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Israel has attacked convoys bringing arms to Hezbollah and groups on ... had in response to President Obama's red line all the more apparent.
Many Israelis worried that Netanyahu's aggressive style would further damage his relationship with Obama and undermine Israel's influence ...

The nuclear agreement brokered between Iran and international powers enjoy wide support among Israel's national security and intelligence ...
Ambassador Nikki Haley, speaking from the world body's headquarters in New York, said the decision to focus on Israel at the regular meeting of the U.N.
Under his administration, the U.S. always voted in support of Israel and in the final years of Obama's presidency, the U.S.
Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz said that "Trump is certainly a friend of Israel" but that there isn't much difference from his predecessor regarding construction in Judea and Samaria.

They may have caught Anne Patterson before she got past the velvet rope, but Obama people staff key positions elsewhere, on Israel, Iran, ISIS, and Syria issues. Which makes sense, since the policies they are tasked with carrying out are so far exactly ...
While Obama officials like former Obama ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk are praising Ratney's hire, influential conservatives in the pro-Israel community are ready to unleash a major outcry if he's retained. Here, for instance, is Arthur Schwartz ...
The funds in question were approved by Obama hours before leaving office, and former Secretary of State John Kerry informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time.
One of John Kerry's closest confidantes is now in charge of the Israeli-Palestinian portfolio at the State Department. Mark Toner, the acting State Department spokesman and an Obama administration holdover, announced Wednesday that Michael Ratney, ...
While the wives visited and toured separately, Trump met privately with the Israeli leader, then publicly for photos in the Oval Office, always coveted coverage for any visitor back home.
A woman returns from a trip to the market near Muni Lagoon in Winneba, Ghana, carrying goods on her head. | Maudlyne Ihejirkia/Sun-Times.
U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. ambassador to Israel has turned out to be one of the most controversial appointments in recent years, with five former U.S.
I think that both Israel and America are better off if we operate under the bipartisan consensus in favor of strong ties between the U.S.
Pence told the RJC that America's bonds with Israel had already grown stronger under the young administration. President Barack Obama did not have a close relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and many Republican Jews saw the ...
Members of the Democratic National Committee will meet on Saturday to choose their new chair, replacing the disgraced interim chair Donna Brazile, who replaced the disgraced five-year chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
There is little doubt that now, with a hard-line US president in the White House, Iran's main rivals for influence in the Middle East, namely Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey, are feeling emboldened by the possibility of an America willing to confront ...

The Obama administration crashed a regional peace initiative last year by trying to impose its terms for the accord, ones which Israel could not accept, according to a senior Israeli official. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Sunday that ...
UCLA alumnus Scott Lasensky, an advisor to Obama's ambassador to Israel, said he thinks the administration should have been more transparent about Obama's support for Israel. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin) ...
Then he clashed with Netanyahu over Obama's refusal to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel's relentless expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Shortly thereafter, The Washington Post reported that a Woodmont member, ...
The White House official said the visit was meant to mark a new, closer relationship between Israel and the United States, an alliance that came under strain during the Obama years. Trump and Netanyahu are likely to discuss peace efforts as well as ...
In contrast to the often-chilly joint appearances that Netanyahu had with President Obama, the Israeli leader's arrival on the south steps of the White House was full of smiles, kisses and warm handshakes shared by the two leaders and their wives.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew into Washington Monday night expecting to kick off a new, better era of U.S.
Israel tried to interfere in that 2012 election, as Chris Matthews sensibly reminded his audience recently: Benjamin Netanyahu tried to help Mitt Romney beat Obama. Sheldon Adelson held a fundraiser in Jerusalem for Romney. Netanyahu didn't stop there.
President Trump struck a friendlier, more optimistic tone than Barack Obama about the U.S. alliance with Israel during his first appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, downplaying the importance of a "two-state solution ...
Although Wednesday's meeting is expected to be much warmer than Netanyahu's famously tense encounters with former President Barack Obama, the Israeli leader will still need to tread with caution on sensitive issues like Israeli settlement construction ...
Trump's tweet came just after former Secretary of State John Kerry lashed out at Israel for its settlement policy, the last flash point in a tense relationship between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Obama White House. The two leaders ...
How did a British-Israeli grandmother's musical composition get onto the playlist for the January 20 inauguration parade for US President Donald Trump?
Was President Barack Obama a friend and supporter of Israel? Or did he betray and endanger Israel, particular with the Iran nuclear agreement and U.N.
It was also the mindset of the Obama administration, which rarely missed an opportunity to condemn Israeli settlements - going so far as to facilitate a Security Council resolution declaring even East Jerusalem, with its storied Jewish Quarter ...
Many asserted that the new administration would desist from criticizing Israeli settlement activity, as the Obama administration was wont to do.
The final major policy fight of Obama's presidency was his public dispute with Israel over their right to build homes in their biblical homeland.
Think about this: Obama just gave the man who sold the Iran deal - a deal that could lead to a second Holocaust of the Jewish people - a five-year term on the ...
WASHINGTON (JTA) - Daniel Shapiro, just retired as the Obama administration's ambassador to Israel, laid out a path for moving the U.S.
Outgoing U.S Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Today, Jerusalem-based writer Baruch Stein takes issue with Kerry's speech last month on Middle East peace.
In defending Obama's vote at the United Nations, Rhodes blatantly lied to Judy Woodruff when he claimed that Israel has built "thousands of new settlements." First, the total number of settlements, according to Peace Now, is 228, including "illegal ...
One of the final major acts of former President Obama on the world stage was a slight to the state of Israel; the United States abstained from a U.N.
The gesture, on the surface a farewell gift, will be perceived in Israel as a parting shot at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of the pair's fractured personal relationship, which deteriorated over the course of Obama's tenure. Obama ...
Former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have been invited to join an exclusive country club in Maryland despite a disagreement among members about whether to let them in because of his administration's Israel policy, The New York ...
Israel's PM reportedly delayed approval given the opposition of Barack Obama, who infuriated Israel by allowing a UN resolution against settlements to pass.
Yesterday, Ambassador Daniel Shapiro held his final official meeting with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It marked the close of a farewell tour for Obama's handpicked envoy to the Jewish state, and the conclusion of a five-year ...
Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia University. He's the author of several books; his most recent is titled Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S.
WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Barack Obama said his administration had remained "steadfast" in countering Iranian threats to Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal. Obama and his secretary of state, John Kerry, in their final week in office, marked ...
Addressing the delegates to the AIPAC National Conference on March 21, 2016, then candidate for president Donald Trump asserted that President Barack Obama "may be the worst thing to ever happen to Israel, believe me, believe me. And you know it and ...
I think that the vast majority of the members would welcome President Obama with open arms whether they agreed with him or not.
If you thought the controversy over President Obama's relationship with Israel was going quietly into the night, think again.
President Barack Obama told "60 Minutes" that he made the call for the U.S. to abstain from a vote on a U.N. Security councilresolution condemning Israeli settlements, allowing the resolution to pass, and that doing so didn't fray relations between the ...
President Barack Obama told "60 Minutes" that he made the call for the U.S. to abstain from a vote on a U.N. Security councilresolution condemning Israeli settlements, allowing the resolution to pass, and that doing so didn't fray relations between the ...
President Barack Obama took ownership of the controversial decision of the United States to abstain from a UN Security Council resolution last month condemning Israel's building of West Bank settlements. In the past, the U.S. has supported Israel by ...
But I also believe that both for our national interests and Israel's national interests that allowing an ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians that could get worse and worse over time is a problem.


 

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