Netanyahu Rejects Congressional Delegation Including Yarmuth

Despite receiving a warm reception from Congress recently, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to meet with a U.S. delegation that included Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., in a visit initiated by a liberal lobbying group. The meeting was planned by J Street, a pro-Israel lobbying group that has been critical of the country’s settlement policies […]

Special Coverage of President Obama’s Middle East Speech Today at 11:20

President Barack Obama will speak later this morning on the United States’ relationship with the Middle East, North Africa and the Muslim world. NPR’s Alan Greenblatt says Mr. Obama is expected to “attempt partially to close the gap between U.S. ideals about democracy and its strategic interests in the Middle East and North Africa.” He […]

Demonstrators Seek U.S. Support For Bahrain Uprising

Several Louisvillians will hold a demonstration Thursday to encourage western powers to take action in Bahrain, where anti-government protests have been going on for months. Calls to bring down the Bahraini monarchy have been met with violence in the Middle Eastern country. Louisville resident Athraa Alabudy says the uprising has not received as much attention […]

Former Ambassador To Speak In Louisville

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk is coming to Louisville this week.  Indyk was twice appointed to the post by President Bill Clinton and also held the job during the first six months of the George W. Bush administration. He’ll speak this week at the Louisville Free Public Library about his diplomatic service, and […]

Local Activists Holding Middle East Peace Vigils

The latest eruption of violence in the Middle East has sparked demonstrations around the world, including Louisville. John Morison of the local Community for Peace in the Middle East says the  group plans a series of vigils to call for an end to hostilities between Israel and Hamas. Morison says his organization condemns attacks by […]