This "kiss and make up" meeting accomplished what both leaders wanted: Obama shored up his pro-Israel credentials before the November elections and Netanyahu got Obama to play it his way on Israeli nukes.
Saudi Arabia and Israel are often considered America’s two main Middle Eastern allies, but Obama’s glad-handing of Saudi King Abdullah dramatically trumps his brusque treatment of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
With such patriots, Israel won’t need many enemies.
She continues to talk UN sanctions, as Iran may be less than a year away from nuclear weapons. Then she attributes a recent outrage to Hamas, rather than her favored Fatah. (Also read Ron Radosh: The Obama Administration and the Jews)
Vice President Joe Biden condemns a new Israeli settlement plan.
Civilians accidentally killed during counter-terrorism operations matter only when Israel does the killing.
Israel needs its allies to step up and help it ward off the attacks from its enemies.
Update: And don't miss Ronald Radosh's take on the Goldstone Report, as well.
Israelis want Gilad Shalit home — yet know that a lopsided prisoner deal will encourage further kidnappings.
Israelis are being painted as peace refusers, terrorizers, killers, torturers, and recently, pilferers of internal organs.
Will they try it? And how will Israel respond?
Israel's prime minister did his best to save face and insist everything was fine. It wasn't.
The Francop episode glaringly reveals Iran’s strategy of surrounding Israel with deadly ordinance in hostile hands.
The tough-on-Israel, easy-on-Hamas UN report on the Gaza war isn't exactly playing out the way its author may have hoped.
Obama pushes Netanyahu for more concessions while the Arab media slanders Israelis as organ thieves.
The "alternative" Jewish lobbying group has Israel squarely in its cross hairs.
Israel's prime minister publicly rebukes Obama for asking him to halt a construction project within Israel proper.
It's not the first time Sarkozy has denigrated a democratically chosen leader. (He's more polite to dictators.)
White House pressure on Israel shows none of the deference to sovereignty he shows Tehran.
Bibi walked a tricky tightrope in his big speech. But were his concessions enough for Obama?
The severe moral distortions in the Cairo address reinforce Israeli concerns.
Obama's hard line on settlement expansion may have more to do with hurting Netanyahu than with the "peace process."
Ensuring a non-nuclear Iran is Israel's main priority, but for the Obama administration, Palestinian statehood is at the top of the agenda. (Also read Roger L. Simon: Thoughts on the Middle East Chess Game.)
A member of Ahmadinejad's entourage takes sadistic pleasure in shouting "Zionazi!" at the Holocaust survivor. So much for dialogue with Iran. (At PJTV: "Roger L. Simon & Jon Voight Walk Out on Ahmadinejad.")