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Why Netanyahu Canceled His DC Visit, and Why the GOP Is Applauding

Daniel Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Levy

Ever since Netanyahu's government took office, there has been a never-ending stream of stories from unnamed sources taking shots at the Obama administration, trying to undermine its standing with the Israeli public.

Banned Under Bush, Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan Returns to US

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Sledge

Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan -- whose visa was formerly revoked by the State Department in 2004 -- has returned to the United States for a series of lectures.

Time for America to Befriend Israel

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henry Mintzberg

The conflict in the Middle East is not between Israelis and Palestinians so much as between extremists and moderates. And the extremists on both sides have been steadily winning through mutual provocation.

I Have Never Been So Terrified

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The Obama administration's treatment of our close ally, Israel, is abysmal.

Why Should Israel Behave?

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

Why should Israel behave? When did Israel experience consequences to its actions?

Will Our Peace Prizewinner Lead Us Into a New War?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

When the Obama administration spends its first year "extending an open hand" to Tehran while stiff-arming Israel, who can be surprised that the sharks are now circling?

Gaza Boat Raid: Obama Administration Expresses Concern

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Israel and called for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council as condemnations erup...

Never Again Should We Be Silent

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

President Obama's abysmal attitude toward the State of Israel and his humiliating treatment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shocking.

Peace: Take it Personally

Joel Chasnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Chasnoff

As much money as America pours into Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, it should invest brainpower in finding ways to exchange not only land but Palestinian and Israeli culture.

Netanyahu Tries To Play Down Tensions With US

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JERUSALEM — Israel's leader tried to play down tensions with the U.S. on Sunday after a rocky meeting at the White House last week, saying ...

The President Fetes the Jews

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

What's been called "Operation Desert Schmooze" continued at the White House yesterday. A group of some 150 people, mostly Jews prominent in their fields, gathered for the latest volley in the Obama charm offensive.

White House Advisers On Israel: Bond Remains Strong, 'Friends Can Disagree'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Top advisers to President Barack Obama say the relationship between the U.S. and Israel remains strong despite sometimes blunt talk and d...

Netanyahu's Fallacy

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Netanyahu's policies are providing Islamic radicalism with the iconic images that consistently weaken moderate Arab positions, both among the Palestinians and elsewhere in the Arab world.

Moment of Truth

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

If U.S.-Israeli relations are held hostage to progress on peace negotiations, the outcome will likely be a continued Israeli-Palestinian stalemate and a further rupture in U.S.-Israeli relations as Iran approaches its nuclear breakout point.

The Week that Was, and the Week Yet to Come: Testing Obama's Mettle

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

This coming week will tell us a great deal about the ability of President Obama to be a strong leader and an honest broker in Middle East peacemaking.

Netanyahu's Brother-In-Law Says Obama Is An Anti-Semite, Hates Israel

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the midst of trying to ease tensions following one of the worst diplomatic rifts between the US and Israel in recent memory, Israel Prime Minister ...

Are Israeli-US Relations at a Tipping Point?

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

It is not only the Obama Administration that lacks a necessary backbone when it comes to Israel, but the larger United States Congress does as well.

The U.S. 'Condemnation' of Israel: Facts and Perspective Needed

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lanny Davis

I was shocked when I heard my own government "summon" the Israeli ambassador to be read a statement indicating that the U.S.-Israel "relationship" was "at risk." "At risk"? The U.S.-Israel "relationship"??

Jerusalem and Washington: On Stage/Backstage

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Theatre provides the most apt metaphors for understanding what is happening between Washington and Jerusalem. For it is more about a script gone awry than a conflict over objectives and interests.

Arab Hopes In Obama Dwindling

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Arabs across the Middle East are unconvinced the United States will stand up to Israel despite Washington's rare public outrage over pl...

What Obama Is Actually Trying To Do in Israel

The Atlantic | Jeffrey Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There is much speculation that this kerfluffle over 1,600 theoretical apartments on the wrong side of the green line in Jerusalem will lead to a ruptu...

Netanyahu's Mistake is Obama's Opportunity

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

A lot of left-wingers in Israel are grinning these days. Watching Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu sweat after being reprimanded by Hillary Clinton is, sad to say, the best news we've had since his election.

Common Strategic Interests: Balancing Support for Israel Against Other American Interests

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Obama must first and foremost reach out and directly address the general Israeli public and media. If he will not visit Israel, he must talk to Israelis directly through news outlets to disabuse those who still may have doubts.

Sifting Fact from Fiction in the Holy Land

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Barrett

For ten days last month I visited the Holy Land of our warring monotheistic faiths and heard political and biblical lectures alongside Christian/spiri...

Obama Asked Why US Doesn't Condemn Israeli Human Rights Abuses (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During President Obama's town hall this afternoon in Tampa, Florida, a young woman asked a pointed question about Israel and human rights that stirred...