Obama was no doubt mindful of Jewish voters in giving his Middle East speech. He'll need to work hard to win their backing again in 2012, and many are skeptical of his support for Israel.
While President Obama has voiced support for pro-democracy uprisings across the Middle East, the instability has made Israel's Netanyahu wary of making concessions for peace.
On the eve of a Netanyahu-Obama meeting, the decision by Hamas to join Fatah in a Palestinian coalition has delayed, at least, a US-Israel clash over competing visions for the Middle East peace process.
Had Qaddafi held onto his nuclear program, would he be hiding from Western warplanes? Libya's lesson will make it even harder for the US to reach a deal with Iran or North Korea.
American Jews' concerns center on the fear that a new regime in Egypt would not honor the peace with Israel. But other voices call for the community to embrace the cause of Egyptian freedom.
Senator Joe Lieberman (I) from Connecticut is acknowledged at the gala banquet of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference in Washington on Mar. 22, 2010. Lieberman announced on Jan. 19 that he will not run for reelection in 2012.
More than 100 nations around the world have recognized the state of Palestine. Why won't the United States? President Obama can redeem America's 'rogue' status by supporting Palestine's effort to join the United Nations later this year.
A Middle East analyst seeks, through many conversations and a bit of offbeat humor, a resolution to the conflict.
Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama - Democrat to Republican: Richard Shelby, the senior senator from Alabama, switched parties on Nov. 9, 1994, one day after the ‘Republican Revolution’ in which the GOP became the majority in the 104th Congress. Shelby’s switch gave Republicans 52 Senate seats. Here, Shelby talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 28.
Israeli Prime Minister insisted Thursday on continued settlement building in East Jerusalem. Israeli expansion in the contested city is one reason Palestinians are losing hope in the two-state solution.