foreign policy

Obama To Netanyahu: As Black Son Of Single Mother, I Understand Israel’s Harsh Reality

03/10/2016 - 14:53

Washington — President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that as “the African-American son of a single mother” he understands Israel’s harsh Middle Eastern reality.

President Barack Obama, right, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House. JTA

Democratic Debate: Bernie Sanders Calls For Normalizing Ties With Iran

01/18/2016 - 12:53

Washington — Bernie Sanders, the Jewish senator vying for the Democratic presidential nod, called for normalizing relations with Iran.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,participating in the Democratic Candidates Debate hosted by NBC News and YouTube. JTA

Comity, Foreign Policy Differences Are Hallmarks Of Democratic Debate

10/13/2015 - 20:00

Burlington, Vt. — The first Democratic presidential debate focused mostly on economic issues, although foreign policy differences emerged on how to handle the crisis in the Middle East.

Democratic presidential candidates Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley. JTA

Netanyahu To Receive Conservative Think Tank’s Award On Day He Meets Obama

09/21/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive an award from a conservative think tank on the same day that he meets with President Barack Obama.

President Barack Obama, left, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during his arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion. JTA

Clinton: Public Disagreements With Israel ‘Not Productive’

09/08/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Hillary Rodham Clinton said she would endeavor as president to keep any arguments with the Israeli prime minister out of public view because such disputes help delegitimize Israel.

Hillary Clinton. Via wikipedia.org

Will Congress Step Up And Stop The Iran Deal?

07/14/2015 - 20:00

Now that a final agreement with Iran has been reached, Congress will be given 60 days within which to debate and accept or reject it. This, however, would not be the end in the long-simmering fight between Congress and the president over his foreign policy legacy and its long-term threat to American and Israeli national security interests.  Let me explain.

Eric Mandel

Deal Analysis: Senator Schumer's Balancing Act

07/13/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The white smoke that wafted out of the chimney Tuesday at Palais Coburg in Vienna signaled the start of an intense lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill over the fate of the Iranian nuclear agreement, pitting two longtime adversaries, Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu.

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

ADL Raps Michael Oren For Stereotyping Obama In New Essay

06/22/2015 - 20:00

The Anti-Defamation League criticized Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, for an “insensitive and unjustified” attack on President Barack Obama.

Flaw In U.S. Policy

Even the PLO recognizes Israel’s right to West Jerusalem.

06/16/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Maariv’s headline blared, “Final Judgment: U.S. Citizens May Not Register ‘Jerusalem’ as Place of Birth.” The news portal Walla! headlined its story, “Supreme Court in U.S. Ruled: Someone Born in Jerusalem Cannot Be Registered as Israeli.”

Panorama: part of West Jerusalem. Wikimedia Commons
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