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  • National security adviser: U.S. expects next Israeli gov’t to recommit to two states

    April 30, 2015 | 10:50 am


    The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.

    “President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the...

  • Daily Kickoff: Details on Jewish leaders’ W.H. visit | Rubio’s NYC Fundraiser

    By Jewish Insider

    April 14, 2015 | 6:57 am

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    SCENE YESTERDAY -- Jewish leaders and campaign supporters met with President Obama at the White House: President Obama met with two separate groups of Jewish leaders at the Roosevelt Room in...

  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach apologizes to Susan Rice for attack ad

    March 10, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach apologized to U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice for his organization’s full-page ad in The New York Times accusing Rice of turning a blind eye to the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

    In an Op-Ed in the Washington Post titled “Dear Susan Rice, I’m Sorry,”...

  • Rice opposes AIPAC’s Iran agenda, Menendez opposes Rice

    By Jared Sichel

    March 2, 2015 | 6:03 pm

    National Security Advisor Susan Rice‘s speech on Monday may go down as the most contentious in recent memory at an AIPAC policy conference, during a historically tense period of the U.S.-Israel alliance.

    She began by heaping praise on Israel, saying some words in Hebrew and...

  • Rice: Congress should not ‘play spoiler’ in Iran nuclear talks

    March 2, 2015 | 4:11 pm

    U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice warned U.S. lawmakers on Monday not to seek new sanctions against Iran while it is in talks with world powers on curbing its nuclear program, saying such intervention could ruin the diplomacy.

    "Congress has played a hugely important role...

  • 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...

  • AIPAC wants to talk Iran, but it can’t get away from speechgate

    March 2, 2015 | 10:59 am

    For all its focus on Iran, AIPAC can’t seem to get away from the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending speech to Congress.

    Speaking to attendees Sunday at the launch of the largest-ever annual conference of the American Israel Public...

  • Never Forget: Iran is the Problem, not Boteach

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    March 1, 2015 | 8:02 pm

    In a Jewish world desperate for unity, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach succeeded in uniting a broad array of Jewish groups, including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, secular and religious, right leaning, and left leaning, centrist and apolitical — to condemn his full-page ad attack against...

  • Netanyahu ‘regrets’ partisan perception of speech; Rice calls planned address ‘destructive’

    February 25, 2015 | 8:58 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told top Senate Democrats he regretted that his planned address to the U.S. Congress is being perceived as partisan, as President Barack Obama’s top security adviser said the speech was “destructive.”

    Netanyahu wrote Tuesday to decline an...

  • White House derides report of no Rice-Dermer meetings

    November 4, 2014 | 11:48 am

    The White House denied an Israeli newspaper report suggesting that U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Ron Dermer, have never met.

    “Ambassador Rice and Ambassador Dermer have met multiple times before last week,” Rice’s spokesman, Alistair...

  • Beneath the ‘chickenshit,’ political and diplomatic uncertainty fuel U.S.-Israel divide

    November 3, 2014 | 2:39 pm

    What lies beneath “chickenshit”?

    The coarseness of the epithet for cowardice used by an anonymous Obama administration official to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seized the attention of Jerusalem and Washington. The snipe, reported by The Atlantic’s...

  • Kerry says reported U.S. slur of Israel’s Netanyahu ‘damaging’

    October 30, 2014 | 3:20 pm

    The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

    Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned the comment from an...

  • Yaalon denied meetings with senior U.S. officials

    October 27, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon was denied meetings with senior Obama administration officials during his U.S. visit, according to media reports citing senior U.S. officials.

    While in Washington last week Yaalon requested and was denied meetings with  Vice President Joe...

  • 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...

  • Dermer: Attacks on Kerry ‘unwarranted’

    July 28, 2014 | 6:29 pm

    Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry is “unwarranted,” the Israeli ambassador to Washington said, as U.S. officials made public their unhappiness with the attacks.

    “Israel appreciates that President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice,...

  • Obama expresses concern for missing Israeli teens

    June 25, 2014 | 3:06 pm

    President Barack Obama expressed “deep concern” about three missing Israeli teenagers during a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and American Jewish leaders.

    “They expressed their deep concern and reiterated our support for efforts to find the teens,” National Security...

