May 23, 2014

Netanyahu Says Obama Got Syria Right

Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has some uncharacteristically positive words for one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s most controversial foreign policy initiatives: the deal struck last year to remove chemical weapons from Syria.

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TAGGED: Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel, Barack Obama, Syria, Chemical Weapons, Bashar Al-Assad


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May 16, 2014
Obama Is Choosing Not to Act on Syria
Washington Post
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May 13, 2014
Syria's Dirty Secret: Assad Could Win Fair Vote
Faisal Al Yafai, National
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May 22, 2014
Obama's Sickening Syria Hypocrisy
Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic
Whereas “none of the tragedies that we see today may rise to the full horror of the Holocaust, they demand our attention, that we not turn away, that we choose empathy over indifference, and that our empathy leads to... more ››