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Jennifer Bendery

Netanyahu: 'People Are Trying To Draw Me Into The American Election'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he knows people want him to say whether President Barack Obama or Republican presidential...

Obama Avoids Meeting With Netanyahu

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

By Matt Spetalnick and Allyn Fisher-Ilan WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Sept 11 (Reuters) - In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said...

Haim Saban Sanitizes Obama's Record on Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Rather than creating rifts in the Jewish community or offering a blanket endorsement for President Obama's Middle-East policies, it might be wiser for Mr. Saban to speak to his friend the president about our community's reservations about his record.

Americans Seeking Justice in Israel Need Not Apply, But Can We Have Our Spy Back, Please?

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Yousef Abukhdair

How can Israel continue to stand in the way of transparency and justice for an innocent young American killed in their jurisdiction but request clemency for Jonathan Pollard -- who willingly admitted to his seditious crimes against his own country?

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.

Obama Upstages Romney On Key Issue

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday he is releasing an additional $70 million in military aid for Israel, a previously announced mov...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Unforeseen Events Could Rock Obama Re-Election Bid

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — This is the economy election, right? Tell that to the world. President Barack Obama is getting another dose of the reality of his ...

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 Holds First News Conference Of 2012

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Amid fresh concerns over the safety of American forces, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the accidental burning of Qurans in ...