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  • Poll: American Jewish support for Obama dropping

    1 week ago

    Job approval ratings for President Obama have dropped among American Jews from 61 percent to 50 percent since the start of 2015, a new Gallup poll found.

    The American Jews interviewed for the poll released this week gave Obama a 50 percent approval rating in March, dropping from...

  • White House steps up Iran pitch to Jewish leaders, donors

    2 weeks ago

    The Obama administration’s effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the Jewish community kicked up a notch with two meetings scheduled on the same day between the president and Jewish leaders.

    President Barack Obama will attend two White House meetings Monday with Jewish leaders...

  • Sherman quits Boteach Iran confab following ‘vulgar’ ad

    March 2, 2015 | 3:50 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman withdrew from a forum for skeptics of President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear strategy, saying an ad for the event was “vulgar.”

    “I cannot appear at a forum which was advertised using an unwarranted incendiary personal attack,” Sherman (D-Calif.) said Monday in a...

  • On Iran, we must listen more carefully to Obama’s promise

    By David Suissa

    March 2, 2015 | 8:15 am

    For years now, President Barack Obama and his representatives have passionately championed this one promise to the pro-Israel community: We will not allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon. Period.

    We heard it again on Monday morning, when U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power...

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  • Still keen on President Obama?

    By Dennis Prager

    February 25, 2015 | 10:24 am

    On Feb. 23, in a dialogue/debate in Miami Beach with Alan Dershowitz, I asked the liberal Harvard Law School professor if he still thinks it was a good thing that Barack Obama was re-elected president in 2012.

    Before revealing his answer, I would like to ask readers who voted for...

  • Local congressman urges decision on authorizing use of military force

    February 11, 2015 | 1:37 pm

    Disagreement is brewing among elected officials over whether a bill empowering President Barack Obama to wage war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) should limit the scope of the military’s involvement in the conflict, arousing lingering unease over the length...

  • ADL questions ‘clouded’ response by Obama officials to Paris kosher market attack

    February 11, 2015 | 10:28 am

    The Anti-Defamation League expressed concern after two top Obama administration spokesmen parsed whether last month’s deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris was anti-Semitic.

    Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, and Jen Psaki, his State Department counterpart, later ...

  • Sanctions bill founders again on Obama veto threat

    January 23, 2015 | 11:43 am

    For the second year running, a bid to pass a bill intensifying sanctions against Iran appears to be foundering on threat of a presidential veto.

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama vowed to veto further sanctions legislation, saying it would “all but...

  • Is Obama’s presidency done?

    October 13, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Is it too early to declare Barack Obama’s presidency a failure?  It seems to be the talk of Washington pundits lately and a new poll showed a clear majority thinks so.

    When Obama came on the scene, I like others, warned that someone who had pretty much done nothing of...

  • U.S. bombs Islamic State after Obama call to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’

    August 8, 2014 | 9:54 am

    U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide."

    Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in their drive to eradicate unbelievers, have...

  • Obama fiddles while the world burns

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 18, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Under President Barack Obama, the world is becoming unglued. Iraq is being overrun by Islamist terrorists, and the United States is now evacuating its Baghdad embassy. The Arab Spring has led to either civil war and mass slaughter, as in Syria, or new Arab dictators, as in Egypt....

  • Moving and Shaking: Obama at Shoah Foundation, Righteous Among the Nations Award given

    By Ryan Torok

    May 15, 2014 | 12:20 pm

    Recalling the horrors of the Holocaust, President Barack Obama urged nations to fight growing anti-Semitism and threats against Israel in his remarks on May 7 to 1,200 supporters of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation. Obama called for “confronting a rising tide...

  • Bob Dylan: ‘Prophet’ and Medal of Freedom recipient

    May 21, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Most rock stars are retired by 71, but not Bob Dylan. He’s touring, performing and later this spring receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given by the U.S.

    President Barack Obama will present the medals to Dylan, Israeli President Shimon Peres,...

  • Former national security adviser calls for Pollard clemency

    February 16, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Robert McFarlane, who served as National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan, has called on President Obama to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard.

    McFarlane wrote in a Feb. 9 letter to President Obama that an affidavit filled by then Secretary of Defense Caspar...

  • Obama walking a fine line on borders issue

    May 24, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    Read David N. Myers’ counterpoint here.

    One week ago, on May 19,  President Barack Obama delivered powerful remarks on democracy and reform in the Middle East. He not only raised these normally hortatory ideals to top-tier U.S. interests, but he put the dictator of America’s most...

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