Tag Archives: Barack Obama

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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Michael Flynn and Sergey Kislyak talked about how Russia could help Israel at the UN

THE MEDIA LINE Transcript: Russia Blocked Second Obama UN Resolution on Israel by Charles Bybelezer June 18, 2020 According to a recently declassified transcript of a phone conversation between former White House adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian ambassador to Washington … Continue reading

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“Netanyahu tells the story of a major drama that unfolded behind the scenes at the UN Security Council shortly before former US President Barack Obama left office” and it involved Putin

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) How Russia saved Israel from a Palestinian state based on the ’48 borders by Ariel Kahana June 15, 2020 New details about some drama involving Israel, Russia, and the US that played out behind … Continue reading

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“Biden remains a fervent adherent to the failed, groupthink-driven international consensus on resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which erroneously places the burden on Israel to make concessions”

NEW YORK POST Obama alums wrong on all counts in attacks on Trump Mideast peace plan by David Friedman May 4, 2020 The Obama administration’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Middle East as a whole, is best remembered … Continue reading

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