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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.

Obama: Good for Israel, Good for the United States

Seymour D. Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seymour D. Reich

All Americans, especially Jews, who want to see a secure Israel, a viable Palestinian state alongside it, a stable Middle East and a respected United States should support Obama's policies regarding Israel.

A New Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

My sole reason for optimism about the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations is that I cannot imagine that Obama would have initiated this effort if it was doomed to failure. Why bother?

Sam Stein

Obama Tiptoes Into The Israel-Palestine Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian leadership commence, the Obama administration finds itself in perhaps the most delicate diplomatic pos...

Want That Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal, Mr. President? Perform a C-Section

Daniel Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Levy

As currently structured, this latest peace process really does resemble the movie that we've seen before -- the one with the unhappy ending.

A Middle Eastern Quid Pro Quo

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

A rapid Israeli-Palestinian agreement, brokered by Obama, will obviously benefit both parties. The true achievement of an accord, however, is the cascade of events it will set off involving Iran.

Who is More Pro-Israel?

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Bill Kristol has finally come out and confirmed what I've been writing for months. We're now in a march into the fight over who belongs in the "pro-Israel wing of the pro-Israel community."

A Whole Bunch of Inconvenient Truths

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

At the end of the day, many of us must need villains more than we need hope, real solutions and intellectual honesty. How inconvenient.

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: Pressure Without Progress Could Lead to Political Suicide

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

In discussing Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks, Ashrawi warned that moving to direct talks when no progress has been made will lead to the Palestinian national leadership's loss of credibility with its own constituents.

Obama, Netanyahu To Focus On Peace Talks

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Eager to show unity to the world, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday dismissed talk of...

President of Humanity

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

Yossi Klein Halevi didn't buy the "tough love" argument. He sees Obama's actions more as a combination of bullying and naive incompetence.

US Gives Abbas Private Assurances Over Israeli Settlements

The Guardian | Rory McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Exclusive: Americans consider withholding veto protecting Israel at UN if building goes ahead at Ramat Shlomo...

A Middle East Peace That Could Happen (But Won't)

Noam Chomsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noam Chomsky

For many of the world's conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. In the case of Israel and Palestine, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic contours.

President Obama Says, "Peace Cannot Be Imposed From the Outside"

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The Obama administration has weighed the wreckage of its efforts to change our foreign policy and make it less supportive of Israel.

Obama's Israel Stance 'Increasing Danger In The World,' GOP Congressman Says

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) told The Hill that the "embarrassing and reckless" administration stances meant that President Barack Obama is "increasing dang...

Jon Voight to President Obama: You Lie

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Staunch conservative and equally staunch supporter of Israel, actor Jon Voight lambasted President Obama in an open letter published in The Washington Times.

Herzl and J Street are right: You can be Pro Peace and Pro Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

Lately there have been attempts to exert pressure on Obama's administration to minimize conflict with the Netanyahu government. An open letter by Ron ...

Sam Stein

White House Pushes Back On Schumer's Criticism Of Israel Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration pushed back on Friday against critical comments made by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) accusing the president of having a "cou...

Turning Points: Israel Caves Under Flotilla Pressure

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

Ankara's assertive set of responses to the Israeli assault provided a model for how mid-level powers could challenge Israel and stand up to U.S. pressure and emerge reaping enormous political capital.

Schumer: Obama's 'Counter-Productive' Israel Policy 'Has To Stop'

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New York Senator Chuck Schumer harshly criticized the Obama Administration's attempts to exert pressure on Israel today, making him the highest-rankin...

Obama Plan Rumor For Israel-Palestine

Yahoo! News | Stephen Collinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Washington's foreign policy echo chamber is reverberating with speculation that President Barack Obama could try to blow open the ...

U.S. Support for Israel Mirrors 80s Support for El Salvador Junta

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

It is just as inexcusable for the U.S. to support a government that kills passengers and crew on a humanitarian flotilla as it is to kill nuns and other civilians working in the Salvadoran countryside.

Clueless in Gaza

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Obama's behavior on the Gaza flotilla hardly deserves the label policy. Its fecklessness raises the question of whether our leaders have the seriousness to be stewards of the nation's foreign relations.

A Dangerous Silence

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

When will we stand up for our brothers and sisters living in the Jewish state of Israel?

Why Netanyahu Canceled His DC Visit, and Why the GOP Is Applauding

Daniel Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Levy

Ever since Netanyahu's government took office, there has been a never-ending stream of stories from unnamed sources taking shots at the Obama administration, trying to undermine its standing with the Israeli public.