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Obama Warns Of 'Fallout' For Israel If Peace Effort Fails

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

(Adds response by Israeli minister) WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, issuing a veiled warning to Israeli Prime ...

Obama Reacts To Death Of Ariel Sharon

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama sent his "deepest condolences" Saturday to family members and the people of Israel on the loss of former Prime Minister Ariel S...

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Rewriting the Middle East Map

James Dorsey | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
James Dorsey

If all goes well, the preliminary agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council would ensure the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and ultimately reintegrate it into the international community.

Give Peace a Chance

Ned Lamont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ned Lamont

The anti-war, give diplomacy a chance caucus can not wait until the warm days of spring to put on their marching boots. By then, Congress could have doubled down on sanctions on Iran, the nuclear peace talks wrecked by the hardliners in Tehran and Washington, D.C.

U.S. Allies Frustrated With Obama's Aversion To Mideast Conflicts

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginnin...

Audacious Barack Obama

Michelle Kraus | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The president has a lot of nerve to actually run the country while the GOP harms millions of people shutting down the U.S. government. The reality is that the press is not helping by paying far too much attention to the ilk of Senator Ted Cruz.

It Is About the Land. It Is Not About the Land (Jeremiah 32:1-3a; 6-15)

Jennifer Howe Peace | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Howe Peace

I am grateful we are in the midst of a new round of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, even though, in the wake of my trip, peace seems like it would be a miracle.

Obama Will Do Anything for Israel... But He Won't Do That

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

He will allow Congress to pile on sanctions and he will talk about keeping "all options" on the table but he is not going to war, either directly or by allowing Israel to drag him in.

Obama Walks the High Wire, Eyes Closed

Ira Chernus | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Ira Chernus

Barack Obama came to Israel and Palestine, saw what he wanted to see, and conquered the mainstream media with his eloquent words. U.S. and Israeli journalists called it a dream trip: a charismatic world leader taking charge of the Mideast peace process.

Israel, Obama and the Realist's Dilemma

David Hazony | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
David Hazony

If realists are really as businesslike as they claim, then foreign policy ought to look something like investment. And while short-term profitability is clearly one important element in choosing which countries to support, another is stability.

Obama Israel Trip Destroyed Any Pretense U.S. Can Be 'Honest Broker'

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

In essence it was an unprecedented embrace of Israel by a United States president almost as if he was apologizing for not being pro-Israel enough in his first term, a myth propagated by the right.

'We Are F*cking Powerless!'

Posted 03.26.2013 | Comedy

"The Daily Show" returned on Monday from a two-week hiatus, and Jon Stewart wasted no time in getting right back to the business of taking our leaders...

Be Careful What You Pray For: President Obama's Recent Trip to Israel

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Invoking the wisdom of Gandhi, Obama told the Israeli students that they must become and create the change they want to see. He could have also told them that Gandhi said, "in matters of conscience the law of the majority has not place."

An Honest Letter Could Help Free Israel's Spy in the US

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.24.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although there was no mention of Jonathan Pollard -- the American who spied for Israel and was sentenced to life in prison -- during President Obama's visit to Israel, Israeli leaders did call on Obama to release Pollard. And Obama refused.

Obama Can't Win on Israel

Ben Zweifach | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

For media as well as elected officials, supporting the opposition is prohibited... especially when you agree with it.

This Week's World Photo Caption Contest

Posted 03.24.2013 | World

This week, U.S. President Barack Obama made his first trip to Israel while in office. Plenty happened. The president pledged eternal support for Israe...

Why Americans Love Israel

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

David Ben Gurion once said that in Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles. The founders of our country were realists who believed in the miraculous power of democracy. Israel struggles every day to carry on that dream.

Obama's Hardball Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 05.23.2013 | World
Philip Seib

While visiting Israel, Obama did not limit himself to the standard rhetorical niceties. He went over the heads of politicians and appealed directly to the Israeli public, especially the young, to make his case for a more flexible approach to negotiating with Palestinians.

Obama's Gamble

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — In a landmark speech to young Israelis this week, the visiting U.S. President Barack Obama delivered an unorthodox appeal couched be...

Assessing President Obama's Trip

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Now that President Obama is on his way back from his trip to the Middle East, its potential impact can be assessed. All in all it was a success, despite some pitfalls.

WATCH: If Obama Was On 'Arrested Development'

Posted 03.22.2013 | Comedy

President Obama's trip to Israel has inspired some pretty funny Onion articles, but this video manages to explain the importance of Obama's trip in a ...

In the Wait for Peace, At Least Allow Basic Access to Water

Rebecca Iwerks | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Rebecca Iwerks

In order to build the trust necessary for peace negotiations, the United States must use its influence as the major funder of the Israeli government to demand that Israel provide clean water access to everyone living in Israel and in the West Bank.

Obama To Focus On Syria In Visit To Jordan

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — President Barack Obama warned Friday that an "enclave for extremism" could fill a leadership void in war-torn Syria, a chilling ...

President Obama's Address In Jerusalem: On Being Open And Honest

Ron Kronish | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

His speech was enthusiastically received by the more than 1,000 students, who want peace for their future. But if the president really wants to motivate the Palestinians to enter into genuine negotiations for peace with the Jewish state, he needs to give more than minimal lip service to Palestinian dreams and aspirations.

Obama Ends Israel Visit With Symbolic Stops

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Wrapping up a three day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to the nation's heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, sol...