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  • Why didn’t Obama punish Palestinian incitement?

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    As I reflected on the horrific news from Jerusalem of the latest Palestinian terror attack against Jews, I thought about President Obama’s recent decision to not veto United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which branded Jewish neighborhoods of East Jerusalem—including the...

  • Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel shows his softer side at Los Angeles Jewish benefit [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 14, 2016 | 9:47 am

    If you've heard of Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel, you've probably also heard descriptions like “ruthless,” “brash” or “combative.” So it was a surprising turn at last night’s American Jewish World Service gala when Emanuel took the podium to honor his older brother, Ezekiel...

  • In his final State of the Union, Obama pleads for multilateralism

    January 13, 2016 | 8:12 am

    President Barack Obama in his final State of the Union address called on the United States to sustain a foreign policy that emphasized multilateralism after his presidency ends.

    Obama devoted a significant chunk of his speech Tuesday night to defending his insistence throughout...

  • Is Obama only a friend of the Israel and Judaism of his own imagination?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 26, 2015 | 3:54 am

    President Barack Obama does not understand Israel. He never has, and at this point in time one suspects that he never will.

    This does not make him an enemy of Israel. I see no reason not to believe that Obama means what he says – that he does care about Israel. That even when he...

  • How bad do Israelis think Obama is? As bad as a US President can get

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 28, 2015 | 4:02 am

    The caveats are all obvious but still worth repeating. President Barack Obama is President of the US, not Israel. Israelis don’t get to vote in US elections, and US Presidents don’t necessarily desire a high approval rating among Israelis. The fact that Obama is unpopular in Israel...

  • Obama’s Iran Framework – Dangerous to U.S., Israel & Mideast

    April 23, 2015 | 11:34 am

    The deal signed between the P5+1 and Iran last week over Iran’s nuclear weapons program represents a defeat for the cause of stopping Iran becoming a nuclear power, for heading off a Mideast nuclear arms race, for forestalling existential threats to Israel, even threats...
  • Obama extends sanctions on Iran while noting its improved behavior

    March 12, 2015 | 12:45 pm

    President Barack Obama noted improved Iranian behavior while nuclear talks are underway, but said a yearlong extension of sanctions is still merited.

    On Wednesday, Obama extended the status of national emergency for Iran, which perpetuates existing sanctions on the regime for a...

  • Full text of the ‘U.S.-Israel Relationship Under President Obama’ White House brief

    March 2, 2015 | 10:37 am

    Included is the full release published by the White House ahead of Netanyahu's scheduled speech before Congress. Highlights as in the original.

    5 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-Israel Relationship Under President Obama

    Here are the five key facts you need to know about...

  • Admitting Our Faults Out Loud

    By Beit T'shuvah

    January 23, 2015 | 11:12 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am thinking about life, as usual. The difference is I am not obsessed with my life, rather, I am thinking about the lives of others and the world. I was reading David Brooks in the New York Times this week and he was talking about how we either find...

  • Freed prisoner Alan Gross loves Judaism

    By Ryan Torok

    December 17, 2014 | 11:13 am

    Alan Gross was freed from a Cuban prison on Wednesday after five years, much of that time in isolation. His release was part of a prisoner exchange deal between Cuba and the United States that President Barack Obama announced marks the start of improved relations between the two...

  • In lame-duck period, Obama administration retreats from peace endeavors

    September 2, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    Does the prospect of President Obama’s lame-duck period, coupled with the multiple foreign crises he is facing, diminish his quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace?

    Little on the immediate diplomatic horizon signals an intensive U.S. interest in advancing the peace process.


  • Amid uncertainty of an open-ended war, U.S.-Israel tensions rise

    July 29, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    The dramatic developments in the war between Hamas and Israel have been accompanied by sharp ups and downs in U.S.-Israel relations.

    On Monday, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, made nice with the U.S. national security adviser, Susan Rice, before an...

  • 3 senators urge Obama to let Israel neutralize Hamas ahead of cease-fire

    July 24, 2014 | 11:28 am

    Three senators urged President Obama to ensure that Israel removes Hamas’ military threat before a cease-fire is in place.

