Barack Obama

Israel key issue for Jewish voters in New York 9th race

By Jennifer Lipman, September 13, 2011

New Yorkers go to the polls today in what is being seen by many commentators as a referendum on President Barack Obama's popularity.

The vote for the congressional seat of New York's ninth district, which includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens, was called after the resignation of Jewish representative Anthony Weiner amidst a sex scandal.

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Is Obama losing Jewish vote? New York says yes

By Matthew Brooks, September 8, 2011

After scandal-scarred incumbent Anthony Weiner resigned from his seat, Democrats and many political sages confidently predicted that the district he represented - New York's 9th, a rock-solid Democratic district - would stay in the Democratic fold.

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Netanyahu ready for peace deal on 1967 lines

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2011

Israel's Prime Minister has for the first time offered to accept a Palestinian state based along 1967 lines.

Benjamin Netanyahu's shift in direction comes three months after US president Barack Obama called for the same framework in a speech on the Middle East.

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Rabbi arrested in Washington for budget protest

By Jennifer Lipman, July 29, 2011

A group of Jewish leaders and their Christian counterparts were arrested in Washington DC on Thursday after staging a protest over budget cuts.

The 11 religious representatives had gathered at the Capitol Rotunda and started a sit-in to make a statement urging President Obama not to "balance the budget on the backs of the poor".

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God less popular than Bill Clinton

By Jennifer Lipman, July 22, 2011

God is more popular than Barack Obama at the moment but less popular than Bill Clinton before he was reelected president in 1996.

In a survey of 928 American voters by Public Policy Polling, 52 per cent of respondents said that if there was a God, they approved of his performance. In contrast, only 12 per cent had a favourable view of Rupert Murdoch.

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Obama in new drive to win Jewish votes

By Ellen Tumposky, July 7, 2011

With the Jewish vote emerging as a key battleground in the 2012 election, prominent Jewish supporters of President Obama are mounting a campaign to win more Democrat votes from the American Jewish community .

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Obama: The Middle East needs new tactics

By Jessica Elgot, June 21, 2011

US President Barack Obama has stressed that the US and Israel must try new tactics to create peace in the new Middle East landscape.

Addressing a crowd of Jewish supporters at a fundraising dinner, he said: “Both the United States and Israel are going to have to look at this new landscape with fresh eyes. It's not going to be sufficient for us just to keep on doing the same things.”

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Obama honours Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

By Nissan Tzur, June 2, 2011

Us president Barack Obama took part in a wreath-laying ceremony in Warsaw Ghetto last Friday to honour the Jews who fought and died in the uprising there in 1943.

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Will Obama help carry Jews away from AIPAC?

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, June 2, 2011

Is support for Israel in the US becoming the private domain of Republicans? Would this spell trouble for Jewish organisations like AIPAC?

The unprecedented departure from the bipartisan consensus on Israel that US President Barack Obama has undertaken since he came to power has raised this issue among Jewish Democrats.

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Is Obama to blame for the lack of progress? NO

By Uri Dromi, May 26, 2011

Now that the parade of speeches by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu is over, the question is: after listening to all this rhetoric, are we Israelis better off?

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