Friday March 27, 2015
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Whose side is Obama on?
U.S. President Barack Obama is refusing to accept the Israeli people's democratic choice of prime minister, and the gloves are coming off He is exerting enormous pressure on Netanyahu and redefining enemies and allies, all in the name of his legacy.
Boaz Bismuth | Obama forsakes his allies
The Arab states figured they should not wait for President Barack Obama to act. They had to go it alone. The region is ablaze and the conflict in Yemen is no longer confined to the Arabian Peninsula.
Yoram Ettinger | US-Israel cooperation defies personal clashes
For Netanyahu to embrace Obama's policies on Iran and the Palestinian issue would spare him the wrath of the White House, but would also doom the Jewish state to destruction.
Emily Amrousi | On color and hypocrisy
Netanyahu's remark about Arabs voting "in droves" was about opposing political views, not racism.
Sarah N. Stern | War by other means
Obama's behavior toward Iran is tantamount to a woman believing an abusive boyfriend who promises to stop beating her after they get married.
David M. Weinberg | Preventing runaway Palestinian statehood
If the world rushes to recognize Palestinian statehood at the U.N. Security Council over Israel's objections, true peace will be pushed ever-further away.
Dore Gold | Iran takes over Iraq
Above all it is what is going on in Iraq today that is altering the shape of the Middle East and consequently the kinds of challenges Israel will face.
Gonen Ginat | What is the Left afraid of?
The U.S. should try "reassessing" whether a Palestinian state that will essentially be an Iranian satellite will indeed be a solution.
It's not Yemen, it's Iran
Yemen has become yet another Arab nation abandoned by the West and overrun by radical Islam Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf's Sunni Arab nations have realized Washington is willing to sacrifice them to finalize its bad nuclear deal with Iran.
Who are the Houthis?
Yemen's Houthi militia, which numbers some 10,000 fighters, considers itself the guardian of Shiites Its slogan is "Death to America, death to Israel, curse on the Jews, victory to Islam" Backed by Iran, it has encroached on the central government.
Terrorism will never break us, Paris Jews vow
France's Jewish community is still reeling from the deadly terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, as synagogues prepare to celebrate Passover under armed guard "We must move on. If we don't, the murderers win," market owner says.
A post-election guide to the efficient lawmaker
Now that the election dust has settled it is time to glean a few important lessons: Keep rabbis out of politics; use caution when making legislation whose outcome cannot be predicted; don't listen to the advice of former intelligence chiefs, and more.
Israel fears the signing of a bad deal with Iran next week
The Associated Press reports that the U.S. is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and R&D at other sites Bunker likely cannot be attacked by air.
Ex-security prisoner suspected of spying on Israel for Syria
Tzadki Makat, who served 27 years in jail for national security offenses, indicted on multiple counts of espionage, conspiracy and supporting a terrorist organization Suspect denies allegations, but police say he has implicated himself in the case.
'Obama doctrine: Downgrade ties to Israel, let Iran fill vacuum'
Council on Foreign Relations Senior Research Fellow Max Boot writes in a Wall Street Journal article that U.S. President Barack Obama is prepared to look the other way on Iran's terror and nuclear activities as he seeks to befriend the Islamic republic.
Coalition talks hit snag over party demands
Kulanu leader boycotts talks over Likud's plan to give Finance Committee to United Torah Judaism, interior portfolio to Shas Habayit Hayehudi presents 39 demands to join coalition Likud faction head MK Zeev Elkin promises good faith negotiations.
Israeli students develop treatment for gluten intolerance
Students develop system based on guided nanoparticles that break apart the proteins in gluten remove them from the gastrointestinal tract The treatment enables gluten-sensitive patients to eat foods containing gluten without damaging their health.
Israeli students 'adopt' lone wounded Syrian boy
A Syrian boy who lost his leg in a blast while shepherding his family's herd of sheep arrived in Israel for treatment, where he captured the hearts of six medical students The students are doing their best to make him feel loved and cared for.
Yemeni citizen to Israel Hayom: No one to call for help
"Everyone is afraid now in Aden and try to close the doors because maybe someone will attack you to take things from your home, again there is no government, there is no police so you can't call anyone to help you," Ali Sam, a resident of Aden, says.
Yemen conflict indicates 'broader sectarian war' in Middle East
Saudi Arabia steps up airstrikes on Iran-backed Houthi insurgents in Yemen, in move largely seen as disappointment from U.S. Mideast policies, attempt to assert regional independence Hezbollah warns Saudi "adventure" will escalate regional tensions.
Israel's unemployment rate hits record low of 5.3%
Central Bureau of Statistics says February's jobless figures among the lowest rates recorded among OECD member nations Data sets February's employment rates at 60.6%, unchanged from January.
Turkey 'can't tolerate' Iranian bid to dominate Middle East
Turkish president denounces Iran's "sectarian agenda" in the Middle East, says Tehran's moves "not tolerable" "Iran has to withdraw any forces, whatever it has in Yemen, as well as Syria and Iraq, and respect their territorial integrity," he says.