In his first visit to a synagogue, Barack Obama sought to explain, not retract, his criticism of Israeli policies. He seemed to pass the test with flying colors.
Open disagreement with Israel on some of its policies is a necessary component of the U.S. defense of Israel in the international community, President Barack Obama said.
Obama administration officials have long contended that the friction between the U.S. president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not personal and that American support for Israel remains as robust as ever — and arguably even more robust by some metrics.
The popular Israeli singer Amir Benayoun released a song that wishes for the death of President Barack Obama, whom he refers to as a “treacherous creature.”
A Chabad delegation meeting with President Barack Obama included a veteran female educator, a nod to the president’s emphasis on the need for education for girls.
At the gathering he jokingly called “a night when Washington celebrates itself,” President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him.
Much has been made of Benjamin Netanyahu’s alliance with American conservatives on Iran. J.J. Goldberg breaks down the lesser-known ties between the White House and Israeli generals.
President Barack Obama said a solution on sanctions would have to allow Iran’s leaders to present an “acceptable” version to their public.
President Barack Obama condemned anti-Semitism in a Holocaust Remembrance Day message.