No Mr. President – Not Even You Can Create Peace

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Oh come on! Now you’re going to solve the Israeli/Palestinian dispute? Really?

I have to say that I’ve really tried my darndest to support the President. I’ve congratulated him on his accomplishments and have even held back (well mostly) at blasting him when he appears to fail. Mostly because a lot of his supposed failings come from having to compromise with the lazy, shiftless Republican cowards in Congress.

But foreign policy is a President’s purview. Unlike the domestic side, the President is to be the tip of the spear when dealing with other nations. So far Trump has done a pretty good job, refriending Israel, meeting with the Chinese leader and taking a much harder line on Syria, Russia and North Korea.

But then he goes and invites Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House. Like Abbas is some sort of real President. That’s a hot one. He’s simply the latest Palestinian head terror facilitator. In that respect, he’s no different than was Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who paid terrorists and their families.

In 2002, Fox News reported, “In Tulkarm, one of the poorest towns on the West Bank, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council handed out the checks [totaling $25,000 each] from Saddam. read more

Has Trump Shifted His Position On Israel

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I said it before he was elected – I said it shortly after, and I’ll repeat it again. Although I was not a supporter, I did vote for President Trump and I gave him a clean slate to work with. I will praise him when he does right (in my view), as he has done on a number of occasions already, and will criticize when I feel it necessary.

Well, I feel it necessary. Some of the most important issues I felt comfortable with Trump were immigration, repeal of Obamacare, energy and unyielding support of Israel.

Thus far, and I realize it’s very early, he has not disappointed on immigration and the border wall – energy related issues and at least his take on Obamacare – not withstanding the utterly spineless stance of Congress and the Senate.

However, I was stunned to read the statement from the White House Press Secretary regarding the seeming shift of policy regarding Israel. And I’m not the only one.

Following the election the Washington Times reported on the elation of Israel’s Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett, who exclaimed “Trump’s victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the center of the country, which would hurt our security and just cause.” He added that, “This is the position of the President-elect, as written in his platform, and it should be our policy, plain and simple. The era of a Palestinian state is over.” read more

It’s Time for Israel to Win

from National Review:

The U.S.-sponsored Israeli–Palestinian “peace process” began in December 1988, when Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat met American conditions and “accepted United Nations Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, recognized Israel’s right to exist and renounced terrorism” (actually, given Arafat’s heavily accented English, it sounded like he “renounced tourism”).

That peace process screeched to an end in December 2016, when the U.N. Security Council passed Resolution 2334. Khaled Abu Toameh, perhaps the best-informed analyst of Palestinian politics, interprets the resolution as telling the Palestinians: “Forget about negotiating with Israel. Just pressure the international community to force Israel to comply with the resolution and surrender up all that you demand.” read more

Speaking of Middle East Peace

Dennis Prager has produced one the most comprehensive, yet easiest to understand videos regarding the Middle East problem and how to solve it. It echoes virtually everything we’ve been thinking and saying for years.

This video is a must see for those who simply don’t seem to get it, haven’t been shown the facts as they truly exist, and even those of us who already understand why there hasn’t been peace and probably never will.

Watch the Video

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Why Ya Gotta Hate Them Jews

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Obama’s lame-duck, post-election wind-down isn’t exactly that. In fact, it’s just the opposite, and I’m not sure what more he can do to undermine the next president or the nation – but I am sure he and his team of miscreants will think of something.

He’s already rolled out new regulations in an attempt to kill off the coal industry for good. He’s forced States to forever fund Abortion, Inc. – also known as Planned Parenthood. He’s placed areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans “permanently” off limits to exploration and drilling and commuted over 1,000 sentences of criminals in federal prisons, of which 342 had life sentences. That will work out well for the communities they end up in.

While taking care of one enemy – the America way – Obama has now set his sights on enemy number two…Israel. I suppose he’s mastered multi-tasking.

As most are aware by now, there was a vote to condemn Israel and ban the nation from building settlements in East Jerusalem. The United States, who is supposed to be Israel’s number one ally, abstained. America could have vetoed the resolution, which would have killed it, but instead, Obama instructed U.N. Ambassador and leftist radical, Samantha Powers, wife of ultra-radical leftist Cass Sunstein, to withhold America’s vote. So rather than a 15-0 predictable vote against Israel – it was only 14-0. read more

Will Trump Blow Up the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Well, let’s hope so.

