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Israeli Settlement Halt: U.S. Hints At Flexibility

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations could possibly resume without a complete freeze in Israeli building of Jewish settlement...

Obama On Brink Of Deal For Middle East Peace Talks

The Guardian | Ewen MacAskill in Washington and Julian Borger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Barack Obama is close to brokering an Israeli-Palestinian deal that will allow him to announce a resumption of the long-stalled Middle East peace talk...

Winning Back Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Obama must make it abundantly clear that his focus on the settlements is not arbitrary, but represents a critical point of departure if Israel is to ever to seek peace with the Palestinians.

Partial Freeze On Israeli Settlements Reason To Be Cautiously Optimistic

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

President Obama, following his meeting with President Mubarak, said yesterday: "There has been movement in the right direction" referring to the repor...

Do Arabs See Israel as a Permanent Fact?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

A recent article in the New York Times sums up all that is wrong with the Obama administration's posture toward Israel.

Netanyahu 'Scores Points' In Israel For Standing Up To Obama | Howard Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug. 18 -- For five months, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been fending off U.S. pressure to halt the expansion of West Bank...

Rahm Emanuel Bears Brunt Of Israelis Disappointment, Anger | KENNETH P. VOGEL | | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Obama administration presses Israel to cease settlement expansion as part of a renewed push for a Middle East peace deal--a course of action th...

HaaretzObama's America Is Not Delivering The Goods

Haaretz | Gideon Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With great sorrow and deep consternation, we hereby declare the death of the latest hope. Perhaps rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated, to para...

Mike Huckabee To Speak At East Jerusalem Hotel

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former Arkansas governor and US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will speak at the controversial Shepherd's Hotel in east Jerusalem during his vis...

The Chutzpah of Obama's Jewish Critics

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc R. Stanley

No one can credibly claim that Obama and his administration are not talking with Israel. The fact is that the Obama administration is not only talking with Israelis, they are intensely collaborating.

West Bank Settlers Send Defiant Message To Obama, "That Arab They Call A President" | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NERIA, West Bank In this land of endless history and ethereal beauty, several thousand Jewish settlers gathered on a dozen West Bank hills with makesh...

Obama's Peace Offensive (Part 2)

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Ending the settlements expansion is one of the most critical elements in changing the dynamic of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Obama Boosts U.S. Image Throughout World, Except In Israel

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A major new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that there have been moderate signs of improvement in the attitudes of predominantly Muslim countr...

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...

Sam Stein

Obama Calms Jewish Leaders: Press Has Built Up Conflict | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an hour-long meeting at the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama assured Jewish leaders that he was demanding as much sacrifice from the A...

Obama, Jewish Leaders Meet Formally At White House For First Time

Politics Daily | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, President Obama meets formally for the first time with the heads of more than a dozen major Jewish organizations, and while some domestic i...

American Support For Israel Must Remain Bipartisan

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

We want Israel to remain a bipartisan issue and an issue that does not divide generations.

State Department: Pressure On Israel Will Continue

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The United States is telling Israel that we are open to discuss anything and even to compromise but not in advance of final status negotiations along the lines we favor, i.e. "our resolution."

Settlements: Israel Approves Plan To Build 50 West Bank Homes Despite Obama Plea

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel's Defense Ministry approved the construction of 50 new homes Monday in the settlement of Adam, north of Jerusalem, to house evacuees from anoth...

Israel Defies Obama's Settlement Demand, Authorizes Construction Of 300 New Homes In West Bank

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In defiance of President Obama's call for a halt to all settlement growth, Israel has authorized the construction of 300 new homes in the West Bank, H...

Haarets Launches Project To Monitor Outposts

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The following is the first phase of a project aimed at helping monitor outposts and clarify the potential difficulty in countering them for the sake o...

Avigdor Lieberman: Settlement Freeze Unacceptable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, June 18 (RIA Novosti) - Israel cannot accept a U.S. proposal that it suspend the construction of new settlements in Palestinian territory,...

US Pressures Israel On Gaza Blockade

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States has stepped up pressure on Israel regarding the Gaza Strip: Three weeks ago it sent Jerusalem a diplomatic note officially protestin...

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.

Obama's Trip and the Parameters for Peace

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Obama will not compromise the imperatives of Israel's security, but he also will not ease his efforts in aiding in the creation of a second State, a Palestinian one, for which we have waited 60 years.