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    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 that US President Barack Obama demands Israel accept.     The problem isn’t the money. By all accounts, Obama’s multi-year military…
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[caption id="attachment_2853" align="alignnone" width="300"] (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)[/caption]     Over the past few days, two incidents occurred which together, tell us the story of the Israeli Left.     Monday night, Channel 10 revealed that the Labor Party has no regard for Israel’s national interests.   Channel 10 disclosed that ahead of the 2015 Knesset elections, Labor – and now Zionist Union – leader MK Yitzhak Herzog engaged in private negoti…
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  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 Rhodes.   In the course of explaining how Rhodes was able to sell Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, despite the fact that it cleared Iran’s path to a nuclear arsenal while giving the world’s l…
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[caption id="attachment_2850" align="alignnone" width="300"] ISIS poster posted after the Orlando massacre (AP)[/caption]   Is Islamic State opposed to gay marriage? Was anger at the US Supreme Court's decision mandating recognition of homosexual marriage what prompted Omar Mateen to massacre fifty Americans at the gay nightclub in Orlando on Saturday night?     What about gun control? Is Islamic State, to which Mateen announced his allegiance as he mowed down innoc…
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  There was something poetic about the events that bookended the past week of diplomacy. This week began with French President Francois Hollande's "peace" conference and ended with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's state visit to Moscow.     From the perspective of both substance and style, the contrast between the two events couldn't have been more striking.     France hosted yet another anti-Israel diplomatic pile-on. Holland had hoped to sho…
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