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The Israel and Hamas Untenable Status Quo

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Today, the focus on Gaza is on the economic situation, not on Hamas' rejection of Israel's right to exist or its refusal to release captured Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit.

Hamas Ban Elections In Gaza Strip

AFP | Sakher Abu El Oun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY : The Hamas-run interior ministry in the Gaza Strip said on Wednesday that it will ban the organisation of elections called for by Palestini...

Hamas Welcomes Obama's "New Language"

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — The top Hamas leader on Thursday welcomed what he said is "new language" by President Barack Obama toward the Islamic militant...

The Coming Storm: Obama and American Jewry

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Sunshine Jewish patriots who back Israel when convenient will be pitted against those who stand with Israel even when it means losing their invitation to the White House Chanuka party.

Hamas: Obama Remarks 'Intended To Deceive The International Community'

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamas reacted with pessimism on Tuesday to the meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama, saying that while the ...

Obama Move To Aid Hamas Alarms Israel Supporters

LA Times | Paul Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington -- The Obama administration, already on treacherous political ground because of its outreach to traditional adversaries such...

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. ...

Kerry Handed Hamas Letter For Obama On Mideast Trip

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

US Senator John Kerry was meeting Israeli and Palestinian officials on Friday after a trip to war-ravaged Gaza, where he was given a letter to Preside...

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...

Obama Should Quit War on Terror, Talk to Hamas and Taliban

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

Dealing with Hamas or the Taliban doesn't mean that if Obama talks to them they will roll over. It means that the use of force alone cannot work and that ignoring them won't make them go away

Obama Camp 'Prepared To Talk To Hamas' | Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The incoming Obama administration is prepared to abandon George Bush's �doctrine of isolating Hamas by establishing a channel to the Islamist organi...

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. ...

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...

Gaza Crisis Complicates Obama's Policy In Mideast

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CRAWFORD, Texas — The deaths of hundreds of Palestinians in Israel's deadliest-ever air assault on Hamas further complicate President-elect Bara...

Distorting Obama's Views on Israel

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Rather than being necessary for getting him to the White House, Obama's right-wing positions regarding Israel and its neighbors are actually hurting him.

Obama In Ramallah

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

We drove around the West Bank searching for Obama supporters, but even at venues with names in English, such as the Stars & Bucks cafe or Supermarket Baghdad, there were no Gobama banners to be seen.

Obama In Jerusalem

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

Activists here say there are at least 100,000 dual national Israeli-American voters. During a 4th of July picnic in Jerusalem, "the volunteers were constantly busy, not a moment to rest. People were lining up to register."

Will Thomas

Obama Hamas Ties Pushed In McCain Letter: So Much For "Respectful" Campaign | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain has repeatedly insisted in public that he wants to run a respectful campaign, but a recent fundraising email from his campaign suggests th...

McCain On Obama: "Clear Who Hamas Wants to be the Next President"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From The Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb: McCain spoke with bloggers this morning on a number of issues ranging from William Ayers to Rev. Wright ...

Obama Hits Hamas "Smear": McCain Is "Losing His Bearings"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past few weeks, John McCain has pushed the idea that the terrorist organization Hamas is supporting Barack Obama's presidential campaign. To...

McCain: Voters Want Me To Bring Up Obama Hamas Smear

CNN's Political Ticker | Peter Hamby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain on Friday defended his charge that the terrorist organization Hamas is rooting for Barack Obama to win the presidency -- and said voters w...

Lieberman Parrots Obama Hamas Smear

Election Central | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was only a matter of time, really. If you ever doubted that Joe Lieberman would be using what's left of his "Independent Democrat" credentials to l...

Obama On Hamas Smear: "We Don't Do Nuance Well In Politics"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama sat for a lengthy interview with Jeffrey Goldberg where he discusses Israel, his connection to Chicago's Jewish community, and Middle Eas...

Obama Hamas Smear: Clinton Says It Shouldn't Be Taken Seriously

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton appeared on the Situation Room today to weigh in on the state of the race. Below are a few highlights. On Hamas' Obama endorsement: ...

What John McCain Told Me, and What it Says About How Far He's Fallen

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

At a dinner party in Los Angeles not long after the 2000 election, John McCain admitted to me that he hadn't voted for George Bush.