Jerusalem will always remain an Arab city and moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Holy City will not change the reality on the ground.
EDITORIAL of Unionleader.com
Early in the Obama presidency, National Review’s Jim Geraghty observed that all of Barack Obama’s promises come with an expiration date.
By that, Geraghty meant that Obama tended to have strongly held convictions, up until the moment they became politically inconvenient.
BY ROGER L SIMON, PJ Media
Whatever uproar may or may not be occurring from and at Monday's opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, that change of venue -- promised by several presidents of both parties and mandated by Congress in 1995 but accomplished only by Donald Trump -- constitutes an extraordinary development in the seemingly endless history of the Middle East. And the suspicion here is that, after not too long, it will be seen as a hugely positive one.
By Jackson Diehl, Washington Post
Vladimir Putin’s grim, businesslike inauguration to a fourth term as Russian president last week was accompanied by equally grim commentaries about his grip on the country. He may have stolen the election, it was said, but the vast majority of Russians support him and his regime. He may have eliminated all serious opposition, through prohibitions, imprisonment and the occasional murder, but his country is unsuited for democracy anyway.
Following eight years of tough austerity due to the economic crisis that hit the country, Greece is finally ready to return to normal. This is according to statements made by economic experts and politicians in Greece, as well as other Europeans and the heads of international financial organisations.
Weekly Standard Editorial
By FRED BARNES, Weekly Standard
President Obama’s legacy is rapidly vanishing. The decision by President Trump to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran is the biggest blow, but it’s only the latest. The elimination of the individual mandate and canceling the yearly bailout of insurance companies have left Obamacare in a precarious condition. Young immigrants whose parents brought them to the United States unlawfully—so-called dreamers—are losing their legal status.
By Max Kronstadt, The Catalyst
Recent chemical attacks and missile strikes thrust the now seven-year-long Syrian Civil War back onto the front pages and into the opinion columns of American newspapers for a couple of days last week. It was the most coverage the conflict has gotten since President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal campaign to retake Aleppo nearly a year and a half ago.
The only way for Europe to save the deal is to make it clear to America that targeting EU firms doing business in Iran will lead to a costly transatlantic trade dispute
By Riccardo Alcaro, Middle East Eye
Smash the rickety legacy of executive abuse!
By David Harsanyi, The Federalist