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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 02.07.2015 | 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...


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 01.26.2015 | 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 01.02.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

What Does It Mean To Be 'Pro-Israel'?

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Who speaks for the American Jewish community? On most any topic, there is no single answer. But on Israel, the U.S. government has...

Israel: The Chimera of Friendship

John Tirman | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
John Tirman

Israel's belligerent and persistent obstructionism is not the action of an ally. It is time to lay that mythology to rest, and allow Israel to seek its best friends elsewhere.

Shutdown Could Delay Military Aid To Israel And Other Allies

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A prolonged U.S. federal government shutdown could delay military assistance to Israel and other American allies, the ...

U.S. Tries To Reassure Israel On Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Even as it crafts a response to overtures from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, th...

Jewish College Kid on Bus Shows Me My Thinking on Israel Is Ridiculous

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

We started to talk, and after I told him I had been in Manhattan for the Jewish holiday, he said that he had been there for the same reason.

Israel, Obama and the Realist's Dilemma

David Hazony | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
David Hazony

If realists are really as businesslike as they claim, then foreign policy ought to look something like investment. And while short-term profitability is clearly one important element in choosing which countries to support, another is stability.

Jewish Group Slams 'SNL' Over Hagel Sketch

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.13.2013 | Comedy

The Anti-Defamation League has penned an open letter to "Saturday Night Live" executive producer Lorne Michaels condemning an unaired sketch that they...

The Biberman Deal: A Threat to Israeli Democracy and Security

Guy Ziv | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Guy Ziv

Time will tell whether Netanyahu's gambit will pay off at the polls or result in a net loss of seats for his party. What is certain is that, in elevating Lieberman's status, he is effectively putting Israel's strategic interests in jeopardy while threatening the democratic fabric of society.

No, I love Israel More!

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Michael Shammas

As in previous debates, the candidates will strive to surpass one another on two criteria. First, who can bash China the most? And, second, who loves Israel more? For many, whoever scores highest on these scales will be the "winner." What a tragedy.

Prime Minister Netanyahu Tells Me My Daughter, an Israeli Soldier, Is Also Fighting for America

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How amazing it is to have nations like the United States and Israel where armies are employed to protect innocent life rather than suppress innocent citizens who simply yearn to be free.

The Media's Double Standard for Israel

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

With its remarkably progressive polity, why do so many of Israel's loudest critics come from the American Left?

Don't Let Republicans Divide Us on Iran

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Steve Sheffey

If we take President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu at their word, the U.S. and Israel are aligned, despite the best efforts of whose who want to remove Obama from office so badly that they are willing to sacrifice the U.S.-Israel relationship on the altar of political expediency.