July 22, 2020

The Obama Visit: A Parable

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After some years, marked by tensions between them, the baron decided to pay an unexpected visit to the village. The people were very excited and turned out to give him a warm welcome. The mayor and the baron spoke of the eternal friendship between the castle and the village. Everyone cheered, especially when the baron promised his help in defending the village from dangers prowling around its borders. The baron urged the village to make peace with those forces but said he understood if it … [Read more...]

Breaking News: President Obama to Visit Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan In March

President Obama and PM Netanyahu (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama will visit Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan in March. Political Analysis I’m not against this visit but I think it is a mistake on Obama’s part. Here’s why. While such a visit would resolve previous criticism that Obama never visited Israel as president, it is a mistake, especially given the timing, for a number of reasons. --Obama will have a new foreign policy team which won’t have much time to evaluate the situation and what it wants … [Read more...]