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Barack Obama

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Obama proposes $1.3 billion military aid for Egypt in 2013 despite ongoing NGOs row

U.S. president Barack Obama proposed to renew the $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt for 2013, despite the recent crackdown on illegally funded american NGO’s in the country. However, it has to be accepted by the majority in congress where a few have said the U.S. should completely cut off aid to Egypt if … Continue reading

Obama: Israel has not made decision on Iran attack, but it is rightly concerned

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that he believes Israel has not yet made the decision whether or not to attack Iran. Obama stated that he prefers a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue and that he would not like to see more fighting in the region, that is rich of oil. He said that … Continue reading

Jewish American publisher faces criticism for suggesting Netanyahu consider the assassination of President Obama

A recent column by the publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, has created a firestorm. In “What would you do?”, Adler suggested the assassination of U.S. President Barack Obama as a way for Israel to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The U.S. Secret Service did not comment on whether Andrew Adler’s suggestion … Continue reading

U.S. Sends Top Iranian Leader a Warning on Strait Threat

The Obama Administration has sent Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei a message of warning through a private channel, U.S. officials say. The warning made clear that any closure of the Strait of Hormuz by Iran would cross an American “red line,” provoking a U.S. response. The New York Times, United States Click here for the full … Continue reading

Overtures to Egypt’s Islamists Reverse Longtime U.S. Policy

The Obama administration has embarked on a full-scale effort to “engage” with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. New York Times, United States Click here for the full story

Opinion: Bibi and Barack

Barack Obama has an Israel problem. Almost three years in, the president still can’t decide whether he wants to pander to the Israeli prime minister or pressure him. The approach of the 2012 elections makes the former almost mandatory; the president’s reelection may make the latter possible. Los Angeles Times, United States Click here for the full story

Analysis: U.S., Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure

The Obama administration is trying to assure Israel privately that it would strike Iran militarily if Tehran’s nuclear program crosses certain “red lines”—while attempting to dissuade the Israelis from acting unilaterally. The Daily Beast, United States Click here for the full story

US military ‘ready to engage in a conflict with Iran’

America’s most senior military official has indicated that the country is ready to engage in a conflict with Iran, if President Barack Obama were to give the signal. The Telegraph, United Kingdom Click here for the full story

Interview: Mustafa Barghouti, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council

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Republicans slam Obama on Israel, Iran

Republican White House hopefuls slammed US President Barack Obama’s policy towards Israel on Wednesday, charging he has undermined its security, set back Middle East peace efforts, and coddled Iran. Agence France-Presse, France Click here for the full story

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Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

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