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Israeli Prime Minister To United Nations: Have You No Shame ?

by @ Thursday, September 24th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel, Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu delivered a tough and dramatic speech to the UN General Assembly today: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a blistering attack on the floor of the United Nations Thursday on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying the hearing granted the Iranian president the night before amounted to a “disgrace of the U.N. charter.” […]

Obama Addresses U.N. General Assembly

by @ Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Politics

President Obama gave his first address to the United Nations General Assembly today and struck notes that should be familiar to those of us who’ve followed his foreign policy to date: UNITED NATIONS — The United States is ready to begin a new era of engagement with the world, President Obama said Wednesday in a […]

Amadinejad: Holocaust A Myth And Pretext For Establishing Israel

by @ Friday, September 18th, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs, Israel

Once again, the President of Iran has opened his mouth and revealed his true character: In a speech to a pro-Palestinian rally, Mr. Ahmadinejad called confrontation with “the Zionist regime” a “national and religious duty,” news reports said. Several reports quoted him as saying the Holocaust was false pretext for the establishment of Israel in […]

Israeli Defense Chief: Iran Is Not An Existential Threat To Israel

by @ Thursday, September 17th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel

The Israeli Defense Minister dials back on the Iran rhetoric: JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak was quoted Thursday as saying he does not view Iran as a threat to the existence of the Jewish state, a view that would seem to depart from Israeli statements of the recent past. Israel’s mass-circulation Yedioth […]

Report: Obama To Abandon European Missile Defense System

by @ Thursday, September 17th, 2009. Filed under Europe, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Russia

The United States is apparently set to abandon plans for a missile defense shield that would have protected most of Eastern Europe: WASHINGTON — The White House will shelve Bush administration plans to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, a move likely to cheer Moscow and roil the security debate in […]

Obama Set To Impose Sanctions On Iran

by @ Friday, September 11th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Politics

The Jerusalem Post is reporting that

Why There Will Never Be Peace In The Middle East, Part XLII

by @ Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Hamas, Israel, Middle East, War On Terror

Hamas is objecting to teaching Palestinian children about the Holocaust: JERUSALEM, Sept. 1 — The prospect of United Nations-run schools in the Gaza Strip teaching children about the Holocaust has sparked fierce resistance this week from leaders of the Palestinian Hamas movement and forced international officials to confront a situation fraught with political risk. U.N. […]

Mike Huckabee Bashes Obama On Foreign Soil

by @ Tuesday, August 18th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Israel, Mike Huckabee, Politics

It used to be the case that politics ended at the water’s edge, but no more: JERUSALEM — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee slammed President Barack Obama’s policies toward Israel on Monday in a visit here that underscored the tensions between the Obama administration and the Israeli government over Jewish settlements in what traditionally […]

Green Light Update

by @ Tuesday, July 7th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel, Politics

As I noted yesterday, there were a host of reports over the weekend that seemed to hint that the United States and other nations was signaling to Israel that an attack on Iran wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. Today, there’s a little back-pedaling from that position: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday strongly denied […]

Does Israel Have A Green Light To Attack Iran ?

by @ Monday, July 6th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Israel

Two stories from yesterday seem to suggest that the world is prepared to look the other way if Israel decides it needs to take out Iran’s nuclear weapons program. First, Vice-President Biden hinted fairly strongly that the United States would not tell Israel what to do: WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden signaled that the […]

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