Obama

Israel: The Canary In The Coal Mine

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

04/29/2015
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.

04/15/2015
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

Jay Ruderman Responds: It's NOT Ok To Insult Someone As "Aspergery"

The Ruderman Family Foundation responded to the derogatory use of Asperger Syndrome by an unnamed Obama Administration official in an article released yesterday. 

How Obama Should Deal With Bullies

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

03/25/2014
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.

09/23/2013
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

Obama Wishes Hundreds Of Rabbis Shana Tovah

09/04/2013

 President Obama reflected on the High Holidays and offered New Year’s greetings in a conference call with nearly 1,000 rabbis.

Obama Scores Points In Israel

03/28/2013
Editorial

There was only so much President Barack Obama could accomplish in a brief trip to Israel this past week, but he made the most of it.

Hints Of Movement Seen In Wake Of Obama Trip

Kerry picking up ball as Israel releases tax money to PA; relations with Turkey still tricky.

03/28/2013

Tel Aviv — After the electricity of President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel last week and his speech urging Israel’s young generation to get involved in the peace process with the Palestinians, there were reports this week that a new round of talks may be on the horizon.

President Barack Obama, with Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

With Obama Trip Looming, New Realism Limits Options

The idea of ‘linkage’ of Israel-Palestinian conflict with wider problems is all but dead.

02/13/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

President Barack Obama, entering his second and last term as chief executive, may be thinking about cementing his legacy. But whispers that he may seek to do it by brokering Israeli-Palestinian peace have the whiff of wishful thinking by those who would like to see it happen — and paranoia by those who don’t.

President Obama at the Western Wall in 2008, the last time he was in Israel. Getty Images
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