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Jon Voight to President Obama: You Lie

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Staunch conservative and equally staunch supporter of Israel, actor Jon Voight lambasted President Obama in an open letter published in The Washington Times.

Herzl and J Street are right: You can be Pro Peace and Pro Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

Lately there have been attempts to exert pressure on Obama's administration to minimize conflict with the Netanyahu government. An open letter by Ron ...

Sam Stein

White House Pushes Back On Schumer's Criticism Of Israel Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration pushed back on Friday against critical comments made by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) accusing the president of having a "cou...

Turning Points: Israel Caves Under Flotilla Pressure

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

Ankara's assertive set of responses to the Israeli assault provided a model for how mid-level powers could challenge Israel and stand up to U.S. pressure and emerge reaping enormous political capital.

Schumer: Obama's 'Counter-Productive' Israel Policy 'Has To Stop'

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New York Senator Chuck Schumer harshly criticized the Obama Administration's attempts to exert pressure on Israel today, making him the highest-rankin...

Obama Plan Rumor For Israel-Palestine

Yahoo! News | Stephen Collinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Washington's foreign policy echo chamber is reverberating with speculation that President Barack Obama could try to blow open the ...

U.S. Support for Israel Mirrors 80s Support for El Salvador Junta

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

It is just as inexcusable for the U.S. to support a government that kills passengers and crew on a humanitarian flotilla as it is to kill nuns and other civilians working in the Salvadoran countryside.

Clueless in Gaza

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Obama's behavior on the Gaza flotilla hardly deserves the label policy. Its fecklessness raises the question of whether our leaders have the seriousness to be stewards of the nation's foreign relations.

A Dangerous Silence

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

When will we stand up for our brothers and sisters living in the Jewish state of Israel?

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.