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Exclusive Video: The Radical Settlers Behind Israel's Clash With Obama

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

With neither side exhibiting willingness to back down, the stage is set for a contentious clash between Israel and the U.S. over settlement policy.

President Obama Faces Growing Hill Pressure On Israel

Politico.com | BEN SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Barack Obama prepares to depart for his first trip to the Arab world, the administration's escalating pressure on Israel to freeze all gr...

Netanyahu On Obama, Clinton: "What The Hell Do They Want From Me?"

The Cable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last night, shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told journalists that the Obama administration "wants to see a stop to settlements -...

Obama Takes Toughest Stance With Israel In A Generation

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Beginning in the weeks leading up to President Obama's meetings with Middle Eastern leaders, the administration laid the groundwork for its strong pos...

Wake Up, Israel

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

Do not allow this historic chance for peace to slip away because of complacency or lack of courage. If Israel is destined to bring light onto other nations, this is the moment.

Obama Egypt Visit: Cairo University Prepares

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Cairo University has postponed student exams set for next Thursday and the Egyptian president's security service took over the campus in...

Israel To Propose Settlement Compromise To U.S.

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAALEH ADUMIM, West Bank — Israel scrambled Tuesday to sidestep President Barack Obama's demand for a West Bank settlement freeze with a diluted...

If the Government Won't the People Will Part II: The Hand in Hand Schools

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

At the "Hand in Hand" school in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of Jerusalem everything is double, everything is done twice -- in Hebrew and Arabic.

Abbas To Press Obama On Israeli Settlement Issue

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday he would focus on Israel's refusal to stop the building of settlements when he holds talks with U.S...

Maoz Esther: Israel Evacuates West Bank Outpost In Gesture To Obama

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an apparent nod to diplomatic pressure exerted by the Obama administration, Israeli security forces evacuated the West Bank settlement outpost of M...

Netanyahu's West Bank Nightmare -- An Exclusive Video Report

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

After spending a week on the West Bank, I concluded that the recognition by the U.S. and the West of a viable Palestinian state in partnership with Israel has never seemed more like a pipe dream.

Netanyahu Clashed With Obama, Congress On Trip

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — Media focus on the idea of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, favored by President Barack Obama, is "childish ...

Obama's Mistaken Middle East Peace Strategy or No More Negotiations to Nowhere!

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

We should forget about positioning ourselves as a neutral convener of negotiations, and instead develop and popularize the details of what a fair and just solution would be.

"Leaving It up to the Parties" Doesn't Work

Peter A. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter A. Joseph

Without the U.S. playing an active role, there is little reason to think the conflict can be resolved. Fortunately, President Obama is engaged.

Israeli Settlers Reject Obama Call To Halt Building

Reuters | Ori Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Jewish settler leaders on Tuesday shrugged off President Barack Obama's call for Israel to halt settlement building in the occu...

Netanyahu Tells Obama: Palestinians Must Accept Israel's Right To Exist

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday opened his deepest foray into the Middle East quagmire, telling Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Obama Pro-Israel? Only 31% Of Israelis Say Yes In New Poll

Israel News, Ynetnews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Only 31% of Israel's adult Jewish population considers Barack Obama' administration to be pro-Israel, according to a Smith Institute poll released Sun...

Israel's HOPE for Peace: Barack Obama

Michal Lewin-Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Lewin-Epstein

Where Israel and the Palestinian Authority failed, the United States must succeed.

Will Congress Back Bibi Or Obama?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The status quo lobby is getting worried. Very worried. It knew that Obama was determined to move aggressively on his Middle East peace agenda but never imagined that he would be this bold.

Obama To Press Netanyahu On Two-State Solution, Settlements

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Days before a White House summit, the Obama administration signaled on Saturday that the U.S. president would press Israel's ne...

Obama's Two-State Challenge

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

In their upcoming meeting, Netanyahu, a master tactician, will find a way to accommodate Obama while also exacting assurance that the US will deal pointedly with the Iranian nuclear threat.

Obama Mideast Plan Best Since Camp David: David Miliband

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

David Miliband hailed President Obama's efforts to kick-start the Middle East peace process yesterday as a once in a generation opportunity to resolve...

Obama, Mideast Leaders Meeting Schedule

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House is announcing dates for visits this month by the leaders of Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian authority, part of Pr...

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Israel Lobby?

Dan Fleshler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Fleshler

Obama must decide if he is willing to press both Israelis and Palestinians to stop taking steps that will preclude the possibility of peace.

Israel Downplays US Demand That It Joins Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jerusalem has downplayed a remark by a top US official who said Tuesday that Israel should join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a pact int...