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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011 Flickr The Prime Minister of Israel

Bibi King of Israel

The astonishing shake-up in Israeli politics this week may have changed the entire game in Israel and the Middle East—and the prospects for war with Iran over its nuclear program.

By forming a unity government with his Likud Party’s principal … More…

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz

Obama Gains Ground with Israeli, American Jews

The more the issue of peace between Israel and the Palestinians fades into the background, the more popular President Obama gets among both Israeli and American Jews.

That’s what recent polls say, and it’s welcome news for the president’s … More…

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

Is There Any Hope for Israeli-Palestinian Peace?

As all eyes in the Middle East focus on Iran, the everlasting dispute between Israel and the Palestinians continues, albeit on a low flame on a back burner.

But it flared up orange at the Jerusalem Post conference in New … More…

Former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi and former Mossad director Meir Dagan.

Israeli Ex-Military Chiefs Warn: Don’t Attack Iran Now

The rumblings about a possible attack by Israel against Iran’s nuclear facilities have quieted over the last few weeks as negotiations with Iran began. These kinds of talks have gone nowhere in the past, and we’ll see whether it’s different … More…

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Meet the Real Socialists

Some very intelligent, successful conservatives strongly believe President Obama is a socialist, based largely on his health care reform plan and comments he’s made about wealthy people paying their fair share of taxes.

But I don’t think they understand what … More…

Shaul Mofaz with Tzipi Livni in background

Netanyahu Strengthens His Hand

The stunning victory of former defense minister Shaul Mofaz in the Kadima Party’s primary last week was significant for two reasons: It may have marked the end of US favorite Tzipi Livni’s political career and may help Israeli Prime Minister … More…

President talks about jobs & the economy

The President May Be Peaking Too Early

President Obama has been on a roll of late.

Unemployment has fallen steadily to 8.3%, and we’ve had 24 consecutive months—two years—of private sector job growth. The rate itself is much higher than previous presidents have faced going into re-election, … More…

President Obama at AIPAC March 4 Pete Souza

Obama Threads the Needle on Iran

President Obama “welcomed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House Monday, and I’m putting that word in quotes because everybody knows they can’t stand each other.

Netanyahu has been a hardliner his whole career, and his ruling coalition … More…

President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Gillard

A Bold New Move to Contain China


Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Scary News from Two Danger Zones

From Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic… More…