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Trump Eyes Trip to Israel As Centenary Approaches Of the Balfour Declaration

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:07:06 EST

News that President Trump is eying a possible trip to Israel at the end of May certainly puts a spring in the step. Then again, too, if it happens, the Democrats can be expected to mark the occasion by siding with the Arabs.

As France, Korea Sway Crisis of Government Starts To Look Global

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 15:56:06 EST

The world is afflicted by an international crisis of ineffectual government, even in most of the principal democracies. The three principal Western continental European countries are close to election day, and none of them can be called today a stable democratic government. Only Germany could, with a straight face, claim to have enjoyed good government in the last ten years.France and Italy are in serious economic doldrums, and most of the principal candidates to lead their governments are not...

Could South Korea Falter Under Weight of Scandal, And Threats From North?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:36:34 EST

With all the tumult in Europe and the Middle East and here at home, where will the next earth-shaking surprise erupt? How about Korea?I don't mean an outright attack by Communist North Korea, even if its dictator, Kim Jong-un, has been perfecting his A-bomb. What worries me is the whiff of revolution in South Korea.Everyone has been worrying about the ability of a nuclear-armed Iran to cow its neighbors in the Middle East. What about the effect of a nuclear North Korea on the south?Just...

Withdrawal From the UN Gains Logic as a Reform In the Era of Trump

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:43:13 EST

Liberals shrieked last week when President Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 percent. Nr, Trump dismisses the United Nations as a "waste of time and money." That's the least of it.American taxpayers bankroll the organization to the tune of $10 billion a year. Our hard-earned money perpetuates an organization that validates the most savage human-rights abusers on the globe, regularly votes against America and targets America's ally Israel for extinction.The...

Trump's Foreign Policy, With the Press Distracted, Is Starting To Cohere

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:10:20 EST

Though it is hard to believe some days, the political atmosphere in Washington is slowly settling down. The Democrats drone tiresomely on, battering the pi ta that there is no evidence that President Obama tapped candidate Trump's telephones, and the Republicans, as if trying to extract a shark's teeth, require the endlessly repeated admission that the allegation of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign was horse feathers.The corresponding entrenched defense positions...

Trump Faces Big Questions As He Prepares To Meet Prime Minister Netanyahu

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:50:15 EST

With Prime Minister Netanyahu arriving in Washington this week to meet with President Trump and the press full of headlines about turmoil at the National Security Council, the president faces some big decisions. Among them:Stick with Flynn? General Michael Flynn, the president's national security adviser, is under attack. During the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump showed the ability quickly and unsentimentally to replace staffers, like Corey Lewandowski and Paul Manafort, who turned into...

UN Erupts in an Uproar After Trump Vetoes High Post For Ex-Premier of 'Palestine'

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:45:19 EST

UNITED NATIONS A new administration in disarray botches one of its first big moves, gets overruled, and then cries foul. Sounds familiar? Welcome to the United Nations under Secretary General Antonio Guterres.On Thursday, Mr. Guterres nominated a former Palestinian Authority prime minister, Salam Fayyad, to be the United Nations' envoy in Libya. He asked for Security Council approval. On Friday, America's new permanent representative at the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley, unceremoniously declined...

Supreme Court of Britain Insists That Brexit Vote Goes Through Parliament

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:37:24 EST

Americans tired of presidential end runs around Congress will sympathize with the Supreme Court ruling out of London that Her Majesty's Government cannot act alone but must pass legislation in Parliament before triggering Brexit negotiations to leave the European Union.Following this summer's referendum vote, Prime Minister May promised to initiate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin procedural talks for EU withdrawal. Opponents challenged the government before the High Court in early...

May Takes a Step Forward To British Independence With an Eye Out for Trump

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:36:16 EST

Prime Minister May's Lancaster House speech outlining the British government's Brexit agenda takes an impressive step forward in Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and keeps a weather eye out for the man who is about to become President Trump. Brexit was "a vote to restore . . . our parliamentary democracy, national self-determination, and to become even more global and internationalist in action and in spirit."The Prime Minister opened with an apologia, setting out the reasons for...

Last Leftists of Watergate Make One Last Effort To Tag Nixon for Vietnam

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:39:01 EST

Like Japanese veterans of World War II stumbling, emaciated, out of the jungles of Guam and the Philippines many years after the end of the war, near-terminal victims of Watergate fever still wander dazedly into the press with some new angle on the moldering, feculent myth that something useful was actually achieved in the bloodless assassination of Richard Nixon in the Watergate inanity.Nixon salvaged the Vietnam War the Democrats had pushed their own leader, Lyndon Johnson, into; the...

