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Obama Focuses On Foreign Policy Crises

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — Foreign policy crises have a way of intruding on President Barack Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacations. Obama's...

Obama Calls For Unconditional Release Of Captured Israeli Soldier

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama took questions during a briefing at the White House on Friday, where he addressed the situation in Israel. Obama reiterated ...

Foreign Official Acknowledges Strains With Obama

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, July 22 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged his relations with U.S. President...

Obama: US Willing To Negotiate Cease-Fire Between Israelis And Hamas

Posted 07.10.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israel's leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and H...

Obama Discusses Terrorism In 2004

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

During a November 2004 reading and Q&A session to promote his memoir, "Dreams From My Father," President Obama, then a senator-elect, detailed his vie...

Obama Commends Ceasefire Agreement

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is hailing a cease-fire agreement to end a week of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the...

Obama Working Behind Scenes To End Gaza Warfare

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The Obama administration worked hard behind the scenes Monday to end almost a week of warfare between Israel and Hamas, p...

Obama Talks Gaza With Israeli, Egyptian Leaders

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke separately to Israeli and Egyptian leaders Friday night as violence escalated in Gaza and Israel signa...

Obama Talks With Israel, Egypt On Gaza Attacks

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Wednesday night a...

Turning Points: Israel Caves Under Flotilla Pressure

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

Ankara's assertive set of responses to the Israeli assault provided a model for how mid-level powers could challenge Israel and stand up to U.S. pressure and emerge reaping enormous political capital.

Clueless in Gaza

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Obama's behavior on the Gaza flotilla hardly deserves the label policy. Its fecklessness raises the question of whether our leaders have the seriousness to be stewards of the nation's foreign relations.

Obama's Needs A 'Game Changer' In Middle East: Analysis

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Trying to figure out what Barack Obama intends to do in the Middle East is like trying to read the leaves in a cup of tea stirred by Jackson Pollock. ...

Palestinian Support For Hamas Rises After Gaza War: Poll

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Jerusalem Media & Communications Center has released a new public opinion poll that shows that Palestinian support for Hamas has increased since I...

Obama's First Peace Mission: Mitchell Goes To Middle East

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his special Middle East envoy is departing on his first peacemaking mission to solidify a cease-fire be...

Sam Stein

Obama Immediately Gets Working On Gaza | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before attending an official prayer service this morning, President Barack Obama put in a bit of work, his communications office let it be known. And ...

Obama Vows To Tackle Gaza Crisis Immediately After Inauguration | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama, who has focused mostly on the nation's economic travails, says he will appoint a team immediately after hi...

US Supports Egyptian-French Initiative On Gaza

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The Security Council failed to agree on action to end the escalating crisis in Gaza on Wednesday, but the U.S. threw its weight...

Obama Breaks Silence On Gaza, Express Concern For Civilian Casualties

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, breaking his silence about the Gaza war, expressed deep concern on Tuesday about civilian de...

Bush Gaza Crisis Response: Let Obama Handle It

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With time running out on the Bush presidency, the administration seemed increasingly ready Friday to let the crisis in Gaza fall to...

Muslims Call For More Inclusion In Obama's Administration

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The American Muslim Taskforce for Civil Rights and Elections called on President-elect Barack Obama for greater Muslim outreach during his administrat...

Progressive Jews Tested By Gaza Crisis

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Israeli bombardment of Gaza enters its fourth day, there is no shortage of tests. The wisdom of Israeli strategy is being tested. The resilienc...

Gaza Crisis First Test For Obama

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza worsens, numerous news organizations have looked at how the crisis will challenge President-elect Bar...

Obama's Silence on Gaza is Deafening

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Obama has massive political capital, and could have injected himself into the crisis before it happened and could have lent his credibility to a situation that has spiraled dangerously out of control.

Sam Stein

Progressive Jews See Potential Conflict With Obama Over Gaza | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The flaring of tensions and violence in the Gaza Strip has created more than just another sensitive foreign policy crisis for Barack Obama to juggle. ...

Obama Talked To Rice About Gaza: CNN

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama spoke with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday about the violence in Gaza, which has left as many as 225 peop...