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Israel Deflects Settlement Freeze Calls From Obama, International Community

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel deflected growing international demands for a settlement freeze Saturday, saying the issue should be dealt with in future pea...

Israel Pulling Forces Out Of 4 West Bank Cities After Obama Pressure

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Bowing to pressure from Washington, Israel granted U.S.-trained Palestinian security forces greater autonomy in four main West Bank ...

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.

Mancow: Obama 'Excited' About Holocaust Museum Shooting, Hates Jews

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mancow went on to assert that, because of his connection to Wright, Obama is an "anti-Semite" who was "popping champagne" following the June 10 shooti...

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...

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.

Loving Israel by Hating Obama

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It's become a fashion, here and abroad: Jews who are convinced that they love Israel more than the rest of us have told anyone who would listen that one way to express love of the Jewish state is to revile Barack Obama.

'Bill Clinton is Syrian' and Other Tales of Obama's Speech From Damascus

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Syrians will continue to ignore gestures of American reconciliation and Obama's optimistic oratory until an American ambassador is returned to Damascus and sanctions are lifted.

Israeli Sanctions On US Proposed By Likud Minister Yossi Peled

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a sign of growing concern in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government over US President Barack Obama's Middle East policies, Minister-without...

Hamas Endorses Obama's Israeli Settlement Demands

AP | SALAH NASRAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — The top leader of the militant Hamas group said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's pressure on Israel to freeze construction in West ...

The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options

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

Obama must insist on stopping the expansion of the settlements as a prerequisite to instilling some confidence and integrity into the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

The Bible's Vindication of Obama's Middle East Strategy

Robert Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Wright

Obama wants to stop the growth of West Bank settlements, whereas (according to the settlers) God wants the people of Israel to populate all of the promised land; it says so in the Bible. I have a different take on what the Bible says.

Obama Coordinates Attack Against Israeli Settlements

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Taegan Goddard reports that President Obama has succeeded in coordinating pressure on Israel to stop building settlements. For once, lawmakers on Cap...

Jack Shaheen: Obama Delivers a Message of Peace to the Muslim World

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christian Avard


Obama In Dresden Calls On International Community To "Redouble" Efforts For 2-State Solution

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WEIMAR, Germany — President Barack Obama absorbed the stark horrors memorialized at the Buchenwald concentration camp Friday and said the lesson...

What Would Obama Do If His Only Concern Was Israel?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

If Barack Obama suddenly abandoned his activist policies -- his call for a settlement freeze and the two-state solution -- would that make him a better friend of Israel? The answer is obvious.

Let Women Wear the Hijab: The Emptiness of Obama's Cairo Speech

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Daou

I know many will gush over President Obama's Cairo speech and I'm likely swimming against the tide of the media and my fellow Democrats and progressives.

Analysis: Obama's Islam Success Depends On Israel

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's speech to Muslims also had a huge and attentive Jewish audience, attuned to any suggestion that he might s...

Israel: Bush Officials Agreed To Settlement Building | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM Senior Israeli officials expressed irritation on Wednesday that President Obama had declined to acknowledge what they called clear understa...

Exclusive Video: The Radical Settlers Behind Israel's Clash With Obama

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

With neither side exhibiting willingness to back down, the stage is set for a contentious clash between Israel and the U.S. over settlement policy.

President Obama Faces Growing Hill Pressure On Israel | BEN SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Barack Obama prepares to depart for his first trip to the Arab world, the administration's escalating pressure on Israel to freeze all gr...