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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...

American Support For Israel Must Remain Bipartisan

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

We want Israel to remain a bipartisan issue and an issue that does not divide generations.

State Department: Pressure On Israel Will Continue

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The United States is telling Israel that we are open to discuss anything and even to compromise but not in advance of final status negotiations along the lines we favor, i.e. "our resolution."

Settlements: Israel Approves Plan To Build 50 West Bank Homes Despite Obama Plea

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel's Defense Ministry approved the construction of 50 new homes Monday in the settlement of Adam, north of Jerusalem, to house evacuees from anoth...

Israel Deflects Settlement Freeze Calls From Obama, International Community

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel deflected growing international demands for a settlement freeze Saturday, saying the issue should be dealt with in future pea...

Israel Pulling Forces Out Of 4 West Bank Cities After Obama Pressure

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Bowing to pressure from Washington, Israel granted U.S.-trained Palestinian security forces greater autonomy in four main West Bank ...

Israel Defies Obama's Settlement Demand, Authorizes Construction Of 300 New Homes In West Bank

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In defiance of President Obama's call for a halt to all settlement growth, Israel has authorized the construction of 300 new homes in the West Bank, H...

Haarets Launches Project To Monitor Outposts

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The following is the first phase of a project aimed at helping monitor outposts and clarify the potential difficulty in countering them for the sake o...

US Pressures Israel On Gaza Blockade

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States has stepped up pressure on Israel regarding the Gaza Strip: Three weeks ago it sent Jerusalem a diplomatic note officially protestin...

Avigdor Lieberman: Settlement Freeze Unacceptable

globalsecurity.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, June 18 (RIA Novosti) - Israel cannot accept a U.S. proposal that it suspend the construction of new settlements in Palestinian territory,...

The Coming Storm: Obama and American Jewry

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Sunshine Jewish patriots who back Israel when convenient will be pitted against those who stand with Israel even when it means losing their invitation to the White House Chanuka party.

Obama's Trip and the Parameters for Peace

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Obama will not compromise the imperatives of Israel's security, but he also will not ease his efforts in aiding in the creation of a second State, a Palestinian one, for which we have waited 60 years.

Mancow: Obama 'Excited' About Holocaust Museum Shooting, Hates Jews

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mancow went on to assert that, because of his connection to Wright, Obama is an "anti-Semite" who was "popping champagne" following the June 10 shooti...

Israeli Settlements: Majority Of Israelis Against Obama's Demand To Freeze All Construction: Poll

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nearly six of every 10 Israelis think Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should resist U.S. demands to completely freeze construction in Jewish West Ba...

Loving Israel by Hating Obama

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It's become a fashion, here and abroad: Jews who are convinced that they love Israel more than the rest of us have told anyone who would listen that one way to express love of the Jewish state is to revile Barack Obama.

'Bill Clinton is Syrian' and Other Tales of Obama's Speech From Damascus

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Syrians will continue to ignore gestures of American reconciliation and Obama's optimistic oratory until an American ambassador is returned to Damascus and sanctions are lifted.

Israeli Sanctions On US Proposed By Likud Minister Yossi Peled

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a sign of growing concern in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government over US President Barack Obama's Middle East policies, Minister-without...

Hamas Endorses Obama's Israeli Settlement Demands

AP | SALAH NASRAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — The top leader of the militant Hamas group said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's pressure on Israel to freeze construction in West ...

The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options

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

Obama must insist on stopping the expansion of the settlements as a prerequisite to instilling some confidence and integrity into the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

The Bible's Vindication of Obama's Middle East Strategy

Robert Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Wright

Obama wants to stop the growth of West Bank settlements, whereas (according to the settlers) God wants the people of Israel to populate all of the promised land; it says so in the Bible. I have a different take on what the Bible says.

What Would Obama Do If His Only Concern Was Israel?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

If Barack Obama suddenly abandoned his activist policies -- his call for a settlement freeze and the two-state solution -- would that make him a better friend of Israel? The answer is obvious.

Obama Coordinates Attack Against Israeli Settlements

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Taegan Goddard reports that President Obama has succeeded in coordinating pressure on Israel to stop building settlements. For once, lawmakers on Cap...