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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...

Gaza Crisis First Test For Obama

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza worsens, numerous news organizations have looked at how the crisis will challenge President-elect Bar...

Israel's Barak Cites Obama While Defending Gaza Offensive

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Facing catcalls from Arab lawmakers, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told a stormy Knesset session on Monday that the operation in Gaza will be "widened a...

Sam Stein

Progressive Jews See Potential Conflict With Obama Over Gaza

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The flaring of tensions and violence in the Gaza Strip has created more than just another sensitive foreign policy crisis for Barack Obama to juggle. ...

Gaza Crisis Complicates Obama's Policy In Mideast

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CRAWFORD, Texas — The deaths of hundreds of Palestinians in Israel's deadliest-ever air assault on Hamas further complicate President-elect Bara...

Sam Stein

Axelrod: Obama Understands Israel's Urge To Respond

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Barack Obama's chief spokesmen repeated on Sunday that it would be counterproductive for the president-elect to weigh too deeply into the crisi...

Sam Stein

Jewish Groups Convene For Obama Transition Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

High-ranking officials with Barack Obama's transition team met for roughly two-and-a-half hours with a wide range of Jewish groups that encompassed ne...

Seismic Diplomacy

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Carmichael

Like a seismic tremor before a volcanic explosion, the pressure for peace in the Middle East is ratcheting upwards on the diplomatic Richter Scale.

The Right to Be Hopeful

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hagai El-Ad

Being the director of an Israeli human rights organization, I'm excited by the possibility that this may indeed be a time for "opportunity and unyielding hope."

Obama Means End Of "Blank Checks" For Israel: Clinton Ambassador

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Israel can no longer expect "blank cheques" from Washington once president-elect Barack Obama's administration takes over in January, a former US amba...

Arabs Should Act Now -- Not Wait for Obama

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

We must acknowledge that when Obama takes the oath of office on January 20th, he is likely to find a rather unappetizing situation laid out before him in the Middle East.

No Apologies to Coulter, Hannity, et al.

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marc R. Stanley

It seems that some are more motivated by their reactionary anti-Obama feelings than their support for maintaining historic the crucial bipartisan support for Israel in America.

How the World Sees Obama's Election

Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Savidge

When it comes to seeing the world change and history made one of the best seats from which to watch is the anchor chair... and this week what a view.

Rashid Khalidi: The Republicans' Latest Smear of Obama

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

What may indeed be behind these right-wing campaigns is not derailing Obama's almost inevitable election as president, but limiting his policy options after he becomes president.

Much Ado About Nothing

Rep. Robert Wexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Robert Wexler

Don't let scurrilous emails, ugly insinuations and wishful thinking distract you from the larger reality: the Jewish community is behind Barack Obama.

Obama Camp: Robo-Calls? Feh! Try Rabbi-Calls!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Why Obama Would Be Better on National Security than McCain

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven L. Spiegel

If Obama is far more likely to resolve the current crisis, which is widely accepted polls tell us, then he can provide a critical national security function which McCain cannot.

Israeli Daily Denounced by French Government for Attack on Obama

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

Citing alleged insider knowledge of talks conducted between Obama and French President Sarkozy, Haaretz's front page story berated the U.S. Democratic candidate as "utterly immature." The strategy backfired.

Sam Stein

Jewish Democrats Make Last Push For Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jewish Democrat officials are making a late election push to ensure that Barack Obama secures the large percentages of Jewish community support that p...

Jason Linkins

Fox's Shepard Smith Forced To Offer Disclaimer After Joe The Plumber Interview

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe The Plumber was out on the trail with John McCain today, apparently giving the thumbs up to someone in the crowd who felt that an Obama Presidency would bring about the end of Israel.

Seth Colter Walls

Florida GOP Mailer: Obama "No Friend Of Israel"

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party of Florida is sending out a new mailer that accuses Barack Obama of being "dangerously unprepared" and "no friend of Israel." Th...

John C. Reilly, Flea, Shepard Fairey, Miri Ben-Ari, Russell Simmons, Marc Ecko, MC Yogi (Obama-Inspired VIDEOS)

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Arnon

"If you choose to exercise your right to vote, your opinion matters. A banker's vote carries the same weight as a skateboarder, a farmer or someone who is unemployed."