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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • March 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 5, 2012 | 4:40 am

    Obama and Netanyahu’s Competing ‘Red Lines’ for Attacking Iran

    Eli Lake of the Daily Beast looks at the divisive issue that will be at the heart of Obama and Netanyahu’s portentous meeting on Iran today.

    At issue is that the United States and Israel disagree on what the...

  • March 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 4, 2012 | 5:04 am

    Resetting the relationship

    Writing in Foreign Policy, Steven J. Rosen proposes four ways for President Obama to put his relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu on an even keel.

    If Obama decides to work with Netanyahu, instead of confronting him, the president might get some...

  • 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...

  • A short history of when Barack met Bibi

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 2, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    Next week they’ll be meeting again - President of the United States Barack Obama and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. This being their ninth meeting since Obama took office, these two can now be considered old friends. “Friends” in the diplomatic sense of course, not real...

  • Obama and Netanyahu: a few unfortunate incidents, or a clash of worldviews?

    June 1, 2010 | 7:11 pm

    President Obama’s Cairo speech and its equivalent invocations of Palestinian and Jewish sufferings. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s call for an unequivocal freeze: “Not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions.” The Joe Biden fiasco. And now the Obama...

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