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The President’s Moral Equivalence in the Face of Palestinian Terror

The White House has responded to the wave of terror in Israel with tepid and ambiguous statements, condemning Israel’s “excessive” use of force, claiming that both sides are responsible, and urging both Israel and the Palestinians to “tamp down the violence.” Victor Davis Hanson sees such comments as symptoms of a larger problem:

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Read more at National Review

More about: Barack Obama, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror, Politics & Current Affairs, Postmodernism, US-Is

Germany’s Bid to Keep Israel off the UN Security Council

The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN’s regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others Group, which promptly agreed to wait another twenty years before approving Jerusalem for a Security Council candidacy. Now, Benny Avni notes, Germany is poised to block action:

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More about: Germany, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-German relations, United Nations