PA official: Israel intervened in US vote

by Ynetnews.comPalestinians unmoved by US election results, but view them as proof of Israeli attempt ‘to thwart negotiations.’ Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, said Wednesday morning that Israel intervened in the American mid-term elections in a bid to disrupt the Middle East peace process. According to the senior Palestinian…

Political earthquake in US

by Yoram Ettinger, Ynetnews.com The November 2010 mid-term election produced a seismic political effect: The most rapid and wide-in-scope Congressional and Gubernatorial victory since 1948. The outcome of the election repudiates Obama’s policies and dramatically erodes his political clout. It feeds the confrontational nature of a systematically pro-Israel Congress and increases the number of pro-Israel…

How will the Republican-controlled House affect US-Israel ties?

by Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz The Republican’s victory in the House of Representatives on Tuesday leaves many in Israel wondering whether President Barack Obama’s stymied domestic agenda will encourage him to concentrate more on foreign policy, including the Middle East peace process. The Republicans are expected to take a tougher stance on Iran and put pressure…

Elections 2010: A Stark Reminder

by Sarah Stern, Emet Report As the attention of much of the United States has been primarily focused, due to today’s elections, on domestic issues, as well as on the sardonic Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert non-rally-rally on the National Mall, the foreign policy stage remains deadly serious. Yet, we as a nation have lost…