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Who Are Israel's Friends?

Alan Elsner | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Alan Elsner

An op-ed in the New York Times by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon headlined "Don't Shoot the Messenger, Israel," raises the issue once again of who are our real friends in the world.

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

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.29.2016 | World

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

Bibi And Barack: Scenes From A Tense Marriage

HuffPost Highline | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

Benjamin Netanyahu was waiting in a small, drab office in the administrative area of Ronald Reagan National Airport. It was March 2007, and he was ab...

Netanyahu Successfully Lobbies To Address Progressive Think Tank During DC Swing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacrificed much of his popularity with the Democratic Party by crusading against the Ir...

What If Washington Were Jerusalem?

Stanley Weiss | Posted 09.18.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

WASHINGTON--As one of the American citizens who was born in Israel and is well versed in Middle East affairs, my friend Raphael Benaroya has an intere...

Time To Make Up: Netanyahu And Obama Will Meet At White House

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House in November for his first meeting with President Barack Obama sinc...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Half Of Americans Think The Nation's Relationship With Israel Has Weakened

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

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...

Jessica Schulberg

White House Chief of Staff Has Harsh Words For Israeli Leadership

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

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...

The Tragedy of Bibi's Victory

Reut Amit | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Reut Amit

More disturbing still is the electorate's responsiveness to Bibi's racist electoral tactics, which suggests that there is an appetite for such laws among a portion of the public.

Jessica Schulberg

Israeli Ambassador Skips Susan Rice's Speech at AIPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, who orchestrated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to...

Almost Half of Israelis and Americans Agree: Netanyahu Should Not Speak to Congress

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Opinion can change, particularly as an event draws closer, so looking at polls of Israeli opinion in January and February may be misleading. That said, available polls show that while almost half of Israeli's oppose Netanyahu's address to Congress, the vast majority also say that it will not impact their decision at the voting box.

Christina Wilkie

Kerry: Netanyahu 'Welcome To Speak' In The U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday sought to downplay the growing diplomatic rift between the United States and Israel, telling ABC...

Opinions On Netanyahu's Speech Split Along Party Lines

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

Americans think that it was a breach of protocol for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak ...

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...

CIA And Mossad Killed Senior Hezbollah Figure In Car Bombing

The Washington Post | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus after dinner at a nearb...

WHITE HOUSE DROPS THE HAMMER ON NETANYAHU

The New York Times | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acc...

Obama Chief Of Staff: Benjamin Netanyahu Didn't Spit In The Face Of The White House

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday downplayed reports that the White House was furious with Israeli Prime Minister Ben...

After Criticism, Benjamin Netanyahu Defends Planned Speech To Congress

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

* Israeli leader to address Congress on March 3 * Will deliver speech two weeks before Israel's election * Netanyahu cri...

Israeli Police Say Settlers Attack U.S. Officials In West Bank

AP | PETER ENAV AND MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an invest...

Ali Watkins

Biden To Israel: Trust Us On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden defended the Obama administration’s nuclear talks with Iran to a room full of Israeli government officials, p...

Samantha Lachman

Controversial Israeli Bill Met With Weak Opposition From American Jewish Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A contentious bill that would prioritize Israel’s identity as a Jewish state over its democratic character has been met with limited o...

Senate Approves Additional Iron Dome Funding For Israel

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week...

Christina Wilkie

Power Plant Bombed In Gaza Is Insured By U.S. Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers on Capitol Hill scrambled to approve increased military funding for Israel this week, a little-noted federal agency across ...

U.S. Condemns Shelling Of UN School In Gaza

Posted 07.31.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is condemning Israel's shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians. ...

U.S. Urges Israeli-Palestinian Restraint

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department declined on Monday to confirm reports the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers had be...