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Pence and Pew, present and future


Vice President Mike Pence gave an epic speech at the Knesset this week. His was the most powerful embrace of Zionism and the Jewish people any foreign leader has ever presented. Pence’s fluency in Jewish history, and his comprehension of the centrality of the both the Bible and the Land of Israel in the vast flow of that history in…

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The US is quietly sidelining a Turkey in decline


On Wednesday, President Donald Trump had a long talk with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The telephone call came in the wake of Erdogan’s most recent demonstration of the fact that under his leadership, the Turkish-American alliance has become an empty shell. Over his 15 years in power, Erdogan has gutted what had been a substantive, mutually beneficial and strategic…

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Welcome back to Israel Vice President Mike Pence!


Welcome back to Israel Vice President and Second Lady Mike and Karen Pence! Thank you for your friendship and support for Israel and the Jewish people. If you’re interested in buying my book The Israeli Solution, which then Indiana Governor Mike Pence was kind enough to endorse on the back cover, click here.

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I’m very excited to announce…


…that I have taken a position at Breitbart. I have joined the leading conservative website in the US, with an audience of more than 100 million readers. I will be writing two columns a week for Breitbart. My first column appeared a couple of hours ago. In general, my columns will appear on Mondays and Wednesday. I will be continuing…

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Portents of a quagmire in Syria


Is the war in Syria won? The images broadcast this week from Sochi, the Russian vacation town on the Black Sea coast, were pictures of victory – for the bad guys. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin stood beside his Syrian client, President Bashar Assad, who licked Putin’s boots, as well he should have. Assad owes his regime and his…

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Pining for fig leafs


Friday, long-time US diplomats and Middle East experts Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky published an article in Foreign Policy expressing “buyers’ remorse” over Saudi Arabia’s newfound willingness to take the lead in regional affairs. Titled, “Donald Trump has unleashed the Saudi Arabia we always wanted – and feared,” Miller and Sokolsky note that for generations, US policymakers wanted the…

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Iran’s very good week


You have to hand it to the Iranians. They don’t play around. Just hours after President Donald Trump gave his speech outlining the contours of a new US policy toward Iran, senior Iranian officials were on the ground in Iraq and Syria not only humiliating the US, but altering the strategic balance in Iran’s favor. Last Friday Trump said that…

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Breaking Israel’s Imperial Court


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had an applause line that should have brought the house down in his speech at Wednesday’s official ceremony celebrating 50 years of settlement in Judea and Samaria, the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights. Netanyahu was speaking before a crowd of thousands in Gush Etzion, which was destroyed by the Arab Legion in the War of…

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Yair Netanyahu and the angry left


Yair Netanyahu, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 26-year-old son, has been getting some harsh press in recent weeks. Yair walked (or toddled) onto the stage of public life when he was five years old as he and his then two-year-old little brother Avner accompanied their parents, Bibi and Sara, into the Prime Minister’s Residence for the first time in 1996. For…

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The State Department’s strange obsession


The law of Occam’s Razor, refined to common parlance, is that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. If we apply Occam’s Razor to recently reported positions of the US State Department, then we can conclude that the people making decisions at Foggy Bottom have “issues” with Jews and with Israel. Last Friday, JTA reported that the State Department…

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