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  • Is Obama in Trouble Because of Israel (Again)?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 23, 2013 | 8:59 am

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    Israeli officials confirmed today that the Syrian Assad regime has used chemical weapons against Syrian rebels:

    Senior Israeli military officials on Tuesday stated that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have used chemical weapons against the country’s...

  • Letters to the Editor: Doheny Meat Scandal, Newsweek’s list, Obama’s speech

    April 10, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    Doheny Scandal Raises More Questions
     
    Much has been written and spoken about the Doheny Meat scandal. I have not seen or heard anything regarding gratitude to Eric Agaki for his efforts in exposing the facts. Your article last week (“Something’s Not Kosher,” April 5) describes...
  • Rocket fired from Gaza at Israel as second rocket discovered in Sderot preschool

    April 2, 2013 | 8:09 am

    A mortar rocket was fired from Gaza at Israel, while a partially exploded Kassam rocket was discovered in an Israeli preschool.

    The mortar rocket launched Tuesday was not located and could have landed in Palestinian territory, according to reports.

    Also Tuesday, pre-school...

  • Put yourself in their shoes

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 28, 2013 | 9:25 am

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  • Analysis: Obama scores unexpected successes on Middle East trip

    March 22, 2013 | 10:54 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama flew out of Israel in a duststorm on Friday, leaving behind a trail of symbolic gestures and fine oratory that should help preserve the status quo at a time of regional upheaval.

    In an unexpected diplomatic flourish, he also facilitated a surprise...

  • Obama brokers Israel-Turkey rapprochement

    March 22, 2013 | 10:31 am

    Israel apologized to Turkey on Friday for killing nine Turkish citizens in a 2010 naval raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla and both feuding U.S. allies agreed to normalize relations in a surprise breakthrough announced by U.S. President Barack Obama.

    The rapprochement could help...

  • Excitement, hope and the rhetorical art- experiences from Obama’s speech

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 21, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    My good friend, Alex Zusmanovich, was one of the lucky 600 students who won the raffle to hear Obama's speech, first hand. Here are his impressions:


    Excitement. Excitement was what I felt when I got the email telling me that I was one of the 150 lucky students that won the...

  • Obama’s tightrope walk

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 21, 2013 | 10:18 am

  • Obama tells Israelis settlement activity hurts peace prospects

    March 21, 2013 | 8:01 am

    In a keynote speech to Israeli students, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that continued settlement activity was "counterproductive" to peace, adding that the Palestinians had a right to self-determination.

    But he also insisted that now was the time for the Arab world...

  • Islamist group says it fired rockets at Israel from Gaza

    March 21, 2013 | 7:54 am

    A small Islamist group claimed responsibility for firing rockets on Thursday at an Israeli border town from the Gaza Strip during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the region.

    The small Salafi group called Magles Shoura al-Mujahddin said in an Internet statement that it...

  • In Ramallah, Obama implies settlement freeze not needed

    March 21, 2013 | 7:41 am

    President Obama implied during a news conference in Ramallah that a settlement freeze should not be a precondition for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

    He made the statement Thursday, following a long meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah,

    “If...

  • Obama: Israeli settlement building not constructive to peace

    March 21, 2013 | 5:07 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that continued Jewish settlement activity was not constructive and did not "advance the cause of peace".

    Obama, speaking at a joint news conference with Palestinian President...

  • Palestinians vent frustration at brief Obama visit

    March 21, 2013 | 5:01 am

    Palestinian protesters raised their hands and tried to wave away the helicopter that brought U.S. President Barack Obama to the West Bank on Thursday, accusing him of siding with Israel.

    Around 150 demonstrators chanted anti-American slogans, saying they wanted weapons not...

  • Gaza rockets hit southern Israel town cited by Obama

    March 21, 2013 | 2:17 am

    Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday in a southern Israeli border town that U.S. President Barack Obama mentioned in a speech on his arrival in Israel a day earlier.

    Police said there were no casualties but some damage in the attack on Sderot near the Gaza...

  • Obama’s visit to Israel: a new kind of hope

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 20, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    Earlier today, President Barak Obama landed in Israel, for the first time since he first got elected in 2008, and for the third time in general. He is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, as well as with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...

