Tag Archives: Barack Obama

“Israel scarcely needs the absence of a phone call to tell it that it has a grave problem with the new occupant of the White House”

JNS Obama’s third term by Melanie Phillips February 4, 2021 Some people are fretting that U.S. President Joe Biden has not yet picked up the phone to call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They worry that this may betoken a … Continue reading

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“There is no doubt that Tehran will see Biden’s eagerness to re-enter the nuclear deal as a sign of weakness and it will try to extort the US accordingly”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) US all but admits nuclear deal has failed by Damian Pachter February 2, 2021 Monday’s statement by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Tehran could be “weeks away” from developing enough fissile material … Continue reading

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“As U.S.-Israel relations gear up for a great reset, the Obama administration’s parting shot may be the starting point for the Biden administration”

JNS The changing of the guard in US-Israel relations by Alex Traiman January 20, 2021 Like many American policies now expected to undergo an about-face following the inauguration of 46th President Joe Biden, U.S.-Israel relations may be gearing up for … Continue reading

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Martin Peretz: “The Biden administration is not in my view going to jerk Middle Eastern policy back to the Obama track”

ALGEMEINER Obama’s Failure, Biden’s New Team, and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Divide by Martin Peretz December 24, 2020 …In 2016, John Kerry said to a Brookings audience, “I’ve talked to leaders in the Arab community. There will be no … Continue reading

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The Biden administration has the chance to end the division between the parties about support for the Jewish state. Will they ?

JNS Can the bipartisan consensus on Israel be revived? by Jonathan S. Tobin December 17, 2020 One of the standard laments of the organized American Jewish world in recent years has been the decline and fall of the bipartisan consensus … Continue reading

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“Trump’s sundry Middle East peace deals are humiliating for his predecessors. Not only did they fail where Trump has succeeded, but they insisted that his achievements were impossible”

NEWSWEEK Trump’s Legacy of Peace by Caroline Glick December 16, 2020 What for so long eluded presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama seems to have come effortlessly to President Donald Trump. In the space of just four months, … Continue reading

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“James Jeffrey signed a 2016 letter warning Trump would put national security at risk, but after serving under him, longtime diplomat says president’s policies made the region safer”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Ex-Syria envoy felt Trump was unqualified. Now he’s sad to see administration go by Jacob Magid December 5, 2020 Veteran US diplomat James Jeffrey has served at the pleasure of both Republican and Democratic presidents. He was … Continue reading

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Obama portrays Israel as the aggressive occupier that seeks conflict and not peace. By omission and/or comission, lying about Israel is lying about Jews. That is antisemitism.

JNS Obama’s revisionist ‘Promised Land’ by Dov Lipman November 26, 2020 I have never criticized former U.S. President Barack Obama publicly—neither during my time in the Knesset nor anywhere else—despite my having disagreed with many of his policies. I am … Continue reading

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“In his new memoir, the 44th president continues to blame Netanyahu for his own failure to make peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors”

NATIONAL REVIEW Obama’s Simmering Resentment of Benjamin Netanyahu by Jim Geraghty November 20, 2020 The final chapter of Barack Obama’s third memoir, A Promised Land, begins with an extensive review of the former president’s often-testy relationship with his Israeli counterpart, … Continue reading

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Obama: “AIPAC moved rightward in accordance with a political shift in Israel”

ALGEMEINER In New Memoir, Obama Accuses Netanyahu of Engaging in ‘Orchestrated’ Push Against His Administration by Staff November 13, 2020 In his own words, former US President Barack Obama regarded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “smart, canny, tough…gifted … Continue reading

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