Radio" in Washington, DC - Hizballah, demographic realities and US foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority.

President Obama – No, He Can't!

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4082463,00.html, June 15, 2011

Obama lacks the domestic backing to effectively pressure Israel, which has recently gained in bi-partisan support on Capitol Hill and among constituents, while Obama lost the "Bin Laden Bounce" and is struggling with a less-than-50% approval rating.

Rise in American sympathy for Israel

Jerusalem Post, June 11, 2011, June 11, 2011

Pro-Israel feelings up since 2009, according to a CNN telephone survey of adult Americans; 82% say Israel is a friend or ally of the United States.

The Mutually-Beneficial Bottom-Up US-Israel Relations

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (fes) organization, June 03, 2011

The enthusiastic reception – by Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, doves and hawks - to Prime Minister Netanyahu's May 24, 2011 speech before a joint session of the US Congress reflected the unique relationship between the United States and Israel. The ties between the US and Israel resemble a triple-braided cord, which is not easily broken, consisting of shared values and mutually-beneficial economic and security interests.

When Netanyahu Met Obama

YnetNews, Opinion Section, May 25, 2011

 The May 20, 2011 meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama highlighted the unbridgeable gap between the two.

US Foreign Aid to Muslim/Arab Countries

Foxnews.com, May 24, 2011

Israel votes with the US - at the UN - about 95% of the time.  However:
While America's standing in the
Middle East couldn't get much lower, you wouldn't know it looking at the U.S. foreign aid budget. Of proposed U.S. assistance for 2012, almost two-thirds is earmarked for Muslim nations and one-third goes to Arab countries. Yet, despite those billions in aid, opinion polls show most Arab citizens still have an unfavorable view of America and most Muslim nations routinely vote against U.S. interests in the United Nations.

President Obama's Virtual Reality

YnetNews.com Opinion Section, May 21, 2011

On November 2, 2010, the US electorate decided that President Obama was detached from domestic reality, and therefore dealt the Democratic Party a devastating defeat in federal and state legislatures, as well as in gubernatorial elections.  In his May 19, 2011 speech on the Middle East, the President proved himself detached from Middle East reality as well.

Preferred Agenda for the Obama-Netanyahu Summit

Interview by Frank Gaffney, Secure Freedom Radio, May 19, 2011

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu should focus on the smothering Middle Eastern "sand storms" originating in every Arab country and not on the Middle Eastern "tumbleweeds," such as the Palestinian issue. 

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