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Netanyahu & the Lobby Cowboy Up For War With Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The only thing that has changed in Iran since Netanyahu last did his war dance is that Iran has elected a new president who, unlike his radical predecessor, seems determined to tamp down tensions in the region.

Pull the Plug on the Peace Process

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It's time for some benign neglect. There is no way that will accomplish less than our current one-sided engagement.

Netanyahu: Israel Can Only Rely On Its Own Security

AP | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the planned withdrawal of some U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights shows that the Jew...

Putin-Netanyahu Talks Focus On Syria

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday for talks that focused on the situation in Syria, ...

Bibi Under Fire For BIG Spending

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — For years, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been saddled with an image of a cigar-smoking, cognac-drinking socialite. N...

Will Palestinian Negotiations Tactics Work?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

One of the hardest decisions that a political leader has to take is when to engage in negotiations and when to refrain. This has been the dilemma faci...

Road to Damascus

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Netanyahu: Root Of Israel-Palestine Conflict 'Isn't Territorial'

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister gave a cool reception Wednesday to a new Arab Mideast peace initiative, saying the conflict with the Palesti...

Bibi: Iran Has Not Yet Reached 'Red Line'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister on Monday said that Iran is steadily edging closer to nuclear weapons capability but has not yet reached the...

Time For Some American Shock and Awe in Syria

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

The clamor among the hawkish segment of Washington lawmakers to get the United States involved militarily in Syria gets louder by the day.

Israel Responds to Obama's Generosity With Nastiness

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Israeli arrogance is based on the feeling that the relative quiet in the West Bank will last forever. But already there are signs that it will not last long.

Free Movement Is Litmus Test of Peace Process

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Abbas should continue to demand a settlement freeze and a demarcation of the borders of Palestine, he might wish to challenge the Israelis to bring back the Palestinian police to King Hussein Bridge and to allow free passage between Gaza and the West Bank.

Can Erdogan Now Deliver His End of the Bargain With Israel?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

. Nonetheless, as the Syrian crisis continues to threaten the security of all the Levantine states and the Iranian issue continues its slow boil, greater cooperation should be expected between the two. The rapprochement is real; the question is, does it matter?

Can Kerry Rescue a Two-State Peace Accord?

Henry Siegman | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Henry Siegman

However John Kerry will go about seeking to persuade the parties to return to meaningful negotiations, his efforts have no chance of success if he does not base his diplomacy on the following realities.

Israel Apology to Turkey -- Key to Regional Peace?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Obama figuratively dialed Turkish PM Erdogan's phone and pressed Israeli PM Netanyahu to apologize for the killings of Turkish activists on board a "peace flotilla" headed to Gaza. Perhaps the relationship has been permanently altered over the last few years, but it may be the fulcrum for resolution of Syria and a broader Israeli/Palestinian peace.

Obama, Netanyahu, Patriots

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Obama Factor in the Middle East Conflict

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the Middle East is a potentially good thing for peace. The problem is how to make this factor last -- how to create mechanisms that will continue to work even when a U.S. president or his secretary of state are not around.

Syria Drives Middle East Instability

Sen. Ben Cardin | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Sen. Ben Cardin

We just passed the second anniversary of the Syrian uprising that began in March 2011 and the situation inside Syria and in the region is reaching catastrophic proportions. This must stop.

Good News for Obama Before His Trip -- Israel Unlikely to Bomb Iran in 2013

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although no one in Israel is leaking any details, it's understood that intelligence agencies -- led by the foreign operations agency, the Mossad -- are highly active in covert operations against Iran's nuclear work. There, too, sources say there is unprecedented cooperation with the United States.

Netanyahu: Israeli Wants 'Real Peace' With Palestinians

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ahead of the arrival of President Barack Obama on a high-profile Mideast mission, Israel's new government on Monday sent mixed mess...

New Israeli Government Formed

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister has notified the country's president that he has succeeded in forming a government. Benjamin Netanyahu pres...

Bibi's Coalition First In Decades To Exclude Ultra-Orthodox Parties

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Forced to rely on the support of two fast-rising rivals in his new governing coalition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now faces ...

The Senate's 10-Year Iraq War Anniversary Gift: War With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The resolution, S.Res.65, is rightly being called a backdoor to war with Iran -- a convenient way to plunge the U.S. into war without a messy public debate but instead automatically, based on when Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to pull the trigger.

Senators Push Promise to Support Israeli Strikes on Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Jamal Abdi

New legislation would effectively signal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can decide not just whether to enter Israel into war with Iran, but whether the United States enters such a war.

Bibi Needs More Time To Form Coalition

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, March 1 (Reuters) - Deadlocked talks with potential coalition partners have forced Israeli Prime Minister ...