  • Rice, U.S. delegation meet with Israeli officials in Jerusalem

    May 8, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a delegation of U.S. officials met with senior Israeli officials in Jerusalem to discuss bilateral and regional security issues.

    The meeting Thursday was part of the regular U.S.-Israel Consultative Group meetings.

    The U.S....

  • Israel, U.S. divided over Iranian nuclear enrichment deal

    May 7, 2014 | 10:36 am

    Israel insists Iran be denied uranium enrichment capabilities under a potentially imminent nuclear deal, a demand that risks opening a new Israeli-United States rift, officials said on Wednesday.

    The dispute, a major topic for a visit to Jerusalem by U.S. National Security...

  • Iran on agenda for White House aide talks in Israel

    May 6, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel on Wednesday and Thursday for meetings with Israeli officials in which nuclear talks with Iran will be on the agenda, the White House said on Tuesday.

    Rice's visit, the first in her role as national security adviser,...

  • White House aide Susan Rice to visit Israel for talks

    May 6, 2014 | 10:12 am

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice will travel to Israel on Wednesday and Thursday for regularly scheduled meetings with Israeli counterparts, the White House said on Tuesday.

    Rice's visit, the first in her role as national security adviser, comes as peace talks between Israel...

  • Susan Rice decries ‘personal attacks’ on Kerry

    February 4, 2014 | 8:51 am

    National Security Advisor Susan Rice decried “personal attacks” on Secretary of State John Kerry as “unacceptable.”

    It was the latest salvo in increasingly testy exchanges between the Netanyahu and Obama governments.

    “Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally...

  • Rice: Settlement plans caused ‘tensions’

    November 15, 2013 | 10:47 am

    U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Israeli settlement expansion announcements helped spur recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

    In a speech Thursday to a Washington think tank, the Middle East Institute, Rice said the United States remained committed to...

  • U.S. Senate confirms Samantha Power as new U.N. ambassador

    August 1, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    Human rights advocate Samantha Power easily won U.S. Senate confirmation as President Barack Obama's next ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday.

    The Senate voted 87-10 in favor of Power, a former White House national security staffer and former journalist who won a...

  • Oren praises Power as caring deeply about Israel

    June 10, 2013 | 10:27 am

    Samantha Power, President Obama’s nominee for United Nations envoy, cares deeply about Israel’s security needs, the Israeli ambassador to Washington said.

    “Samantha Power and I have worked closely over the last four years on issues vital to Israel’s security,” Michael Oren...

  • June 6, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama’s Choices Reflect Change in Foreign Tone

    To Read: Here is (Ambassador?) Samantha Power's classic article about US and UN inaction during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an article which features a disturbing cameo performance by her colleague and new NSA Susan...

  • In new White House role, Israel will still keep Susan Rice busy

    June 5, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Susan Rice has said that a “huge” portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israel’s legitimacy. Her new job will likely be no less Israel-centric.

    President Obama plans Wednesday to name Rice his national security adviser and replace her at the U.N. with Samantha...

  • Rice: Attacks on Israel at UN undercut peace

    May 10, 2013 | 9:24 am

    The barrage of attacks on Israel at the United Nations undercuts the quest for peace, said Susan Rice, the U.S. envoy to the body.

    "At its best, the U.N. does extraordinary things such as: keep the peace, help save untold civilians from Qaddafi in Libya, midwife the new nation of...

  • Obama video message opens BBYO conference

    February 15, 2013 | 5:08 am

    President Obama launched this year's BBYO international convention with a video greeting.

    "This gathering gives you a chance to affirm your faith and recommit yourselves to the enduring values this organization represents," Obama said in the video screened Thursday night at the...

  • Rice: U.S. does not recognize use of ‘Palestine’

    January 23, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    Participation in United Nations forums that refer to a "State of Palestine" does not constitute U.S. recognition of Palestinian statehood, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said.

    "Any reference to the 'State of Palestine' in the United Nations, including the use of the term 'State of...

  • Obama to nominate Kerry for sec. of state

    December 21, 2012 | 9:45 am

    President Obama is set to nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as secretary of state.

    A White House official said Obama would make the announcement Friday afternoon.

    Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, chairs the Senate Foreign Relations committee and would likely be...

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