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  • Trump doubts possible Israel, UK trips will register with voters

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 23, 2016 | 11:01 am

    Donald Trump is sending mixed signals about a possible trip overseas to beef up his foreign policy credentials ahead of the general election.

    It would not be a good idea “at this moment,” Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Monday. “I don’t think...

  • The Jewish Foreign Policies exchange, part 1: ‘All political communities are worried about survival’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 27, 2016 | 4:06 am

    Michael Barnett is University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at the George Washington University. His research interests include the Middle East, humanitarian action, global governance, global ethics, and the United Nations. Among his many books are ...

  • Trump names foreign policy team led by Alabama senator

    March 21, 2016 | 2:45 pm

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday unveiled a partial list of his foreign policy advisers in an interview with the Washington Post, after saying last week that he mostly consults himself on international affairs. 

    The advisory team includes terrorism...

  • Hillary Clinton to AIPAC: Donald Trump’s foreign policy ‘dangerously wrong’

    March 21, 2016 | 8:51 am

    Hillary Clinton derided Donald Trump as a feckless negotiator and told AIPAC that “walking away” from the Middle East was not an option for the United States, a broadside against the Republican front-runner that signaled her general election strategy.

    “We need steady hands, not a...

  • Trump won’t take sides on Israel and the Palestinians

    February 18, 2016 | 8:50 am

    Donald Trump said he would remain neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, but cited Palestinian incitement as a factor in making the conflict intractable.

    Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nod, was asked at a town hall meeting in...

  • Des Moines Diary (2): Are you interested in the rest of us?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 31, 2016 | 3:58 am

    Friday, late morning, or maybe it is already noon, and Hillary Clinton is going on stage. The crowd cheers, but not too much. The atmosphere is business-like. These people – I interviewed some of them when the event was over – don’t easily get excited when a political celebrity...

  • In his final State of the Union, Obama pleads for multilateralism

    January 13, 2016 | 8:12 am

    President Barack Obama in his final State of the Union address called on the United States to sustain a foreign policy that emphasized multilateralism after his presidency ends.

    Obama devoted a significant chunk of his speech Tuesday night to defending his insistence throughout...

  • Ted Cruz aims to liberate GOP from ‘crazy’ neoconservatives

    December 29, 2015 | 8:41 am

    Ted Cruz wants to make sure you understand: “Republican” and “neoconservative” are no longer synonymous.

    The Texas senator, inching up to second place behind front-runner Donald Trump in the polls just weeks before the Iowa caucuses, has launched a broadside against the “crazy”...

  • Clinton to deliver speech on ‘radical Jihadism’

    November 17, 2015 | 5:08 pm

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to lay out her Foreign Policy vision in the wake of the Paris terror attacks and the debate over the war against ISIS on Thursday.

    According to a news release by the Clinton campaign, the former Secretary of State will...

  • Eliot Engel on foreign policy

    By Aron Chilewich

    June 17, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    Congressman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) has served as the ranking minority member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs since 2013, when he replaced his colleague from Southern California, Howard Berman. These days, Engel is busy dealing with issues ranging from Israel’s new governing...

  • Zivotofsky decision recognizes Congress’ right to determine American foreign policy

    June 9, 2015 | 12:08 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in Zivotofsky v. Kerry that Obama can decree that Jerusalem isn’t in Israel. But while friends of Israel lost this battle, they may have won, if not the war, at least a larger battle.

    Jewish organizations have been expressing their disappointment...

  • The Iranian deal panic gap

    By Rob Eshman

    April 14, 2015 | 5:51 pm

    Last week, Foreign Policy magazine released a poll of 921 scholars of international relations at colleges and universities across the United States. By a 7-to-1 margin, the scholars agreed that the proposed deal with Iran will “have a positive impact on regional stability.”

  • On foreign policy, Jeb Bush navigates between brother and father

    February 24, 2015 | 9:25 am

    As clearly as Jeb Bush has stated that he does not want his foreign policy chops assessed against that of his brother — or his father — his choice in advisers has only made things murkier.

    Of 21 advisers to the former Florida governor and putative presidential candidate named...

  • What a GOP Senate would mean for the Jewish communal agenda

    October 6, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    Should Republicans win the Senate and maintain control of the House of Representatives on Nov. 4 — as many observers expect them to do — the political gridlock that has characterized much of President Obama’s term is poised to intensify.

    Jewish strategies, however, will remain...

  • A conversation with David Menashri on Iran

    December 4, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    Steven SpiegelHow do you see rapidly moving developments on the Iranian foreign policy front in terms of Iran’s relations with the rest of the world?

