Netanyahu promises to ‘vigorously’ oppose Palestinian moves at UN

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH and HERB KEINON, JPOST— As the Palestinian Authority said Sunday it planned to move forward to secure support for the draft resolution it presented the UN Security Council last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “vigorously oppose it” and not accept any “diktat.” Netanyahu, speaking at a Hanukka candle-lighting…

Obama, not Bibi, created U.S.-Israel crisis

By JONATHAN TOBIN, COMMENTARY— Since Barack Obama became president, The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg has been a reliable indicator of administration opinion about foreign-policy issues. Like some other journalists who can be counted on to support the president, he has been the recipient of some juicy leaks, especially when the White House wants to trash Israel’s…

Obama’s fantasy Middle East

By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— IN BARACK OBAMA’S Middle East, the explanation for the persistent lack of peace between Israel and the Palestinians is clear: It’s Bibi Netanyahu’s fault. Things would be so much easier if only the Israeli prime minister would bite the bullet. Only in a make-believe Middle East is peace with the…

Obama to Netanyahu: Two-state solution still possible

By YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNET— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama Monday at the White House. Speaking to the press, Obama said that there is strong bipartisan support for Israel’s security and that the two-state solution is still possible. Obama praised Netanyahu’s intensive efforts in the talks and reiterated his commitment to…