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Obama and Israel: The Record, the Facts

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Steven L. Spiegel

The critics are simply wrong. Obama has been an exceptional supporter of Israel where it counts -- on the hard-core security and diplomatic issues that provide assistance and protection in a very dangerous region.

Now on to Victory and the Reelection of President Barack Obama

Ed Koch | Posted 12.23.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Whatever I can do to help reelect President Obama and provide him with a majority in both houses of Congress so as to end the gridlock in Washington, D.C., I will do. I urge all other voters to do the same.

Neither Obama or Romney Will Go to War for Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

In a night of full-court pandering to Binyamin Netanyahu, Mitt Romney would not give Netanyahu what he most wants: permission to bomb Iran knowing that we would automatically come in too.

No, I love Israel More!

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Michael Shammas

As in previous debates, the candidates will strive to surpass one another on two criteria. First, who can bash China the most? And, second, who loves Israel more? For many, whoever scores highest on these scales will be the "winner." What a tragedy.

Joshua Hersh

Romney Grabs For Momentum On Foreign Policy Front | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney sought to seize political momentum on a new front Monday, delivering a robust foreign policy speech that included a few new ...

Sam Stein

Romney To Soften Stance On Israel-Palestine Peace Process | Sam Stein | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days after Mitt Romney backed off his claim, made during a secretly recorded fundraiser, that 47 percent of Americans depend on the gove...

Would Romney Prosperity Pacts Work in Palestine?

Steve Clemons | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Whether Romney is right or not, his jobs talk and the notion of "Prosperity Pacts" are a step ahead of the rhetoric that typecasts instability in the Middle East as a function of Islamic culture and fanaticism.

Joshua Hersh

Bill Clinton Says America Cannot Just Let Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Fester | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

Comparing the Israeli-Palestinian standoff in the Middle East to an "abscessed tooth," former President Bill Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sund...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Campaign Pushes Back On Israel, Palestine Comments From Fundraiser Video | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Romney campaign sought to defend Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday over his controversial comments that a pea...

Paul Ryan Defends Mitt Romney Video Remarks On Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans are "dependent on government" and would vote for President Barack Obama, from a secretly taped spee...

Joshua Hersh

How Romney's Video Remarks Hurt Israel | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's secretly videotaped description of an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement as hopeless during a fundraiser earlier this ye...

Jennifer Bendery

Netanyahu: 'People Are Trying To Draw Me Into The American Election' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he knows people want him to say whether President Barack Obama or Republican presidential...

Romney, the 'Hand of Providence,' and Israel

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Culture is an elusive and elastic concept. It can lead outside observers, who may not know much about the region, to make missteps when they venture there.

Mitt Romney Insults American Jews

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The fact is that Romney has crossed the line from pandering to American Jews to insulting us. The insult is his belief that the way to gain support from Jews is by promising to make the policies of our country subservient to those of Israel.

Romney: America Is Not A Kibbutz

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Days after praising Israel in Jerusalem, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a shot at kibbutzim, arguing in favor of American individu...

Support for Jews, Israelites, All People, Translates Into Support for Obama

Ed Koch | Posted 10.07.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

I wrote an op-ed supporting the president's reelection, which appeared in one of Florida's most important newspapers, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. I thought that you would like to see it. What do you think of my comments?

Going Viral in the White House Press Room

Connie Lawn | Posted 10.03.2012 | DC
Connie Lawn

When I asked White House Press Secretary, "What city does this Administration consider to be the Capital of Israel?" many of my colleagues laughed nervously and Jay tried to move on. But the incident appeared on a number of sites within hours.

A Staggeringly Stumbling Trip

Will Durst | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Will Durst

The American electorate may harbor an ambivalent attitude towards the former governor of Massachusetts, but the reaction to his European vacation from folks across the big pond could only be described as decisively derisive.

Romney's World View

Michael Brenner | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Mitt Romney's provocative remarks in Jerusalem this week on Palestine and Iran have focused attention on how he thinks about American foreign policy generally. Beyond the immediate controversy, there is fresh reason to puzzle as to who exactly the Republican presidential nominee is and who are the people he relies on for advice.

Romney Accused Of Misrepresenting Bestselling Book

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Scientist and author Jared Diamond said that Mitt Romney mischaracterized his book, "Guns, Germs and Steel," to theorize why Israelis and Palestinians...

Romney's 2012 Tour

David Issacharoff | Posted 10.01.2012 | Teen
David Issacharoff

Mitt Romney is undertaking an international tour, attempting to show Americans that he is not only prepared to be president of the United States, but somehow, the leader of the free world.

Romney, Netanyahu, and George Washington's Warning

David Bromwich | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
David Bromwich

What does it signify, for an American like Mitt Romney, unskilled in international politics and innocent of the complexities of the Middle East, to back the pressure now being exerted by Benjamin Netanyahu against the advice of the American president and against the advice of high-ranking intelligence and military officers in Israel? It means that Romney is not friend of Israel so much as he is a friend of Netanyahu. Or rather, for Romney, as for the billionaires he had in tow on his Israel trip, the personal is political. For them, Netanyahu is Israel.

Romney Doubles Down On Controversial 'Culture' Remarks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney Tuesday evening defended his position on the role of culture in a country's prosperity, writing in the National Review that "culture does ...

Obama or Romney: Who Loves Israel More?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

When Democrats say Romney is "anti-Israel" or Republicans say Obama is, don't believe them. If "pro-Israel" means following Binyamin Netanyahu's lead on all matters relating to the Middle East, they are one and the same. And that is the pity.

If You Liked the Iraq War, You'll Love Romney's Foreign Policy

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Romney's trip abroad has demonstrated that his foreign policy operation is "bush league" in more ways than one. By now the entire world has gotten a chance to see that Mitt Romney is no foreign policy or diplomatic genius.