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  • At prayer breakfast, Obama cites rescuers, Jewish fight for civil rights

    1 week ago

    President Barack Obama cited examples of Jews and those who rescued them in a prayer day message calling on Americans to overcome fear and welcome the stranger.

    Obama in remarks Thursday to the annual National Prayer Breakfast cited multiple examples of faith communities working...

  • Obama mosque visit sends message of standing for religious diversity

    1 week ago

    An Orthodox Union official said a visit by President Barack Obama to a Baltimore mosque was an appropriate message embracing diversity.

    “George W. Bush went to a mosque a few days after 9-11 to send the message the United States should stand by principles of religious diversity...

  • WATCH: President Obama at Righteous Among Nations Awards Ceremony

    2 weeks ago

    President Obama delivered remarks at the Righteous Among Nations Award Ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. This is the first time this ceremony has been held in the U.S. 

     
    READ THE FULL TEXT:

    THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Good...

  • Holocaust remembrance speeches: How Obama and Netanyahu’s worldviews differ

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday evening at the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He exchanged warm greetings with Ambassador Ron Dermer, who noted that the speech was unprecedented. (Folks present said the last time a...

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  • Sanders, Obama to hold Oval Office meeting

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at the White House.

    There will be “no formal agenda” for Wednesday morning’s Oval Office meeting, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement, adding that the meeting...

  • Obama says Sanders has ‘luxury’ of being long shot in Democratic race

    3 weeks ago

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has had the "luxury of being a complete long shot" so far in the race to be the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, President Barack Obama said in an interview published by Politico on Monday.

    Obama said both Sanders and Hillary Clinton, his...

  • Obama to speak at Righteous Among the Nations ceremony at Israeli embassy

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama will speak at a ceremony honoring Righteous Among the Nations at the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., a sign of warmed ties between Obama and Israel’s government.

    Obama’s appearance at the Jan. 27 ceremony, marking International Holocaust Remembrance...

  • Obama says Iran has pledged to help find Robert Levinson

    3 weeks ago

    Iran will “deepen its coordination” with the United States to locate a Jewish-American man missing since 2007, President Barack Obama said.

    “Iran has agreed to deepen our coordination as we work to locate Robert Levinson, missing from Iran for more than eight years,” Obama said,...

  • Cruz: Obama treating Israel, Americans as enemies with NSA surveillance program

    December 30, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of treating Americans and Israel as enemies after a report revealed that the NSA intercepted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conversations with members of U.S. Congress the past two...

  • In Oval Office speech, Obama pledges to destroy Islamic State

    December 7, 2015 | 8:20 am

    Calling last week’s mass killing in San Bernardino an “act of terrorism,” President Barack Obama pledged in a nationally televised Oval Office address to destroy the so-called Islamic State.

    “It is clear the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization,” Obama said...

  • Obama says motive for California shooting not yet clear

    December 3, 2015 | 8:52 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that investigators do not yet know why two suspects killed 14 people and wounded 17 others in a mass shooting in Southern California, but vowed that the FBI and law enforcement would "get to the bottom of this."

    "It is possible that...

  • Obama, Gov. Brown; politicians react to shooting in San Bernardino

    December 2, 2015 | 3:35 pm

    U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

    "The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world, and there's some steps we could take, not to eliminate every one of these mass shootings, but to improve the...

  • How the Chabad rebbe helped create food stamps, and other Jewish Medal of Freedom stories

    November 25, 2015 | 3:01 pm

    Barack Obama got a big laugh at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Tuesday when he pretended not to know Barbra Streisand was Jewish.

    It was just one of many Jewish moments in one of the most Jewish iterations of the ceremony in memory. Four of the 17 people awarded...

  • What Obama did and didn’t say about Ezra Schwartz

    November 25, 2015 | 8:48 am

    How the Obama administration has handled last week’s murder in the West Bank of Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old from Sharon, Massachusetts, on his gap year in Israel, has raised painful questions among Jewish Americans upset by his senseless death.

    “Obama Silent on Killing of...

  • Spielberg and Streisand on list of 17 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 16, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    Jewish celebrities Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim and Itzhak Perlman will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States.

    They will be among 17 Americans “who have made especially meritorious...

  • Obama will not intervene to allow Pollard to travel to Israel

    November 10, 2015 | 9:30 am

    President Barack Obama reportedly will not intervene to allow Jonathan Pollard to travel to Israel after he is paroled from federal prison.

