Relations between Netanyahu and US administration reach new low

By ISRAEL TODAY— The Obama administration’s anger, public condemnation and displeasure over Israel’s building policies in the settlement blocs and Jerusalem, and the Netanyahu government’s open expression of contempt for Obama’s understanding of the Middle East, indicate that profound changes in the relationship may be coming. Recently a senior Obama administration official commented about Netanyahu…

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…

The high price of Obama’s mideast peace push

By JOHN BOLTON, NY POST— The breaking news that al Qaeda has captured Fallujah and Ramadi raises the question whether America’s sacrifices in Iraq were made in vain. It also highlights the utter inadequacy of President Obama’s Middle East policy, especially his disregard for critical regional threats. Instead, Obama has focused on Israeli-Palestinian issues, essentially…