Sheldon Adelson (Photo: Reuters)
Israel’s right to say ‘no’
Smadar Shir of Ynet supports Israel’s decision to deny entry to dozens of pro-Palestinian activists who were part of a coordinated demonstration.
When a US embassy official refuses to grant a certain person a visa because he was born in Iran or “has the face of a terrorist” in his passport photo, that’s apparently fine. Yet when we dare to prevent the entry of the pro-Palestinian fly-in because the passenger list includes kind souls whose official profession is hatred for Jews and for Israel, all the bleeding hearts rise up against us.
Events do not wait as Obama plays a delay defense
The president’s flawed approach to North Korea, Syria and Iran is leading him into disaster, writes Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post.
f Tehran accepts Obama’s bargain, the momentum the administration has managed to build up behind sanctions, and the resulting pressure on the Iranian economy, will be broken. If the regime then cheats, or refuses to negotiate a more lasting solution to its pursuit of nuclear technology, Obama will end his term with Iran closer to a an atomic bomb than it was in 2009.
Newt’s billionaire, Sheldon Adelson, gives $5M to establishment
The deep-pocketed businessman’s transfer of affections from Gingrich to other GOP candidates is a welcome move to those seeking to oust Obama and his fellow Democrats in November, writes Robin Bravender in Politico.
The wealthy couple’s shift to supporting the GOP establishment is a promising sign for party operatives, who are hoping to corral some of the deep-pocketed donors that have spent millions on warring super PACs so far this election cycle. It’s also a positive signal for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, whose campaign is counting on Adelson and other wealthy GOP donors to get behind him as he goes up against President Barack Obama’s hefty war chest.
Can the Arab Spring Bring Peace to the Middle East?
Writing in the Huffington Post, Steven Strauss outlines a series of steps the US could take to transform the current upheaval in the Middle East into a genuine push for regional peace.
The time has come to shape the future. Consider America’s greatest foreign policy successes: Japan’s post-WWII rebirth, Europe’s post-WWII revival through the Marshall Plan, China’s reintegration into the world system post-1979, and integration of former communist bloc countries after the Warsaw Pact collapse. They occurred because these countries shared a vision, and were willing to work to achieve it. The U.S. offered that vision, together with support to make it a reality.