Obama Meets Netanyahu: No Love Fest But As Good As It's Gonna Get

by Barry Rubin, The Rubin Report Why was the meeting this time between President Barack H. Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a success? The answer is simple though not all the reasons are publicly known. So I’ll tell you about them. The president couldn’t have been more effusive. They had an “excellent” discussion, Netanyahu’s…

Obama Promises Saudi King that Israel will Withdraw from Jerusalem, West Bank

www.geostrategy-direct.com WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was said to have pledged to Saudi Arabia that the United States would force Israel to withdraw from eastern Jerusalem and the entire West Bank by 2012. Diplomatic sources said Obama relayed a pledge to Saudi King Abdullah that he would take any measure to ensure an Israeli withdrawal…

Obama-Netanyahu Summit

by James D. Besser, The Jewish Week President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu staged a diplomatic dance in Washington on Tuesday meant to show the world — and their respective constituencies — that they are still in step.  But the carefully choreographed atmospherics belied potential difficulties ahead and many unanswered questions, starting with…