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Posts Tagged: President Obama

October 7, 2016 8:00 am

Puppet Mastery and the Jews

We Jews like to quip that we “only wish” the antisemitic claims about our wealth and power were true. Imagining what it would be like...

September 23, 2016 7:23 am

Obama and Netanyahu: The Long Overdue Goodbye

On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, on the sidelines of the...

September 8, 2016 10:40 am

Obama, Merkel and ‘The Right Side of History’

“US Sends Iran Two More Loads of Cash." So blared the headline on the front page of the September 7 issue of The Wall Street...

August 8, 2016 12:13 am

Former Justice Department Attorney Says Obama’s ‘Ransom-for-Hostages’ Transaction With Tehran Violates US Criminal Law

A former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York this weekend cautioned against obfuscating a much larger issue surrounding last week’s revelation of President Obama’s “ransom-for-hostages" payment...

February 25, 2016 7:01 am

Plans That Lead Astray: Closing Guantanamo Bay

We often hear the line from a Robert Burns poem, "The best laid schemes of mice and men, often go askew," invoked when someone's grandiose...

July 21, 2015 4:03 pm

Poll: Most Americans Not Confident Deal Will Prevent Iran From Obtaining Nuclear Weapon

A new Washington Post-ABC poll released on Monday revealed that a majority of Americans are not confident that the nuclear deal with Iran announced last week...

February 13, 2015 10:53 am

President of Equivocation and Evasion

President Obama's bouts of equivocation and evasion are worrisome. Even The New York Times, not inclined to editorialize in its news columns except when Israel...

January 20, 2015 10:57 pm

Obama Pledges to Veto Iran Sanctions Bill in State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama confirmed that he would veto any sanctions bill against Iran, saying that passing such a measure would "all but guarantee that diplomacy...

January 16, 2015 1:02 pm

Obama Accuses Senators of Bowing to ‘Donor’ Pressure on Iran, Vows to Veto Sanctions Bill, as Tehran Accelerates Nuclear Construction

Hot on the heels of Iran's announcement that it is building two new light water nuclear reactors, President Obama has vowed to use his veto...

June 25, 2014 11:40 am

In Israel, Huckabee Blasts Obama for Silence on Kidnapped Teens

During a visit to Israel, Mike Huckabee on Tuesday slammed President Barack Obama over his lack of personal response to the kidnapping of three Israel...

December 19, 2013 1:56 am

Obama Fiddles While the World Burns

Nero "fiddled," so they say, while Rome burned. Today, this epigram all too accurately describes President Obama's approach to U.S. national security. For five years,...

December 16, 2013 12:45 am

The Age of Fakery

In an age of utter fakery, when the line distinguishing what's authentic from what's a sham gets narrower by the nanosecond, it's hard to know,...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Trump Lays Out Agenda for First 100 Days in Office in Gettysburg Speech

Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of...


Israel Security Agency: Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem Doubled in September

Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem doubled last month compared to August, according to Israel’s security agency, the Shin Bet. There were 26 attacks in the capital in September, compared to 13 in...

Middle East

Turkey Expands Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...