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Obama and Israel

Obama Avoids Meeting With Netanyahu

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

By Matt Spetalnick and Allyn Fisher-Ilan WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Sept 11 (Reuters) - In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said...

Rabbis For Obama Targets Jewish Vote

Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion

Obama's election campaigned launched Rabbis For Obama with a group of 613 Rabbis pledging their support from around the country, over twice the number...

Those Who Say Israel Should Fear the Wrath of Obama

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.30.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

What I do have a problem with is the large number of commentators -- the vast majority Jewish -- who say that in defying Obama on the '67 borders Netanyahu has provoked the President's wrath and Israel will now suffer the consequences.

Israelis on the Street Excoriate Obama (VIDEO)

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

There is a wide gap between American Jews and Israeli Jews on Barack Obama. American Jews, who know him well, like him and trust him. Israelis do not.

Israel Defies Obama's Settlement Demand, Authorizes Construction Of 300 New Homes In West Bank

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In defiance of President Obama's call for a halt to all settlement growth, Israel has authorized the construction of 300 new homes in the West Bank, H...

Newt Gingrich: 'Obama Endangering Israel'

Jerusalem Post | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JPOST CORRESPONDENT in WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former US House speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday blasted the Obama administration for setting itself on a collision course with Israel and endangering ...

Israel Is About to Make a Misjudgement as Disastrous as Gaza

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

In a few days, it looks likely to re-elect Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister once again. This is a man calling for the violent re-occupation of Gaza to "liquidate" its elected government.

Israel's Barak Cites Obama While Defending Gaza Offensive

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Facing catcalls from Arab lawmakers, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told a stormy Knesset session on Monday that the operation in Gaza will be "widened a...

Multinationalism and the US Presidency: A Personal Story

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Obama wasn't the natural choice of some of our Arab-American relatives and friends. I could feel a slight sense of racism whenever his name would come up.

Obama's Grand Tour: The American Idoling of Empire?

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

While we can't expect Obama to account for the militarism of the U.S. government of his childhood, he must stop the militarism of the government he's preparing to lead as an adult.