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Israel: The Chimera of Friendship

John Tirman | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
John Tirman

Israel's belligerent and persistent obstructionism is not the action of an ally. It is time to lay that mythology to rest, and allow Israel to seek its best friends elsewhere.

Shutdown Could Delay Military Aid To Israel And Other Allies

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A prolonged U.S. federal government shutdown could delay military assistance to Israel and other American allies, the ...

U.S. Tries To Reassure Israel On Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Even as it crafts a response to overtures from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, th...

Jewish College Kid on Bus Shows Me My Thinking on Israel Is Ridiculous

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

We started to talk, and after I told him I had been in Manhattan for the Jewish holiday, he said that he had been there for the same reason.

Israel, Obama and the Realist's Dilemma

David Hazony | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
David Hazony

If realists are really as businesslike as they claim, then foreign policy ought to look something like investment. And while short-term profitability is clearly one important element in choosing which countries to support, another is stability.

Jewish Group Slams 'SNL' Over Hagel Sketch

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.13.2013 | Comedy

The Anti-Defamation League has penned an open letter to "Saturday Night Live" executive producer Lorne Michaels condemning an unaired sketch that they...

The Biberman Deal: A Threat to Israeli Democracy and Security

Guy Ziv | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Guy Ziv

Time will tell whether Netanyahu's gambit will pay off at the polls or result in a net loss of seats for his party. What is certain is that, in elevating Lieberman's status, he is effectively putting Israel's strategic interests in jeopardy while threatening the democratic fabric of society.

No, I love Israel More!

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Michael Shammas

As in previous debates, the candidates will strive to surpass one another on two criteria. First, who can bash China the most? And, second, who loves Israel more? For many, whoever scores highest on these scales will be the "winner." What a tragedy.

Prime Minister Netanyahu Tells Me My Daughter, an Israeli Soldier, Is Also Fighting for America

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How amazing it is to have nations like the United States and Israel where armies are employed to protect innocent life rather than suppress innocent citizens who simply yearn to be free.

The Media's Double Standard for Israel

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.13.2012 | World
Jonathan_Miller

With its remarkably progressive polity, why do so many of Israel's loudest critics come from the American Left?

Don't Let Republicans Divide Us on Iran

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Steve Sheffey

If we take President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu at their word, the U.S. and Israel are aligned, despite the best efforts of whose who want to remove Obama from office so badly that they are willing to sacrifice the U.S.-Israel relationship on the altar of political expediency.

Obama and Israel: Setting the Record Straight

Guy Ziv | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Guy Ziv

Contrary to the accusations leveled by Obama's critics, bilateral defense cooperation is both broader and deeper today than at any time in history.

Joshua Hersh

Israeli Strike On Iran 'Not Prudent,' Top American Military Official Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- A military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities is "not prudent" at the present moment, America's top military official, Gen. Martin...

David Wood

Perfect Storm Of Threatened Crisis Roils Middle East

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Storm clouds darkening over the Middle East suggest a growing peril for the United States and the possibility of a new war that could em...

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...

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.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Which Countries Support The Palestinian Statehood Bid?

Posted 11.15.2011 | World

The most highly anticipated moment of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly may well be the Palestinians' bid for statehood, a move ...

What Congress Won't See on Its Trip to Israel This Month

Michael Berg | Posted 10.19.2011 | World
Michael Berg

Israel is not the only country that abuses fundamental human rights. But it is the only country of this nature that receives over $3 billion a year in U.S. aid, and it is the only foreign nation that is receiving 81 American congressional delegates.

U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' By New Israeli Construction Plans

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it is "deeply concerned" by Israeli approval of new housing construction in disputed east Jerusalem. ...

Israeli Parliament Applauds Glenn Beck During Visit

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Conservative U.S. television commentator Glenn Beck received several rounds of applause by Israeli lawmakers as he voiced his unequivocal...

Netanyahu and the U.S. Congress: A Love Fest

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

I truly believe Netanyahu now knows the real truth -- a two state solution is no solution. The peace process has been over for sometime and his speech to the U.S. Congress solidified that.

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...

Three Myths of Israel's Insecurity and Why They Must Be Debunked

Ira Chernus | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Ira Chernus

U.S. opinion-shapers have created an indelible image of Israel as a deeply insecure nation. That image is a major, if often overlooked, factor that has shaped Washington's policies in the Middle East.

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...

The Embarrassments of Empire

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Sovereign nations cannot have feelings as people do -- but there are times when they would blush if they could. The ascent of the administration to the perfection of embarrassment was gradual, and its stages deserve to be remembered.