Kerry Leaves Public Life The Way He Came In Turning Against an Ally

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 03:05:40 EST

It looks like Secretary of State Kerry is determined to go out the way he came in wrapping himself in the flag while betraying the causes of both America and its allies. He came in by doing that to Vietnam and is going out by turning on Israel.Mr. Kerry's tirade against Jewish settlements in liberated Judea and Samaria was breathtaking in its mendacity. Before a captive audience at the State Department, the lame-duck diplomat went on for more than an hour, blaming President Obama's failures...

How Jews Gained Okay For 'Close Settlement'Of Judea and Samaria

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:21:30 EST

President Obama's passive aggression toward Israel has been evident ever since his Cairo speech five months after his accession to the presidency. After affirming "unbreakable" bonds between America and Israel, he segued to Palestinians. They "endure the daily humiliations . . . that come with occupation" an "intolerable situation." America, he pledged, "will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinians aspiration for dignity, opportunity, and a state of their own." Then he departed to...

Israel-America Treaty Beckons as a Strategy Against a Hostile U.N.

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:01:26 EST

One of the paradoxes of Zionism is that a movement for Jewish national self-determination has found itself so often at the mercy of gentiles. Precedent for this goes all the way back at least to Cyrus the Great, the Persian king who 2,600 years ago allowed the Jews to return to the promised land and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.In modern times, Lord Balfour, the British foreign secretary, issued the landmark declaration on November 2, 1917: "His Majesty's Government view with favor the...

Call It the Dugri Doctrine: Plain Talk From Trump Startles the Middle East

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 07:30:06 EST

Roughly translated, "dugri" means "straightforwardness." Antonym: diplomatic ambiguity. The Turkic word, pronounced DOOH-gree, entered the Hebrew language and became a staple of Israeli discourse. President-elect Trump's approach to diplomacy appears to appreciate dugri.And, hey, an American non-ambiguous dugri may just be what Middle East diplomacy now requires. Take the nomination of David Friedman, Mr. Trump's long time confidante, bankruptcy lawyer and friend, to be America's next envoy in...

Canada's Brian Mulroney Is Urged To 'Rein in' President-Elect Trump

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:31:26 EST

A pandemic of denial over the incoming president of the United States grips his Democratic opponents, and, like most American fads and traits, is as strong in Canada as anywhere. It is now five weeks since the election, and we have watched an unprecedentedly asinine sequence of delusional activities to cushion the conventional wisdom from the impact of the result.There was the recount, where the Green candidate, who garnered one per cent of the vote in the presidential election, rounded up over...

Bitterness of Liberals Begets a Campaign To Foil Trump Voters

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:36:19 EST

The Electoral College is due to meet Monday, when the electors chosen on November 8 will establish Donald Trump as the winner. Then Democrats' efforts to steal the election will finally come to an end right?Don't bet on it. So bitter are American liberals that they may go down as the sorest losers since the invention of democracy. They're apt to try anything to overturn voters' decision.Certainly Election Day didn't stop them, even though the Electoral College outcome was unambiguous, a...

How Trump Could Make Quick Move to Jerusalem For U.S. Israel Embassy

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:59:24 EST

Could President-elect Trump be the leader who finally moves the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? He promised during his campaign to implement the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which calls for Jerusalem to be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel and for the Embassy to be established in that city.

Welcome to the Fight: Niall Ferguson Reverses His Course on Brexit

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:46:45 EST

In a season when some of our greatest intellectuals are trying to figure out how to make their peace with Donald Trump, let us take a big-hearted view of the mea culpa, mea maxima culpa just issued by historian Niall Ferguson in respect of Brexit. Speaking at a forum of the Milkin Institute in London, Professor Ferguson on Tuesday gave his reasons for speaking out against an independent Britain and backing instead remaining in the European Union."It is one of the few times in my life that I've...

Vigilant American Military Is Best Way To Redeem Day of Infamy at Pearl

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:28:57 EST

A GI pal of mine in Vietnam went on R&R to Tokyo, where he picked up a girl in a bar and took her to the blockbuster movie about Pearl Harbor, "Tora! Tora! Tora!" When the Zeroes came roaring across the screen, my friend's date leaned her head on his shoulder."Sorry, sorry, sorry," she whispered.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe insists he's not going to do that to President Obama when, late this month, he becomes the first Japanese premier to visit Pearl Harbor. Instead, an aide says, Mr. Abe's aim...

Europe's Center-Right Poised To Claim Power In the Era of Trump

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:42:06 EST

As Donald Trump steadily gains in public approval by his intelligent appointments of well-qualified women and non-Caucasian people to key positions and debunks the entire Clinton-Obama campaign against him of "racist" and "sexist" defamation, recollection of that spurious campaign evaporates. His retrieval of a thousand Carrier jobs for Indiana left his opponents silent, except for the instantly camp figure of the old socialist kibbutznik Bernie Sanders, blubbering about betrayal of...