Obama administration

For U.S., A Lost Opportunity For Mideast Stability

08/24/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The Obama administration’s policy toward Iran — the attempt to engage Tehran in the vain hope that the regime will somehow transform itself into a useful and productive member of the community of nations — represents a lost opportunity. Given the unrest in the Middle East, the administration had the chance to reshape the geopolitical contours of the region in a way that would have advanced American interests and assured regional stability for decades to come. That prospect has been squandered.

Menachem Genack

Freshmen Congress Members Visiting Israel Ahead Of Iran Vote

08/03/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Freshmen Congress members will tour Israel with their party leaders and meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Congress gears up to consider an Iran nuclear deal that Netanyahu vehemently opposes.

Leading House Republican, Democrat Introduce Anti-BDS Resolution

08/03/2015 - 20:00

Washington — The top Republican and Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced a resolution urging the Obama administration to increase its activities against any boycott of Israel.

Israel Complains It Hasn’t Gotten Promised Iran Deal Info

07/29/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Israel’s national security adviser said Israel had yet to receive all the annexes to the Iran nuclear agreement, but the Obama administration insists the whole deal is a matter of public record.

The ‘Truth’ About The Iran Deal

A former U.S. Mideast negotiator throws some doubt on supporters’ and critics’ certainties about the pact.

07/26/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

One thing that critics and defenders of the Iran nuclear agreement seem to have in common is the certainty, conviction and authority with which they present their views. It’s an historic breakthrough; no, it’s an historic catastrophe; it’s this agreement or war; and my favorite — this deal sucks; negotiations, more sanctions or threat of military force could have produced an infinitely superior one. The latter is simply unknowable. Indeed, it’s at times like these that I’m reminded of Tennyson’s wonderful quip that “there lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.”

Aaron Miller

Biden Defends Iran Deal In Call With Jewish Leaders

07/20/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Vice President Joseph Biden defended the Iran nuclear deal in a call with the organized Jewish community that drew a thousand listeners.

U.S. Defense Chief: Military Option In Play Despite Iran Nuclear Deal

07/19/2015 - 20:00

Washington — The Obama administration is maintaining and improving the option of a military strike as a means of preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon even as a nuclear deal goes ahead, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.

The U.S. And Iran: What Happens Once A Deal Is In Place

07/07/2015 - 20:00

Washington – Years before it is deemed a success or a failure, a nuclear deal between Iran and the major powers could unleash far-reaching changes in the region.

President Barack Obama teleconferencing about the Iran nuclear talks with Secretary of State John Kerry. JTA

Michael Oren And The Debate That Won’t Die

The former ambassador brought criticism on himself by writing provocative opinion pieces when his book was published.

07/07/2015 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Michael Oren, the highly respected historian and former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., has become the latest lightning rod in the bitter struggle among those who profess to know what’s best for Israel. And like the Jewish state he served as diplomat, and now as Knesset member, Oren has gone from chief unifier to deep divider for many American Jews.

Gary Rosenblatt

The Painful Saga Of Michael Oren

His tell-all book about the Obama White House has been trashed and lauded, but is anyone really reading it?

07/01/2015 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Michael Oren, the highly respected historian and former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., has become the latest lightning rod in the bitter struggle among those who profess to know what’s best for Israel. And like the Jewish state he served as diplomat, and now as Knesset member, Oren has gone from chief unifier to deep divider for many American Jews.

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