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25 Dec

Netanyahu Slams UN Security Council Resolution, President Obama

Israeli Prime Minister strongly denounced the latest Security Council resolution denouncing Israel’s illegal colonial activists in occupied Palestine, and said that Obama is the second U.S. President who stood against Israel. His statements came in a speech, delivered by various main Israeli TV station, in which he said that the […]

29 Sep

Organizations Call on Obama to Investigate Israeli Killing of US Citizen

US rights and faith organizations, Wednesday, called on US President Barack Obama to investigate Israeli army killing of a US citizen of Palestinian origins, according to a press release. Fifteen organizations sent a letter to Obama calling on him to demand that Israel publicly release all evidence related to the […]

17 Sep

Obama Grants Israel Largest Military Aid Package in U.S. History

The deal guarantees Israel $10 million a day in U.S. military aid for the next decade. (Photo: Israeli Minister of Defence, Avigdor Lieberman) The United States and Israel have agreed upon a new military aid package of $38 billion over 10 years. A total of $5 billion are earmarked for […]

27 Jun

U.S. Lawmakers Urge Obama to Appoint Envoy for Palestinian Children

Israeli authorities released Mohammad, 15, from the West Bank city of Qalqilya, in April after he served six months in prison. (Photo: DCIP / Cody O’Rourke) New York, June 20, 2016—Twenty members of the United States Congress signed a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, urging the appointment of […]

27 Feb

Obama Signs anti-BDS Trade Agreement into Law

US President Barack Obama, this week, signed into law a sweeping trade agreement which protects Israel from boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) by countries who oppose the ongoing military occupation of Palestine.The agreement — H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 — was passed 75-20, on February […]

13 Feb

Obama to Sign Agreement Equating Settlements with Israel

US President Barack Obama reportedly intends to sign a sweeping trade agreement which includes provisions that fail to differentiate between Israel and illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as discourage the boycott of Israeli goods.The agreement — H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 […]

28 Nov

Obama Administration Rejects New Settlement Recognition

In a press conference this week, the Obama administration rejected Israel’s government request to recognize the construction of new [illegal] settlements in the occupied West Bank.The issue over new Israeli illegal settlements emerged between Washington and Tel Aviv on Tuesday, according to the PNN, as US Secretary of State John […]

09 Aug

Obama Says Netanyahu’s Interference in American Politics “Unprecedented”

US President Barack Obama, in an interview with CNN, said that Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s interference in American politics is ‘unprecedented’, especially following the Iran deal.In the interview, which will be fully aired later on Sunday, Obama was asked if it was “appropriate of a foreign head of government […]

02 Jul

Obama Signs Legislation Inhibiting Boycott of Israel

President Obama has signed legislation which would tackle anti-Israel boycotts all over the world and would raise specific US priorities in roughly 150 trade objectives in its negotiations. One of the main goals, according to World Bulletin/Al Ray, is to counter willingness to support ‘Boycott Divestment and Sanctions’ movement against […]

27 Jun

Obama “Hamstrung” by Israeli Lobby on Palestinian ICC Bid

The US opposition to the bid by the Palestinian Authority to bring Israel to the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Gaza is the result of pressure from the Israeli lobby, says an investigative journalist.“AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) clearly has total control of the US Congress […]

04 Jun

Obama: Israel Losing Credibility over Peacemaking

United States President Barack Obama, Tuesday, blamed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s diplomacy terms for failure to advance peace with the Palestinians, saying that Israel seems to have lost its international credibility as a potential peacemaker.In an interview with the Israeli Channel II, Obama suggested that continued US diplomatic defense […]

22 Mar

Obama Administration on Israeli Election: ‘Enough With the UN Cover Up’

An earthquake could overwhelm the traditional and strong relations between the United States and Israel. An earthquake called Netanyahu. The re-election of the Prime Minister on Tuesday did not increase the enthusiasm of President Obama, with whom relations have become brittle. But if there was a certainty in the Middle […]

04 Nov

Obama Threatening to Lift Ban on US-Israeli Veto?

