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Support for Jews, Israelites, All People, Translates Into Support for Obama

Ed Koch | Posted 10.07.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

I wrote an op-ed supporting the president's reelection, which appeared in one of Florida's most important newspapers, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. I thought that you would like to see it. What do you think of my comments?

Obama or Romney: Who Loves Israel More?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

When Democrats say Romney is "anti-Israel" or Republicans say Obama is, don't believe them. If "pro-Israel" means following Binyamin Netanyahu's lead on all matters relating to the Middle East, they are one and the same. And that is the pity.

Wealthy Dems Pushing Back Against Anti-Obama Push

The Washington Post | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

So how seriously are Dems taking the possibility that Obama could lose Jewish votes, now that billionaire Sheldon Adelson is planning a multi-million-...

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...

How Obama Failed In The Middle East

The Washington Post | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

President Obama came into office in 2009 pledging to push hard for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. The Post's Scott Wilson explains that Obama want...

Jewish Vote: Still Liberal After All These Years

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The big question about the Romney visit is whether he will attack the president while on foreign soil. Traditionally, American politicians avoid that, adhering to the customary view that "politics stop at the water's edge."

A Rugged Time for Obama's Big Geopolitical Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

America under Barack Obama has begun the big geopolitical pivot from its fateful over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to greater engagement with Asia and the Pacific. But this week showed that the transition is going to be anything but smooth.

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.

Why Is Obama Slipping Among Jews?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Yes, Obama's numbers are down among Jewish voters. But why wouldn't they be? Obama's numbers have dropped among Americans in general which is why not even the most optimistic Democrat is predicting anything like the Obama landslide of 2008.

Paul Blumenthal

Israeli Settlement Backer Donates $1 Million To Defeat Obama | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even in the era of unbridled campaign contributions, Irving Moskowitz's $1 million donation in February to American Crossroads, the Karl...

Truman, Obama and Israel

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Nicolaus Mills

As President Obama struggles to find a diplomatic solution to the Iran crisis and remain a friend of Israel, he would do well to look at what another Democratic president, Harry Truman, did in 1948 while seeking reelection and dealing with the birth of Israel.

Settlement Boycott Will Not Save Two State Solution

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

I have argued against the one state solution time and again; both in the version of the greater Land of Israel propagated by Israel's right, and in the version advocated by many Palestinian intellectuals and activists and some Jewish intellectuals on the far left.

Even If He Can't Part the Seas, Obama Is No Plague on Israel

Ben Zweifach | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

If your Jewish family is anything like mine, a common ritual is to draw parallels between the Israelites' exodus from Egypt and Jewish current events. If an uncle brings up our 'anti-Israel' president, here's how you can respectfully correct him.

Obama's Doublespeak on Russian Missile Defense and Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How disappointing to discover that our president is simply yet another politician. And how worrisome to ponder what his policies on Israel will be once he has greater 'flexibility.'

Bribing Israel

John Feffer | Posted 05.13.2012 | World
John Feffer

The bribery of Israel consists of guns: more weapons to add to the disgraceful arms race in the region. And what we get in return is a dubious pledge that Israel will not attack Iran for the next 12 months.

Don't Let Republicans Divide Us on Iran

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Steve Sheffey

If we take President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu at their word, the U.S. and Israel are aligned, despite the best efforts of whose who want to remove Obama from office so badly that they are willing to sacrifice the U.S.-Israel relationship on the altar of political expediency.

Counterproductive Rhetoric: Why President Obama Is Right on Iran and Israel

Cody Pomeranz | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Cody Pomeranz

The threat of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is real -- the goal of preventing Iran from doing so is of utmost importance and the consequences of failure are dire. But the consequences of capricious war, of giving up on diplomatic solutions when not all have been exhausted, are equally grave.

Just Words, Mr. President

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Now, President Obama assures Israel he "has their back." Well, thanks to President Obama, Israel's back is to the wall. Hamas, Hezbollah, and some new regional players are also at Israel's back. It's getting a bit crowded back there.

Obama's Israel Problem

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Ben Cohen

Barack Obama has tried and largely failed to rein in Israel's aggression against the Palestinians while he has been in office. But the president is finding that Israel's belligerence toward Iran is a far more serious problem that may require a much firmer hand.

Joshua Hersh

At AIPAC, Amb. Susan Rice Emerges As Pro-Israel Courter-In-Chief | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama spoke at a pro-Israel conference here on Sunday, among his many goals was to offer a defense of his administ...

Barack, Bibi and the Election

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Although the U.S. is a large and mighty country and Israel as small and vulnerable one, it is Netanyahu who has the leverage.

Boycott the Occupation, Not Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Yes, boycott the occupation -- the settlers, the politicians who support them, and the businesses that sustain them. But not Israel itself, unless you think that it is a society beyond redemption. It isn't -- no more than we are.

Time for Israel to Embrace the Arab Spring

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

As the Arab Spring continues, Western influence wanes. In tandem, Israel is becoming more isolated.

The Normality of the Unexpected

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Clarence B. Jones

It will be impossible for us to control or insulate ourselves from events in the Middle East as long as we remain dependent on oil from the region and committed to honor our military defense of Israel.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: 'I Deserve A Second Term' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Sunday that he deserves another four years in the White House, even though the economy has been shaky throug...