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Obama Israel Policy

Obama Will Do Anything for Israel... But He Won't Do That

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

He will allow Congress to pile on sanctions and he will talk about keeping "all options" on the table but he is not going to war, either directly or by allowing Israel to drag him in.

Obama, Netanyahu, Patriots

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Obama in Jerusalem, No Surprises But Mission Accomplished

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Obama accomplished what he had to. He reached over Netanyahu's head and spoke directly to the Israeli people, explaining why peace is in their own best interest and why justice for the Palestinians cannot be denied. And he was cheered.

I Am Not an Anti-Semite

Jess Coleman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

I am not an anti-Semite or a radical, right-wing Zionist. I'm a grown-up willing to have a discussion, and I'm waiting for everyone else to catch up.

Are the U.S. and Israel Heading for a Showdown?

Ira Chernus | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Ira Chernus

While the Obama administration has acceded to the imagery of knee-jerk support for whatever Israel does, no matter how outrageous, behind the scenes its policies are beginning to look far less predictable.

Second Term Israel Policy: Same Old, Same Old

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.12.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

President Obama gave his first signal over the weekend that his policies toward Israelis and Palestinians will be the same in his second term as it was in the last three years of the first. He will do Prime Minister Netanyahu's bidding.

President Obama Is a Friend of Israel

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

If past is prologue, Americans -- both Jews and non-Jews -- devoted to and concerned about Israel can vote to reelect President Obama in November with an absolutely clear conscience.

Obama Says U.S. and Israel March As One

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

I certainly do not believe that Obama, in any way, puts Israel's interests on par with that of the United States. Not even close. Frankly, I don't think the Republicans do either.

Feelings And Facts: The Complicated American Jewish Voter

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

It is critical to understand an essential underlying reason why voting is so very complex for most American Jews: Israel.

The Neocons Have Finally Snapped

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Any doubt we might have that the Israeli right has lost its mind should be eliminated by the latest column from one of its most prominent media figures, Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post .

More on Gilder's "Israel Test" - and Ours

Ken Blackwell | Posted 02.03.2012 | World
Ken Blackwell

Writer and thinker George Gilder has challenged Americans throughout his career. His book Wealth and Poverty ought to be required reading at the White...

Obama's Secret Remarks About Netanyahu

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Obama is a disappointment. If he despises Netanyahu, let him not play games with the American Jewish community and feign friendship for votes.

Israel And The U.S.: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

Robert D. Blackwill | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Robert D. Blackwill

Israel's substantial contributions to U.S. interests are an underappreciated aspect of this relationship and deserve equal billing to shared values and historical responsibility as rationales for American support of Israel.

Amanda Terkel

Israeli Prime Minister Refutes GOP Talking Points: We Have 'Tremendous Bipartisan Support' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP presidential candidates ramped up discussion about Israel policy in the past week, as Palestinian leaders pushed for a United Na...

Obama and Israel

Mel Levine | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Mel Levine

It has become fashionable for many Republicans to assert that President Obama is not a friend of Israel -- something the facts are utterly at odds with.

Hillary: Counting Jews in Jerusalem

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

The normally sensible Forbes Magazine recently named Hillary Clinton the Second Most Powerful Woman in the World. That's absurd. She's clearly not eve...

The U.S. Abandons Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Israel is in big trouble and it needs allies who will help it prevail over this sea of misfortunes. It doesn't have those allies.

Obama: Israel-United States Bond Is 'Unbreakable'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Seeking to reassure Jewish donors amid questions over his support for Israel, President Barack Obama pledged Monday that his administra...

Israel: Your Last Chance Is Now

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Israel must take the initiative now. It is its last chance. If it does not it will be destined for one of two outcomes -- a one-state solution or no state.

Sam Stein

Eric Cantor Clarifies Controversial Remarks | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office on Monday issued a follow-up comment to one made last week, saying that the congressman would serve as...

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Eric Cantor Tells Israel: GOP Majority Will 'Serve As A Check On The Administration' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday during a meeting in New York that the new GOP majorit...

Barack Obama: The Most Anti-Israel President!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

With his remarks in Jakarta, Indonesia, President Obama made history once again. Sadly, it's a most unenviable title. I believe he is the most anti-Israel President in U.S. history.

Biden Was Here. Now What?

Tom Pfingsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Pfingsten

Last Saturday, as Sheikh Jarrah's orthodox Jews observed the Sabbath, an easy-going music teacher blinked his lazy blue eyes and said he intends to make a weekly walk until Israel's eviction orders are overturned.

Dangerous Brinkmanship

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

Israel may assert a right to build anywhere in Jerusalem that it chooses. But, those political choices have implications that extend far beyond real estate.

Obama and the Peace Process

Marwan Bishara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marwan Bishara

I could only shake my head in amazement as I listened to President Obama at the U.N. trying to put a brave face on his administration's failure to convince Israel to freeze all settlement activities.