According to recent Israeli and UK media releases, US President Barack Obama has threatened to drop the veto at the United Nations Security Council.The United States has a long history of using this power to block anti-Israel measures and has, in response to continued Israeli rejection of US demands regarding […]

20 Oct

AIC: ‘Meaningless Dispute Between Obama, Netanyahu’

Big words were used in this latest dispute about Israel’s public announcement concerning construction of 2610 new housing units in Givat Hamatos. A US spokesperson said the decision would “distance Israel even from its closest allies” following a 1 October meeting of Obama and Netanyahu. 10/19/14 | Alternative Information Center […]

02 Aug

Obama Further Expatriates Americans’ Role in Official Gaza Script during Friday Press Conference

US President Barrack Obama approached the press podium, Friday, shuffling the Western-backed civilian assault currently raging in the Gaza Strip into a deck of seemingly random issues, ranging from the crisis in Russia/Ukraine to US economy and 9/11 torture admissions.As he made his way around to addressing the topic of […]

28 Jul

United Nations and President Obama Call for ‘Unconditional Ceasefire’

July 28, 2014 3:11 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Peace process 0

United States President Barack Obama and the United Nations Security Council have both called for an unconditional ceasefire from Israel this morning. In a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama “made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now,” according […]

11 Feb

Israel PM to Visit US, Meet Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Washington on March 2, where he is to discuss Iran and the peace process with US President Barack Obama, his office said Monday. JERUSALEM (Ma’an/AFP) — The visit will take place as US Secretary of State John Kerry seeks to forge a framework […]

02 Aug

Obama Phones Abbas

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, received on Thursday evening [August 1, 2013] a phone call from U.S. President, Barack Obama, and discussed the ongoing efforts to ensure smooth resumption of direct peace talks between Tel Aviv and Ramallah.Palestinian Presidency Spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, stated that Obama told Abbas he is committed […]

22 Mar

Abbas’ Speech in the news conference in Ramallah with President Obama

March 22, 2013 9:52 PM IMEMC News Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Below is the full text of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech in Ramallah in the press conference with US President Barack Obama on Thursday as interpreted.In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Mr. President Barack Obama, I wish to warmly welcome you and your accompanying delegation to Palestine. […]

21 Mar

Obama reiterates calls for two-state solution in Ramallah

March 21, 2013 10:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Ramallah 0

On his second day of the first presidential visit to Palestine U.S. President Barack Obama met with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Although Obama condemned the rocket attacks that hit Sderot, yet, he insisted that the Israelis should not use this as an excuse to avoid negotiations, no […]

21 Mar

President Obama in Israel: “That so long as there is a United States of America, Ah-tem lo lah-vahd

March 21, 2013 4:01 PM George Rishmawi Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

United States President Barack Obama said there is a real chance for peace in the framework of the two-state solution. “I do not say peace guaranteed, but possible,” he said.He added in his speech in Jerusalem that Israel should build peace with the Arab world because peace is necessary, especially […]

20 Mar

Palestinians install protest village to greet US President Barack Obama

As US President Barack Obama arrived for a two day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, hundreds of Palestinian non-violent activists set up a tent village at Bab al Shams (Door to the Sun) to challenge Israeli settlement policy and the US government’s tacit support for settlement expansion.They say […]

04 Mar

Obama Demands a Timetable For Israeli Withdrawal

American President, Barack Obama, demanded Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to present a timetable for the Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank, the World Tribune has reported.According to the report, an Israeli source stated that Obama clearly informed Netanyahu that his visit to the region is not meant for […]

06 Feb

Obama To Visit Tel Aviv, Ramallah In March

February 6, 2013 11:13 AM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli TV, Channel 10, reported that U.S. President, Barack Obama, intends to visit Tel Aviv and Ramallah in mid March after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, forms his new government.Channel 10 said that Obama will also visit Jordan to hold a meeting with King Abdullah, as part of his planned […]

11 Dec

Report: “Obama Will Let Netanyahu Face International Isolation On His Own”

A recent report published in the Newsweek by Peter Beinart, who is described as a “Jewish liberal at the American-Jewish community in the United States’, also close to the Obama Administration, stated that Barack Obama will not help Netanyahu in overcoming international pressure against his policies with the Palestinians.Beinart said […]

