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Jerrold L. Sobel
By Jerrold L. Sobel
Contributor residing in the U.S.
Articles in this column
On March 2, 2007, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama addressed an AIPAC foreign policy forum in Chicago, Illinois. Here is what he had to say: We should all be concerned about the agreement negotiated among Palestinians in Mecca last month ... (Full Story)
Along with traditional terrorism and political recalcitrance, the Palestinian Arabs, their fellow Islamists, and a recognizable cadre of their sympathizers continually develop additional pressure tactics to erode the sovereignty of Israel.  (Full Story)
Despite the most inane confirmation performance in recent memory. After embarrassingly stumbling and bumbling through eight hours of straight up questioning, it’s a done deal, Chuck Hagel was confirmed and became the United States 23rd Secretary of Defense on Tuesday.

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One thing about liberals particularly those in the media they’re good at bolstering an incompetent President by shifting the discussion of the American humiliation in the Middle East from the outrages themselves to Mitt Romney’s response.  (Full Story)
On March 26, 2010 Newsmax published an article entitled, “Obama Snubs Netanyahu at White House.”  For those of you with collective memory loss, if you remember, up to that point this was just the biggest of many snubs by the Obama Administration against the Israeli government. (Full Story)
Amongst other seemingly irreconcilable issues such as: water rights; Arab street incitement; demilitarization of a Palestinian state, the core impediments between the Palestinians led by Mahmoud Abbas and Israel are: recognized borders, sovereignty over Jerusalem, and the right of return of six hundred thousand Palestinians and their  progeny dating back to 1948.  (Full Story)
On October 26, 2008, then Senator Barack Obama gave a radio interview on WBEZ Chicago.  He was asked by the moderator his views on the accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement.  He replied: “If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples.” (Full Story)
Since creating the Israeli Advocate in 2008 I’ve never ceased to marvel and be intrigued at the responses I receive from my articles and that of my contributors.  Dependent upon the political persuasion, mood, or a particular reader’s state of mind at the time the article is read, the variance of response runs the gamut from:  “Take me off your ******g mailing list” to “absolutely brilliant,” and shades in between.  (Full Story)
If the Romney campaign thinks they have a chance of beating the current occupant in the White House by playing Mr. politically correct, nice guy, he just has to look back four years and recognize the error of his ways.  John McCain, a war hero in every way turned timid at the thought of confronting Obama on a myriad of issues which should have highlighted the absurdity of him running for president, more or less winning. (Full Story)
Historically speaking,  it’s never difficult for writers of Jewish history to find an anniversary date connected with a tragedy.  For example, a couple days ago I was enjoying an evening surfing the Web to see if anything stood out in Jewish history on my birthday, June 28th.   (Full Story)
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