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US Israel Policy

Are the U.S. and Israel Heading for a Showdown?

Ira Chernus | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Ira Chernus

While the Obama administration has acceded to the imagery of knee-jerk support for whatever Israel does, no matter how outrageous, behind the scenes its policies are beginning to look far less predictable.

Combat HIV/AIDS or Protect Israel's Denial of Palestinian Rights?

Josh Ruebner | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

In this period of unprecedented global interconnectivity, the United States cannot afford this retrenchment from important multilateral institutions that protect and promote vital U.S. and international interests.

Hillary Clinton: World's Second Most Powerful Woman?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

It's a bitter irony that Mrs. Clinton left a safe U.S. Senate seat in New York to become Mr. Obama's compliant assistant at the State Department. Can she really approve of this administration's anti-Israel policies?

Obama and the Quest for Mideast Peace

Lloyd Greif | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Lloyd Greif

Is it any wonder Netanyahu is steaming and this president has the lowest approval rating among Israelis of any sitting American president?

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...

Sam Stein

Eric Cantor Clarifies Controversial Remarks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office on Monday issued a follow-up comment to one made last week, saying that the congressman would serve as...

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Eric Cantor Tells Israel: GOP Majority Will 'Serve As A Check On The Administration'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday during a meeting in New York that the new GOP majorit...

East Jerusalem Still Divides US And Israel

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that his government has yet to iron out its differences with the U.S. over Israeli co...

Jerusalem and Washington: On Stage/Backstage

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Theatre provides the most apt metaphors for understanding what is happening between Washington and Jerusalem. For it is more about a script gone awry than a conflict over objectives and interests.

Dangerous Brinkmanship

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

Israel may assert a right to build anywhere in Jerusalem that it chooses. But, those political choices have implications that extend far beyond real estate.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Failure of the U.S. Peace Organizations

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerome Slater

It is true that a more critical and vigorous dissent on the part of APN and J Street risks backfiring, and there might be something to be said for a strategy that was only a little to the left of the consensus -- but only providing it was working.

Comical Posturing on Israel

David A. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Harris

Keep talking, Mr. Cantor. You're just helping to keep Jews pulling the lever for Democrats.

Obama's Doublespeak on Iran

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

In terms of actual policy measures, President Obama and his foreign policy team have not taken any steps to reverse or mitigate the hostile policies their predecessors put into effect against Iran.

"Leaving It up to the Parties" Doesn't Work

Peter A. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter A. Joseph

Without the U.S. playing an active role, there is little reason to think the conflict can be resolved. Fortunately, President Obama is engaged.

Obama Administration Takes Stronger Line With Israel

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The rhetorical exhortations this week from the Obama administration and the Netanyahu administration in Israel have been notably unaligned, fulfilling...

Bush Administration's Secret Plan To Build Palestinian Fighting Force

Vanity Fair | David Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After failing to anticipate Hamas's victory over Fatah in the 2006 Palestinian election, the White House cooked up yet another scandalously covert and...