Immediately after Israel’s March 17 election, Obama administration officials threatened to allow (or even encourage) the U.N. Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state and confine Israel to its pre-1967 borders. Within days, the president himself joined in, publicly criticizing not just Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom Obama has had notoriously bad relations, but sectors of Israeli opinion and even Israel itself.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the President's nuclear deal with Iran, whether we'll learn more this weekend, and Hillary Clinton's speech to camp counselors.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Lee Smith on Obama's nuclear giveaway to Iran and why Netanyahu's victory won't stop the administration from pursuing a bad deal.Read more
In the aftermath of Benjamin Netanyahu's inconvenient (to Barack Obama) victory in the Israeli election, it looks like the administration is heading towards exacting revenge. The administration's threat is that under President Obama the United States will "join the jackals"—the permanent, global, virulently anti-Israel caucus at the United Nations. The phrase comes from the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who knew a thing or two about Israel-hatred at the U.N.Read more
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a daunting task at his address to Congress this week: convincing a friendly America, but a hostile administration, not to let Iran acquire an atomic bomb that could undermine the West and destroy Israel. His speech to Congress was so effective not only because of his characteristically superb presentation, but because he -- contrary to claims by critics -- presented concrete suggestions for a better deal.Read more
Benjamin Netanyahu is not the first Israeli prime minister to find himself at odds with Washington. In fact, several prime ministers from the Labor Party, Netanyahu's traditional rival, have suffered the wrath of an angry American president.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the Shutdown, Obamacare, and Netanyahu's visit.Read more
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