How the Media missed a mideast breakthrough

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER— “I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those Palestinian kids, they’d say I want these kids to succeed.” Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21 Very true. But how does the other side feel about Israeli kids? Consider that the most revered parent in Palestinian society is Mariam Farhat…

Views from abroad: In Mideast, Obama must make a move

By YORAM ETTINGER, USA TODAY— Is Barack Obama learning from history by avoiding the crucial errors of his first visit to the Middle East shortly after becoming president? In 2009, when he visited Cairo to speak directly to the Arab world, Obama anticipated engagement, rather than confrontation, with Iran, which threatened the survival of pro-U.S.…

Israel prepares for Obama visit

By ISRAEL HAYOM— With the U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit fast approaching, a preparatory meeting was held on Sunday at the Prime Minister’s Office attended by representatives of both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, as well as officials from the Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, Israel Police, Jerusalem municipality and Ben-Gurion International…