Israel and U.S. Close To Signing Aid Deal

Final round of negotiations is underway as deal comes to fruition.

08/01/2016 - 16:12
Editorial Intern

A senior Israeli official is set to meet with members of the Obama Administration Monday to finalize an aid deal between the two countries, according to a statement released by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office last week.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House in 2014.  Win McNamee/Getty Images.

Distorted View Of Bibi-Obama Relationship?

Four times the two leaders got along that ‘Frontline’ skipped.

01/12/2016 - 17:49

PBS’ “Frontline” aired “Netanyahu at War” last Wednesday night, and there’s a lot of social media buzz about the nearly two-hour documentary, which chronicles Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s career and then veers into his relationship with President Barack Obama.

Benjamin Netanyahu, left, has had a nuanced relationship with President Barack Obama during the seven years. Getty Images

Obama’s Last Shot

01/06/2016 - 10:18

President Obama’s newly announced executive actions to reduce gun violence are woefully inadequate, but they are a start. And they represent a signal to the Republican-led Congress that inaction will not stand.

Unrecognized World War I Heroes Receive Posthumous Medal of Honor

06/02/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Nearly 100 years after risking their lives to protect fellow soldiers in World War I, an African-American and a Jewish soldier finally received recognition for their heroism. 

Israel: The Canary In The Coal Mine

In the United States' drone warfare errors and frustration with Iran, echoes of Israel's bitter experience.

04/28/2015 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

After Arab terrorists killed nearly 3,000 innocent Americans on Sept. 11, 2001, I thought the world would see Israel’s plight in dealing with terrorists in a new light: a democracy subject to the violent hatred of those seeking to destroy “Big Satan” (the U.S.) and “Little Satan” (Israel), along with Western values of human rights and freedoms.

Gary Rosenblatt

Obama Termed ‘Emotional’ In Iran Meeting With Leaders

Participants describe ‘very intense’ mood in outreach sessions.

04/14/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

President Barack Obama continued his outreach to the Jewish community in two separate meetings Monday during which he became emotional in describing his commitment to the Jewish people and the State of Israel, according to several attendees. And he vowed never to negotiate a deal with Iran that would jeopardize the Jewish state.

A participant at one of the Monday meetings said the president sounded “sincere,” “eloquent” and “very emotional.” Getty Images

How Obama Should Deal With Bullies

They know when you’re bluffing, and only back down when they’re convinced you mean business.

03/24/2014 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

President Obama is getting beat up pretty bad lately — from the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Syrian President Bashar Assad, who are testing his foreign policy moxie. Also from much of the press, world opinion and national polls, for not standing up to the above, and for projecting a sense of weakness from the leader of the world’s most powerful nation.

Gary Rosenblatt

Obama Backs de Blasio

President's praise for 'courageous' candidate is more emphatic than 2009 nod for Democrat against Bloomberg.
09/22/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio picked up a powerful endorsement from the commander-in-chief Monday in his bid to become New York's first Democrat mayor in two decades.

Barack Obama: De Blasio agenda is "bold and courageous." Getty Images
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