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  • 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...

  • New Approach Please

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    March 20, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    “I hope that he [President Obama - A.B.] will see our life here, and will want to do something about it,” said an anonymous Jerusalem teenager to Israeli radio in anticipation to President Obama’s visit to the country. There’s no doubt that the President had seen and heard a lot...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Obamas to receive unique Israel gifts

    March 19, 2013 | 8:44 am

    President Obama is set to receive some unique gifts during his visit to Israel.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday at the start of the leaders' working meeting will present Obama with a gold-coated nano-chip with the Israeli and U.S. declarations of independence...

  • 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...

  • March 19, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 19, 2013 | 3:07 am

    The US

    Headline:  Syrian Rebels Pick U.S. Citizen to Lead Interim Government

    To Read: According to David Rothkopf, Obama's advisors are far too confident about- and therefore far too focused on- their empty symbolism and photo ops:

    The president is seen too often by those...

  • Israel to request U.S. support for strike on potential Syrian weapons transfers

    March 18, 2013 | 3:52 am

    Israel will ask President Obama for U.S. support should Israel strike a Syrian weapons convoy bound for Hezbollah.

    The request, according to the Guardian, will come during Obama’s visit to Israel later this week. It may include a request for U.S. participation in the strike,...

  • March 18, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 18, 2013 | 3:40 am

    The US

    Headline: '69% of Americans against US leading peace push'

    To Read:  According to Eli Lake, while Obama is going to face a lot of angry people, he does have a surprising beacon of hope in Netanyahu:

    Settlers say they will protest Obama’s address to university...

  • New Israel housing minister pledges more settlement building

    March 18, 2013 | 2:24 am

    Israel's new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming cabinet would keep expanding Jewish settlements to the same extent as his previous government.

    The remarks came two days ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama who has urged...

  • 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...

  • First Miss Israel of Ethiopian descent to dine with Obama

    March 14, 2013 | 8:14 am

    Yityish Aynaw, the first Miss Israel of Ethiopian descent, has been invited to meet President Obama at a dinner hosted by President Shimon Peres.

    Aynaw, 21, who was crowned two weeks ago, reportedly was invited at the behest of Obama's advance team, which is currently in Israel...

  • Netanyahu clinches coalition deals

    March 14, 2013 | 7:01 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched deals for a coalition government on Thursday reflecting a shift to the center in Israel and a domestic agenda that has shunted peacemaking with Palestinians to the sidelines.

    In control of 68 of parliament's 120 seats, the right-wing...

  • March 14, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 14, 2013 | 3:46 am

    The US

    Headline:  Shapiro: Obama unlikely to set Iran deadline

    To Read:  Abbas Milani criticizes some experts' tendency to over-legitimize the Iranian government and to over-emphasize its rationality:

    Two follies have long haunted American policy on Iran. Some critics and...

  • This week in power: Obama plans, Egypt movie ban, Brooks column, SXSW

    By Danny Groner

    March 14, 2013 | 3:36 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Obama's coming
    "What should Barack Obama, who is to visit Israel next Wednesday for the first time in his presidency, do about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?" asked Rashid Khalidi...

  • The Two Schools of Healthcare

    By Shmully Schwartz

    March 13, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Medicare, Obamacare, Paul Ryan and President Obama are going head to head on the budget, and they are refusing to budge on entitlements. 

    Is it November?  No. I just checked my calendar and it's March 13, 2013.  President Obama was inaugurated in January and the elections...

  • March 13, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 13, 2013 | 3:31 am

    The US

    Headline: US Arabs: Obama Blames Israeli Govt, US Congress for Lack of Peace Progress

    To Read:  Former senior military advisor Sarah Chayes qualifies Vali Nasr's high-profile provocative account of the White House foreign policy mechanism:

    Nasr is correct that...

  • Israeli troops kill Palestinian, wound two in West Bank clash

    March 13, 2013 | 3:25 am

    Israeli troops killed a Palestinian on Tuesday during a confrontation with a stone-throwing crowd in a flashpoint district of the occupied West Bank, both sides said.

    The incident in Fuwar, near the city of Hebron, stoked tensions ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama...

  • March 12, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 12, 2013 | 3:43 am

    Headline: Obama Meets With Arab-Americans Ahead Of Mideast Trip

    To Read: Leon Wieseltier sees parallels between Obama's current by standing in Syria and Clinton's inaction in Bosnia:  

    I am finding crushing parallels: a president who is satisfied to be a bystander, and...

  • ‘I don’t know the answer on Iran’: A conversation with Sen. Rand Paul

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 11, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Last Tuesday, a mere 24 hours before his becoming a national megastar and a "major 2016 player" (or, according to other accounts, simply 'hero of the week'), I spent some time with Senator Rand Paul in his Capitol Hill office. I wasn't there to talk to him about drone attacks and...

  • 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...

  • Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem mosque

    March 8, 2013 | 6:07 am

    Israeli police fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who had thrown rocks and firebombs at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, police said.

    Dozens of officers entered the politically sensitive area, one of Islam's...

  • March 8, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 8, 2013 | 3:11 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama: Not bringing "grand peace plan" to Israel

    To Read: Charles Krauthammer believes that despite the hugely problematic Morsi regime, the US should still provide foreign aid to Egypt (but not without demanding anything in return):

    If we’re going to give...

  • State-honored activist claims tweets attacking Jews, Israelis were not hers

    March 7, 2013 | 9:45 am

    An Egyptian human rights activist set to be honored by the Obama administration says tweets on her Twitter feed attacking Jews and celebrating a a deadly attack on Israelis were the result of hacking.

    Samira Ibrahim is one of ten women who on Friday will receive the International...

  • March 5, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 5, 2013 | 3:02 am

    The US

    Headline:  Poll: Large chunk of US voters want more pro-Israel Obama

    To Read: Middle East expert Vali Nasr tells the fascinating tale of his disappointing time at Obama's State department:

    But my time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply...

  • Biden: Obama ‘not bluffing’ on Iran

    March 4, 2013 | 11:37 am

    Vice President Joe Biden said President Obama is "not bluffing" when he says he will stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

    The U.S. commitment "is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon period, end of discussion, period," Biden told the American Israel Public...

  • AIPAC Conference Diary: Shushing the Elephant

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 4, 2013 | 8:08 am

    Spending a full first day at the AIPAC Washington conference, I’ve realized that my prediction from yesterday – that the conference is going to be blessedly boring - was probably accurate. But this presents me with a challenge: how does one make a boring conference interesting for...

  • Netanyahu pledges to ask Obama for Pollard clemency

    March 4, 2013 | 7:43 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to ask President Obama to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard while Obama was in Israel.

    Netanyahu met Monday with Pollard's wife, Esther, in advance of Obama's visit scheduled for later this month.

    "The time has long since come...

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