President Barack Obama promised that his would be the most transparent administration in US history. And the truth is, it was. At least in relation to his policies toward the Muslim world, Obama told us precisely what he intended to do and then he did it.     A mere week remains of Obama’s tenure in office. But Obama remains intent on carrying on as if he will never leave power. He has pledged to continue to implement his goals for the next week and then to serve…
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  It is not in the least surprising that the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority did not condemn the terrorist attack on Sunday. It is not surprising because the PLO-controlled PA encouraged the attack.   As Khaled Abu Toameh wrote for the Gatestone Institute, in the aftermath of last month’s US-enabled passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which criminalizes Israel, the PA went on the warpath.   Among other things, Muhammad Abu Shtayyeh, who serves a…
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  Sgt. Elor Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday for shooting a terrorist in Hebron last March, is a symptom of what may be the most dangerous threat to Israeli society today.   Azaria, a combat medic from the Kfir Brigade, arrived at the scene of an attack where two terrorists had just stabbed his comrades. One of the terrorists was killed, the other was wounded and lying on the ground, his knife less than a meter away from him.   A cameraman fro…
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  Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Israeli peace movement has been based on one thing: Hope.   Members of the peace movement hoped the PLO’s war with Israel could be resolved through compromise. Proponents of peace with the PLO hoped that Yasser Arafat and his terrorist minions weren’t truly committed to Israel’s destruction.   The two-state formula was based on the hope that Israel could reach an accommodation with the PLO. To wit, in exchange for par…
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    UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was the first prong of outgoing US President Barack Obama's lame duck campaign against Israel.     Secretary of State John Kerry's speech on Wednesday was the second.     On January 15, stage 3 will commence in Paris. At France's lame duck President Francois Hollande's international conference, the foreign ministers of some fifty states are expected to adopt as their own the anti-Israel principles K…
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  [caption id="attachment_3044" align="alignnone" width="300"] (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)[/caption]     In 1989, following her tenure as President Ronald Reagan's ambassador to the UN Jeane Kirkpatrick described how the Palestinians have used the UN to destroy Israel.     Following outgoing US President Barack Obama's assault on Israel at the UN Security Council last Friday, longtime UN observer Claudia Rossett wrote an important article at PJMedia whe…
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  US President Barack Obama has but a month left in office. But he has a month left. And he is using it. In the days remaining, Obama is using the full authority of his office to advance his policies with the hope of rendering permanent his mark on American policy.   Domestically, Obama is working to undercut the capacity of his successor, President-elect Donald Trump, to implement his plans of expanding domestic oil and gas exploration and development.   On Tue…
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  David Friedman, US President elect Donald Trump's choice to serve as the next US ambassador to Israel has his work cut out for him.     Right after Trump announced his appointment, the nameless bureaucrats at the State Department mounted a rebellion. Speaking to the Jerusalem Post, the permanent members of the State Department's Israel policy shop let it be known that Friedman is not to their liking.     "These are the people," the Post's Washi…
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  US President-elect Donald Trump won't even take office for another month, but he has already killed the status quo.     During the election, Trump trounced the untouchable consensus on NATO's post-Cold War purpose. Questioning the purpose of an alliance formed to fight a war that ended 25 years ago is indisputably a reasonable thing to do. But until Trump came around, no one did.     Since November 7, Trump has continue to reject accepted wisdo…
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  The push among the American Left to discredit the results of last month's presidential election entered a new phase last Friday with the White House's announcement that outgoing US President Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence agencies to review evidence of Russian hacking in last month's elections on behalf of President-elect Donald Trump.     The investigation itself is unlikely to lead to any conclusive results. The FBI, which is responsible for carrying…
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