Palestinians Reconsider U.N. Statehood Push

Change represents victory for Israel and, even more, Obama

Sundown: Obama, Merkel Nix U.N. Route

Plus, West Bank mosque arson, anti-anti-circumcision victory, and more

Did Obama Sway Europe to Israel’s Side?

Palestinians, seemingly turned off by U.N. vote, tentatively agree to peace talks

It Happened On Their Birthdates

Jewish history, the day you were born

GOP Israel Group Casts Obama as Out-of-Step

Emergency Committee for Israel cites bipartisan support, contrasts with president

Opposition

In a pair of influential speeches to the Arab world, Obama has presented incompatibly multiculturalist and universalist positions. To lead in the Middle East, he must choose one.

Koch Test

The former New York City mayor is starting to turn against Barack Obama. And when hizzoner goes for the Republican in a presidential contest, it’s always been bad news for his fellow Democrats.

Sundown: Palestine Can Be Vetoed

Plus, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more

White House Sends Ross to Tend Jewish Garden

Top aide holds conference call with Jewish papers

Will Israel-Based GOP Attacks Get Through?

Speech, designed to help Israel with Europe, could hurt Obama at home

National Pride

This Week in Israel: Obama and Netanyahu spar, a conglomerate is slapped for sales to Iran, the IDF changes uniforms, an Israeli wins at Cannes, and more

Why Israel Makes For a Lousy Partisan Issue

The Jewish state’s strongest supporters (and leader) don’t want it politicized

Sundown: The New Palestinian Government

Plus Israel and ‘12, sustainable delis, and more

The Top Issue for AIPAC? Iran.

Pro-Israel activists prepare for intensive Congressional lobbying tomorrow

The Acrobat

President Obama’s Middle East diplomacy seems to eschew symbolic triumphs in favor of a pragmatic vision that keeps all sides guessing. Israel could have a lot to gain by signing on.

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