24 Oct

Obama, Romney Reaffirm Support for Israel in Final Debate

October 24, 2012 7:37 AM IMEMC News Diplomacy, International, Opinion/Analysis 0

In the third and final head-to-head debate of the United States presidential election the Republican and Democratic candidates each attempted to out-support the other in dealing with Israel. President Barack Obama has stated time and again that the United States has a “rock solid” commitment to the security and integrity […]

17 Oct

Abbas To Obama: “Heading To UN Is Not A Unilateral Move”

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, sent Tuesday a letter to American President, Barack Obama, informing him that the Palestinians are committed to a two-state solution, and that heading to the United Nations General Assembly in not a unilateral move.In his letter, Abbas also told Obama that filing an application to the […]

30 Jul

Obama, Romney Fight to See Who Can Support Israel the Most

July 30, 2012 6:21 PM IMEMC News Diplomacy, Israel, Opinion/Analysis 0

The United States has long been one of the fiercest allies of Israel on the international stage. The 2012 presidential election has highlighted this relationship, perhaps more than ever before, as both President Obama and Mitt Romney do all they can to reinforce their commitment to Israeli desires.Over the weekend […]

28 Apr

Obama Releases Aid To P.A.

President of the United States, Barack Obama, decided to release millions of dollars of U.S. funds to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank in a move that was explained as an effort to protect American security interests.Obama stated that transferring the financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (P.A..) in […]

22 Jan

U.S. Newspaper Owner Writes Op-ed Proposing Israel Assassinate Obama

The editor and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, has come under fire for an op-ed in which he surmised that the Israeli Prime Minister should “order a hit” on U.S. President Barack Obama in order to preserve the Jewish state.In the article, published over a week ago, […]

17 Dec

Obama assures Jewish Conference: US support for Israel is ‘unshakeable’

December 17, 2011 4:05 PM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Peace process 0

In a speech given to the Conference of Reform Jews in the US on Friday, President Barack Obama assured the audience that his administration was doing more than any previous administration in US history to serve the cause of Israel, and that US support for the Jewish state is ‘unshakeable’.President […]

14 Nov

Obama: ‘Iranian Nuclear Weapons Pose a Direct Threat to U.S.’

U.S. President, Barack Obama, opened the door to military action against Iran on Monday, saying that ‘all options are on the table’ to try to prevent Iran from possessing nuclear weapons. He said that he considers a nuclear Iran to be a threat not only in the region, but also […]

22 Sep

Lieberman Welcomes Obama’s Statements

September 22, 2011 5:54 AM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, welcomed the statements of U.S. President, Barack Obama, in front of the General Assembly in New York, and described them as “encouraging”.Lieberman, who is currently in New York, said that “there are no shortcuts to peace”, and that “Peace can only be achieved through peace […]

22 Sep

Obama Tells UN: ‘Only Talks Will Create Palestinian State’

September 22, 2011 3:00 AM IMEMC News International, News Report, Peace process 0

US President, Barack Obama, told the UN General Assembly that the Palestinians deserve a state of their own, but added that this state can only be established through direct peace talks with Israel, the Maan News agency stated. “I am convinced that there is no short cut to the end […]

21 Sep

Obama holds closed meeting with Abbas in New York to try to stop Palestinian-UN bid

September 21, 2011 7:54 PM IMEMC News International, News Report, Peace process 0

The White House announced that the US President, Barack Obama, would hold a closed-door meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday evening outside the UN General Assembly meetings in New York, the French Press Agency reported on Wednesday. “President Obama will be holding a meeting with the PA President, […]

18 Sep

Obama hoping to re-start stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

September 18, 2011 9:03 PM IMEMC News International, News Report, Peace process 0

US President Barack Obama plans to hold talks with Turkish and Israeli leaders to try to resume peace talks in the Middle East. He says this is an attempt to reduce what he calls escalating regional tensions surrounding the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations, slated to take […]

19 Jul

Obama Demands Turkey To End Crisis With Israel

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported Tuesday that American President, Barack Obama, is demanding Turkey to end its crisis with Israel in order to avoid any further deterioration in the relations between the two countries.During her last week’s visit to Ankara, U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, delivered a message from Obama […]

