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Mr. Netanyahu Goes To Washington

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Israeli leader has a lot at stake here, going to Washington as a politician under domestic and external pressures. He can go back to Jerusalem with much less external pressures, and that in itself, will ease, rather than increase his domestic pressures.

The UN Resolution: Painful But Not Decisive For Israel

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
Jonathan Adelman

The American abstention on the United Nations resolution on the settlements issue is painful for Israel. More pain may yet be inflicted by President O...

Israeli Ambassador To Receive Award From Group Peddling Huma Abedin Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.01.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. is set to receive an award from a think tank headed by a man who frequently claims that Secretary of ...

How North Texas Is Strengthening Our National Security Abroad

Rep. Marc Veasey | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Rep. Marc Veasey

The joint efforts we are engaged in with Israel on the F-35 helmets demonstrate how our two countries must work in coordination in order to protect our nations from global threats.

Hillary Clinton Hits Donald Trump For Being Clueless On Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attacked Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Monday, depicting him as fickle about...

New Obama Mideast Peace Efforts 'Have Rattled' Netanyahu

The New York Times | Jade Walker | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home

President Obama, resigned to his failure to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, is looking past his time in office and weighing a...

Israeli Prime Minister Cancels His Trip To Washington

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.08.2016 | Home

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an offer to meet U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House later this month and canceled h...

The U.S. Has Been Spying On Israel For Over A Decade: Report

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.29.2016 | Home

JERUSALEM, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel's air force in a hacking operat...

5 Things We Hope to Hear in the President's State of the Union Speech

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
Jonathan Greenblatt

President Obama has said that his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 12 will be framed around "the big things" he sees as being priorities in the years to come, rather than taking a policy-centric approach to the speech. He has said that there is more work that needs to be done, and we agree.

Invisible Victims

James Zogby | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
James Zogby

Netanyahu should not have been hosted and feted in Washington, he should have been called out by policy makers for his behavior. Until that occurs, nothing will change. Palestinians will remain invisible victims, denied their rights, and peace will remain as elusive as ever.

Netanyahu: Time For American Jews To Heal Rifts Over Iran Deal

Reuters | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. Jews on Tuesday to unite behind Israel after rifts caused by the I...

First-Ever U.S. Presidential Candidates' Forum Held Abroad in Jerusalem, Israel, November 2-4, 2015

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.23.2015 | Home
Natasha Srdoc

US presidential candidates have been invited to participate in the first-ever US Presidential Candidates' Forum held abroad, focusing on foreign and defense policy issues.

When Did Support of Israel Become Part of the Culture Wars?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Marvin Meadors

Support of Israel used to be a bipartisan cause and while it remains true that Democrats and Republicans still heavily support Israel, some rifts have developed. The conflict has widened as every Republican in the House of Representatives, except one, voted against the Iran deal.

Israeli Envoy's Flawed Message

Alan Elsner | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Alan Elsner

Former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren is getting some attention for his claim in a memoir to be published next week that President Obama "abandoned Israel." The book is sure to be a hot debating point this summer in the American Jewish community and possibly beyond.

Biden Downplays Tensions With Israel

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2015 | Home

(Adds details) By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - Seeking to ease U.S.-Israeli tensions, Vice Presiden...

How to Deal With Iranian Expansionism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.14.2015 | Home
Abraham H. Foxman

At the very moment that a nuclear deal with Iran is looking closer to reality, Iran is expanding its influence throughout the Middle East. To the Saudis, the Emirates and Israel -- all of whom see Iran as the greatest threat in the region -- this is a disturbing phenomenon.

Obama: Nuclear Deal Does Not Depend On Iran Recognizing Israel

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a nuclear deal between world powers and...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Strickland Leads Portman For Ohio Senate | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.06.2015 | Home

Ohio's 2016 Senate race looks competitive. Republicans nationwide prefer a candidate who avoids a no-tax-hike pledge. And wording matters more than us...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Half Of Americans Think The Nation's Relationship With Israel Has Weakened | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.03.2015 | Home

A majority of Americans think the relationship between the U.S. and Israel has frayed, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Fifty percent say the rela...

Hillary Clinton's Safe Bet on Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.31.2015 | Home
Daniel R. DePetris

It would be easy to chock up Hillary's maneuver as politics during the beginning of her presidential campaign and call it day. But there's something more to it than that.

Restarting the U.S.-Israel Relationship Depends on Palestinians Too

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2015 | Home
Abraham H. Foxman

As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision to address Congress and his statement seeming to reject a Palestinian state, I am even more troubled by statements now coming out of the White House calling for a reassessment of policy toward Israel.

Jessica Schulberg

White House Chief of Staff Has Harsh Words For Israeli Leadership | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough brought a strong message to an American pro-Israel conference on Monday, telling a crowd of 3...

Jessica Schulberg

Ambassador Dan Shapiro Says U.S. Reevaluating Policy Toward Israel | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, reaffirmed on Sunday a potential U.S. policy shift toward Israel in light of Prime Minister...

Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Voting Rights Act

Rabbi Jonah Pesner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Home
Rabbi Jonah Pesner

The sad truth is that voting rights are not being celebrated or even protected as they must be -- in Israel or in the United States. As troubling as the prime minister's words were, they are reminiscent of the sentiments expressed in 2012 by then-Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening A Divide

The New York Times | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 03.20.2015 | Home

Long before the latest election in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was a polarizing figure among American Jews. But even many of his supporters said this w...