Friends like these http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22674/all en Israel: Is Netanyahu going 'crazy?' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120917/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-barack-obama-iran <p>JERUSALEM &mdash; The Israeli prime minister&rsquo;s attacks on Obama, unparalleled in Israeli-American history, may backfire as a growing chorus of Israelis and Americans question the soundness of his judgment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120917/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-barack-obama-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Friends like these World Leaders Elections Diplomacy Israel and Palestine United States Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:25:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5719612 at http://www.globalpost.com As US election heats up, so does Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121004/netanyahu-obama-ehud-barak-elections <p>JERUSALEM &mdash; Nervous about the upcoming US presidential election and &mdash; despite a poor debate performance &mdash; the strong poll numbers for President Barack Obama, Israeli leaders are beginning to take their frustrations out on each other.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121004/netanyahu-obama-ehud-barak-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Friends like these World Leaders Elections Diplomacy Politics Israel and Palestine United States Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:24:04 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5721612 at http://www.globalpost.com In Egypt, US loses a stalwart ally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121101/egypt-us-ally-obama-romney <p>CAIRO, Egypt &mdash; Republican challenger Mitt Romney has accused US President Barack Obama of letting Egypt, a once stalwart friend, slip away. All politics aside, it is true that Egypt is no longer the unflinching ally it once was. Shaken by a popular uprising that ousted US-friendly dictator Hosni Mubarak and brought Islamists to power, the decades-long partnership between the two countries is significantly different from when US President Barack Obama took office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121101/egypt-us-ally-obama-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Friends like these World Leaders Elections Diplomacy United States Fri, 02 Nov 2012 04:18:05 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5724684 at http://www.globalpost.com In Israel, nervous energy ahead of Obama visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130219/israel-netanyahu-nervous-obama-visit-logo-unbeakable-alliance <p>JERUSALEM &mdash; Obsessive planning for Barack Obama&#39;s upcoming visit to Israel, dubbed Operation Unbreakable Alliance, is being perceived as a bit of clumsy overkill, betraying a hint of nervousness among Israeli officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130219/israel-netanyahu-nervous-obama-visit-logo-unbeakable-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Friends like these World Leaders Elections Want to Know Diplomacy Israel and Palestine United States Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5759955 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama in Israel: Let the fence mending begin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130318/obama-israel-trip-visit-netanyahu-iran <p>JERUSALEM &mdash; Obama&#39;s two-day visit, in which he will address 2,000 Israeli university students, is seen as a counterpart to his 2009 speech in Cairo, which was focused on repairing relations with the Muslim world. This week&#39;s visit, which includes a symbolic and much-touted trip to the Dead Sea Scrolls, is seen as a stay against any possible erosion of the American-Israeli relationship</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130318/obama-israel-trip-visit-netanyahu-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Friends like these World Leaders Elections Want to Know Diplomacy Politics Israel and Palestine Political Risk Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:01:29 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5787215 at http://www.globalpost.com 4 questions we should be asking about the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140603/bowe-bergdahl-guantanamo-prisoner-swap <p>Truthers, birthers, and Kennedy assassination geeks, move over: The sad case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is providing rich fodder for conspiracy theorists everywhere.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140603/bowe-bergdahl-guantanamo-prisoner-swap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Friends like these Want to Know Diplomacy United States Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:48:46 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 6166002 at http://www.globalpost.com