Saturday February 28, 2015
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Jeb Bush: Obama's behavior toward Israel is 'completely inappropriate'
Former Florida governor and possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush calls Obama's foreign policy a "disaster" and insists that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "every right to speak to Congress about the direct threats of a bad deal with Iran."
Amos Regev | The writing is on the wall
Signing a nuclear deal with Iran would be like leaving a loaded gun in the hands of a killer, trusting him not to kill again.
Boaz Bismuth | An impossible reality for us
A bad deal with Iran will mean an Islamic republic with 6,500 centrifuges, allowed to enrich uranium, developing ballistic missiles and calling for Israel's destruction.
Ruthie Blum | Beware of Saudi bedfellows
The Saudis are threatened by Iran's nuclear ambitions, yet they have conditioned their covert cooperation with Israel on progress in the peace talks.
Emily Amrousi | Between Esther and Congress
On the same day we observe the Fast of Esther, Prime Minister Netanyahu will walk into Congress, accompanied by 8 million citizens of Israel and the weight of 2,300 years on his shoulders.
Yoram Ettinger | Taking the long view
Netanyahu's defiance of short-term political convenience will spare the U.S., Israel and the free world long-term disasters.
David M. Weinberg | Epistle to Congress
The speech that Netanyahu might give in Washington next week -- on fortitude, fate, and a binary moment of clarity.
Dror Eydar | On moral blindness
History will look at the Iranian nuclear issue and be baffled by our focus on frivolous reports and recycled bottles.
Incentives, not sanctions
The Obama administration wants to complete the mission it began six years ago: conciliation with Iran, at all costs The lesson from John F. Kennedy, who believed incentives could change Gamal Abdel Nasser's priorities, has not been learned.
Dore Gold | The world moves toward a bad deal
With no baseline on how far the Iranians have progressed in their weapons work, there is no way the new agreement can cover the whole issue of weaponization.
'The world will appreciate our determination'
Nobel laureate Professor Robert (Yisrael) Aumann says Israel can learn from Iran how to stand its ground and get its way Aumann supports Netanyahu's Congress address: "If you chase peace it only eludes you. That's not game theory; that's history."
Eyes wide shut
The Iranian regime is infused with a Shiite-Islamic ideology that is awash with messianism and apocalyptic visions As a Shiite would-be global hegemon, Iran's goal is to impose Islam on the rest of the world Someone needs to open Western eyes.
Iran: A global terrorist superpower
In recent weeks, we have witnessed a proliferation of statements by senior Iranian officials expressing their intention to destroy Israel The U.S. knows all this and, no, it is not demanding that Tehran put a stop to its terrorist activities.
A problem of nuclear proportions
We should bear in mind that Iran's leaders state openly that Israel must be destroyed, calling it a "one-bomb state" But the truth is that even without using nuclear arms against Israel, a nuclear Iran will make the Middle East far more dangerous.
The Left's diplomatic decorum will not stop Iran
PM Netanyahu's Congress address seeks to promote discourse on the Iranian threat, and the anxiety of Obama administration officials indicates it is the correct strategy The Zionist Union, however, prefer to do nothing and hope Obama gets it right.
'Netanyahu's speech will elevate public dialogue on Iran'
"I'm amazed at the undiplomatic way this administration is handling Netanyahu's visit," former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tells Israel Hayom Iran funds terror every chance it gets; its behavior is beyond any reasonable expectation, he says.
Boehner defends PM's upcoming Congress speech
"The American people and both parties in Congress have always stood with Israel," says House Speaker John Boehner White House confirms National Security Adviser Susan Rice, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power will address annual AIPAC convention next week.
'Jihadi John' identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi
The masked man appearing in Islamic State videos with a British accent, who has beheaded several Western hostages, is Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old computer programmer from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London, the Washington Post reports.
Court upholds decision to air PM's Congress speech with delay
Justice Elyakim Rubinstein rejects petition claiming five-minute delay in broadcasting PM Benjamin Netanyahu's speech constitutes censorship, violates freedom of expression Rubinstein: The decision to broadcast with delay is "well rooted in reason."
Party leaders lock horns on election eve debate
Despite absence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labor-Hatnuah leaders Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni from Channel 2 debate, panel proves rife with drama Heads of eight parties trade barbs over agendas, policies, affiliations and vision.
Israeli labor union threatens major strike ahead of election
Tens of thousands of workers will stay home if the strike, scheduled for March 12, goes into effect Histadrut labor federation leader Avi Nissenkorn accused government of neglecting Israels south Israel Chemicals: Well-timed political strike.
IAF grounds jets over safety concerns
Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel temporarily suspends all training flights and exercises involving fighter jets, following several safety incidents "IAF operations and readiness will continue uninterrupted," says military spokesman.
German Jewish leader: Do not wear kippah in Muslim areas
In some areas of Germany it is better not to be recognized as a Jew, says Josef Schuster of Central Council of Jews "That is a development that I didn't expect five years ago," he says Anti-Semitic crimes in Germany up by more than a third in 2014.