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P. David Hornik

P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the new book Choosing Life in Israel. He blogs at http://pdavidhornik.typepad.com/
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Peace Talks That Lead Nowhere … and Worse (Updated)

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Let's hope the Israel-PA direct talks don't even get off the ground, as they inevitably will end in violence.

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Is the U.S. Building the Next Intifada?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

The U.S. has sent almost $400 million to the PA to train their security forces since 2007. With no state in sight, fears that the arms and training will be directed at Israel have arisen.

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Political Correctness Rules at Obama-Bibi Presser

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

This "kiss and make up" meeting accomplished what both leaders wanted: Obama shored up his pro-Israel credentials before the November elections and Netanyahu got Obama to play it his way on Israeli nukes.

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A Tale of Two Allies

Sunday, July 4th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Saudi Arabia and Israel are often considered America’s two main Middle Eastern allies, but Obama’s glad-handing of Saudi King Abdullah dramatically trumps his brusque treatment of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Israel’s Lefty Rag Haaretz Defends Treason and Espionage

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

With such patriots, Israel won’t need many enemies.

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The AIPAC Conference: Hillary Dissimulates, Bibi Shines

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

She continues to talk UN sanctions, as Iran may be less than a year away from nuclear weapons. Then she attributes a recent outrage to Hamas, rather than her favored Fatah. (Also read Ron Radosh: The Obama Administration and the Jews)

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Israel in the Hot Seat Again — for Building Homes

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Vice President Joe Biden condemns a new Israeli settlement plan.

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Middle East Terror and Double Standards

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Civilians accidentally killed during counter-terrorism operations matter only when Israel does the killing.

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Fighting the Goldstone Process at the UN

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - by P. David Hornik

Israel needs its allies to step up and help it ward off the attacks from its enemies.
Update: And don't miss Ronald Radosh's take on the Goldstone Report, as well.

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Israel’s Shalit Dilemma

Friday, December 25th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Israelis want Gilad Shalit home — yet know that a lopsided prisoner deal will encourage further kidnappings.

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Abusing Israel: The Fashionable Thing to Do

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Israelis are being painted as peace refusers, terrorizers, killers, torturers, and recently, pilferers of internal organs.

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Diplomatic Warfare: Palestinians Threaten Unilateral Statehood

Monday, November 16th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Will they try it? And how will Israel respond?

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Bibi Netanyahu Gets the Cold Shoulder in Washington

Friday, November 13th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Israel's prime minister did his best to save face and insist everything was fine. It wasn't.

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Iranian Arms Ship Captured by Israel Shows Tehran’s Real Aims

Saturday, November 7th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

The Francop episode glaringly reveals Iran’s strategy of surrounding Israel with deadly ordinance in hostile hands.

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Goldstone Agonistes

Monday, October 26th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

The tough-on-Israel, easy-on-Hamas UN report on the Gaza war isn't exactly playing out the way its author may have hoped.

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Blood Libel and ‘Peace’ — A Bad Middle Eastern Mix

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Obama pushes Netanyahu for more concessions while the Arab media slanders Israelis as organ thieves.

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J Street Exposed

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

The "alternative" Jewish lobbying group has Israel squarely in its cross hairs.

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Netanyahu: Obama Crossed a Red Line

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Israel's prime minister publicly rebukes Obama for asking him to halt a construction project within Israel proper.

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Sarkozy to Netanyahu: Fire Your Foreign Minister

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

It's not the first time Sarkozy has denigrated a democratically chosen leader. (He's more polite to dictators.)

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No Meddling With Iran … But Oh, Those Settlements!

Saturday, June 27th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

White House pressure on Israel shows none of the deference to sovereignty he shows Tehran.

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Netanyahu Concedes on Palestinian State as Iran Looms in the Background

Sunday, June 14th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Bibi walked a tricky tightrope in his big speech. But were his concessions enough for Obama?

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Obama’s Speech Anything But Music to Israeli Ears

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

The severe moral distortions in the Cairo address reinforce Israeli concerns.

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Is Obama Aiming to Bring Down Bibi?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Obama's hard line on settlement expansion may have more to do with hurting Netanyahu than with the "peace process."

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The Obama-Netanyahu Meeting: Ominous for Israel

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Worrying signs of a serious disconnect between Obama's attitudes and reality. (Also read Roger L. Simon,Richard Fernandez, and Ron Radosh.)

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Israel Braces for Clash with White House

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 - by P. David Hornik

Ensuring a non-nuclear Iran is Israel's main priority, but for the Obama administration, Palestinian statehood is at the top of the agenda. (Also read Roger L. Simon: Thoughts on the Middle East Chess Game.)

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