  • Obama, Netanyahu trade banter as they tread a new ‘red line’

    March 20, 2013 | 8:27 am

    Differences between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over setting a "red line" for Iran's nuclear project were never a joking matter.

    Until now, when both leaders uncorked some rapid fire one-liners during Obama's tour of a partially...

  • More than 500 journalists cover Obama’s Israel visit, only small number will attend events

    March 20, 2013 | 6:18 am

    Israel’s Government Press Office is working overtime. At Ben Gurion International Airport, a special counter has been set up to issue temporary press cards to the 300 journalists flying in.

    At the Menachem Begin Center, a state-of-the art press center has been hastily set up,...

  • Obama in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    March 20, 2013 | 6:07 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Israel on Wednesday, March 20.  He was greeted by an official welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport.

  • Obama says U.S. firm in commitment to Israel’s security [VIDEO/SLIDESHOW]

    March 20, 2013 | 5:13 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said at the start of his first official visit to Israel on Wednesday that the U.S. commitment to the security of the Jewish state was rock solid and that peace must come to the Holy Land.

    "I see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable...

  • Air Force One lands in Israel

    March 20, 2013 | 5:08 am

    Air Force One has touched down in Israel.

    President Obama, who arrived at noon on Wednesday amid dozens of fluttering Israeli and American flags, is set to be greeted by an honor guard and will receive opening greetings from Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    He will also tour an Iron Dome anti-missile battery, brought to Ben Gurion airport for his inspection before heading to Jerusalem to prepare for a diplomatic meeting and reception with Peres at the President's residence.

    Obama will spend the next three days in Israel.

  • Poll: Israelis warming up, slightly, to Obama on eve of visit

    March 19, 2013 | 8:29 am

    Israelis are warming up to Barack Obama, but only slightly, according to a new opinion poll published on the eve of the U.S. president's visit to Israel.

    Obama arrives in the Jewish state on Wednesday for the first time as president, hoping to reassure a wary Israeli public of...

  • Miss Israel misses U.S. event due to visa restrictions

    March 19, 2013 | 6:53 am

    Yityish Aynaw may have a meeting set up with President Barack Obama when he travels to Israel later this week, but getting one with a U.S. embassy employee in Tel Aviv is a more difficult task.

    Israel's first beauty queen of Ethiopian Jewish descent was unable to attend a Friends...

  • Palestinians vandalize Obama billboard

    March 18, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    Palestinians in Bethlehem vandalized a billboard bearing the image of President Obama.

    The activists tore down the banner, drew swastikas on it and threw shoes at it, The Associated Press reported.

    The billboard had been placed in Manger Square to garner Obama's attention to...

  • 1,600 participate in Facebook contest for Obama speech

    March 15, 2013 | 9:10 am

    More than 1,600 Israelis submitted slogans to a U.S. embassy contest for tickets to President Obama's speech in Jerusalem.

    According to the embassy’s Facebook page, 1,618 people answered a post  promising tickets for 20 of the most “original and creative” comments and post them...

  • Obama will tell Israelis: take Arab opinion into account

    March 15, 2013 | 8:05 am

    President Obama plans to talk in Jerusalem about how Israel needs to do a better job of taking Arab public opinion into account, an Obama adviser said.

    "Israel as it makes peace is going to have recognize the broader role of public opinion in peacemaking," Ben Rhodes, the deputy...

  • U.S. embassy denies Obama boycott of Ariel University students

    March 14, 2013 | 8:24 am

    The U.S. Embassy in Israel denied a report that students from a West Bank university were being barred from President Obama's scheduled speech in Jerusalem.

    The speech, set to take place at the Jerusalem Convention Center next Thursday during Obama’s visit to Israel, will be open...

  • App to track Obama’s Israel visit

    March 11, 2013 | 6:23 am

    Israel's Prime Minister's Office launched an app to follow President Obama's visit in real time.

    The app, which is available though Israel's Apple store, will assist journalists covering the visit and allow Israelis to receive real-time updates, including video streaming. It will...

  • Netanyahu sets meeting to request extension in forming government

    February 28, 2013 | 8:25 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Shimon Peres to request an extension in forming a government.

    Their meeting was scheduled for Saturday night at the end of Shabbat, which is the deadline for forming a government.

    Under law, Netanyahu can...