Obama administration

Obama Administration Will Not Enforce Anti-BDS Law On West Bank Settlements

07/01/2015

Washington –The Obama administration will not enforce part of the new law to combat boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel when it comes to West Bank settlements.

As Iran Deadline Approaches, Skeptics Draw Dueling Red Lines

06/30/2015

Washington — In nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers, it’s deadline time, and skeptics on both sides are laying out red lines in a bid to shape a final deal.

Ayatollah Ali Khameini, Iran’s supreme leader, and AIPAC are seen as must-convince skeptics for their respective sides. JTA

Obama Administration Rejects Further Consideration Of U.N. Gaza Report

06/24/2015

Washington — The Obama administration said it opposes any Security Council consideration of a United Nations report on last summer’s  Israel-Hamas war.

19 Dems Urge Kerry To Make Detained Palestinian Children A Priority

06/24/2015

Washington — Nineteen House Democrats signed a letter urging the Obama administration to make Israel’s treatment of imprisoned Palestinian minors a priority in the U.S.-Israel relationship.

No Way To Treat An Ally

First interview: Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren has written a devastating insider’s account of White House distancing from Israel.

06/17/2015
Editor and Publisher

In January 2011, with the U.S. trying hard to convince the Palestinians to withdraw or moderate a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, President Obama called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to make a deal.

Gary Rosenblatt

U.S. Approves Sale Of $1.8 Billion In Advanced Munitions To Israel

05/21/2015

Washington — The Obama administration approved the sale of $1.8 billion worth of munitions to Israel, including precision guidance devices and bunker-busting bombs.

Delaying The Inevitable

04/01/2015
Editorial

It’s only fitting that the negotiations between the U.S. and Iran were extended to Wednesday, April Fools’ Day. Whatever the precise outcome, it seems clear that the Obama administration has invested far too much political and diplomatic capital in these talks, which have gone on for 18 months, to walk away from a deal. Despite Iran’s classic bargaining moves in the last few days, pulling back on previously agreed-on commitments, the administration would not be swayed. This comes as no surprise. The very notion that talks could take place between Iran and the West and exclude any discussion of the revolutionary Islamic regime’s role as the world’s leading exporter of terror was a non-starter.

Spy Vs. Spy

Before leaving for Washington to speak to the U.S. Congress at the invitation of the Republican leadership three weeks ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would reveal information about the bad deal the Obama administration was negotiating with Iran but not telling the Congress.

When there was nothing new in his formal address, just a rehash of what he’d been saying for months, it was assumed that his pre-speech hype was just that, hype.

Yaalon: Settlement Slowdown Temporary Since Obama Only Has Two Years Left

12/12/2014

Jerusalem — Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said his difficulties in advancing plans for settlement construction are temporary, since the Obama administration only has two more years left in power.

Israel On The Outs Over Iran?

U.S. talk of thawing relations with Rouhani highlights rift with Jewish state.

10/01/2014
JTA

Washington — Obama administration officials and Iran skeptics, chief among them Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are presenting starkly different outlooks of what the world would look like should negotiators meet a Nov. 24 deadline and strike a nuclear deal.

A view of the reactor at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in Southern Iran as the first fuel is loaded in 2010.
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