Sheldon Adelson, the U.S. casino mogul who has called himself the world’s richest Jew, couldn’t vote in Israel’s parliamentary elections in January. That didn’t stop his free daily newspaper, Yisrael Hayom, from publishing a front-page editorial last year arguing in favor of bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities -- an option voiced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
President Barack Obama probably bolstered his strength with U.S. Jewish voters and the Israeli government with his pronouncement that he’ll use military force if needed to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. is examining all options for pressuring Libya to end a violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrators, and he is dispatching Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Switzerland to work with her counterparts from other nations on a coordinated response.
Decades of poor treatment and economic discrimination against Libyans in the country’s eastern province of Cyrenaica provided the kindling for the revolt against leader Muammar Qaddafi , and the pro-democracy uprising in neighboring Egypt provided the spark.
Western allies planning for a possible no-fly zone over Libya may find their deliberations overtaken by events, as Muammar Qaddafi ’s forces close in on the opposition’s stronghold of Benghazi with tanks, infantry and air support.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Republican establishment and, like Santa Claus, it works quietly. After it convinced reluctant conservatives to nominate Senator John McCain for the presidency in 2008 -- and he lost spectacularly to a rookie senator from Illinois -- its members went to ground.
When pro-government mobs attacked demonstrators demanding Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ’s resignation this month, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon did something he’d seldom done before: He publicly called on the government of a member state to cede power.