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Gaza’s grim prophecy

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Obama, showing support for Israel, gains new leverage over Netanyahu

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In the fractious relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, the shoe may have just shifted to the other foot.

Clinton to visit Middle East in move to defuse Gaza conflict

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President Obama sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East on Tuesday to try to defuse the conflict in Gaza, the White House announced.

The path to war with Iran

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In an endless campaign season filled with forgettable speeches and debates, few Americans will recall March 4, 2012 as particularly noteworthy. On that Sunday afternoon President Barack Obama appeared before the America Israel Public Affairs Committee, where he was expected to give a boilerplate talk about close U.S.-Israeli ties. Instead Obama announced a new policy that put the United States and Iran on a collision course from which neither side has veered.

Israeli sharpens call for United States to set Iran trigger

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel inserted himself into the most contentious foreign policy issue of the American presidential campaign on Tuesday, criticizing the Obama administration for refusing to set clear “red lines” on Iran’s nuclear progress that would prompt the United States to undertake a military strike. As a result, he said, the administration has no “moral right” to restrain Israel from taking military action of its own.

Platforms reveal deep divide on hot-button issues

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While the economy dominates this presidential election, issues such as abortion, immigration, regulation, and—in a sudden and startling reversal of Democratic platform language—God and Israel, have added a dose of intrigue to the conventions.

Romney’s heavy August workload

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The best that can be said about how Mitt Romney fared in July is that he survived. That has only raised the stakes for what the presumptive Republican presidential nominee needs to do in August.

Romney Misleads with Israel Ad

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The truth sure is a slippery thing in the 2012 campaign. "It's beginning to seem as if everyone's at the prow of a Swift Boat, pants on fire and conscience on ice,'' writes a fired-up Frank Bruni of The New York Times, rightfully lambasting Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid for calling Republican Mitt Romney a tax scofflaw without offering an iota of proof.

Mitt Romney wraps up tumultuous overseas tour

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WARSAW — Mitt Romney had just delivered a policy speech here Tuesday — hailing Poland for its fiscal austerity — when ABC’s “Good Morning America” came on air back home with a live report from the speech venue.

The Backstory: Obama's Wars

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What is the Obama doctrine? Coming into office facing two wars, President Obama has embraced covert programs and new technologies that allow his administration to wage secret wars. Get "The Backstory" from David Sanger, The New York Times, on the secret cyber-war the U.S. and Israel are waging against Iran, how the president handled the Arab Spring and how Obama’s foreign policy has changed.