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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.

Are the U.S. and Israel Heading for a Showdown?

Ira Chernus | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Ira Chernus

While the Obama administration has acceded to the imagery of knee-jerk support for whatever Israel does, no matter how outrageous, behind the scenes its policies are beginning to look far less predictable.

Obama's Cynicism on Israel and Palestine

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Israel's hysteria and America's arm-twisting against the resolution gave the Palestinians a victory, a victory that the United States and Israel both elevated to historic proportions.

Obama and Netanyahu Are in Lock-Step Agreement: Will That Continue? Should It?

Dan Raviv | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

The prime minister's political foes still hope that Obama will wreak revenge. Perhaps, they say, the Gaza crisis will motivate America's leader to announce a bid for Israeli-Palestinian peace that would expose Netanyahu as an opponent of peace.

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?