Archive: Nov 2015

    Since the Islamic State attacks in Paris on November 13, we have seen the development of a new, and strange justification for the Obama administration's insistent refusal to jettison its manifestly failed strategy of contending with IS specifically and with Islamic terrorism generally.   In broad terms, Obama's strategy for dealing with radical Islamic terrorism and jihadist movements is to ignore their motivating ideologies, take minimal action to combat them,…
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    On Tuesday night Channel 10 broadcast an interview with PLO chief and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in which Abbas admitted publically for the first time that he rejected the peace plan then prime minister Ehud Olmert offered him in 2008.   Olmert's plan called for Israel to withdraw from the entire Old City of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, and from 93.7 percent of Judea and Samaria. Olmert also offered sovereign Israeli territory to the P…
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  As the cleaning crews were mopping up the dried blood from the stage and the seats of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, a depressing act appeared on stage in distant Iowa.   Saturday night the three contenders for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination took to the stage in Iowa for a debate. The moderator asked them whether they would be willing to use the term "radical Islam" to describe the ideology motivating Islamic terrorists to massacre innocents. All ref…
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  Maybe the EU did us a favor on Wednesday. At least now we know what we're up against.   With the publication of its new guidelines to member states encouraging them to label Jewish products produced beyond the 1949 armistice lines, the Europeans finally convinced us that they hate us. They don't care about peace. They don't care about the Palestinians. They just want to harm Israel.   This is old news for long time EU watchers. Since late 2000, Europe has inex…
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