Will the U.S. Appease Netanyahu and Increase Military Aid to Israel?

Will the U.S. Appease Netanyahu and Increase Military Aid to Israel?

U.S. President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House Monday. It’s the first time the two leaders have met in more than a year. For more on the significance of this meeting and whether it would help smooth over strained...
Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

This was a speech threatening war. Realizing he has insufficient clout to stop the negotiations, Netanyahu demanded a back-up position: If not “no” deal, then we can have a better deal. His vision of a “better” deal, however, is grounded in...

Gilad Shalit’s Release Emboldens Netanyahu’s Iran Mandate

“The ‘Israel will bomb Iran’ meme has been used so often that it doesn’t make much sense to take it serious anymore,” writes Bernhard at Moon of Alabama. “So why even discuss when it, as now, comes up again?” The difference is...

Obama’s Israel-Palestine Gamble

President Barack Obama boasts that he’s a good poker player. On Middle East policy, he seems to be betting all his chips on a high-stakes gamble. It’s not clear yet, though, whether the gamble is working or what the ultimate outcome will be. Months ago,...

‘Palestinians’ without ‘Palestine’

“Obama welcomes Netanyahu acceptance of Palestinian state,” the headlines blared. Well, at least that’s settled. With the U.S. president having shown the Israeli prime minister who is boss, both are headed toward the same long-term goal of a...