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AIPAC Wins -- Plus, Its New Resolution That Congress Will Approve

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The administration's seeming decision to go all-AIPAC-all-the-time would be jarring even if 2011 were not the year of the Arab Spring.

Obama To Adress AIPAC Conference

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE -- The White House says President Barack Obama will address the pro-Israel group AIPAC's annual conference in Washington on Sunda...

Obama Sends Passover Greetings To Israel

AP | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed cooperation on counterterrorism, the...

Clinton: U.S. To Reveal New Push On Arab-Israeli Peace

Posted 06.13.2011 | World

(Reuters) - The United States plans a new push to promote comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, sugge...

Bus Bombing: US Must Impose Peace Now

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Obama is the one person who can turn this situation around. History will not forgive him if, in the name of political expediency, he looks away.

Top Neocon Faults Obama for Not Showing "Loyalty" to Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The "Bibi, right or wrongers" are not Obama supporters and will not be voting for him in the next election. They certainly will not be sending him campaign contributions.

A Redefined "American Exceptionalism" in the Age of Obama

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Clarence B. Jones

Support for Cairo and the peaceful relinquishment of governing power by Mubarak presents a formidable challenge for Obama: the future of Egypt's peace treaty with Israel.

Israel, U.S. Debate Who Is More Distracted During Peace Talks

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's defense minister claimed Tuesday that the WikiLeaks crisis was distracting Washington from efforts to restart Mideast peace...

A Defining Moment for President Obama's Leadership

Susan Abulhawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Abulhawa

For Obama to veto a new resolution declaring certain Israeli settlements illegal now would surely corroborate the perception of him as a cowering and ineffectual president who cannot withstand entrenched political pressures.

Israel US Settlement Freeze Deal On Hold

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel insisted Thursday it would keep building homes in disputed east Jerusalem, threatening to hold up a U.S.-proposed settlement ...

Listening to Palestinians

Nancy Kanwisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Kanwisher

Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires not only a grasp of cold facts and statistics, but an understanding of the daily experience of the real people who live on each side. I spoke to Palestinians on a recent trip.

Israel Considering Strike Against Syria

The Washington Post | Janine Zacharia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's fresh interference in Lebanon and its increasingly sophisticated weapons shipments to Hezbollah have alarmed American officials and ...

Rethinking Peter Beinart's Israel Article

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

An impressive group of thinkers gathered on Tuesday night at the 92nd St. Y to debate the topic of "Has the American Jewish Establishment Failed Young Jews?"

Barack Obama: The Most Anti-Israel President!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

With his remarks in Jakarta, Indonesia, President Obama made history once again. Sadly, it's a most unenviable title. I believe he is the most anti-Israel President in U.S. history.

Netanyahu and Obama

Stanley Kober | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stanley Kober

Responsible superpowers do not make promises they cannot keep.

Election Could Undermine Obama's Approach On China, Israel

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL — Euphoria swept the world after the election of President Obama, a symbol of hope and yearning for compromise after years of war and r...

How President Obama Grew to Become Israel's Best Friend

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sigurd Neubauer

By successfully coupling a new series of punitive sanctions against Iran with deepening bilateral defense cooperation, Obama has arguably become the "best friend" Israel could have.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Five of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Klein

What Obama didn't count on was that, for all the changes taking place among younger "progressive" Jews, Jerusalem remains a third rail in American politics.

Senate Again Undermines Obama's Middle East Peace Efforts

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

It is hard to get excited about defeating Republican challengers when incumbent Democrats embrace the same right-wing foreign policy.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Five of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Z. Chesnoff

During the second half of Barack Obama's first term in office, the president's refusal to face reality in the Middle East is likely to shape American policy.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Four of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Klein

Obama approaches the Middle East, as he does most everything else, dispassionately and with a burning desire to fix the problem.

"Only the mood music has changed": Tariq Ali on Obama's presidency

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

Is president Barack Obama the change America has been waiting for or is he another corporate Democrat representing elite interests? According to Tar...

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Three of Five

Edward Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edward Klein

"If you refuse these demands," Hillary told Netanyahu, according to our sources, "the United States government will conclude that [America and Israel] no longer share the same interests."

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part Two of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Understandably, some American Jews were annoyed that Obama had failed to include Israel in his July 2009 Mideast trip. But what rankled them even more was that the president seemed to adopt the Arab narrative to explain the existence of Israel.

The Jewish Problem With Obama: Part One of Five

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Z. Chesnoff

A sizable number of American Jews are having a serious case of buyer's remorse when it comes to Barack Obama.