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  • U.S. lawmakers step up warnings against ‘weak’ Iran deal

    1 week ago

    As talks on an Iran nuclear deal enter the final stretch, U.S. lawmakers are sharpening warnings against a "weak" agreement and laying down red lines that, if crossed, could prompt Congress to trip up a carefully crafted international pact.

    Several influential lawmakers said they...

  • One question for Michael Oren

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    Former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren is coming to Los Angeles this week to speak about his new book, “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide,” and I’m going to miss him. 

    I was invited to be Oren’s on-stage interviewer at his appearance at the Richard Nixon...

  • Obama announces new hostage response, but no U.S. ransoms

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a more coordinated U.S. response to help rescue Americans held hostage by terrorists and acknowledged the government had sometimes let the families down.

    After an emotional meeting with relatives of executed hostages, he said: "I...

  • Beyond Charleston: All lives matter

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    As moving as it was to see the national reaction of grief, sadness and outrage at the horrific mass killing that occurred at a Black church in Charleston last week, there was something that bothered me.

    What about all the other victims of homicide throughout America who are...

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  • Obama, on Marc Maron’s podcast, blames gun lobby ‘grip’ on Congress for lax U.S. gun laws

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama blamed public apathy combined with the tight "grip" on Congress of the National Rifle Association, the powerful U.S. gun lobby, for blocking stricter gun laws.

    Speaking during an interview recorded on Friday, just two days after the mass shooting at a black...

  • An open letter to President Obama: This is a moral emergency

    2 weeks ago

    Dear President Barack Obama,

    I appreciate your comments on the “heartache and the sadness and the anger” that many Americans are feeling after the shooting of nine African-American congregants at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. You pointed out that “this type of...

  • Obama, after S.C. shooting, says U.S. gun violence too frequent

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed anger over the "senseless" shooting in a black church in South Carolina and said Americans had to confront the fact that frequent incidents of gun violence do not occur in other advanced countries.

    Obama, in a statement to reporters at...

  • Torn between two loves

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    A plate of cheese and crackers served to hungry Israeli officials at the White House is one of the many images that lingered after I read Michael Oren’s riveting new book, “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.” The book is an insider account of Oren’s tenure as the...

  • Trump courts controversy in launch of White House bid

    3 weeks ago

    Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Tuesday in a blitz of boasts, inflammatory comments and attacks on both fellow Republicans and President Barack Obama's administration.

    "I will be the greatest...

  • Obama’s latest wooing of Jews not working

    3 weeks ago

    It’s early days for the White House’s latest charm offensive among American Jews, but a new poll suggests that the wooing effort is having little effect.

    The poll, published Wednesday by J Street, a liberal pro-Israel group that generally backs President Barack Obama’s Middle...

  • World’s silent acquiescence of Palestinian Jew-hatred is helping to destroy any chance for peace

    June 8, 2015 | 4:47 pm

    There have been repeated calls for President Barack Obama and the leaders of the P5+1 to denounce the Ayatollah Khamenei’s genocidal threats against the Jewish state. No such public protest has been or is likely to be made in the frantic push leading up to the June 30th deadline...

  • Obama is hurt? So is Israel

    By David Suissa

    June 4, 2015 | 4:29 pm

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about how President Barack Obama feels hurt and misunderstood by Israel and by many Jews in the pro-Israel community. The storyline is that those Jews simply don’t appreciate how “Jewish” the president really is and how much he cares for the Jews...

  • A Jewish ‘thank you’ to President Obama

    By Rob Eshman

    June 2, 2015 | 5:38 pm

    I’ve held off writing about President Barack Obama’s speech at Adas Israel Congregation late last month, but I’ve certainly read everything we Jews have written about it.

    And here’s my conclusion: We can really be a bunch of ingrates.

    To quickly recap: On May 21, The Atlantic...

  • Where the Obama-Netanyahu relationship went wrong

    June 2, 2015 | 5:03 pm

    When David Axelrod, then a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, first learned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly had referred to him and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as “self-hating Jews,” he remembers feeling stung.

    “For people to suggest...

  • Obama talks on Israeli TV about Netanyahu, Israel and David Blatt [TRANSCRIPT]

    June 2, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    Below is a transcript of an interview between President Barack Obama and Israel Channel 2's Ilana Dayan on May 29 released by the National Security office of the White House 


     

    Ilana Dayan: Mr. President, thank you so much for having us at the White House.

    PresI.D.ent Barack...

