Obama Blocks Fighter Jets to Iran; Cruz on Abortion; Santana Going to Israel

What has President Obama done for Israel lately? Last week, the administration announced that it will block the sale of Russian fighter jets to Iran. Israel and the U.S. agreed to enhance energy cooperation. Remember the hullabaloo last week regarding anonymous claims that the administration would allow Iran access to dollar-denominated transactions? Not true. Says who? Says President Obama.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would ban abortions even in cases of rape and incest. The GOP's alternative to Donald Trump is to the right of even his Republican predecessors. And, of course, Cruz opposes "New York values." I wonder what he meant by that?

Santana confirms concert in Israel. I've urged you not to attend Santana concerts because Santana refused to perform in Israel. My view is that if an artist seeks to punish Israel economically, we should not reward that artist economically. Good news: Santana will perform in Tel Aviv on July 30. His management clarified that his cancellation of a concert in 2010 had nothing to do with anti-Israel pressure.

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