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Obama and Israel's Military: Still Arm-in-Arm

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

It's profoundly disappointing that there has been so little public opposition to Obama's dismissal of Amnesty International's calls to suspend aid to Israel.

I'm American, But to Israel I'm a Number

Hammad Hammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hammad Hammad

"Void in Israel, see Palestinian ID #." That's what an Israeli stamp states in Hebrew on my American passport. In Israel, I am a numbered Palestinian despite my American citizenship.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Obama On 'Same Wrong Path' As Bush

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday criticized what he called President Barack Obama's "unconditional" support for Israel, saying ...

Anti-Racism Conference Backed By UN Rights Chief

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The U.N. rights chief on Monday rejected fears that an upcoming U.N. conference on racism might be hijacked by critics of Israel and ur...

Clinton To Make Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking Trip To Next Week

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Egypt, Israel and the West Bank next week to personally take stock of prospect...

Israel Cannot Afford Cost Of Obama's Inaction: Analysis

The Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FOR reasons of his own, Barack Obama chose to disregard the advice he got from many quarters that he should spell out his views on Palestinian stateho...

Netanyahu: Better for America, Better For Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It will be easier for President Obama to deal with Netanyahu than with the almost equally hawkish Tzipi Livni because Livni seems dedicated to ending the conflict.

Why Did Obama Diss Helen Thomas?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Why did Obama refuse to answer Helen Thomas' question alluding to Israeli nuclear weapons? Simple. Because if he did, the media would have reported it as a gaffe.

Israel's Stubborn Minority

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

From first-time voting soldiers returning from Gaza to exhausted progressives, it seems like no one in Israel is satisfied with the way things have been going, or with the choices they see in front of them.

Israel's Election: HuffPost Contributors Have Their Say

Huffington Post | HuffPost Contributors | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israelis head to the polls tomorrow, February 10, to vote in a new government. Huffington Post contributors from Israel to Ramallah to DC have shared ...

The Violence And Settlements Anathema, Part 1

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

George Mitchell's emphasis on diplomacy will certainly help him tremendously on his mission, but he may need more than that to pierce through this conflict that has eluded all of his predecessors.

Obama's First Peace Mission: Mitchell Goes To Middle East

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his special Middle East envoy is departing on his first peacemaking mission to solidify a cease-fire be...

Obama's Inauguration and the Israel-American Paradox

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

It doesn't make a difference if the U.S. president is "good for Israel". What would be "good for Israel," would be an entirely new government in Israel.

Appointing Mitchell: Obama's Signal to Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Mitchell, an Arab American, was former Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate and widely recognized for his role in achieving peace in Northern Ireland. He has the stature the job demands.

Obama Speaks Out On Israel-Palestine

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on Israel and Hamas to take steps aimed at ensuring that the cease-fire that's in place in Gaza w...

Obama Will Dive Into Foreign Policy On First Full Day

Washingtonpost.com | Michael D. Shear and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President-elect Barack Obama will plunge into foreign policy on his first full day in office tomorrow, finally freed from the constraints of tradition...

Whatever it Takes

Diane Perlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Perlman

President Obama, please lead us in healing wounds, compensating losses, and using principles of restorative justice rather than punitive approaches. Time doesn't heal wounds, people do.

Israelis Line Up For Pizza Obama

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jan McGirk

Right on cue for the inauguration, Israelis are starting to warm to the new leader of the free world. I spotted this harbinger of Pizza in the Middle...

Gaza and the Obama Effect -- Ending the War

Daniel Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Levy

It might be pushing the envelope to call Obama the peacemaker here, but it's hard to deny that his impending entrance to the world stage has an effect.

Obama Vows To Tackle Gaza Crisis Immediately After Inauguration

Usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama, who has focused mostly on the nation's economic travails, says he will appoint a team immediately after hi...

As Gaza Rages, The West Bank Takes Quiet Steps Forward

GlobalPost.com | Matt Beynon Rees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- The gleaming new governor's office for the Salfit district of the northern West Bank is typical of Palestinian government buildings. ...

Obama Breaks Silence On Gaza, Express Concern For Civilian Casualties

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, breaking his silence about the Gaza war, expressed deep concern on Tuesday about civilian de...

Why Aren't More Americans Dancing To Israel's Tune?

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

The surprising trend in American opinion on Gaza may be because the same pundits who are cheerleading Israel's assault once sold the occupation of Iraq, and with a nearly identical set of arguments.

Gaza Clouds Obama's Prospects

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

Clearly, Hamas and its hard-line supporters in the region reject the goal of an Israel at peace with its neighbors and secure within its boundaries.

Progressive Jews Tested By Gaza Crisis

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Israeli bombardment of Gaza enters its fourth day, there is no shortage of tests. The wisdom of Israeli strategy is being tested. The resilienc...