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Why Politics Trumps Peace in the Middle East

Dennis Jett | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Dennis Jett

If the White House does not change hands, American policy may one day again serve American interests and Israel's as well. If there is a new occupant, what little influence and ability America has to help achieve peace will decline even more.

The Disaster Known as Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is clear that Netanyahu wants to preserve the status quo, even if it means that Israel reverts to a position where every one of its neighbors is an actual or potential enemy.

AIPAC's Misguided Advocacy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As Israel's democracy and the prospect for peace unravel, so too will the U.S.-Israel relationship. If AIPAC truly cares about the State of Israel, and the U.S.-Israel relationship, it should be spending every waking hour making sure this does not happen.

Endorsement of Bob Turner for the 9th Congressional District

Ed Koch | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

I suggest that the contested race in the 9th congressional district be turned into a referendum that will allow the voters of this district to register a protest against the positions of President Obama and the Republican leadership.

The Most Anti-Israel President Ever?

Steve Sheffey | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Steve Sheffey

We're going to hear again and again from Republicans about how President Obama is supposedly not strong on Israel. But President Obama has provided more security assistance to Israel than any president in history.

The Chutzpah of Netanyahu Trumps the Audacity of Hope

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Media frenzy over the Murdoch scandal, the battle over the U.S. deficit and the fallout from the Arab Spring have totally eclipsed Bibi Netanyahu's assault on Israel's democracy and international law.

Obama Camp Set To Take On Conservative Critics Of Israel Stance

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

Obama's top presidential campaign advisers are putting together a plan to go on the offensive against critics of his stance on Israel, I'm told, and a...

Barack Needs Bill to Make an Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

If the Obama administration wants to see a real chance for peace between Arabs and Israelis -- and do a better job reassuring anxious Jewish voters at home -- it needs some quick movement. I believe it needs Bill Clinton.

Obama: Israel-United States Bond Is 'Unbreakable'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Seeking to reassure Jewish donors amid questions over his support for Israel, President Barack Obama pledged Monday that his administra...

Letter From the Arab World: The Speeches Revisited

James Zogby | Posted 08.04.2011 | World
James Zogby

While one could quibble with aspects of Obama's state department speech and his remarks before AIPAC, I was struck by some things he said that didn't register in the U.S. press or in the Arab World's media.

Those Who Say Israel Should Fear the Wrath of Obama

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.30.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

What I do have a problem with is the large number of commentators -- the vast majority Jewish -- who say that in defying Obama on the '67 borders Netanyahu has provoked the President's wrath and Israel will now suffer the consequences.

The Required Arab Response to Netanyahu

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

The most appropriate Arab response to the strategic framework proposed by Netanyahu for the peace process is to ignore it and act on the basis that this affair does not concern the Arabs.

Is Obama Good or Bad for Israel?

David Suissa | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
David Suissa

Seen in that light, it doesn't matter if I think Obama is good or bad for Israel. What matters is that he's really important for Israel -- and I need him squarely on my side.

The Difference Between Obama's and Bush's Positions on Israel

Ed Koch | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Jews and Christian supporters of Israel in the U.S. and the Israeli people and their leaders trusted President Bush. They do not have confidence in President Obama's commitment to Israel's security.

Sam Stein

Benjamin Netanyahu Has Private Sit Down With Bipartisan Group Of Israel Advocates, Lawmakers | Sam Stein | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- In a relatively rare sign of bipartisan collaboration on the Israel-Palestine conflict, a group of Democratic and Republican advocates a...

Former New York Mayor Rethinks Obama Support Over Israel

Eric Johnson | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some prominent Jewish Americans are rethinking their support for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid after he effectivel...

Andrea Stone

Obama Gets European Support On Peace Process As Netanyahu Visits White House | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held his ground Friday following a tense White House meeting, one day after U.S. President Bar...

President Obama's Mistake

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

By demanding that Israel surrender all the territories it captured in the 1967 war without insisting that the Palestinians surrender their right of return, the president has gone further than Palestinian negotiators had during various prior negotiations.

AIPAC Wins -- Plus, Its New Resolution That Congress Will Approve

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The administration's seeming decision to go all-AIPAC-all-the-time would be jarring even if 2011 were not the year of the Arab Spring.

Clinton: U.S. To Reveal New Push On Arab-Israeli Peace

Posted 06.13.2011 | World

(Reuters) - The United States plans a new push to promote comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, sugges...

Bus Bombing: US Must Impose Peace Now

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Obama is the one person who can turn this situation around. History will not forgive him if, in the name of political expediency, he looks away.

Top Neocon Faults Obama for Not Showing "Loyalty" to Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The "Bibi, right or wrongers" are not Obama supporters and will not be voting for him in the next election. They certainly will not be sending him campaign contributions.

A Redefined "American Exceptionalism" in the Age of Obama

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Clarence B. Jones

Support for Cairo and the peaceful relinquishment of governing power by Mubarak presents a formidable challenge for Obama: the future of Egypt's peace treaty with Israel.

A Defining Moment for President Obama's Leadership

Susan Abulhawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Abulhawa

For Obama to veto a new resolution declaring certain Israeli settlements illegal now would surely corroborate the perception of him as a cowering and ineffectual president who cannot withstand entrenched political pressures.

Listening to Palestinians

Nancy Kanwisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Kanwisher

Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires not only a grasp of cold facts and statistics, but an understanding of the daily experience of the real people who live on each side. I spoke to Palestinians on a recent trip.