Tag: Barack Obama

Obama marks one-year anniversary of Iran nuclear deal implementation

President Obama on Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal’s implementation, saying the challenges the U.S. faces today would be much worse without it. Obama said in a statement that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “has achieved significant, concrete results in making the United States and the world a safer […]

Obama says UN vote didnt rupture US-Israel relations

US President Barack Obama played down fallout from a US abstention on a United Nations resolution last month demanding an end to Israeli settlements in occupied territory, saying it did not trigger a significant break in relations with Israel.Relations between the United States and Israel, which have soured during Obamas eight years in office, reached […]

1 bold move by Trump to reverse Obama ‘formula for disaster’

A former Clinton administration official is blasting President Obama for his treatment of Israel over the past eight years and strongly encourages President-elect Trump to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Lawrence J. Haas served as communications director for Vice President Al Gore and is now a senior fellow at the American Foreign […]

Where Obama’s Final Push for a Two-State Solution Leaves Trump

hough the Obama administration has just one week left in office, Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to a Paris peace conference this weekend in a last-ditch effort to advocate for the two-state solution he strongly endorsed last month. In an unusually blunt December 28 address, Kerry said that Israel’s settlements in the West […]

Obama’s Mideast legacy is one of tragic failure

The Middle East is a more dangerous place after eight years of the Obama presidency than it was before. The eight disastrous Obama years follow eight disastrous George W. Bush years, during which that part of the world became more dangerous as well. So have many other international hot spots. In sum, the past 16 […]

Kerry laments failed peace process in exit memo

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to resume stalled peace talks, lamenting the fact that his peace efforts failed. In an exit memo to President Barack Obama, Kerry also lauded the nuclear deal with Iran which, he claimed, left Iran “at least a year away” from […]

Trump orders Obama-appointed ambassadors to leave overseas posts

US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has issued a blanket mandate requiring ambassadors appointed by President Barack Obama to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing several US diplomats familiar with the plan. The mandate issued “without exceptions,” according to a State Department cable sent December 23, threatens […]

Some Democrats relieved to bid the Obama doctrine farewell

For years, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill managed to keep relatively quiet their frustration with Barack Obama’s approach to the Middle East, careful to navigate his brokerage of a nuclear deal with Iran, his absence in Syria and his antagonistic relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by offering respectful criticism couched in commitments to party […]

Saban ‘deeply disturbed’ by Obama’s conduct on Israel

Israel-American billionaire and media mogul Haim Saban, one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, on Wednesday issued a scathing criticism of the Obama administration’s recent anti-Israel actions. In a harshly worded statement quoted by Breitbart, Saban said he is “deeply disturbed” by the Obama administration’s allowing of the anti-Israel resolution to pass in the United […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: 2nd UN resolution possible before Obama leaves; bars media from speech to top diplomats

There are currently efforts underway to bring another resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian issue to the UN Security Council before US President Barack Obama leaves office on January 20, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. The prime minister, speaking to a year-end meeting of Israel’s ambassadors and chiefs of missions in Europe, said that while […]