Israel announces East Jerusalem building plans as Netanyahu visits U.S.

November 8, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 


The Israeli government has announced that construction will proceed on more than 1,300 housing units in East Jerusalem. The announcement comes while Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is in the U.S. The U.S. has duly expressed its “disappointment.”

Our readers will recall how incensed the Obama administration became when, during Joe Biden’s visit to Israel, the Israeli Interior Minister unveiled plans to build 1,600 housing units in East Jerusalem. The timing of that announcement apparently was mistake, for which the Israelis apologized. President Obama nonetheless took deep offense and attempted to humiliate Netanyahu when he visited the White House.

The timing of the latest announcement, which comes in advance of a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, surely was premeditated. Presumably, the timing was intended, at least in part, to demonstrate that Israel is not concerned about the prospect of additional attempts at bullying by Obama administration.

As I suggested last night in connection with Netanyahu’s statement to Biden about Iran, in the aftermath of the American voters’ rebuke to the Obama administration, the one-sided nature of Obama’s relationship with Netanyahu looks like it’s going to change.

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Obama Visits Gandhi Museum, “He Is a Hero Not Just to India, But to The World”

November 6, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports: President and first lady Obama visited the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum in Mumbai, India, today, housed in a private residence where Gandhi stayed during the freedom struggle. The Obamas walked around a library used by…

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Daily Commentary – Friday, November 5th, 2010 – Chilean Miner Visits New York After Rescue

November 5, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 
  • He’ll also be taking a trip to Graceland and Los Vegas.
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Jimmy visits Jerusalem and exposes more hypocrisy

October 22, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

London’s Al Quds quotes Jimmy Carter as calling for Israel to withdraw from “East Jerusalem”, saying it must become the capital of a Palestinian Arab state.

AFP quotes him as saying, “We will continue to work on a peaceful solution where the Israelis will withdraw from east Jerusalem and let this be the capital of a Palestinian state.”

Since 1948, the entire world has demanded that Israel not establish its capital in even the western part of Jerusalem. Israelis have been told that the eternal Jewish capital and the center of Jewish hopes and dreams for some 3000 years cannot be the capital of the Jewish state, rather it must be in the new city of Tel Aviv. The Green Line, which everyone now remembers as an “internationally recognized border,” was not considered a legal boundary by anyone, and as a result Israel’s declaring Jerusalem as its capital was considered somehow illegitimate.

Even today, practically no country recognizes even the western part of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Instead, the world is demanding that Jerusalem become the capital of a Palestinian Arab state.

Arab interest in Jerusalem was practically nil before the anti-semitic Mufti in the 1920s started politicizing the issue, and then it faded from Muslim and Arab consciousness for the 19 years of Jordanian rule when the Palestinian Arab national cause was all but mute.

Arab interest in Jerusalem is directly proportional to Jewish political rule over the city. It is not inherent; it is derivative. It was never set up as a positive goal but rather a negative one - they didn’t want to establish Jerusalem as an Arab capital, but to deprive Jews of establishing it as theirs.

Nowhere was this clearer than in 1949, when almost the entire Arab world appealed to the UN to make Jerusalem an international city - and expel all Jews who moved there since 1947:

Yes, Arabs wanted to give away the entire city, including Muslim holy places, holy places to the UN in 1949 - for the sole purpose of depriving Jews of controlling even the western part of the city!

Is this how a nation acts towards their capital?

Fast forward back to today. Idiots like Carter insist that a Palestinian Arab state cannot possibly exist without Jerusalem as their capital.

The simple question is - why?

If Tel Aviv must be Israel’s capital according to the entire world, why can Ramallah not be the Palestinian Arab capital?

The fact is that the only reason that people say that Jerusalem must be the Palestinian Arab capital is because the Palestinian Arabs insist upon it, despite the absence of any historical ties to the city as a political or cultural center for the Arab world. Their insistence - wholly predicated on taking away Jewish sovereignty - is regarded as somehow more valuable and authentic than the rich Jewish historical, religious and cultural ties to the city.

The question of Jerusalem exposes the hypocrisy of the world.

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Girls will be girls: AQ threated ‘whole of Lebanon’ if A’jad visits Beirut

October 11, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Whew.  These clowns and their “mother of all battles” rhetoric.  Just pathetic:

DEBKA file reports: More fuel was thrown on the bubbling brew surrounding Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit toLebanon - and the coming spectacle of his joint appearance in the south Thursday, Oct. 14 with Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah - by an armed Al Qaeda-linked group.

“The whole of Lebanon will tremble if Ahmadinejad sets foot in Lebanon,” said the Abdullah Azzam group, named for Osama bin Laden’s Palestinian mentor who was al Qaeda’s original founder. “We will do the impossible to thwart this conspiracy.”

Yeah, whatever.  Unless, of course, someone hosts a special combined Bingo and Camel Night, then most of the Middle East will be kinda busy.

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CNN Express visits Pennsylvania

October 9, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

(CNN) - Just one day before President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden head to a DNC rally near a Philadelphia school, the CNN Express stopped in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to take the political pulse of the city.

Pennsylvania will play a key role in the midterm elections, where a tight Senate race is currently underway. The latest CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey with a single digit lead over Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak.

While the election is still a few weeks away, voters in Harrisburg have one thing on their mind: jobs.

“I’m more concerned about the little guy, me,” said Jill Uler of Mechanicsburg, Pa. “I’m unemployed myself and temping but looking for full-time work.”

One Harrisburg resident said she still hasn’t chosen a candidate, but that the economy will be a deciding factor in her decision.

“Even though we’re out of a recession it doesn’t seem to be turning around,” she said.

She also expressed frustration over recent attack ads between the two campaigns.

“Everyone that’s running seems to be saying ‘oh this person didn’t do this or failed you as a state or city,’ but no one is offering actual solutions to the problem.”

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Daily Commentary – Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 – Ahmadinejad Visits New York

September 28, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 
  • An interesting article on the New York Post talks about his paranoia and delusions of grandeur as he visited the U.N.
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Obama visits the Gulf coast

August 15, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Maybe I should feel honored that the President of the United States will spend the night less than 20 miles from my home, but I do not.
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Michelle Obama visits military families at Walter Reed

August 13, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama made an unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday as part of her “regular private meetings and interaction with military families,” according to an official in her office.

In addition to her public events on military bases and other venues that are a part of her official schedule, the First Lady also has private meetings with military families both in Washington and as she travels around the country, according to the official. “It’s a good way for her to get informal input and advice from military family members from across the country on how the administration and our country can better support military families,” the official said.

At an event with military families in May, the first lady announced that President Obama had directed his national security staff to lead a 90-day review to develop a coordinated federal government-wide approach to support and engage military families.

Today’s visit to Walter Reed will allow the first lady to “share the feedback and concerns expressed by military families with officials inside the White House and across the administration,” the official said.

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