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Israel's Netanyahu Fumes At Reportedly Being Called 'Chickensh*t' By U.S. Official

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Oct 29 (Reuters) - An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Laura Bassett

Netanyahu Gushes About His Relationship With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is feeling "quite good" about his relationship with President Barack Obama, he said in a Sunday interview. ...

Israeli Media Blaming Kerry Reflects the Tortured Logic That Started the War in the First Place

Bernard Avishai | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Bernard Avishai

From here on in, you can assume that, in the Israeli media's view, violence against Israel is the result of American fumbling.'

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Continues Forceful Defense Of Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama continued his forceful defense of Israel on Wednesday, blaming Hamas for the conflict in Gaza that has left nearl...

Gaza War: New Palestinian Resolve Changes Paradigm

James Dorsey | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Extolling the virtues of a ceasefire in the Gaza war that collapsed barely two hours after it took effect, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry inadvertently highlighted the root cause of the failure of international efforts to silence the guns in the Palestinian territory and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gaza Casts Shadow Over Qatar's Hosting of 2022 World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 10.02.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup has emerged as the latest target of an undeclared alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel that with the war in Gaza has sharpened political fault lines in the Gulf.

Obama Calls For Unconditional Release Of Captured Israeli Soldier

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama took questions during a briefing at the White House on Friday, where he addressed the situation in Israel. Obama reiterated ...

President Obama Smacks Down Jesus Heckler By Saying 'I Believe In God'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion

A female heckler interrupted President Barack Obama's speech about the economy in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday by yelling, "Jesus is the lord...

Netanyahu's Dilemma: From the War in Gaza to the War at Home

James Dorsey | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is likely to face significant political problems at home and a far less empathetic diplomatic environment abroad once the guns fall silent in Gaza.

Grimes: Iron Dome Helps Israel Defend Against Terrorists In Tunnels

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes drew attention Tuesday with a remark about Israel's famed air defense system known as the...

Qatar Invests in Israeli Soccer Despite Gaza and War of Words With Jerusalem

James Dorsey | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Qatar's latest investment in Israeli Palestinian soccer comes against a backdrop of a war of words between the two countries over the Gulf state's support for Hamas, the Islamist militia that controls the war-wracked Gaza Strip.

Battle of the Ceasefires: Israel, Hamas Struggle for Moral High Ground

James Dorsey | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
James Dorsey

But more importantly it highlights a growing realization that Hamas is emerging politically strengthened from the death and destruction in Gaza while Israel is fighting a rear guard battle to turn military success into political victory.

In Death, Soccer Fan-Turned-Soldier Embodies Israeli-Palestinian Gap

James Dorsey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

In death, Staff Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli embodies the deep fears, distrust and dehumanization of the other that has exploded into massive bloodshed in Gaza, threatens to spark another uprising on the West Bank, and makes achievement of even a temporary Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire an almost impossible task.

Middle East Conflict: Need for Credible Mediator

James Dorsey | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel hopes to weaken and demilitarize Hamas but not totally eradicate it because that could open the door to more militant Islamist groups taking control of Gaza.

AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

Stephen M. Walt | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Stephen M. Walt

A Greater Israel cannot be anything but an apartheid state, and exclusionary ethnic nationalism of this sort is not sustainable in the 21st century. Israel's Arab subjects will eventually demand equal rights, and as former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned back in 2007, once that happens, "the state of Israel is finished."

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: US Willing To Negotiate Cease-Fire Between Israelis And Hamas

Posted 07.10.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israel's leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and H...

Israel's No-State Outcome

Clayton Swisher | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Clayton Swisher

Just as most combat outposts are either abandoned following a war or overrun in conflict, given present circumstances I believe the same fate awaits what is today called the Israeli state.

5 Steps U.S. Can Take to Help Restore Israel/Gaza Ceasefire

Kate Gould | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Kate Gould

The relevant question for those of us among the 5 percent of the world's population with U.S. citizenship is: What will the people and policymakers in the United States do to help stop the killing in Israel/Palestine?

Israel Evades FIFA Sanctions: For Now

James Dorsey | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A compromise formula that this week saved Israel from being sanctioned by world soccer governing body FIFA has bought the Jewish s...

Obama Blasts Anti-Semitism At Shoah Foundation Gala

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.09.2014 | Religion

President Obama called for a world-wide effort against anti-Semitism and reiterated the United States' commitment to Israel in an address to the Unive...

Israel and the Palestinians -- What Now?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

Despite the heroic efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians to agreement, the current peace process effort has failed. To understand what the future holds, it is worth looking at why the process failed and what courses of action are now available.

Reality Check: The US Does Have Leverage

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.

Isn't It Time to Try Something New?

Clayton Swisher | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Clayton Swisher

The shambolic US-led "peace process" between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is finally getting the kind of recognition it deserves.

The Strange Currency of the Israeli Occupation

Jessica Montell | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Jessica Montell

Last Saturday, Israeli soldiers came to the home of Shadi Sidr and demanded he remove the Palestinian flag from his roof. Shadi is a Palestinian who lives in the H2 area of Hebron and the flag offended his neighbors, the Israeli settlers in the Beit Hadassah settlement.