Obama’s Cold Shoulder to Israel Threatens Our Special Relationship

The “special relationship” between the United States and Israel has been cultivated and strengthened by every American president since the 1950s. President Kennedy promised that “we will never turn our backs on our steadfast friends.” President Johnson extolled our “common love of human freedom” and “common faith in a democratic way of life.” President Nixon…
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Netanyahu’s Speech Shows the Real Power of Diplomacy

It was a sad display of petulance. President Barack Obama declined to meet with his Israeli counterpart—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—during his trip to Washington earlier this week. Instead of even watching the speech on television, he scheduled a video conference with other world leaders to discuss Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry sent his regrets,…
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