COLUMN ONE: Turkey – Roger out

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“Turkey has a large armed force, professional armed forces and... I am certain they will continue as a committed and strong NATO ally.” On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the purge of thousands in the Turkish military – including a third of the serving generals – did not weaken the military.  

  Stoltenberg told Reuters, “Turkey has a large armed force, professional armed forces and... I am certain they will continue as a committed and strong...

Column One: Obama’s money and Israel’s sovereignty

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The problem is that in exchange for the expanded military aid, Obama is demanding that Israel surrender its diplomatic and military independence to the White House. This week, MK Michael Oren stood up to his boss in the Kulanu party, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, to the political Left, including hundreds of retired security brass, and to the IDF General Staff. The former ambassador to Washington urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to sign the multi-year security assistance deal...

Column One: Obama and the moderate Muslims

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In the 15 years since September 11, first under Bush, and to a more extreme degree under Obama, the US has refused to name the enemy that fights America with the expressed aim of destroying it. As far as the White House is concerned, Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic’s top reporter, is President Barack Obama’s unofficial mouthpiece.   This was one of the many things we learned from The New York Times in David Samuels’s profile of Deputy National Security Adviser Ben...

Beyond legal action, Twitter's own terms of service explicitly ban support for terrorism.

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Beyond legal action, Twitter's own terms of service explicitly ban support for terrorism. News of the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market had barely broken Wednesday night when Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh took to Twitter to praise the slaughter.   “One of the #TelAviv bomber heroes. Mercy and light on the kindness of your soul,” the former Hamas prime minister tweeted in Arabic at 10:45 p.m., alongside a picture of one of the attackers, shot in the street.   Haniyeh’s...

The Iran Deal and the 2-State Solution: One 'Big Lie" serves another

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The left uses same arguments, the same falsehoods and is leading to the same level of danger for both issues. Much has been made out of Obama’s National Security flunky Ben Rhodes’ fictional imaginary advocacy for Obama’s Iran Nuclear Bomb deal.  No one should be under any delusion that Rhodes’ Iran Nuclear fictional lies were not approved by Barack Obama.  But no one should think that Ben Rhodes had to work very hard to conjure up the Iranian nuke fabrications that almost all...

Column One: The Koch Brothers meet the crackpots

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On issue after issue, from taxes to bathrooms to what it means to be an American, the cleavages in American society continue to expand. It’s no secret that American society and its political parties are in the midst of a period of profound instability. The presidential primaries revealed once again the vast ideological divide separating conservatives and liberals. They also revealed the yawning gap between primary voters in both parties and the parties’ leadership.   On issue after...

OPINION: Palestinian Leaders and Child Sacrifice

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What is happening to the Palestinian people, who have forever been led by leaders who care nothing for their well-being, is a tragedy of national proportions. The tragic death of three Palestinian siblings, killed in a fire that destroyed their house in the Gaza Strip on May 6, demonstrates yet again the depth to which Palestinian leaders will go to exploit their children for political purposes and narrow interests.   The three children from the Abu Hindi family – Mohamed, 3 years...

Column One: The fruits of subversion

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Sixty-eight years later, it works out there are still competing gangs trying to obligate the rest of us with their unlawful, anti-democratic and immoral behavior.   For the Obama administration, Israel’s security brass is an alternative government.   That is the lesson from an article published this week in Foreign Affairs by David Makovsky, a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s negotiating team during his failed peace process two years ago.   Makovsky wrote that the...