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  • US-Israel: No daylight, or essential gap?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 9, 2012 | 1:05 am

    As I have written a 1,500 word article for the print weekend edition of the Journal, the sensible thing for me to do is to send you there. Here’s a short appetizer from the long article, followed by the link to the full story:

    The meeting between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister...

  • Give Obama credit for not making promises

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 6, 2012 | 11:51 am

    These are busy times, and I’m trying to write as much as possible, but can’t always keep up with events. To make life easier, this post will be nothing but a translation of the analysis I wrote for this morning’s (Hebrew) Maariv. If you read my mother tongue, you can try it in full...

  • March 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 6, 2012 | 5:02 am

    Obama’s ‘No Containment’ AIPAC Speech Made War With Iran Inevitable

    With his speech to AIPAC, Obama has set the US on the path to another Mideast war, writes Michael Tomasky in the Daily Beast.

    We are going to war with Iran. Maybe not by November, maybe not even under this...

  • Do Obama and Netanyahu understand one another?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 5, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Five short comments on the Obama-Netanyahu meeting:


    Following many of the pundits’ analysis of the Obama-Netanyahu meeting and of Obama’s AIPAC speech, one gets the impression that everything in this world of foreign policy is really about politics.

    Obama wants to be nice...

  • Carefully parsing Obama’s words to AIPAC: What exactly did he promise?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 4, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Here’s what President Obama said in his AIPAC speech, and how I think it should be interpreted:

    America’s commitment to Israel has endured under Democratic and Republican Presidents, and congressional leaders of both parties.

    Don’t use Israel against me in the coming...

  • America’s Israel obsession

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 4, 2012 | 2:57 am

    Here’s an extract from my latest article for Foreign Policy magazine. As you probably know by now, the coming days will be filled with US-Israel-relations and Obama-Bibi-relations pieces. I’m going to add my five cents to the mix by writing comments following President Obama’s AIPAC...