Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Obama, Oy Vey

View the most popular tags overall?

  • 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

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Obama’s More Important Audience: Israel’s Neighbors

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 21, 2013 | 8:12 am

    President Obama continues his celebrated first visit to Israel, by which he hopes to “repair” his occasionally contentious “relations with America’s primary Middle East ally”. Clearly, the Israeli public is Obama’s audience, and "his objective is to deliver a message to the Israeli...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • March 21, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 21, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline: After Israeli backslapping, Obama faces Palestinian discontent

    To Read: Jennifer Rubin believes that while Obama's Middle East cant has improved, his actions haven't:

    The message all this sends to Syria’s patron, Iran, is simple: The United States won’t act....

  • 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...

  • “I’m not interested in nuance!” House Member on Israel-Palestinian Conflict

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 20, 2013 | 7:39 pm

    This week I joined with 250 leaders of J Street in Washington, D.C. for a leadership summit. J Street is the largest pro-Israel Political Action Committee in the nation’s capital that gave 50% of all pro-Israel contributions to Senate and Congressional candidates in the 2012...

  • 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.

  • 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...

    Page 4     of 24 pages       ‹ First  < 2 3 4 5 6 >  Last ›
ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE