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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...

Obama, Netanyahu, Patriots

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Heckler Interrupts Obama's Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

A heckler interrupted President Barack Obama's speech in front of students in Jerusalem, Israel on Thursday. "I wouldn't feel comfortable if I di...

Obama, Ronaldo, Israel and the Palestinians

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

For three days this week Israel is a state under siege. Jerusalem is almost paralyzed due to President Obama's visit, Tel-Aviv is still moving , but nearly choking with excitement, as the second best soccer player in the world, Christiano Ronaldo, arrived with the Portuguese national team to play lowly Israel.

Obama To Israel: Change Undertow Of Isolation

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Insisting "peace is possible," President Barack Obama on Thursday prodded both Israelis and Palestinians to return to long-stalled n...

Obama: Israeli Settlements Not Constructive

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be co...

Obama's Mideast Visit Is Useful, Regardless of 'Why'

Shai Franklin | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Shai Franklin

Until someone reveals the president's intentions, beyond merely guessing, we can at least consider the benefits of his latest visit to the region.

Obama: Middle East Peace Possible, But Difficult

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- President Barack Obama says a Mideast peace with two independent states is still possible but says it is difficult to achieve. ...

Tree Planted By Obama In Israel Will Not Be Dug Up (UPDATED)

Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: March 21 -- The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement that the tree will not be removed from the ground: The Office of the P...

Obama 'Deeply Skeptical' Of Assad's Chemical Weapons Claim

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but h...

Is Obama Turning His Back on Peace in the Middle East?

Ali Younes | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Ali Younes

On Tuesday President Barack Obama embarked on his least anticipated trip to the Middle East that will take him to Israel, the Palestinian territories ...

Obama Caught On Camera: 'Good To Get Away From Congress'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Even presidents need to get away for a little bit. President Barack Obama landed in Tel Aviv, Israel Wednesday, to greetings on the tarmac by Israe...

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.