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White House Looks To Undercut Netanyahu Speech

AP | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjami...

Israeli Official Says Boehner Misled Netanyahu On Congress Speech

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

* Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress on Iran on March 3 * Democrats want speech to be called off (Adds U.S. Vice President Biden wi...

Obama: Meeting With Netanyahu Before Israel Election Would Be 'Inappropriate'

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said he declined to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli leader's visit to the...

The Upcoming Battle Over Iran

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

When Netanyahu makes his third appearance in the House Chamber, the political and strategic gap between Obama and himself will again be thrown into stark relief, with ramifications echoing in both countries' foreign and domestic policies.

Why Obama-Netanyahu Fracas Is About Politics in Israel, Not Iran

Martin van Creveld | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Martin van Creveld

Most people think that the recent fracas between Jerusalem and Washington is about Iran. They are wrong. Israel has what it takes to turn much of Iran into a radioactive desert. Nor are the mullahs unaware of that fact. It is about Netanyahu playing the Jewish-American card for the upcoming elections in Israel.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu Plays Nice On Iran, Arabs In Washington Speech | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wondering who to thank for international progress on reining in Iran's nuclear program? It's Israel, hardly Iran's best friend, that is ...

Laura Bassett

Netanyahu Gushes About His Relationship With Obama | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is feeling "quite good" about his relationship with President Barack Obama, he said in a Sunday interview. ...

Obama Speaks With Netanyahu Amid Ceasefire

AP | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has consulted by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 72-hour cease-fire in ...

Obama Raises Concerns On Growing Casualties In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday about Israel's ground operation in Gaza, the White House said in a s...

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: Debate Over The Jewish State

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.21.2014 | World

A resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a long sought after ideal, but with current peace talks set to conclude April 29, both sides remai...

Obama: Tough Choices Nearing In Mideast Talks

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Mon...

Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu To Discuss Mideast Peace Agreement, Iranian Nuclear Deal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to keep a pair of delicate diplomatic efforts afloat, President Barack Obama will personally appeal for Israeli Prime Mini...

Israeli PM Visiting Obama

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to visit President Barack Obama next month amid tension between the allies on dipl...

Netanyahu's Mistake

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Israel-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Over Iran

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — A pair of testy public exchanges this week appear to have undone whatever good will was created between the Israeli an...

Joshua Hersh

The Other Negotiations: Obama Takes On Iran | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- While most of Washington was caught up in the intense gamesmanship over the budget and the debt ceiling, the Obama administration quietly ca...

Netanyahu to United States: Drop Dead

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The good news is that Netanyahu has made everything so clear. He has no interest in peace, negotiations, any kind of territorial withdrawal or even freezing settlements. The only question left is what the Obama administration will do in response.

Flotilla 3.0: Redeeming Obama's Palestine Speech With Gaza's Ark

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.24.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Whether you see Obama's Israel speech as a great motivational speech or a white flag of surrender, the practical consequences for the public are largely the same: the initiative for justice is going to have to come from somewhere else.

WATCH: If Obama Was On 'Arrested Development'

Posted 03.22.2013 | Comedy

President Obama's trip to Israel has inspired some pretty funny Onion articles, but this video manages to explain the importance of Obama's trip in a ...

Obama: U.S. Will Do 'What Is Necessary' To Stop Iran Nuclear Weapons

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- President Barack Obama is warning Iran that the U.S. will "do what is necessary" to prevent the Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. O...

Obama Caught On Camera: 'Good To Get Away From Congress'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Even presidents need to get away for a little bit. President Barack Obama landed in Tel Aviv, Israel Wednesday, to greetings on the tarmac by Israe...

Israel’s Rabbis In Retreat As Obama Arrives

Yuval Elizur | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Yuval Elizur

Benjamin Netanyahu bet on the support of the religious bloc in the January elections, and his party lost heavily. When President Obama arrives in Israel on Wednesday he will be greeted by a prime minister who has been dethroned as king of Israel and is vulnerable to political pressures.

The Naked King And The Speech

Uri Zaki | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Uri Zaki

When he arrives in Israel next month, President Obama will have a new and promising partner for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Israeli people.

Obama Making Big Overseas Visit

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will go to Israel in the spring, the White House said Tuesday, marking his first visit to the staunch U.S. a...

Obama's New Israeli Audience

Shai Franklin | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Shai Franklin

While US. President Barack Obama may be starting his own new term with a Congress no more cooperative than its predecessor, over in Israel he's going to find a few more friends than he did in the outgoing Knesset.