Israel

A Free Kurdistan Is In America's Strategic Interest

An independent Kurdish state is in America’s strategic interest in our ongoing proxy war against Iran. Starting with diplomatic recognition and support we should be prepared to render whatever assistance is necessary to preserve Kurdish independence.

Conservative National Security Experts Urge President Trump to Withdraw From Obama's Nuclear Deal With Iran

Forty-five conservative national security experts, including CHQ Editor George Rasley, many of whom held senior positions in the nuclear weapons, arms control, nonproliferation and intelligence fields, sent a letter to President Trump endorsing a comprehensive plan, drafted by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, to withdraw the United States from the Obama - Iran nuclear weapons deal.

What Do the Palestinians and the North Koreans Have in Common?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The Palestinians and the Norks do have much in common. They create crises and threaten to blow up the Middle East and/or the world in order to extort as much money as possible from the West, including the ever-generous Uncle Sam, only to knife him in the back and start all over again.

Madness on the Potomac: Trump Administration Joins the Syrian Civil War

During the campaign President Donald Trump had at least one very sensible foreign policy belief: the U.S. should stay out of purposeless wars in the Middle East. Now his appointees are dragging us deeper into the Syrian conflict.

President Trump’s Response Half-Right on NATO

While they like being protected by America, Europeans don’t need America to protect them. They have a larger economy and population than the U.S. and vastly bigger than Russia. The issue is not capability, but willingness to do more militarily.

Obama Holdovers Successfully Sabotaging Trump's War Against ISIS

Until President Trump rids himself of those officials and advisers who do not share his foreign policy goals the internal coup against him will continue to the detriment of our war with the Islamic State and the broader success of his administration.

The Trump Administration’s Human Rights Conundrum

Washington obviously can do little to “fix” any of these nations. But America could at least affirm the principle that governments should protect their people’s lives and dignity.

Time to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem to Save the Two-State Solution

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Many U.S. presidential candidates have promised to move our embassy to Jerusalem, including, amazingly, Obama, yet none have followed through. I suspect Trump will. And here's the irony. Although they don't know it yet, and most likely will never admit it, this is the best news that the Palestinians have had in years.

Don’t Defund the U.N., Just Say ‘Go!’

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

There is one reason and one reason alone why the U.N. is relevant: because the United States is in it. It is not our financial support that the U.N. needs; it is our participation. The U.N. is a corrupt institution that is hostile to our interests and system of government while living off our prosperity, banking on our rule of law, and luxuriating in the very society it so routinely condemns. And we continue to legitimize it.

Obama’s Next Attack on Israel

Our take – supported by plenty of inside information – is that the upcoming Paris Summit is intended to endorse a “Palestinian” State and UN recognition before the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Kerry to Israel: A State Cannot Be Both Jewish and Democratic

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

If Kerry is saying that a country with a Muslim minority cannot maintain its Jewish character and still abide by democratic principles, then neither can the United States maintain its Judeo-Christian character and still abide by democratic principles — notwithstanding that our Judeo-Christian character is the basis for our belief in the equal dignity of all men and women, a foundational democratic principle. It is a principle one does not find in classical Islam, the law of which explicitly elevates Muslims over non-Muslims and men over women.

Obama's Israel Vendetta Opens the Door for Trump to Defund the UN

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Donald Trump -- who is seeking to spend a ton of taxpayer money on rebuilding our military and infrastructure -- is undoubtedly looking for places to save. Nowhere would be better to start than that moribund center of international corruption and megaphone for tin-pot dictators, the United Nations.

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Explains Why “Militant” Islam Is Different

We understand Ambassador Dermer’s wish for a future for Muslims that is tolerant and peaceful – it is a view we once shared after traveling extensively in the Islamic world and living among secular Muslims. However, it is a dream that is fast disappearing because the forces of “militant Islam” are not perverting Islam as some have suggested, rather they are following its tenets to the letter.

Donald Trump has Upset America’s Allies: They Should be Disturbed

The U.S. is expected to protect virtually every prosperous, populous, industrialized nation. But that’s just a start. Washington also must coddle, pamper, praise, uplift, pacify, encourage, and otherwise placate the same countries because they now believe it to be America’s duty to handle their defense. Alas, U.S. leaders have been only too willing to enable this counterproductive behavior. Except for Donald Trump.

Thank You, Donald Trump For Standing With Israel Today

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

Donald Trump is having a good day, which is a rare thing lately. He deserves praise for standing with Israel in the wake of the horrific and deplorable attacks in Tel Aviv. Trump posted a statement on his Facebook page. By contrast, Hillary Clinton had no such statement (or any statement) on her social media feeds.