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Obama: 'Israel Has The Right To Defend Itself'

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised Egypt's proposal Monday for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, tell...

Obama: Mideast Peace Solution Remains Elusive

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief Palestinian negotiator says Israel must choose between building West Bank settlements or a peace agreement but "they can...

A de Jure Palestine

Maen Rashid Areikat | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Maen Rashid Areikat

The ingredients are there for the birth of the national homeland of the Palestinian people. A homeland with which the U.S. can, and should, puruse elevated relations that go beyond the political aspects of making peace in the region.

Obama Walks the High Wire, Eyes Closed

Ira Chernus | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Ira Chernus

Barack Obama came to Israel and Palestine, saw what he wanted to see, and conquered the mainstream media with his eloquent words. U.S. and Israeli journalists called it a dream trip: a charismatic world leader taking charge of the Mideast peace process.

Be Careful What You Pray For: President Obama's Recent Trip to Israel

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Invoking the wisdom of Gandhi, Obama told the Israeli students that they must become and create the change they want to see. He could have also told them that Gandhi said, "in matters of conscience the law of the majority has not place."

Obama's Gamble

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — In a landmark speech to young Israelis this week, the visiting U.S. President Barack Obama delivered an unorthodox appeal couched be...

Obama: Palestinians Deserve Independent State

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — President Barack Obama says Palestinians deserve an independent and sovereign state and an end to occupation by Israel. O...

Obama: Stop Pandering on Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The fact is that there has never been an American president who has been so supportive, for better or worse, of every position taken by an Israel prime minister.

Amanda Terkel

Israeli Prime Minister Refutes GOP Talking Points: We Have 'Tremendous Bipartisan Support'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP presidential candidates ramped up discussion about Israel policy in the past week, as Palestinian leaders pushed for a United Na...

On Israel & Palestine, Barack Obama Is Rick Perry

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

President Obama's speech to the General Assembly succeeded in making clear why the Palestinians had no choice but to take their statehood bid to the UN and why the United States can no longer pretend to be an "honest broker" in the conflict.

Mahmoud Abbas, Meet Warren Buffett

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Kyle G. Brown

You might think Palestine and President Barack Obama's mooted "Buffett Tax" have nothing to do with each other. Except for one thing: Republicans have found a way to (unwittingly) combine the two -- with revolutionary results!

Republicans Threaten UN Funding Over Palestinian Statehood

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

Republicans are once again taking shots at the United Nations. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has introduced a bill to cut off funding for the U.N. sho...

Can Barack Unleash His Inner Jew?

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

A methodical man, Obama must have been an excellent law professor and would probably make a fine Supreme Court Justice, but as president he often ambles, not the best trait for a chief executive.

Strategy for Palestine Still Missing Implementation Plan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian strategy towards statehood is making significant progress among certain international political circles, but it is still lacking the necessary coordination and cohesion to bear the desired results.

Could Obama Support Palestine in UN?

Ira Chernus | Posted 08.08.2011 | World
Ira Chernus

As Gabriela Shalev reminds us, it's foolish to assume that Obama is merely a puppet with Netanyahu pulling the strings. Her two years at the UN surely taught her that the real power is in Washington, not Jerusalem.

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.

Andrea Stone

Obama Gets European Support On Peace Process As Netanyahu Visits White House

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Obama Flinches On Israel After Starting Out Tough

The Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama came into office insisting that his administration would press hard and fast to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But after ni...

Obama Move To Aid Hamas Alarms Israel Supporters

LA Times | Paul Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington -- The Obama administration, already on treacherous political ground because of its outreach to traditional adversaries such...

Obama's Needs A 'Game Changer' In Middle East: Analysis

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Trying to figure out what Barack Obama intends to do in the Middle East is like trying to read the leaves in a cup of tea stirred by Jackson Pollock. ...

Obama In Ramallah

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

We drove around the West Bank searching for Obama supporters, but even at venues with names in English, such as the Stars & Bucks cafe or Supermarket Baghdad, there were no Gobama banners to be seen.