21 Jun

Obama Reiterates US-Israel Bond ‘Unbreakable’

US President Barrack Obama has reaffirmed his US administration’s “unbreakable” bonds with Israel and described differences between him and the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu as “purely tactical”. Obama made the comments at a Democratic “Friends of Israel” event where he was fundraising for his upcoming 2012 campaign for a second […]

23 May

Mixed Reaction To Obama’s Speeches

Regional and International leaders have laid out their positions in the aftermath of US President Barack Obama’s speech to both Congress and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Thursday and Saturday respectively. The two speeches, which displayed opposing emphases on the issue of potential future borders, have received a […]

20 May

Abbas Calls For Urgent Meeting To Discuss Obama’s Speech

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, called on Thursday evening for an urgent meeting between Palestinian political leaders, and for consultations with Arab leaders, to discuss the speech of U.S. President, Barack Obama.Dr. Saeb Erekat, member of the Political Bureau of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), stated during a press conference in […]

20 May

Abu Zuhri: “Obama’s Speech Shows Political Failure”

Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, media spokesperson of the Hamas movement, stated that the speech of U.S. President Barack Obama, only shows failed U.S. policies that indicate political failure, and added that the Arab nation does not need Obama’s lessons in democracy while he even refuses to denounce the ongoing Israeli […]

20 May

Us President Obama: “Palestinians Have the Right to a Contiguous State”

During his long-anticipated speech to the State Department on Thursday, US President Barack Obama repeated a statement made by his predecessor, George W. Bush, that the Palestinian people have the right to self-determination and a contiguous state.The policy objectives of the US toward the region did not shift in his […]

20 May

Obama To Announce Us Aid Plan For Democratizing Arab States

Rumours continue to circulate regarding the content of US President Obama’s speech on his administration’s foreign policy in the Middle East, later today. Maan news agency has reported that Obama was planning to unveil an extensive framework of aid to democratising Middle Eastern countries in the awaited speech. The plan […]

19 May

Obama Not Expected To Make Significant Announcement On Peace Process

White house officials have denied reports circulated by the Israeli media that Obama will call on Israel to recognise a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders in his policy speech on recent events in the Arab world this afternoon. White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, said that while the Middle […]

26 Apr

Abbas says Obama disappointed the Palestinians

April 26, 2011 7:41 PM George Rishmawi News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says U.S. President Barak Obama gave us hope then abandoned us midway. Abbas’ comments were published in an interview with the American “Newsweek” magazine. Abbas said that the Palestinian leadership knew Obama before he became president, and he was very sympathetic with the Palestinians. However, Obama […]

06 Apr

Obama: “Middle East Peace Initiative Needed”

U.S. President, Barack Obama, stated on Tuesday that “the wind of change is upon the Middle East”, and that the new changes require a much harder work in order to find a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.His statements came during a press conference that followed his meeting with Israeli […]

01 Apr

Peres, Obama, To Meet In Washington

The White House announced that U.S. President, Barack Obama, will be holding a meeting with Israeli President, Shimon Peres, next Tuesday April 5th in Washington. The White House said that the talks between the two leaders will focus on the stalled Middle East peace talks, and the latest developments and […]

10 Nov

Crowley Reaffirms Obama’s Stance Against New Settlement Construction In Jerusalem

State Department Spokesperson, Philip J. Crowley, reaffirmed the stance of American President, Barack Obama, against the new Israeli plan to build hundreds of units for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem, and described the move as counterproductive to peace talks.The statements of Crowley came after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, […]

10 Nov

Obama: Settlement Construction Does Not Help Peace Process

November 10, 2010 4:22 AM IMEMC News International, News Report, Peace process 0

On Tuesday, during a trip to Indonesia, U.S. President Barack Obama told reporters that Israeli plans to build new settler homes in occupied east Jerusalem are not helpful for the Middle East peace process.Speaking to reporters during a joint news conference with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Obama criticized Israel […]

07 Oct

Netanyahu Demands Obama To Abide by Bush Guaranties To Sharon

Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonoth, reported Thursday, that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is demanding that U.S. President, Barak Obama, reinstate the guaranties granted by former president, George Bush to the former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon.The sources reported that these guaranties were mentioned in a letter from Bush to Sharon […]

