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  • Obama expresses concern for missing Israeli teens

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama expressed “deep concern” about three missing Israeli teenagers during a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and American Jewish leaders.

    “They expressed their deep concern and reiterated our support for efforts to find the teens,” National Security...

  • White House: Final deal could include enrichment

    December 3, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    A final deal with Iran could include a capacity for uranium enrichment, the White House said.

    “We are prepared to negotiate a strictly limited enrichment program in the end state, but only because the Iranians have indicated for the first time in a public document that they are...

  • White House presses Congress not to intensify sanctions

    October 24, 2013 | 10:17 am

    The Obama administration reportedly is asking Congress to delay passing new Iran sanctions.

    The National Security Council on Thursday hosted top staffers from congressional committees dealing with Iran sanctions at a White House briefing.

    According to BuzzFeed, the thrust of...

  • Ron Dermer bringing to envoy’s post loyalty to Netanyahu, history of abrasiveness

    July 9, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    “I was with him when,” Ron Dermer laced his address to the 2009 American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference.

    Dermer used the phrase five times in the first five minutes of the speech — the “him” being Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Two elements of the address, made just weeks...

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  • How much collateral damage is too much?

    November 19, 2012 | 9:57 am

    That is a question that should be asked regarding America’ drone operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but it cannot be answered except episodically because nothing about those operations is available for public scrutiny.  It is also a question which must be asked of Israel in...

  • Obama to sign enhanced Israel security act

    July 26, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    President Obama will sign a bill to strengthen security cooperation between the United States and Israel.

    Obama will sign the Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 on Friday, said Tommy Vietor, the spokesman for the National Security Council.

    “The bill deepens our security...