Barack Obama

Republican Jewish attack ad criticised as 'dangerous'

By Jennifer Lipman, February 20, 2012

The representative body of Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party has criticised its Republican rival group for using Israel "as a partisan wedge issue".

The criticism by the National Jewish Democratic Council came in response to an advert circulated by the Republican Jewish Coalition challenging President Obama's record on Israel.

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Obama orders sanctions on Iran

By Jennifer Lipman, February 6, 2012

President Barack Obama is ordering a new wave of sanctions on Iran.

The US president announced the executive order this afternoon instating additional sanctions on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government and on Iran's Central Bank, because of the "deceptive practices" of it and other Iranian banks.

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'Kill Obama to save Israel'

By Jennifer Lipman, January 26, 2012

The owner of a Jewish newspaper in Georgia, USA, has stepped down after public condemnation of a recent column.

Andrew Adler announced his departure as editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times, a paper dating back to the 1920s, after apologising for writing that, to secure itself against Iran, Israel should consider assassinating President Obama.

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Obama: 'No options off the table' on Iran

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2012

President Obama has reaffirmed his commitment to Israel and sent a warning signal to Iran in the final State of the Union address of his first term in office.

The president told America that the country's "ironclad commitment to Israel's security has meant the closest military co-operation" in history and vowed that he would consider every option to reign in Iran.

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Jack Lew named as Obama's new chief of staff

By Jennifer Lipman, January 10, 2012

A Shabbat-observant Jew will take over as chief of staff to President Barack Obama.

Jack Lew, who previously worked for President Clinton, has been named as the successor to William Daley.

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Obama keeps support of major Jewish funders

By Nathalie Rothschild, December 22, 2011

Contrary to claims from some on the American political right, a new report shows that President Barack Obama has retained the backing of his biggest Jewish fundraisers.

The report, published in Forward magazine, showed that prominent Jews who raised over $500,000 each for Mr Obama in 2008 - so-called "elite bundlers" - are supporting him again ahead of the 2012 election.

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Republican leader: Obama must do more on Arab antisemitism

By Jennifer Lipman, December 16, 2011

The most senior Jewish politician in US history has called on President Barack Obama to do more to challenge antisemitic attitudes amongst leaders in the Middle East.

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Obama's Israel policy could mean the end of his presidency

By Jenni Frazer, December 8, 2011

If you cut David Frum, there is every possibility his blood would run Republican Party blue.

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Beyond the Bibi-bashing

By Simon Rocker, November 10, 2011

Bibi Netanyahu may well have the last laugh after the eavesdropped conversation in which French President Nicolas Sarkozy described him as a liar and American President Barack Obama quipped: "You may be sick of him but… I have to deal with him every day."

Some Republicans are now demanding Obama offer the Israeli MP some diplomatic recompense for the distinctly undiplomatic revelations.

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Obama faces criticism for Netanyahu gaffe

By Jennifer Lipman, November 9, 2011

A Republican presidential hopeful has called on President Barack Obama to apologise for his recent comments about Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu.

It emerged yesterday that the President and France's Nicolas Sarkozy had expressed their dislike of Mr Netanyahu during what they believed to be a private conversation.

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