Archive: Oct 2012

Monday's US presidential debate on foreign policy came and went. And we are none the wiser for it. Not surprisingly, at the height of the campaign season, neither US President Barack Obama nor his Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney was interested in revealing his plans for the next four years. But from what was said, we can be fairly certain that a second Obama term will involve no departure from his foreign policy in his current term in office. As far as Iran and its nuclear…
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One of the disturbing things about last night's presidential debate is that the discussion on Iran was at least four years out of date. Iran is about to cross the threshold. I know voters don't want to hear it. But it is true.Please take 15 minutes to watch this important YouTube video about what is at stake as Iran races, unhindered to the nuclear finish line. Watch it and then post it on your facebook page and website and send it out to everyone you know. The politicians don't want to admit ho…
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 The operational, intelligence and political fiascos that led to and followed the September 11 jihadist assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, all derive from the same problem. That problem is the failure of US President Barack Obama's conceptual framework for understanding the Middle East. The Islamic revolutionary wave sweeping across the Arab world has rent asunder the foundations of the US alliance system in the Middle East. But due to Obama's ideological commitment to an…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the satirical newscast produced every week by Latma, the satirical Hebrew-language media criticism website that I run, we bring you Freddy Spin, Israel's premiere elections consultant telling us what goes on behind the scenes in Israel's electoral politics. We also bring you Obama's foreign policy adviser who reveals what makes Obama tick with respect to Israel. Finally, Elhanan has a hard night after Israel's Army radio station banned broadcast of a song by pop s…
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November 5, the day before the US Presidential elections will be the third anniversary of the massacre of 13 US soldiers at Ft. Hood by Islamic terrorist, US Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. The Obama administration has refused to acknowledged that the attack was a terrorist attack. The Defense Department has insisted on covering up the nature of the attack. The reports it released following the attack failed to mention Hasan's Islamic motivations. Still today the Defense Department insists on…
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Decades ago, the sociographer Milton Himmelfarb coined the aphorism that "American Jews earn like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans." And his words ring as true today as ever. Surveys show that roughly 70 percent of American Jews intend to cast their ballots for President Barack Obama's reelection next month. Himmelfarb's quip indicated that American Jews abjure their economic interests in favor of their liberal values. Certainly it is true that for American Jews to vote for Obama n…
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This week on the Tribal Update, the weekly satirical newscast produced by Latma, the Hebrew language media satire website I run we bring you an interview with our trusted, professional correspondent Flock Builder discussing Israel's options for responding to Hamas's latest barrage of mortars and missiles on southern Israel. We also bring you an interview about modern music and an ode to the bankrupt Channel 10 that can't seem to scrape together ten viewers for their primetime news or anything el…
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Thursday the Wall Street Journal's Daniel Henninger published a column called "Obama and the L-word." In it he described with disgust and dismay the way the Obama administration has been playing fast and loose with the term "liar" to describe Mitt Romney since Romney trounced Obama in last week's presidential debate. Henninger noted that the use of the term cheapens and coarsens the political discourse in the US in a manner that is unprecedented in US politics. He also noted rightly that th…
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's legal term in office expired nearly four years ago. But his supporters don't care. In Israel, Washington and throughout the world, Abbas's supporters extol the authoritarian leader as a great moderate. In 2002, desperately searching for a face for the Palestinians that wasn't Yasser Arafat's face, the Left pushed Abbas out from behind Arafat's shadow. Abbas, who served as Arafat's deputy for 39 years, was upheld as a great moderate and placed in the…
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The Republican Jewish Coalition produced a short documentary showing yet again how hostile Obama is to Israel. Please share it with everyone you know who is planning to vote for this man again next month. I don't want anyone to have the excuse that they didn't know. If people don't know it's because they don't want to know, or because they don't care. They will share in the responsibility for what comes next.  It will be their fault. 
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