24 Sep

Obama Urges Israel To Extend Settlement Freeze

September 24, 2010 6:19 AM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Peace process 0

American president, Barack Obama, urged Israel to extend the freeze on settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, and stated that Palestinian-Israeli peace talks must continue. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Thursday, Obama said that settlement freeze has caused a change in the atmosphere of talks, and added that […]

10 Jul

Obama Phones Abbas, Assures Him Peace Is Possible

United States President Barack Obama, phoned on Friday evening the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, in Ramallah and discussed with him the latest developments that took place during Obama’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Palestinian presidency spokesperson, Dr. Nabil Abu Rodeina, stated that Abbas told Obama that he is […]

02 Jul

Obama To Give Netanyahu Warm Welcome In Washington

Israeli sources reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive a warm welcome from U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Washington next week. The sources added that Obama is expected to ask Netanyahu to extend the temporary freeze of settlement activities to give the peace talks a chance […]

10 Jun

Obama to Give 400 Million Dollars for Development in Gaza

Following his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, US President Barack Obama announced that his administration had decided to give 400 million dollars to the Gaza Strip in order to build schools and provide housing. He said that his administration believes in improving the living conditions of the Palestinian people, […]

04 Jun

Obama Attempts to Justify Israel’s Attack On Freedom Flotilla

United States President, Barack Obama, attempted to justify Israel’s deadly attack on the Freedom Flotilla, described it as tragic, yet stated that Israel has “legitimate concerns regarding the Gaza Strip run by Hamas.”In an Interview with CNN America, Obama stated that Israel is conducting what he described as “objective investigation” […]

12 May

Obama To Abbas: “Talks To Focus On Borders, Security”

The White House reported Tuesday that President Barack Obama phoned Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and informed him that the proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians will focus on final-status issues, mainly borders and security. The White house said that Obama will hold the Palestinians and Israel responsible for any […]

07 May

Obama Will Not Allow Unilateral Palestinian Steps

Diplomatic sources in Washington reported that U.S. President, Barack Obama, gave Israel verbal and written guarantees that the United States will not allow the Palestinians to conduct any unilateral steps during indirect talks, or in the case of failure of such talks. The sources did not mention any guarantees that […]

06 May

Will Obama adopt a dangerously simplistic peace plan?

A new conventional wisdom is rapidly taking shape that the United States can resolve the 130-year-old conflict in Palestine by advancing its own peace plan. Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and former US Congressman Stephen Solarz outlined such a plan in The Washington Post recently, and argued that […]

02 May

White House: “Obama Did Not Vow His Country Will Not Use Veto”

The White House denied reports that claimed that President Barack Obama vowed to Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, that the U.S will not use its Veto power to obstruct any decision that condemns Israel for resuming its settlement activities, including in East Jerusalem. The White House stated that such news are […]

13 Apr

Obama Urges Israel, the Palestinians, To Start Proximity Talks

United States President, Barack Obama, urged the Palestinians and Israel to start proximity Talks. His statements came during a Monday meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan. He also called on both sides to refrain from any acts that could jeopardize peace efforts. The Obama-Abdullah meeting took place in Washington as […]

10 Apr

Obama Signs Waiver Allowing PLO Office To Remain In DC

United States President, Barack Obama, signed waiver allowing the Palestinian Liberation Office to keep its office opened in Washington DC for additional six months. The united States passed a law in 1987 preventing the PLO from having an office, but a senate legislation allowed U.S. Presidents to waive the law […]

08 Apr

Obama Weighs Presenting Plan, Netanyahu Rejects “Imposing” Solutions On Israel

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that U.S. President, Barak Obama, is seriously weighing presenting a new plan for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This plan could be presented this Autumn and is said to be based on proposals made by former President, Bill Clinton, in Camp David in 2000.The plan would […]

07 Apr

Netanyahu To Attend Nuclear Summit in Washington, Will Not Meet Obama

Israeli sources reported that Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will be attending the Nuclear Summit in the United States, but will not be holding a meeting with U.S. President, Barack Obama, who will also participate in the summit next week. Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that “due to time limitations” Netanyahu […]

