They know when you’re bluffing, and only back down when they’re convinced you mean business.
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.
Kerry picking up ball as Israel releases tax money to PA; relations with Turkey still tricky.
Joshua Mitnick and Stewart Ain
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.
The idea of ‘linkage’ of Israel-Palestinian conflict with wider problems is all but dead.
James D. Besser
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.
With a new Congress convening as Israel holds its national elections, it’s hard to miss the parallel narratives taking place in Washington and Jerusalem, and particularly between the Republican Party here and the dominant Likud Party there.