We’ve been worried whether Obama would get a taste of the land of milk and honey on his upcoming trip. He will — but it’ll be kosher for Passover.
Netanyahu is almost there. As Israeli politicians took a pause in their discussions for the Shabbat break, all sides expressed optimism that a new coalition could be announced within days.
If Barack Obama is serious about Mideast peace, he should speak to directly to the public. There’s no better way than a mass rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.
One of Barack Obama’s hopes for his Israel visit is to address the Israeli public. Some commentators, such as Yoram Meital interviewed for a Forward article, have expressed the view that this lies at the crux of his trip, with him hoping to talk to Israelis about Iran over their Prime Minister’s head.
It looks like room service isn’t going to be an option for President Obama when he stays at the Kind David Hotel in Jerusalem on his upcoming trip to Israel. He’ll arrive on March 20, less than a week before Passover begins and according to The Times of Israel, the hotel’s kitchens will have already been made kosher for the holiday. (We’re taking this to mean that a pancake breakfast or late-night shwarma in bed are out of the question.)
With barely two weeks to go before President Obama’s scheduled visit to Israel, the right wing is gearing up for as hostile a welcome as possible.
Vice President Joe Biden told America’s biggest pro-Israel lobbying organization on Monday that President Barack Obama is “not bluffing” about the United States’ determination to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
If President Obama wants to know what Israeli officialdom is thinking, he could be a fly on the wall at AIPAC. It’s all about Iran, with barely a peep about the Palestinians.
A presidential trip to Israel, designed as little more than a polite visit, could prompt unexpectedly tough questions as conditions on the ground change rapidly.