    David MenashriSince the election in Iran in June, and probably before, we have been witnessing a desire for change in Iran.

  • Israel built chemical weapons stockpile, CIA document indicates

    September 10, 2013 | 9:05 am

    A newly discovered CIA document indicates that Israel likely built up its own chemical weapons arsenal.

    Intelligence circles in Washington believe that Israel amassed a stockpile of chemical and biological weapons decades ago to complement its nuclear arsenal, Foreign Policy...

  • President Obama, is Turkey a Democracy?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 5, 2013 | 7:51 am

    If you had a chance to take a look at our new Israel Factor survey you might have noticed that besides the questions related to presidential candidates, we also included a question on policy: "Please rank the Obama administration’s policy on the following topics from 1 (terrible...

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: A foreign policy difference?

    October 24, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    If Barack Obama is re-elected, he ought to consider making Mitt Romney his new secretary of state. I propose this far-fetched howler not because I’m trying to get into my own Dumb Idea Hall of Fame, or because white, male secretaries of state seem to be going the way of the dodo at...

  • A week on the Florida campaign trail

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 24, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Day One: Departing Israel

    Spending a week in Florida on the eve of a presidential election has become a habit for me — one I cherish. Meeting the elderly women who suddenly become interested in politics; attending synagogues, to which the candidates flock in droves to speak;...

  • Israel features prominently in final debate

    October 23, 2012 | 9:11 am

    The U.S.-Israel alliance and the need to keep Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon were major themes in the final presidential debate.

    Both President Obama and Mitt Romney said Monday during their foreign policy debate that they would stand with Israel in an attack by Iran.

  • As candidates spar over Israel, Jewish L.A. watches on

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 23, 2012 | 12:41 am

    By the third or fourth time Mitt Romney called the Iranian nuclear threat “the greatest national security threat we face,” a good number of the few dozen youngish Jews who had gathered at Federation headquarters to watch Monday evening’s Presidential debate appeared to have stopped...

  • Third Presidential Debate [LIVESTREAM]

    October 22, 2012 | 6:18 pm

  • Obama, Romney meet for final debate as race tightens

    October 22, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off in front of the cameras for a final time on Monday as opinion polls show their battle for the White House has tightened to a dead heat.

    With 15 days to go until the Nov. 6 election, the two candidates turn to...

  • How to win the foreign policy debate? Go domestic

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 19, 2012 | 10:08 am

    For Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, the inherent peril of the third and final debate’s focus on foreign policy is obvious.

    “All he has is speeches,” my colleague Shmuel Rosner writes in this week’s Jewish Journal cover story, a formulation that sounds ironically...

  • Moderate Muslims must battle fanticism

    October 17, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Blasphemy has become the focus of attention, with ongoing turmoil in the Middle East sparked by a crude YouTube trailer for a possibly nonexistent movie mocking Islam.

    Some, including the president of Egypt, and American associate professor of religious studies Anthea Butler of...

  • Foreign policy: In favor of Romney

    October 17, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    [Related: In favor of Obama]

    Mitt Romney likes to recount a conversation he had with Shimon Peres, the president of Israel, back when he was governor of Massachusetts. Peres told him that “America is unique in the history of the world for its willingness to sacrifice so many...

  • Who’s winning the foreign policy debate?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 17, 2012 | 11:42 am

    It is often assumed that foreign policy is a field in which deeds matter more than words. But looking at the two presidential candidates in the 2012 election cycle, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, one might end up with the opposite impression: It is words, not...

  • Report: Israel, U.S. considering joint ‘surgical strike’ on Iran

    October 9, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Israel and the United States are considering a joint "surgical strike" targeting Iranian uranium enrichment facilities, a former Clinton administration official who is close to the Obama administration said.

    David Rothkopf, an international relations expert writing in Foreign...

  • Romney decries Obama Middle East policy in foreign policy speech

    October 9, 2012 | 10:44 am

    President Obama has led "from behind" on the Middle East, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney charged in a foreign policy speech.

    Romney, in a speech Monday at the Virginia Military Institute, said the attacks last month in Libya that left four American diplomats dead "were...

  • Is Iran a game changer?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 19, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    What follows is an excerpt adapted from Shmuel Rosner’s book “The Jewish Vote: Obama vs. Romney, A Jewish Voter’s Guide,” published by Jewish Journal Books and available through Amazon.com.

    Would President Barack Obama be willing to use all necessary means to stop Iran from...

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