  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to Jewish World War I hero

    June 2, 2015 | 12:06 pm

    A Jewish World War I veteran was posthumously awarded the nation’s highest military honor 97 years after his heroic actions against the Germans.

    Sgt. William Shemin, who is Jewish and died in 1973, was awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony led by President Barack Obama on June...

  • Obama: Netanyahu’s Palestine stance erodes Israel’s credibility

    June 2, 2015 | 11:57 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's terms for diplomacy that might lead to a Palestinian state meant Israel had lost international credibility as a potential peacemaker.

    Obama also suggested that continued U.S. diplomatic defense for...

  • Obama loves the wrong Israel

    By David Suissa

    May 26, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    Every time I hear President Barack Obama tell us how much he loves Israel, I feel like asking him: Which one?

    Apparently, he’s not too crazy about the current Israel. The Israel that owns his heart is the one from before 1967, when the Jewish state was a noble little nation...

  • Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama’s immigration action

    May 26, 2015 | 1:28 pm

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday in favor of 26 states challenging President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, potentially paving the way for a Supreme Court decision on the issue.

    Two judges on the three-judge panel ruled that the executive...

  • Israeli think tank ponders bilateral relations

    May 21, 2015 | 5:30 pm

    After President Barack Obama’s March 19 statement that he was going to “reassess” policy options following the pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bar Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) began...

  • A message to centrist American Jews: Time to speak out

    May 21, 2015 | 3:20 pm

    We’ve just celebrated Israel’s 67th Independence Day —– a remarkable achievement that makes us proud. But more and more American Jews worry that the sharpening divisions in our community are hampering our efforts to help Israel achieve long-term security and peace.

    And...

  • Obama says Israel-Palestinian two-state solution ‘vital’ for peace

    May 14, 2015 | 4:14 pm

    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he continues to believe a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians was "absolutely vital" for achieving Middle East peace.

    Obama said he believed the two-state option was also the best for the long-term security of Israel. He acknowledged the prospect of a peace accord "seems distant now," noting that a number of members of the new Israeli government did not share the view that a two-state solution was viable.

  • Why steering clear of the Middle East is a terrible idea

    May 12, 2015 | 3:51 pm

    Much as the United States may like to, staying out the Middle East just isn’t an option — not if security is a priority.

    Last month, Jeff Stein and Jonathan Broder wrote an article at Newsweek. It’s worth reading. Defending President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, the authors...

  • For Netanyahu and Obama, mistrust is personal — and cynical

    May 12, 2015 | 10:25 am

    Obama administration officials have long contended that the friction between the U.S. president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not personal and that American support for Israel remains as robust as ever — and arguably even more robust by some metrics.

    But a year...

  • Popular Israeli singer wishes death to Obama in new song

    May 5, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    The popular Israeli singer Amir Benayoun released a song that wishes for the death of President Barack Obama, whom he refers to as a “treacherous creature.”

    Benayoun, who previously has been accused of racism and incitement, posted the song Monday on Facebook. He deleted it after...

  • National security adviser: U.S. expects next Israeli gov’t to recommit to two states

    April 30, 2015 | 10:50 am

     

    The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.

    “President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the...

  • Letters to the Editor: Obama, Iran and Jews in Egypt

    April 16, 2015 | 3:43 pm

    Connect. Inform. Inspire.

    Over lunch, I read the April 10 issue of the Jewish Journal cover to cover. The articles were informative, inspiring and gave me pause. The Iran framework offerings pushed me in all directions to think, rethink and re-rethink my position. I found plenty...

  • Clinton weighs loyalty to Obama, distinctions on Israel issues

    April 16, 2015 | 3:10 pm

    Hillary Clinton does not appear until 90 seconds into the two-minute video rolling out her campaign. No one among the bright and diverse array of everyday Americans in that video mentions foreign policy. Or Barack Obama.

    Jewish Democrats say the video released this weekend is...

  • Is the Obama administration making nice with Israel?

    April 16, 2015 | 12:44 pm

    On Monday, President Barack Obama met with two sets of Jews, and from what we were told, essentially wondered aloud each time why his love for the Jewish people and for Israel is not more widely known.

    The second group comprised donors and strategic advisers, and their answer,...

  • Iran says nuclear deal depends on lifting of sanctions

    April 15, 2015 | 11:50 am

    Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear program if world powers simultaneously lifted all sanctions imposed on it.

    The comments by President Hassan Rouhani came the day after U.S. President Barack Obama was forced to give Congress a say in...

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