Obama Concerned Israel Has 'Politics That's Motivated Only By Fear'President Barack Obama says remarks made by Israel's prime minister before an election earlier this year have reinforced a belief in the international community that Israel is not committed to peace.
Obama: Dim Hope For End To Israeli-Palestinian ConflictPresident Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. is weighing whether to back Palestinian efforts to seek U.N. recognition for an independent state and that recent remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dim hope for a negotiated two-state solution.
Top Obama Aide: US Can't Ignore Netanyahu's Comments
Netanyahu Promises No Palestinian State If He Is Re-electedIn a frenzied last day of campaigning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ruled out the establishment of a Palestinian state and vowed to keep building east Jerusalem settlements as he appealed to hard-line voters on the eve of Israel's closely contested general election.
Sweden's New Government Recognizes State Of PalestineSweden's new government says it has recognized a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition.
White House Stands By Rebuke Of Israeli SettlementsThe White House on Monday stood firmly behind its criticism of Israeli settlement construction and pushed back against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's complaint that the U.S. rebuke goes "against American values."
Protesters March in DC Calling For A Free PalestineThousands marched down Constitution Avenue to the White House Sunday, protesting Israel and calling for a free Palestine.
Poll: Two-Thirds Of Israeli Jews Don't Trust Kerry On SecurityNearly three-quarters of Israeli Jews believe the Americans are applying more pressure on Israel than the Palestinians to accept a potential US framework agreement, and almost two-thirds of both Jewish and Arab Israelis say they don’t trust U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Israel’s security.
Netanyahu: US, European Boycott Threats To Israel 'Immoral And Unjust'Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's warning that Israel faced a growing boycott threat if peace talks with the Palestinians fail, saying the campaign would not achieve its goal.
Israeli Hardliners Threaten Netanyahu Against Caving to U.S. DemandsBenjamin Netanyahu's hardline coalition partners on Sunday stepped up pressure on the Israeli prime minister, threatening to topple the government if he caves in to American pressure to accept a key Palestinian territorial demand in U.S.-backed peace talks.
Israel Responds To Abbas Comment That Jesus Was 'Palestinian Messenger'Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas labeled Jesus Christ a “Palestinian messenger” in a Christmas greeting issued earlier this week.
White House Correspondent Helen Thomas DiesHelen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died Saturday. She was 92.
Obama Heckled During Jerusalem Speech
Obama: 'Palestinians Deserve A State Of Their Own'President Barack Obama says Palestinians deserve an independent and sovereign state and an end to occupation by Israel.
Nixon Ridiculed Democrats For 'Dishonest' Declaration Of Jerusalem As Capital Of IsraelLast year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked the Democratic convention platform for its "shameful" decision to omit a reference to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But in a sign of how U.S. politics have changed in 40 years, President Richard Nixon complained in 1972 of the Democrats' "dishonest" platform language declaring the city Israel's capital.