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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: 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...

Do Arabs See Israel as a Permanent Fact?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

A recent article in the New York Times sums up all that is wrong with the Obama administration's posture toward Israel.

Netanyahu 'Scores Points' In Israel For Standing Up To Obama

washingtonpost.com | Howard Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug. 18 -- For five months, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been fending off U.S. pressure to halt the expansion of West Bank...

Huckabee In Israel: A Palestinian State Within Holy Land "Unrealistic"

AP | JEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The U.S. has taken too harsh a stance against Israel on the issue of settlements, hindering peace negotiations, former Arkansas gove...

Rahm Emanuel Bears Brunt Of Israelis Disappointment, Anger

politico.com | KENNETH P. VOGEL | | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Obama administration presses Israel to cease settlement expansion as part of a renewed push for a Middle East peace deal--a course of action th...

Mike Huckabee In Israel: Obama's Harsh Stance Hurts Peace Talks

AP | JEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The U.S. has taken too harsh a stance against Israel on the issue of settlements, hindering peace negotiations, former Arkansas gove...

HaaretzObama's America Is Not Delivering The Goods

Haaretz | Gideon Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With great sorrow and deep consternation, we hereby declare the death of the latest hope. Perhaps rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated, to para...

Mike Huckabee To Speak At East Jerusalem Hotel

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former Arkansas governor and US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will speak at the controversial Shepherd's Hotel in east Jerusalem during his vis...

The Chutzpah of Obama's Jewish Critics

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc R. Stanley

No one can credibly claim that Obama and his administration are not talking with Israel. The fact is that the Obama administration is not only talking with Israelis, they are intensely collaborating.

West Bank Settlers Send Defiant Message To Obama, "That Arab They Call A President"

nytimes.com | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NERIA, West Bank In this land of endless history and ethereal beauty, several thousand Jewish settlers gathered on a dozen West Bank hills with makesh...

Obama's Peace Offensive (Part 2)

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

Ending the settlements expansion is one of the most critical elements in changing the dynamic of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Obama Boosts U.S. Image Throughout World, Except In Israel

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A major new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that there have been moderate signs of improvement in the attitudes of predominantly Muslim countr...

Foxman: Obama Putting Too Much Weight On Solving Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abraham Foxman, Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), gives an account of his meeting this week with President Barack Obama and other Jewish g...

Sam Stein

Obama Calms Jewish Leaders: Press Has Built Up Conflict

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an hour-long meeting at the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama assured Jewish leaders that he was demanding as much sacrifice from the A...

Obama, Jewish Leaders Meet Formally At White House For First Time

Politics Daily | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, President Obama meets formally for the first time with the heads of more than a dozen major Jewish organizations, and while some domestic i...