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Posts Tagged: obama

January 20, 2017 5:23 am

The Party’s Over: An Open Letter to President Trump

1. Mr. President-elect, they won't leave you alone. The way they see it, the gods of government chose them, even as the world is going...

January 19, 2017 12:36 pm

‘Good Riddance, Obama’: Jerusalemites Send Mixed Parting Messages to the Outgoing US President

Ahead of Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, a reporter from the Hebrew news site nrg took to the...

January 19, 2017 10:39 am

Obama: ‘Moment May Be Passing’ for Two-State Solution

President Obama defended his administration's decision to abstain from a United Nations vote condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying it was necessary for...

January 18, 2017 11:07 am

Obama Commutes Sentence of Chelsea Manning, Ex-Intelligence Analyst Convicted of Leaking US Secrets

President Obama on Tuesday commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010...

January 18, 2017 7:03 am

Goodbye, President Obama: Parting Words From an Israeli Settler

Dear President Obama, I wanted to say goodbye and show you the respect due to a tenacious adversary. Many US Jews, and even a few here...

January 17, 2017 3:26 pm

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk’

JNS.org -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is “only empty talk." "I...

January 17, 2017 10:46 am

Poll: Confidence Drops in Trump Transition

Donald Trump will become president Friday with an approval rating of just 40%, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, the lowest of any recent president and...

January 16, 2017 2:03 pm

In ’60 Minutes’ Interview, Obama Downplays US-Israel Tensions During His Tenure

JNS.org -- In what was expected to be his last official interview, outgoing President Barack Obama downplayed the hit US-Israel ties has taken under his administration. Obama told the CBS Sunday program...

January 7, 2017 1:00 pm

Trump Tells Obama’s Ambassadors to Leave by Inauguration Day

President-elect Donald Trump is not allowing for any diplomatic dawdling. His transition team has issued a directive that all ambassadors appointed by President Obama must...

January 2, 2017 1:07 pm

History Repeats Itself, From Begin to Netanyahu

The United Nations Security Council resolution -- which stated that Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, “occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem,” have “no legal validity," and...

December 31, 2016 9:05 am

Report: Russian-Brokered Cease-Fire in Syria Holding Despite Minor Violations

A nationwide Syrian cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey that went into effect at midnight was holding Friday despite minor violations, marking a potential breakthrough...

December 28, 2016 7:38 am

Obama’s Abandonment of Israel Should Surprise Nobody

JNS.org -- The United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements comes in the wake of two other motions, passed by the UNESCO cultural body in October,...

December 28, 2016 7:30 am

Barack Obama’s Antisemitic UN Act

JNS.org - It was particularly painful and frustrating seeing President Barack Hussein Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and US Ambassador to the United Nations...

December 26, 2016 11:20 am

US Abstention at the UN Security Council: An Overview

JNS.org -- The United States' abstention at Friday’s United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution condemning Israeli construction beyond the 1967 lines, has left many speculating...


Israeli Investors Increasingly Turning to US Real Estate

Israel has become one of the largest foreign investors in US commercial real estate over the past few years, and considering...

Children’s Cultural Identities

We all know about how much damage parents can do to children. But sometimes society, even when it means well,...

Israel’s President Honors Philanthropist for Supporting American-Israeli STEM Research

JNS.org -- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin honored a media mogul and philanthropist this week...


What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...


White House Non-Committal on Timeline for Decision on Potential Move of US ...

A day after announcing the new Trump administration was in the beginning stages of talks on the potential relocation of the...

Middle East

Palestinian, Jordanian Leaders Meet to Discuss Thwarting Potential Relocati...

JNS.org -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan met Sunday in Amman, the Jordanian capital, to discuss the...