Childhood ghosts of Indonesian genocide haunt Obama’s view of regime change in Syria and Iran. The Oscar-nominated documentary “The Act of Killing” reconstructs the evil mayhem that was the backdrop to Obama’s early life in Jakarta and the erosion of his mother’s second marriage.
No love story: Obama and the (Orthodox) Jews. What’s the real reason for the relentless hostility directed at President Obama by American Orthodox Jews?
Today, on the evening of the second day of his visit to Israel, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a speech in Jerusalem. The president spoke for a little under an hour, and touched on topics close to the hearts of Israelis: Peace with the Palestinians, Iran, Syria and the relationship with the U.S. Check out our word cloud (Courtesy of wordle.net) of the speech. The larger words are the ones that he repeated most. For example, Obama said the word Israel 82 times in his speech, but he only said the word Palestine twice. Read the full text of the speech here.
Just a few routine questions, sir: U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Israel Wednesday for his first visit since his 2008 candidacy. The country is well-know for its strict, ever-vigilant immigration authorities. With this important guest, however, Israel wouldn’t have messed up and let its airport security people welcome the president, would it? Read more.
U.S. President Barack Obama, due in Israel for his first official visit later this week, graduated from college in 1983. As of the latest count, there are close to 25 of his former Columbia University classmates living in Israel, most of whom have been in the country for 15-20 years. And here’s the thing: None of them remember Obama - who transferred to Columbia after his sophomore year at Occidental College in California - from their undergrad years. Nor do they know anyone else who does. Read more.
U.S. President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and congratulated him on the results of the Israeli election.
A statement released by the White House said that Obama congratulated Netanyahu “on his party’s success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats in Israel’s recent election.”
Obama is the only foreign leader to call and congratulate Netanyahu thus far.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday evening to congratulate him on his victory in Tuesday’s election.
"This was a vote of confidence in your leadership," Netanyahu told Obama. Netanyahu has rejected accusations that he had hurt relations with Washington through his perceived preference for defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Read more.