The left in America, and I’m sure worldwide, is not pleased that Trump has tapped attorney David Friedman to be the next Ambassador to Israel. It is said that Friedman does NOT support an Israeli-Palestinian “two-State” solution. This only adds to the status-quo thinkers’ angst over Trump, as he has also promised to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to its rightful place in Jerusalem. The loony left contends that this will only serve to anger Muslims.

And we wouldn’t want to anger the Muslims. If we make them mad, they might begin to lob rockets into Israel and attack its citizens. Oh wait…they’re already doing that.

The Fiscal Times quoting the “liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz, says that Friedman promised in a video address to Trump supporters in Jerusalem a few weeks ago that ‘a Trump administration will never pressure Israel into a two-state solution or any other solution that is against the will of the Israeli people.’”

The left is pointing to Trump buddy and fellow billionaire, Sheldon Adelson for this reversal of longstanding and utterly dimwitted American policy. Adelson “is passionately opposed to the formation of a Palestinian state, which he has compared to playing ‘Russian roulette’ with Israel’s existence.” His is 100% correct. read more

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Obama’s a pro at meddling in foreign elections

There’s a new sheriff in town, I reckon. There must be, because the old one was a giant girly-man. The old sheriff allowed and even welcomed every world leader, except one (Israel), to walk all over us. But this new sheriff – we’ll call him Obama 2.0, apparently and singlehandedly stopped the Russian hacking.

And all it took from this new no-nonsense, steely eyed sheriff were three little words. “Cut it out,” he said to Vladimir Putin. I guess he just forgot to add “partner,” or “pilgrim,” or some reference to “sundown,” as in, “you have until sundown.” read more

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Obama’s revenge on Israel

Since its founding, Israel has been both a friend and ally to the United States. For the most part, every American president had treated the Mideast nation as such. I say “had” because our current chief executive, Barack Obama, is certainly not.

Whether Obama sees Israel as some sort of colonialist power, due to its continued conflict with the poor and oppressed Palestinians, or just his hatred of Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s clear he wants nothing to do with the Israelis.

Recall what Obama told then French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2011. read more

Iran Wants More Pallets of Cash

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I wonder if now that the Obama administration has paid the ransom “we owed” the Iranian regime, whether it will set a precedent for others to put their hands out and demand, or at least request funds from the U.S. treasury?

Heck, even before the precedent, the Israeli government asked the U.S. to bump up its annual military stipend from $3 billion to $5 billion. Those dirty, money-grubbing Jews – asking for an additional $2 billion. You might think that, but they are blaming the Obama administration for the fact that they must request it in the first place.

It seems the Middle East is poised to get a lot more dangerous thanks to the huge infusion of cash which was part of the US-Iran nuclear agreement. So thanks to Obama, Israel expects to have to spend a lot more on defense. They do have a point.

Now in, we’ll call the post-ransom period, another has come forward asking for cash. Our old buddy, “former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is asking President Obama to release nearly $2 billion in Iranian assets frozen in a New York bank account.” read more

Europe Is Paying for the Mistakes of the Past

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We are well aware of the many ISIS or ISIS inspired attacks throughout Europe. It is interesting that since the rise of ISIS, these attacks appeared directed at the European infidels and not just the long-proclaimed enemy of Islam – Israel.

Not that there are continuing attacks on the Jewish state – there are as there have always been. But recently they have taken a backseat to the mass carnage inflicted upon Europe and the United States by the Islamic State.

But why? Hasn’t it always been the number one cause of Muslims to avenge the oppression of the poor displaced Palestinians and drive the Jews out of Israel and into the sea? Has that not been the clarion call of all Muslims since 1948?

Heck, even individual European nations as well as the EU have, for want of a better term, conspired with Muslim nations and terrorist organizations to take down Israel.

For decades, “Europe had a cushy arrangement – all the world’s jihadists were so fixated on Israel that they were willing to overlook long-standing hatreds against ‘Crusader’ Europe, as long as Europe would help them wage war on Israel.” read more