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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.

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.

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...

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...

US Prepares New Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a flurry of meetings in Washington and in European capitals this week and next, senior administration officials will explore new approaches to brin...

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...

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 ...