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The 3 Monkeys of the "Pro-Israel" Right

Lara Friedman | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Lara Friedman

How dare these officials say such things about Israel? Maybe the answer is this simple: they dare because they care. And because they know that caring about Israel means speaking some hard truths -- not to hurt Israel but to save it.

Obama Fights For Jewish Support Amid GOP Attacks

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents are clashing over U.S. policy toward Israel as each side jockeys for support fr...

President Obama Fails George Gilder's "Israel Test"

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In these days of Occupy Wall Street demonstrations across the U.S., it's important to see what motivates Obama administration policies he...

The Eviction of One Palestinian Family Might Cause the Next Political Crisis Over East Jerusalem

Hagit Ofran | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Hagit Ofran

In Silwan there is a fight over nationality, history and also religion. For the Palestinians, it is a Palestinian neighborhood, next to Al-Aqsa Mosque where thousands of Palestinians have been living for ages

Open Mic, Closed Minds

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Ken Blackwell

This embarrassing leak was the result of the two media savvy leaders' failure to note that their microphones were still on. We can't demand their resignations, but we should not let this gaffe pass without probing into its deeper significance.

Obama's Secret Remarks About Netanyahu

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Obama is a disappointment. If he despises Netanyahu, let him not play games with the American Jewish community and feign friendship for votes.

Sam Stein

Romney Takes A Swipe At Obama After Hot-Mic Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's hot-mic moment with French President Nicolas Sarkozy was more embarrassing for the latter than the former, with the French pr...

Romancing American Jews for 2012

Michelle Kraus | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The GOP is yet again manipulating the American Jewish vote for the upcoming election.

Israel And The U.S.: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

Robert D. Blackwill | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Robert D. Blackwill

Israel's substantial contributions to U.S. interests are an underappreciated aspect of this relationship and deserve equal billing to shared values and historical responsibility as rationales for American support of Israel.

Can Obama Be Trusted on Israel?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Yes, President Obama stood firmly with Israel at the UN. But is this change of heart sincere or the product of a devastating Democratic loss of the safest of seats in Queens, New York's ninth congressional district, thereby betraying the fact that no place is safe for the Democrats?

An Open Letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

For those of us who have placed great hopes in your leadership to transform the path of the Palestinians, your words and actions, culminating in your speech to the United Nations, have been disillusioning.

President Barack Obama Expresses Support for Israel

Ed Koch | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

I believe the recent vote in the 9th Congressional District in New York affected in a positive way the policy of the U.S. on the Mideast.

Obama: Stop Pandering on Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The fact is that there has never been an American president who has been so supportive, for better or worse, of every position taken by an Israel prime minister.

Amanda Terkel

Israeli Prime Minister Refutes GOP Talking Points: We Have 'Tremendous Bipartisan Support'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP presidential candidates ramped up discussion about Israel policy in the past week, as Palestinian leaders pushed for a United Na...

Republicans Threaten UN Funding Over Palestinian Statehood

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

Republicans are once again taking shots at the United Nations. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has introduced a bill to cut off funding for the U.N. sho...

Lesson to the "Pro-Israel" Right: Be Careful What You Ask From Congress

Lara Friedman | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

Israeli diplomats, AIPAC, and other groups on the American Jewish and Christian right are learning a tough lesson today: Be careful what you tell Congress to do on Israel, because it might come back to bite you.

Scarborough Denounces Rick Perry, Mitt Romney

Posted 11.21.2011 | Media

Joe Scarborough denounced Rick Perry and Mitt Romney for attacking President Obama's policy on Israel on Wednesday's "Morning Joe." On Tuesday, Ri...

Embracing Israel, GOP Candidates Assail Obama

AP | By BETH FOUHY and KASIE HUNT | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and their GOP presidential rivals slammed President Barack Obama's Middle East policies Tuesday while emphatically...

Is Robert Turner's Victory a Referendum on Obama's Israel Policy?

Heather Robinson | Posted 11.20.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Last Tuesday marked the first Republican victory in nearly one hundred years in New York's 9th Congressional district, a Jewish and Italian stronghold.

Can Barack Unleash His Inner Jew?

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

A methodical man, Obama must have been an excellent law professor and would probably make a fine Supreme Court Justice, but as president he often ambles, not the best trait for a chief executive.

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry Criticizes Obama's 'Arrogant' Foreign Policy On Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Attempting to strengthen his foreign policy chops, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) waded into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Tuesday, givin...

Obama's Defining Moment on Israel

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

Obama must clearly inform the Arab world, which he has worked so hard to court, that the U.S. stands behind its strongest ally in the region and will, under no circumstances, allow it to be used as the punching bag to defuse Arab anger about its own leadership.

Obama and Israel

Mel Levine | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Mel Levine

It has become fashionable for many Republicans to assert that President Obama is not a friend of Israel -- something the facts are utterly at odds with.

Why Politics Trumps Peace in the Middle East

Dennis Jett | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Dennis Jett

If the White House does not change hands, American policy may one day again serve American interests and Israel's as well. If there is a new occupant, what little influence and ability America has to help achieve peace will decline even more.

The Disaster Known as Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is clear that Netanyahu wants to preserve the status quo, even if it means that Israel reverts to a position where every one of its neighbors is an actual or potential enemy.