"If you don’t understand the basic moral difference between Israel and the Palestinians—the basic difference between right and wrong—then you understand nothing about the Israeli-Arab conflict."

President Obama's order to fly flags at half-staff covers all federal buildings and grounds throughout the United States and its territories, as well as US embassies, military bases and other facilities abroad.

In US Secretary of State John Kerry's worldview, since suicide bombers are a dime a dozen, the best way to burst their publicity-seeking bubbles is to ignore them. Especially when there are more pressing matters to tackle, chief among them the weather.

A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent US history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.

Following on the heels of the dangerous French Peace Initiative which is premised on the idea that the Palestinians receive a state even if they do nothing to stop terror and incitement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gathering in Paris on Friday to launch the French Peace Initiative, top diplomats from around the globe discussed how to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Fortunately for Israel, no conclusion was reached and President Hollande admitted that only direct negotiations can result in peace.

Kerry could put pressure on the Palestinians and Jordanians to cease anti-Israeli incitement and indoctrination. Now that would be pressure well applied.

At a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the adoption of a U.N. resolution equating Zionism with racism, US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the world to condemn rising anti-Semitism and bigotry and unite in the struggle against violent extremism and "terrorist bigots."

The agreement between Israel and Jordan to monitor the Temple Mount and prevent violence there by installing CCTV cameras has come up against opposition by the Waqf council, Palestinian officials, and terrorist organizations.