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Obama Israel Visit

Obama Walks the High Wire, Eyes Closed

Ira Chernus | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Ira Chernus

Barack Obama came to Israel and Palestine, saw what he wanted to see, and conquered the mainstream media with his eloquent words. U.S. and Israeli journalists called it a dream trip: a charismatic world leader taking charge of the Mideast peace process.

Obama Israel Trip Destroyed Any Pretense U.S. Can Be 'Honest Broker'

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

In essence it was an unprecedented embrace of Israel by a United States president almost as if he was apologizing for not being pro-Israel enough in his first term, a myth propagated by the right.

Obama's Message to Israeli Youth on Peace: 'Yes You Can!'

Brian Levin | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Brian Levin

While the President of the United States cannot snap his fingers and bring about the two-state solution that is key to Israel's security and its future, President Obama reminded the young people of Israel that change is possible.

An Honest Letter Could Help Free Israel's Spy in the US

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.24.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although there was no mention of Jonathan Pollard -- the American who spied for Israel and was sentenced to life in prison -- during President Obama's visit to Israel, Israeli leaders did call on Obama to release Pollard. And Obama refused.

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, Netanyahu, Patriots

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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.

WATCH: Palestinian Children Arrested During Obama Visit To Israel

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

As U.S. president Barack Obama arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, the Israeli military reportedly detained a group of children on their way to school i...

Unsolicited Advice From a Peace Process Desperado

Steven White | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Steven White

Dear Mr. President, Knowing I had spent almost six years in Israel and the West Bank, advising three United States Security Coordinator's for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, (USSC) a friend recently asked what advice I would offer you per your trip to the region.

Jerusalem Buzzing With Obama Preparations

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.19.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

At the King David, I was the last reporter on Tuesday morning to be given a tour before the hotel premises were sealed off to the public for the president's arrival on Wednesday, March 20.

Obama Expected To Visit Israel In Second Term, Focus On It Is 'A Distraction,' Campaign Says

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign said in a conference call Monday that the president is likely to make his first visit to Israel in a second term, and denounced att...

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.