27 Mar

U.S Informs Abbas Of Obama-Netanyahu Meeting Failure

The United States Administration officially informed Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, of the failure of the meeting that took place between American President, Barack Obama, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. President Obama could and his aides could not convince Netanyahu to stop settlement activities in the occupied territories and in […]

25 Mar

Sama News: “Angered By Netanyahu, Obama Leaves Meeting”

The Sama News Agency reported that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, insulted the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, when he told him “the meeting is over” as Netanyahu continued to try to connect the settlements issue with the Iranian “Nuclear File”, and refused to halt settlement activities […]

24 Mar

Netanyahu-Obama White House Meeting Ends With No Progress

United States President, Barack Obama, held a meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, for 90 minutes and discussed the bilateral U.S-Israeli relations and the construction of settlements in East Jerusalem, yet, no progress was mentioned after their extended meeting. The meeting was mainly focused on the recent tension between […]

22 Jan

Obama Says His Middle East Peace Expectations Were Set Too High

January 22, 2010 9:17 PM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Peace process 0

United States President, Barack Obama, told the Time Magazine that he made a mistake when he had high expectations for Middle East peace, and added that both Israel and the Palestinians are not willing to make bold gestures to achieve peace. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/jan2010/obama.jpg 300 0) US President Barack Obama – huffingtonpost […]

19 Dec

Obama Grants Israel $2.775 Billion In Security Aid

United States President, Barack Obama, signed the Foreign Aid Budget Law of 2010 which includes granting $2.775 Billion in security aid to the state of Israel. This budget is the second in two years and is considered part of the US aid to Israel which will total $30 Billion in […]

15 Dec

Obama Asks Lebanese Counterpart To Crack On Weapons Bound To Hezbollah

December 15, 2009 2:23 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

United States President, Barack Obama, told his Lebanese counterpart, Michel Suleiman, that Lebanon must act to crack down on weapons bound to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, adding that it is in the interest of all related countries to stop the smuggling of weapons. He said that the United States is […]

29 Nov

Likud Fundamentalists Protest Netanyahu, Obama

November 29, 2009 6:22 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Some 200 Likud party members protested on Saturday evening against the decision of Likud leader, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to temporarily freeze settlement activities in the occupied territories. They also protested the US President, Barack Obama, for ‘pressuring’ Israel into freeze settlement construction. The protest was led fundamental settler […]

25 Nov

Abbas: “Obama Is Doing Nothing To Advance Peace”

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated that U.S. President, Barack Obama is, so far, doing nothing to facilitate the peace process, and added that he hopes Obama will be playing an essential role.57207 OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/obama_us_flag.jpeg 300 0) Barack Obama Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated that U.S. President, Barack Obama is, so far, […]

25 Nov

Abbas: “Obama Is Doing Nothing To Advance Peace”

November 25, 2009 12:10 PM Saed Bannoura Feature, International, Palestinian Politics 0

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated that U.S. President, Barack Obama is, so far, doing nothing to facilitate the peace process, and added that he hopes Obama will be playing an essential role.57207 OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/obama_us_flag.jpeg 300 0) Image Caption Goes Here Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated that U.S. President, Barack Obama is, […]

09 Nov

Netanyahu-Obama Meeting Set For Monday

The White House officially confirmed that a meeting between Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and U.S. President, Barack Obama, will take place in Washington on Monday evening. The statement came to end several days of conflicting reports regarding the possibility that Obama would not be holding a meeting with Netanyahu […]

24 Jul

US Presidential Candidate Barack Obama visits Jerusalem and Rammalah on Wednesday

July 24, 2008 12:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Jerusalem, News Report 0

 United States Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama visited Jerusalem and Ramallah on Wednesday meeting with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, President Shimon Peres, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and other dignitaries.  While in Jerusalem, Obama met with President Shimon Peres and stated that the security of Israel will be of great importance […]

24 Jul

El Candidato Presidencial de los EEUU Barack Obama visita Jerusalén y Ramallah hoy miércoles

