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Obama Should Call for Equal Rights for Palestinians

Rena Zuabi | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Rena Zuabi

I am an American of Palestinian descent, raised in the United States, educated at an American university and now living and working in the West Bank. I witness and experience, on a daily basis, discrimination against an occupied population, which I help fund with my U.S. tax dollars.

WATCH: Palestinian Children Arrested During Obama Visit To Israel

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

As U.S. president Barack Obama arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, the Israeli military reportedly detained a group of children on their way to school i...

From "Start-Up Nation" to "Start-up Region"

Erel Margalit | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Erel Margalit

Israel is often dubbed the "Start-up Nation" due to our technological prowess, but looking back at the status of the Israeli-Palestinian track over the past twenty years, as far as our diplomatic achievements are concerned, we are not a "Start-up Nation," we are a "Stagnant Nation."

Presidential Limo Breaks Down In Israel

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

U.S. officials may have set low expectations for President Barack Obama’s journey to Israel, but even the lowest expectations would not have predict...

Obama Vows Eternal Support For Israel

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Seeking a fresh start to a strained relationship, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday ...

Syria Drives Middle East Instability

Sen. Ben Cardin | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Sen. Ben Cardin

We just passed the second anniversary of the Syrian uprising that began in March 2011 and the situation inside Syria and in the region is reaching catastrophic proportions. This must stop.

Obama to Israel: I'm Proposing We Let Iran Enrich Some Uranium

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Richard Grenell

As President Obama makes his way across the Middle East, much of the region will likely be as perplexed as Israel to learn of his new policy of contradicting the very institutions and allies he claims to support.

MLK, Obama And Israel

www.jpost.com | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

There is no disputing the historic significance of President Barack Obama’s state visit to Israel; his first since he was elected our nation’s chi...

Ex-Obama Friend: What Obama Israel Trip Is REALLY About

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.19.2013 | World

Former Obama family friend and Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi joined HuffPost Live in anticipation of President Obama's trip to Israel t...

Israel’s Rabbis In Retreat As Obama Arrives

Yuval Elizur | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Yuval Elizur

Benjamin Netanyahu bet on the support of the religious bloc in the January elections, and his party lost heavily. When President Obama arrives in Israel on Wednesday he will be greeted by a prime minister who has been dethroned as king of Israel and is vulnerable to political pressures.

Good News for Obama Before His Trip -- Israel Unlikely to Bomb Iran in 2013

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although no one in Israel is leaking any details, it's understood that intelligence agencies -- led by the foreign operations agency, the Mossad -- are highly active in covert operations against Iran's nuclear work. There, too, sources say there is unprecedented cooperation with the United States.

7 Pillars of Salt - Obama in the Middle East

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Michael Brenner

By failing to give priority to bringing the Syrian civil war to an end as quickly as possible, and instead playing these clever games whose net effect (if any) will be to prolong it, we are undermining our own key interests.

Why Middle East Peace Is Surprisingly Resilient

Ron Kronish | Posted 05.17.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

President Obama is coming to Israel next week. Among other things, I hope that he is coming to restart the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. Most pundits remain pessimistic, but I remain hopeful.

I Am Not an Anti-Semite

Jess Coleman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

I am not an anti-Semite or a radical, right-wing Zionist. I'm a grown-up willing to have a discussion, and I'm waiting for everyone else to catch up.

Miss Israel Invited To Dine With President Obama

Posted 03.14.2013 | Style

Being a beauty queen comes with some major perks -- namely, getting to meet President Obama. Miss Israel, Ethiopian-born Yityish (Titi) Aynaw, has ...

Needed: A New Approach to Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

The expectation that President Obama will visit Israel and the West Bank around March 20th has generated renewed focus on how he should approach the Israel-Palestinian issues.

Obama Meets With Arab-Americans Ahead Of Big Trip

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just days ahead of his Mideast trip, President Barack Obama on Monday met with about 10 leaders of Arab American groups who encoura...

Obama's 3 Goals In Israel

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 03.11.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Three goals will dominate President Barack Obama's coming visit to Israel, his first as president: Convincing Israel and its leadership ...

WATCH: Colbert Knocks Obama's Upcoming Israel Trip

Posted 03.06.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert knows an enemy of Israel when he sees one, and he can sniff out President Barack Obama's violently anti-Israel tendencies from a mile ...

The Naked King And The Speech

Uri Zaki | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Uri Zaki

When he arrives in Israel next month, President Obama will have a new and promising partner for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Israeli people.

Obama Making Big Overseas Visit

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will go to Israel in the spring, the White House said Tuesday, marking his first visit to the staunch U.S. a...

Obama's Second Term and His Middle East Legacy

Lara Friedman | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Lara Friedman

President Obama has a choice of two options and two potential legacies. He can act decisively and save the two-state solution, or, he can take shelter in well-worn excuses and let it die.

Obama's Alleged Netanyahu Criticism Spices Up Israeli Election

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Long-strained ties between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama sprang to the fore of Is...

'If I Am Only For Myself, Then Who Am I?'

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

A dangerous confluence of circumstances has developed in recent years. The pro-Israel community has lost its moral compass. It has done so by valencing "If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?" to the exclusion of "And if I am only for myself, then what am I?"

Jews Lose By Ceding Israel To GOP

Shai Franklin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Shai Franklin

Why should Jewish concerns factor into President Obama's choice of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be his new Secretary of Defense? For too many American Jewish leaders, the answer is self-evident, as is their assumption that Israeli hardliners and U.S. Republicans are -- by default -- safer and better for Israel than any given moderate or liberal.