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Lucia Graves

John McCain: Bill Clinton Should Negotiate Peace In Middle East

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain suggested on Sunday that the White House should send former President Bill Clinton to spearhead peace talks between Israelis and Pale...

Obama: U.S. 'Fully Supportive Of Israel's Right To Defend Itself'

Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Sunday said that the U.S. is "fully supportive of Israel's right to defend itself." The comments were made during his vi...

Obama Talks Gaza With Israeli, Egyptian Leaders

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke separately to Israeli and Egyptian leaders Friday night as violence escalated in Gaza and Israel signa...

Second Term Israel Policy: Same Old, Same Old

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.12.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

President Obama gave his first signal over the weekend that his policies toward Israelis and Palestinians will be the same in his second term as it was in the last three years of the first. He will do Prime Minister Netanyahu's bidding.

Election 2012: Schadenfreude With a Smile

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

I'm not thrilled with President Obama's victory. Still, I have to admit that Mitt Romney's loss left me with at least a half smile on my face. Mostly it's a result of schadenfreude, one of the baser human emotions, I admit. But I just can't help it.

Top Israeli Newspaper Throws Weight Behind Obama

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

With four days to go until the U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama has won the support of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. In an editorial publ...

Obama and Israel: The Record, the Facts

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Steven L. Spiegel

The critics are simply wrong. Obama has been an exceptional supporter of Israel where it counts -- on the hard-core security and diplomatic issues that provide assistance and protection in a very dangerous region.

Now on to Victory and the Reelection of President Barack Obama

Ed Koch | Posted 12.23.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Whatever I can do to help reelect President Obama and provide him with a majority in both houses of Congress so as to end the gridlock in Washington, D.C., I will do. I urge all other voters to do the same.

The US-Israeli Defense Treaty?

Barry Lando | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Mr. President, could you explain why America's security is dependent on a treaty between Egypt and Israel?

Neither Obama or Romney Will Go to War for Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

In a night of full-court pandering to Binyamin Netanyahu, Mitt Romney would not give Netanyahu what he most wants: permission to bomb Iran knowing that we would automatically come in too.

Barack Obama: U.S. Will Stand With Israel If Attacked

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOCA RATON, Fla. — President Barack Obama says the United States will stand with Israel if it's attacked. Obama said d...

No More Excuses for Bibi

Lara Friedman | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Lara Friedman

Nobody can seriously argue that Bibi's policies haven't been tremendously harmful to Israel and to the cause of peace. For this, it is absolutely right to blame Bibi, and to approach the possibility of a new Bibi-led government with serious concerns.

No, I love Israel More!

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Michael Shammas

As in previous debates, the candidates will strive to surpass one another on two criteria. First, who can bash China the most? And, second, who loves Israel more? For many, whoever scores highest on these scales will be the "winner." What a tragedy.

Andrea Stone

Oy Vey! What Jewish Republicans Are Giving 'Volunteers' To Make Calls For Mitt

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Jewish Coalition on Thursday began offering "volunteers" who work the phones in key battleground states "awesome thank-yo...

President Obama's UN Speech: A Must-Read for Supporters of Israel

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Especially in light of a new heavy-handed $6.5 million ad campaign by the Republican Jewish Coalition, all voters who are concerned about President Obama's position on Iran or continued U.S. support for Israel should -- no, must -- read the address he delivered to the UN General Assembly.

Campaign 2012: Playing the Israel Card

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

A dangerous situation has developed and it's surprising that it hasn't gotten more notice. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to influence the 2012 presidential election by garnering votes for his friend, Mitt Romney.

Secure America Now Uses Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu To Attack Obama

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

Even though Bibi Netanyahu recently decried the use of his name in election-year politicking, the Israeli prime minister is the subject of a new ad by...

Who Is the Client State?

Stanley Kutler | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Stanley Kutler

Exactly which regime change does Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have in mind -- Iran's or that of the United States, specifically with the ascent of his old/new pal Mitt Romney to the White House?

Please Mr. President, Please, Save Us

P.J. Dermer | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
P.J. Dermer

As the Israel vs. Iran rhetoric heats up again, a couple of recent posts caught our eyes.

Jennifer Bendery

Netanyahu: 'People Are Trying To Draw Me Into The American Election'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he knows people want him to say whether President Barack Obama or Republican presidential...

Obama Avoids Meeting With Netanyahu

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

By Matt Spetalnick and Allyn Fisher-Ilan WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Sept 11 (Reuters) - In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said...

Haim Saban Sanitizes Obama's Record on Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Rather than creating rifts in the Jewish community or offering a blanket endorsement for President Obama's Middle-East policies, it might be wiser for Mr. Saban to speak to his friend the president about our community's reservations about his record.

Americans Seeking Justice in Israel Need Not Apply, But Can We Have Our Spy Back, Please?

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Yousef Abukhdair

How can Israel continue to stand in the way of transparency and justice for an innocent young American killed in their jurisdiction but request clemency for Jonathan Pollard -- who willingly admitted to his seditious crimes against his own country?

Support for Jews, Israelites, All People, Translates Into Support for Obama

Ed Koch | Posted 10.07.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

I wrote an op-ed supporting the president's reelection, which appeared in one of Florida's most important newspapers, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. I thought that you would like to see it. What do you think of my comments?

Obama or Romney: Who Loves Israel More?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

When Democrats say Romney is "anti-Israel" or Republicans say Obama is, don't believe them. If "pro-Israel" means following Binyamin Netanyahu's lead on all matters relating to the Middle East, they are one and the same. And that is the pity.