July 24, 2008 12:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

El Candidato Presidencial Democráta de los Estados Unidos, Barack Obama ha visitado Jerusalén y Ramallah y se ha entrevistado con el Ministro de Defensa Ehud Barak, con el Presidente Shimon Peres, con el Presidente Palestino Mahmoud Abbas, y con otros dignatarios. Durante su estancia en Jerusalén, Obama se ha reunido […]

08 Jun

Professor Naseer Aruri discusses Barack Obama’s AIPAC speech

June 8, 2008 9:26 AM Saed Bannoura International, Interview, Jerusalem 0

With Senator Hillary Clinton resigning from the US Presidential race, the Democratic nomination will almost certainly go to Senator Barack Obama. Obama gave a speech this week that raised a great deal of criticism among human rights advocates. In the speech, given at the annual conference of the American-Israel Political […]

02 Jun

Obama outlines Middle East vision

US Senator and potential Democratic presidential nomination Barack Obama has outlined his vision for the Middle East, arguing that peace in the region will only be secured through “a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel” and “changing the dynamic in Iraq”.In an essay published in the Foreign […]

02 May

US Congresswoman McCollum Reintroduces Bill to Protect Palestinian Children

U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) has reintroduced a historic bill to promote the human rights of Palestinian children who face detention, interrogation, abuse and violence by Israel through its military court system in the occupied West Bank. According to Defense for Children International, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living […]

14 Apr

Trump Warns ICC against Followup on American and Israeli War Crimes

US President Donald Trump has warned the International Criminal Court (ICC) of “swift and vigorous response” if the Hague-based tribunal investigates Americans and Israelis for war crimes. Trump issued the warning on Friday, after ICC judges rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to probe atrocities committed by US forces […]

23 Mar

Democratic Hopefuls Reject AIPAC

So far, no Democratic presidential candidates have committed to speaking at this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference. Is this a shift in Democratic foreign policy towards Israel? What does this mean for AIPAC, one of the country’s most influential lobby groups? Shir Hever is an economic researcher in […]

19 Mar

The Attack on Ilhan Omar and Pelosi’s Unconditional Support for Israel

Nancy Pelosi pledged support for Israel “even if the Capitol crumbles,” as major Democratic Party funder and pro-Israel advocate Haim Saban looked on – TRNN’s panel discusses anti-Semitism, Israel and the Democratic Party with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay. Jeff Cohen was the director of the Park […]

12 Feb

Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans

Republican Senator Marco Rubio pushes a pro-Israel agenda, while new and younger Democrats question US support for the right-wing government in Israel, says Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein. From the time he began work as a civil rights organizer at age 14, Marc Steiner has dedicated his life to issues of […]

09 Jan

Oppose Senate Bill S.1 – Would Give Israel $38 Billion, Combat BDS, & More

Senators Mark Rubio (R-FL) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Nov. 4, 2015. (Photo from Jewish Insider.) Phone and email your senators NOW to vote no on Senate bill S.1! The latest news is that Democrats may try to prevent today’s action on the bill (over concerns over the government shutdown), so phoning […]

02 Jan

Israel & US Formally Ditch UNESCO

More than a year after announcing their withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Israel and the United States’ decision officially went into effect at the last second of December 31, 2018. UNESCO was the first UN body to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011, which […]

20 Oct

Dark Money: Palestine, Mega Donors, and the 2018 Midterm Elections

Originally published by Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. The 2018 mid-term elections are expected to be the most expensive in American history. Four years ago, the 2014 mid-term elections had fewer donors than in previous elections but spending still surpassed previous elections. To fill their campaign coffers, Democrats and Republicans […]

03 Oct

Historic US Military Aid Package to Israel Goes into Effect

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, has welcomed a historic $38bn US military aid package, negotiated by the previous US administration. Two years after President Barack Obama and the Israeli Prime Minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding, the 10-year military funding deal went into effect on Monday, with the […]

12 Sep

Trump Administration Defining BDS Activities at American Universities “Anti-Semitic”

The US administration is considering measures to ban and sanction the international movement to boycott Israel, from U.S. universities where the movement thrives. Hebrew sources said, according to the PNN, that the U.S. has already started taking steps to ban the BDS movement on American campuses, after Kenneth L. Marcus  was […]

