Barrack Obama

Obama On Bibi: Make It Personal

The move wasn't statesmanlike, but Bibi's joint session maneuver is easily explained in terms of his foreign policy.

01/26/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Last summer, I had the opportunity to take my family on an extended visit to the United States. It was a wonderful trip, with the added bonus that my children did not have to spend any time in bomb-proof rooms like their peers and cousins back home in Israel.

In happier days. Getty Images

Clinton, At Saban Forum, Endorses Obama’s Middle East Policy

Likely presidential contender pushes back against perceived U.S.-Israel tensions.

12/08/2014 - 19:00

Washington — From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Obama’s Israel-related positions.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, with Haim Saban. Peter Halmagyi

Why Is This Obama Speech Different From All Others?

11/25/2014 - 19:00

President Obama did not mention Jews once in his Nov. 20 speech announcing immigration reforms, but he ended with a flourish that would be immediately recognizable to anyone who has sat through a Passover seder.

“We were strangers once, too:" President Obama delivering his immigration speech last week. Getty Images

Is Big Data Good for the Jews? Could It Be?

10/27/2013 - 20:00

Lost amidst the frenzy of media coverage over the past few months about government monitoring of personal data were revelations about the transformative effect of Big Data on the election of Barrack Obama in 2012.  A secret effort was established by the campaign involving dozens of young experts in analytics and behavioral science working up to 16 hours a day in a windowless room called "the cave" at the Obama headquarters in Chicago.

Iran’s ‘Charm Offensive’ Seen Putting Israel In A Bind

With Bibi’s demands looming in UN speech next week, will he, Obama be on same page?
09/24/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

President Barack Obama emphasized diplomacy at the United Nations Tuesday as a way to convince Iran to give up its quest for nuclear weapons. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to emphasize in his remarks next Tuesday the need for continued sanctions as the way to achieve that goal.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaking Tuesday at the UN. Getty Images

Third Debate: Little ‘Daylight’ On Foreign Policy

10/22/2012 - 20:00

Perhaps the clearest winner in Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy was Israel.

The tiny state was mentioned more than two dozen times, with both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Gov. Romney going out of their way to declare their unwavering support for Jerusalem and their determination to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

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