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November 9, 2012

by Shmuel Rosner

November 9, 2012 | 3:00 am

Barack Obama visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem, during his July 2008 trip to Israel. (Photo: Reuters)

In-depth

Obama and the Consensus on Jerusalem

The president must understand that the unity of Jerusalem is non-negotiable for Israelis across the political spectrum, writes Jonathan Tobin in Commentary Magazine

If there has been one point of contention with Israel on which the president has pushed the envelope farther than any of his predecessors it is Jerusalem. While all American governments have refused to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the entire city, let alone over those parts of it that were occupied by Jordan from 1949 to 1967 commonly known as East Jerusalem, Obama has gone further than that.  

 

Why Yemen is the Scariest Challenge Facing Obama Abroad

Writing in the Daily Beast, Bruce Riedel warns that Yemen contains the greatest terror threat to the United States. 

America’s key ally in this war is Yemen’s bigger and richer brother, Saudi Arabia, the real prize in the struggle. Bin Laden and his protégés in AQAP have always had their focus on the Kingdom and the House of Saud. Johnson details just how deeply the Saudis have become involved in the war in Yemen including how its intelligence service has foiled two AQAP plots against America and its Royal Saudi Air Force is now flying bombing strikes against AQAP targets deep inside the country.

 

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