    Obama could waive the requirement that prevents Pollard from leaving the United States but is unlikely to do so, the Washington Post ...

  • Before meeting with Obama, Netanyahu recommits to two states

    November 9, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Speaking to the press with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recommitted to a two-state outcome.

    “We have never given up our hope for peace,” Netanyahu told Obama on Monday at the White House in remarks to the media prior to their closed meeting....

  • Netanyahu and Obama set to bury the hatchet

    November 9, 2015 | 9:09 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to meet President Obama in Washington for their first meeting in 13 months. Indications from both sides are that the men, despite their difficult relationship in the past, will...

  • Are settlers to blame for the violence in the Middle East?

    October 23, 2015 | 9:35 am

    The continued building of settlements on the West Bank tends to be the focal of Israel bashers. The settlements have been a contentious subject during the tenure of the Obama and Bibi administrations, and international leaders bringing attention to them is frequent. For example,...

  • Israel faces potential challenge from Russia over Syria

    September 29, 2015 | 8:22 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Periodically throughout the four and half years of the Syrian civil war weapon shipments destined for Hezbollah were intercepted and decimated by airstrikes inside Syria. In each instance Israel, whose air force has enjoyed...

  • Netanyahu to address Jewish Federations after meeting Obama

    September 18, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the annual Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly.

    Netanyahu will be a featured speaker at the general assembly, taking place this year in Washington from Nov. 8-10. Netanyahu will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    ...
  • Obama and Netanyahu to meet Nov. 9 in D.C.

    September 15, 2015 | 7:24 am

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly will meet Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C.

    The date of the meeting was reported Sunday by the Israeli daily Israel Hayom, citing unnamed political sources in Jerusalem.

    Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive in...

  • Does Iran deal rift mean Jews will go GOP in 2016?

    September 11, 2015 | 10:07 am

    One conspiracy theory making the rounds is that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s various Iran-related confrontations with President Barack Obama are part of a Sheldon Adelson-plot to turn American Jews into Republican Party voters in 2016.

    Even if one rejects this theory out...

  • In 5775, the White House met with Jewish leaders a ton of times (and it was mostly on Iran)

    By Jared Sichel

    September 11, 2015 | 1:32 am

    ***This story has been updated to account for additional meetings between the White House and the Jewish community. (Sept. 11, 5:15 p.m. EST)

    As the Jewish year of 5775 comes to a close, Jewish Insider looked back at the White House’s calendar of events as it pertains to Jewish...

  • Why we lost the debate to kill the Iran deal, and how we could ultimately win

    September 8, 2015 | 11:27 am

    Early on in February of this year, as the President and his Secretary of State were starting to leak information on the  negotiations around the proposed deal with Iran, the world looked on and assumed like so many attempts before it, the prospects of success where slim - they...

  • White House: Sanctions relief depends on Iranian compliance with nuke deal

    September 4, 2015 | 11:56 am

    The removal of sanctions depends on Iran’s compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, the White House said.

    “We’ve been crystal-clear about the fact that Iran will have to take a variety of serious steps to significantly roll back their...

  • Cory Booker among three more senators to back Iran deal

    September 4, 2015 | 9:04 am

    Three more U.S. senators have thrown their support behind the Iran deal, bringing President Barack Obama to within four votes of blocking a congressional vote of disapproval on the nuclear agreement.

    The three additional senators were Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mark Warner of...

  • What America will offer Israel after the nuclear deal

    September 1, 2015 | 2:25 pm

    The moment the Iran nuclear deal becomes law, as seems increasingly likely given growing congressional support for the agreement, the focus of the U.S.-Israel conversation will shift to the question of what’s next.

    What more will Washington do to mitigate the Iranian threat and...

  • Two more Democratic senators back Iran deal, leaving Obama one vote shy of victory

    September 1, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    Two more senators said they will support the Iran nuclear deal, leaving President Barack Obama just one vote shy of the number needed to stop any efforts to quash the agreement in Congress.

    The announcements on Tuesday by Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of...

  • Obama in landmark interview: Hezbollah will be a focus of post-Iran deal

    August 31, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    A focus of security enhancement once the Iran nuclear deal goes through will be neutralizing Hezbollah’s threat to Israel, President Barack Obama said in a landmark interview with The Forward.

    “As soon as this debate is over, we will, I think, be able to invigorate what has been...

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