    “The threats posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels whose only purpose is to kill and kidnap Israelis are intolerable, and Israel must be allowed to take any...

  • The Undefeated Maya Angelou

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 28, 2014 | 7:51 am

    There are women in this world who become our collective mothers and heroes through unyielding kindness, female loving energy, sharp intellect, precise pen, and vulnerable hearts.

    No word can describe my love for Maya Angelou and what she meant to our world, only the fluttering in...

  • Michele Bachmann: Jewish groups sold out Israel for Obama

    March 7, 2014 | 9:47 am

    Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said American Jewish organizations are selling out on Israel in favor of the Obama administration.

    Bachmann made the accusation this week during a telephone interview with Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council and host of the...

  • Report: Abbas to receive White House invite

    February 24, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas could be invited for a visit to the White House in the near future, the P.A.’s chief negotiator reportedly told a local radio station.

    Saeb Erekat told the Voice of Palestine radio, however, that a date has not been set for an Abbas...

  • Thinking Methodically About Syria, Red Lines and Chemicals

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 29, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    Amid all the talk about “red lines” and “chemicals” one might get a little confused about both the facts and the conclusions that should be drawn. The following is a quick and incomplete guide with which to follow the debate:

    Chemical weapons, yes or no:

    Yes, there was...

  • April 24, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 24, 2013 | 3:30 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. officials not persuaded Syria used chemical weapons

    To Read: Michael Grunwald believes that avoiding death is a good enough reason for occasionally compromising some important freedoms-

    We’re often told that our liberties are under assault. The right...

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

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 23, 2013 | 8:59 am


    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...

  • The Organized American Jewish Community’s Response to President Obama’s Jerusalem Speech

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 31, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    President Obama’s Jerusalem speech has been praised by most American Jewish Organizations for his eloquent support of Israel, its security, his respect for the historic Jewish attachment to the land of Israel, his tough stand against the Iranian nuclear threat, and his desire to...

  • 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.

  • Do Israelis think Obama is just ‘neutral’ or ‘pro-Palestinian’?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 17, 2013 | 8:20 am

    Last week, we learned some new things about American support for Israel. The American public- as you can see in our updated Favorability tracker (done by Prof. Camil Fuchs) - 'favors' Israel slightly less than it did a year ago. But we also warned that there are many ways to...

  • International Women’s Day 2013: What You Can Do!

    By Maya Paley

    March 8, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    What is International Women's Day?

    From 1909-1913, women of the Socialist Party of America began observing National Women’s Day at the end of February each year. In 1910, at the International Conference of Working Women, Clara Zetkin of Germany proposed the idea of an...

  • Senate approves Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary

    February 28, 2013 | 5:13 am

    With a strong bipartisan majority, the U.S. Senate confirmed Jack Lew, President Obama's nominee to be Treasury Secretary.

    Lew, formerly Obama's chief of staff, was confirmed late Wednesday in a 71-26 vote, with 20 Republicans voting for him.

    Lew, an observant Jew from New...

  • Why no opposition to Hagel, arms to Egypt?

    February 7, 2013 | 10:28 am

    Israel is facing serious challenges on two new fronts. 

    President Barack Obama has nominated Israel-basher Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and sent fighter jets to Mohamed Morsi’s Israel-hating Egyptian regime.

    Where are America’s major Jewish organizations? Silent, voicing...

  • Obama Taps Chief of Staff With Strong Ties to Jewish Community

    January 30, 2013 | 4:54 pm

    President Barack Obama named as his new chief of staff a security official, Denis McDonough, who has strong ties to the Jewish organizational community.

    McDonough, until now the deputy to National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, handled much of the National Security Council’s...

  • Obama in second inaugural speaks of a united America, U.S. involvement abroad

    January 21, 2013 | 10:18 am

    President Obama in his second inaugural address spoke of U.S. involvement throughout the world and Americans working together at home.

    Obama was sworn in publicly for his second term at 11:50 a.m. Monday by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Some 800,000 people reportedly...

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