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Obama Administration Takes Stronger Line With Israel

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The rhetorical exhortations this week from the Obama administration and the Netanyahu administration in Israel have been notably unaligned, fulfilling...

Avigdor Lieberman: Iran Is Obstacle To Mideast Peace

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Iran is the main obstacle to peace in the Mideast, Israel's new foreign minister said in an interview published Friday. Avigdor Lie...

Netanyahu Doesn't Care About Obama's Peace Plan: MJ Rosenberg

Israel Policy Forum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There can be no doubt: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not much care what President Obama thinks about negotiations with the Palestinians. He s...

2-State Solution Only Option: US Official In Israel

Ynetnews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The message conveyed by American sources at the end of marathon talks held in Israel by US President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, ...

Obama's Recommended Bedtime Reading: Iranian-Israeli History

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last night, after he had made a grocery-store run, helped put his two kids to bed, and answered reporters' phone calls about Washington's decision to ...

Netanyahu's Second Chance

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

Given the right political environment created, Netanyahu has the potential to advance Arab-Israeli peace negotiations significantly, and may end up surprising everyone in the process.

Israel's Covert War On Iran To Continue Despite Disapproving White House

Middle East Times | RICHARD SALE (Middle East Times Intelligence Correspondent) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Facing mounting U.S. opposition behind the scenes, Israel still plans to continue a covert operation to delay Iran's nuclear program by assassinating ...

A Question of Proportionality: Israel's Excessive Airstrikes

Tom Farer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Farer

I remain convinced that a two-state solution remains the legally and morally appropriate route to security for both Israelis and Palestinians.

Obama's Needs A 'Game Changer' In Middle East: Analysis

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Trying to figure out what Barack Obama intends to do in the Middle East is like trying to read the leaves in a cup of tea stirred by Jackson Pollock. ...

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...

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'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.

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...