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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.

AIPAC's Misguided Advocacy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As Israel's democracy and the prospect for peace unravel, so too will the U.S.-Israel relationship. If AIPAC truly cares about the State of Israel, and the U.S.-Israel relationship, it should be spending every waking hour making sure this does not happen.

Endorsement of Bob Turner for the 9th Congressional District

Ed Koch | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

I suggest that the contested race in the 9th congressional district be turned into a referendum that will allow the voters of this district to register a protest against the positions of President Obama and the Republican leadership.

The Most Anti-Israel President Ever?

Steve Sheffey | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Steve Sheffey

We're going to hear again and again from Republicans about how President Obama is supposedly not strong on Israel. But President Obama has provided more security assistance to Israel than any president in history.

The Chutzpah of Netanyahu Trumps the Audacity of Hope

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Media frenzy over the Murdoch scandal, the battle over the U.S. deficit and the fallout from the Arab Spring have totally eclipsed Bibi Netanyahu's assault on Israel's democracy and international law.

Obama Camp Set To Take On Conservative Critics Of Israel Stance

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

Obama's top presidential campaign advisers are putting together a plan to go on the offensive against critics of his stance on Israel, I'm told, and a...

Barack Needs Bill to Make an Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

If the Obama administration wants to see a real chance for peace between Arabs and Israelis -- and do a better job reassuring anxious Jewish voters at home -- it needs some quick movement. I believe it needs Bill Clinton.

Obama: Israel-United States Bond Is 'Unbreakable'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Seeking to reassure Jewish donors amid questions over his support for Israel, President Barack Obama pledged Monday that his administra...

Letter From the Arab World: The Speeches Revisited

James Zogby | Posted 08.04.2011 | World
James Zogby

While one could quibble with aspects of Obama's state department speech and his remarks before AIPAC, I was struck by some things he said that didn't register in the U.S. press or in the Arab World's media.

Those Who Say Israel Should Fear the Wrath of Obama

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.30.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

What I do have a problem with is the large number of commentators -- the vast majority Jewish -- who say that in defying Obama on the '67 borders Netanyahu has provoked the President's wrath and Israel will now suffer the consequences.

The Required Arab Response to Netanyahu

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

The most appropriate Arab response to the strategic framework proposed by Netanyahu for the peace process is to ignore it and act on the basis that this affair does not concern the Arabs.

Is Obama Good or Bad for Israel?

David Suissa | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
David Suissa

Seen in that light, it doesn't matter if I think Obama is good or bad for Israel. What matters is that he's really important for Israel -- and I need him squarely on my side.

The Difference Between Obama's and Bush's Positions on Israel

Ed Koch | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Jews and Christian supporters of Israel in the U.S. and the Israeli people and their leaders trusted President Bush. They do not have confidence in President Obama's commitment to Israel's security.

Sam Stein

Benjamin Netanyahu Has Private Sit Down With Bipartisan Group Of Israel Advocates, Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- In a relatively rare sign of bipartisan collaboration on the Israel-Palestine conflict, a group of Democratic and Republican advocates a...

Former New York Mayor Rethinks Obama Support Over Israel

Eric Johnson | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some prominent Jewish Americans are rethinking their support for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid after he effect...

Andrea Stone

Obama Gets European Support On Peace Process As Netanyahu Visits White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held his ground Friday following a tense White House meeting, one day after U.S. President Bar...