05 Sep

“I think that, today, I’m just going to cry”: A Journal Entry by an ISM Volunteer

Kristin Foss, International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah: I woke up feeling sad today. I’m just so sad. I’m crying now, I started crying in the supermarket, I cried a little when a farmer refused my money for grapes. I think that, today, I’m just going to cry. Maybe I need […]

18 Aug

Noam Chomsky: Israeli Support Eroding in America

The American linguist, historian and thinker Noam Chomsky says that the administration of US President Donald Trump, despite all its talk about the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ , has no solution to offer that could lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. The Trump administration, he said, […]

21 Jul

DCIP and AFSC Host Capitol Hill Briefing on H.R. 4391

Jehad Abusalim, policy consultant at American Friends Service Committee, discusses the situation of children in the Gaza Strip on June 25, 2018. (Photo: Leah Muskin-Pierret) Staff from at least 58 congressional offices joined Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) on June 25 in Washington for a congressional briefing on […]

07 Jun

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah: “He is part of our struggles and we are part of his fight!”

The following interview was conducted by, written by and published originally in French on the website of the Chronique de Palestine. The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network thanks the editors of Chronique de Palestine for the English translation, which is published today below. Samidoun encourages all supporters of Palestine and Palestinian political […]

07 Jun

Palestinian-American Wins California State Elections

A 28-year-old Palestinian American, on Tuesday, won the state elections in California, one of the eight key democratic states, as US citizens in California, New Jersey, Iowa, Montana, Alabama, Mississippi, South Dakota, and New Mexico this week are voting for who they believe best represents their political party.  The winners of the primary […]

04 Jun

After Gaza Massacre, Has Israel Lost Liberal American Jews? (1/3)

Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, discusses the American Jewish community’s growing disillusionment with Israel as it aligns itself closer with the Trump administration and massacres civilians in Gaza. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. For years now, American Jewish public […]

23 May

Palestinian Officials Call Out US Ambassador over Doctored Photo of Jerusalem

Palestinian officials are condemning the “despicable actions” of the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who was recently photographed while receiving a poster depicting an aerial image of occupied East Jerusalem, in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock have been erased and replaced by a simulation of […]

21 May

Arms Manufacturers Use Israel’s Massacres in Gaza to Test New Technology

As the Israeli military mows down unarmed Palestinian protesters, arms trade expert Andrew Feinstein explains how weapons companies use Gaza as a laboratory to test new products and rake in profits. Andrew Feinstein is the Executive Director of Corruption Watch UK and author of ‘The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms […]

18 May

Memorializing Slain Palestinian Protesters is ‘Incitement,’ Israeli Politicians Say

Palestinians protest at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, May 23, 2012. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN MAY 17, 2018 Palestinian student organizers respond to backlash: ‘if we irritated some people then we did our job.’ On May 16, 2018, Palestinian students at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and […]

11 May

Who Hired an Israeli Spy Firm to Tarnish the Iran Deal?

Trita Parsi was targeted as part of Black Cube’s spy operations against Obama officials involved in the Iran nuclear deal. With evidence pointing to the Trump camp’s role, Parsi says that Congress should investigate. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s the Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. President Trump’s withdrawal from […]

08 May

Historian Ilan Pappe: ‘We Need Sustained International Pressure on Israel’

The Great Return protests in Gaza will culminate on Nakba Day, May 14th. This is also the day that Israel will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel. Historian Ilan Pappe says that we need international pressure brought upon the State of Israel, on this occasion, and to […]

03 May

Israel Tries to Kill Iran Nuclear Deal with Cartoonish Netanyahu Speech

Days before Donald Trump is due to rip up the JCPOA, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used cartoonish props to accuse Iran of hiding nuclear weapons. Journalist Max Blumenthal says that this is part of Israel’s strategy to escalate aggression against Tehran. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author […]

03 Apr

US Blocks UN Investigation into Israeli Military Killings in Gaza (pt. 1/2)

Reacting to Trump administration blocking of a UN investigation into Israeli military’s killings of Palestinians, Col. Larry Wilkerson says the United States is “in the back pocket of Israel like we have never been associated with any other country in the world.” Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy […]