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Obama Israel Settlements

Settlement 'Solutionism' Is Not the Answer

Lara Friedman | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
Lara Friedman

Shifting U.S. policy to green light some settlement activity would mean scrapping the fundamental precept upon which all Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts are based: the acceptance of the 1967 lines as the starting point for negotiations and for future borders.

Assessing President Obama's Trip

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Now that President Obama is on his way back from his trip to the Middle East, its potential impact can be assessed. All in all it was a success, despite some pitfalls.

Obama: Israeli Settlements Not Constructive

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be co...

Obama's Cynicism on Israel and Palestine

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Israel's hysteria and America's arm-twisting against the resolution gave the Palestinians a victory, a victory that the United States and Israel both elevated to historic proportions.

Nobel Winner Obama Owes the World Courageous Act for Peace

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

President Obama needs to match tough military decisions with equally tough political ones that are not popular with some constituencies but are very much in the American national interest.

Why Isn't J Street Supporting Bibi?

David Suissa | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
David Suissa

It is absurd and unjust that the only party under pressure to accept preconditions to peace talks is the one party that has already said it is willing to return to peace talks "tomorrow morning."

Bus Bombing: US Must Impose Peace Now

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Obama is the one person who can turn this situation around. History will not forgive him if, in the name of political expediency, he looks away.

U.S. Drops Demand For Israeli Settlement Freeze

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has abandoned attempts to persuade Israel to slow West Bank settlement activity, officials said Tuesday, dea...

Palestinians Call For UN Session On Israeli Settlements

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president wants a U.N. Security Council session to discuss Israeli settlement construction, the official P...

Netanyahu Pushes For Israel Settlement Freeze After U.S. Offers Incentives

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Washington's new proposal for reviving Mideast talks, presented Sunday to Israel's Cabinet, rests on the bold expectation that Israe...

Obama Leads Criticism Of Israel Settlement Announcement From Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Speaking from Indonesia, Obama told reporters that he was "concerned" over Israel's decision to build 1,300 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem, a ...

Israeli Settlements Keep Growing As Peace Talks Come And Go

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

REVAVA, West Bank — The American president was pushing hard for a Mideast peace agreement when six Jewish families arrived on this West Bank hilltop...

A Dangerous Silence

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

When will we stand up for our brothers and sisters living in the Jewish state of Israel?

Why Netanyahu Canceled His DC Visit, and Why the GOP Is Applauding

Daniel Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Levy

Ever since Netanyahu's government took office, there has been a never-ending stream of stories from unnamed sources taking shots at the Obama administration, trying to undermine its standing with the Israeli public.

Never Again Should We Be Silent

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

President Obama's abysmal attitude toward the State of Israel and his humiliating treatment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shocking.

Jerusalem and Washington: On Stage/Backstage

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Theatre provides the most apt metaphors for understanding what is happening between Washington and Jerusalem. For it is more about a script gone awry than a conflict over objectives and interests.

What Obama Is Actually Trying To Do in Israel

The Atlantic | Jeffrey Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There is much speculation that this kerfluffle over 1,600 theoretical apartments on the wrong side of the green line in Jerusalem will lead to a ruptu...

Eyeless in Gaza: Obama's Palestine Flop

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Obama is a man of personal audacity, but little courage. His instinctive avoidance of head-on confrontations will leave him unprepared, psychologically and politically, for the requisite arm twisting of Israel.

US Settlements Stance Inconsistent With Past Agreements: Israeli Official

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's deputy prime minister said Tuesday the Obama administration's call to freeze West Bank settlement construction undermines p...

Foxman: Obama Putting Too Much Weight On Solving Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abraham Foxman, Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), gives an account of his meeting this week with President Barack Obama and other Jewish g...

23 Israeli Settlements To Be Evacuated Soon: Ehud Barak

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a sign that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and US Middle East envoy George Mitchell are making headway in their London talks over the Middle E...

Lieberman: As Settler, Will Stay Out Of West Bank Negotiations

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that he had deliberately chosen to avoid taking part in the debate over West Bank settlement, as his ow...

Obama Settlement Stance Draws Fire From All Directions

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though President Obama is reported to be taking an unprecedentedly harder line on Israel's settlement activities, expressed through statements by rank...

Sam Stein

Jewish Dem Talking Points Link Obama To Bush On Settlements | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Talking points, distributed by one of the nation's largest Jewish Democratic organizations, seek to improve perceptions of President Barack Obama's po...

Israeli Settlements: Majority Of Israelis Against Obama's Demand To Freeze All Construction: Poll

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nearly six of every 10 Israelis think Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should resist U.S. demands to completely freeze construction in Jewish West Ba...