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Israelis Brace Themselves For War With IranIsraelis Brace Themselves For War With Iran

wsj.com | YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The postcard from the Home Front Command that recently arrived in my mailbox looks like an ad from the Ministry of Tourism. A map of Israel is divided...

Obama Flinches On Israel After Starting Out Tough

The Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama came into office insisting that his administration would press hard and fast to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But after ni...

Why Obama's Mideast Policy Will Work

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

The facts speak for themselves. Anyone concerned with Israel's survival as a Jewish state should stop criticizing Obama's policies.

Emanuel: U.S. Is Fed Up With Israel, Palestinians

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently told the Israeli consul in Los Angeles that the Obama administration is fed up with both Israel and t...

Ethan Bronner: In The Mideast, Force Trumps Diplomacy

nytimes.com | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM As the Obama administration tries to broker a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is a dark truth lurking: force has produ...

Does Obama Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerome Slater

What accounts for the effective collapse of U.S. efforts to bring about a two-state Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Obama and his key advisers may actually still believe much of the discredited Israeli mythology that prevents a peace settlement.

U.S. Admits Israeli-Palestinian Talks Over 2-State Solution Not Happening Soon

washingtonpost.com | Karen DeYoung and Howard Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- The Obama administration has concluded that an early resumption of high-level negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians over a Palesti...

Many Israelis View Obama Favorably, Poll Finds

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israelis have a far more favorable attitude toward President Obama than generally believed, according to a new poll by the New America Foundation. The...

Palestinian Memo: Hopes In Obama "Evaporated"

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president's political party says all hopes in the Obama administration have "evaporated," accusing the White House o...

Israel's Pines-Paz Ignores Facts on Iran

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taylor Marsh

After listening to Israeli Labor party MK Ophir Pines-Paz speak and answer questions, it seems clear that Pines-Paz does not understand Iran, though he's clearly not alone.

Ayman al-Zawahri, Al Qaida No. 2, Calls Obama A "Fraud"

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida's deputy leader on Monday seized upon President Barack Obama's failure to bring about a freeze in Israeli settlement constructi...

Let's Get Peace Moving Again!

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Obama has said that good friends should be honest with each other and that he intends to be honest with Israel -- and that looking out for Israel means calling on her to take difficult steps and make painful compromise.

Israel Summit A Victory For Settlement Stand, Says Avigdor Lieberman

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's foreign minister said Wednesday that the summit of Israeli, U.S. and Palestinian leaders proved Israel could successfully f...

Obama and the Peace Process

Marwan Bishara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marwan Bishara

I could only shake my head in amazement as I listened to President Obama at the U.N. trying to put a brave face on his administration's failure to convince Israel to freeze all settlement activities.

Obama Loses Israeli Settlement Fight, Pivots In His Demands

nytimes.com | HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama, who has met immovable resistance from Israel over his demand for a full freeze on settlements in the West Bank, is ...

Obama: Israel, Palestinian Sides Must Do More

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Bristling with impatience, President Barack Obama sternly prodded Israeli and Palestinian leaders to relaunch Mideast peace negotiati...

At Obama Israel Summit, Netanyahu Will Defend Settlement Growth, Says Aide

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will defend the expansion of West Bank settlements when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama and Palestinian Preside...

West Bank Settlers Unlikely To Fight Israeli Army

nytimes.com | ETHAN BRONNER and ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVAT GILAD, West Bank Of the hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers in the West Bank, those who live in unauthorized hilltop outposts like this on...

Israel Pushes Ahead East Jerusalem Building Plans

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given the green light for hundreds of new homes in a Palestinian-claimed area of Jerus...

Six Easy Ways to End the Conflict in the Middle East

Omri Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Omri Marcus

Maybe it's time to think outside the box. Maybe it's about time to stop counting on our leaders, and end this fiasco in a different way

Sahil Kapur

Only 4% Of Israelis Say Obama Is "Pro-Israel"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only 4 percent of Israelis believe President Barack Obama's Mideast policies are "pro-Israel," according to a Smith Research poll this week. The numbe...

Israeli Settlement Halt: U.S. Hints At Flexibility

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations could possibly resume without a complete freeze in Israeli building of Jewish settlement...

Obama On Brink Of Deal For Middle East Peace Talks

The Guardian | Ewen MacAskill in Washington and Julian Borger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Barack Obama is close to brokering an Israeli-Palestinian deal that will allow him to announce a resumption of the long-stalled Middle East peace talk...

Winning Back Israel

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

Obama must make it abundantly clear that his focus on the settlements is not arbitrary, but represents a critical point of departure if Israel is to ever to seek peace with the Palestinians.

Partial Freeze On Israeli Settlements Reason To Be Cautiously Optimistic

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

President Obama, following his meeting with President Mubarak, said yesterday: "There has been movement in the right direction" referring to the repor...