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  • Muslim Leader Advertises that 9/11 was ‘Israeli-Jewish Job’

    06/08/2016 5:34:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6-8-16 | Joe Kaufman
    Muslim Leader Advertises that 9/11 was ‘Israeli-Jewish Job’ Hamas and David Duke supporter, Sofian Zakkout, once again finds way to target Jews. June 8, 2016 Joe Kaufman    Sofian Zakkout, President of the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), is always looking for new ways to promote hatred of Jews. Recently, he advertised on his Facebook page an article about how the Nazi Holocaust was “faked.” Now, he is targeting Jews by posting onto social media a claim that they perpetrated the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Will any of the hate he...
  • PM slams Iran's plan to pay families of Palestinian terrorists

    02/27/2016 11:13:14 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Friday February 26, 2016 | Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
    "This shows that Iran, even after the nuclear agreement, is continuing to aid terrorism," says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry "extremely disturbed" by offer • PM: Nations of the world must confront and condemn this. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday an Iranian offer to compensate the families of Palestinians terrorists killed in a wave of attacks on Israelis, proves Iran continues to "aid terrorism" even after the landmark nuclear deal reached between Tehran and Western powers last year. His comments come a day after Iran's ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fathali, said that Iran...
  • Trump cancels Israel trip

    12/10/2015 7:41:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that he is canceling his trip to Israel, one day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. "I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become president of the U.S.," he tweeted. On Wednesday, Netanyahu joined international condemnation of Trump's plan to halt Muslim travel to America. "The state of Israel respects all religion and adheres to the rights of all citizens," Netanyahu said in a statement. "At the same time, Israel...
  • Trump 'postpones' Israel trip after Netanyahu criticism

    12/10/2015 6:16:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN)—Donald Trump said Thursday that he is postponing his trip to Israel, just a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his proposal to ban U.S. travel for all Muslims. "I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S.," Trump tweeted.
  • Trump: '100 percent' in favor of moving embassy to Jerusalem

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he's "100 percent" on board with the remaining field of candidates in support of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if elected president in the fall of 2016. In an interview with The Brody File, published on Tuesday, Trump said "I am for that one hundred percent. We are for that one- hundred percent" when told by host David Brody that pledging to move the embassy to Jerusalem is a "tier-A issue for Evangelicals as it relates to support for Israel." Trump is currently tied for first place with Senator Ted...
  • Trump Postpones Israel Trip

    12/10/2015 4:15:43 AM PST · by mac_truck · 65 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/10/2015 | Donald J Trump
    I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S.
  • Israel's Netanyahu Rejects Trump Comments on Muslims

    12/09/2015 6:28:59 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/09/2015 | Ian Deitch
    The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the rights of all its citizens, Mr Netanyahu said Benjamin Netanyahu has joined a long list of international leaders to reject Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims, while championing Israel's "respect" for all religions and citizens' rights. The Israeli Prime Minister released a statement saying he will still meet with the Republican Presidential candidate for previously scheduled talks later this month but does not “endorse his views”. “Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Donald Trump's recent remarks about Muslims,” the statement said. The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the...
  • Netanyahu Says He Rejects Donald Trump's Remarks Against Muslims

    12/09/2015 10:16:32 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 65 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/9/2015 | Barak Ravid
    ‏@BarakRavid BREAKING: Netanyahu says he rejects Donald Trump's remarks against Muslims.
  • Trump Is Dangerous for Israel

    12/04/2015 7:57:31 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 53 replies
    Conservative Papers ^ | 12/4/2015 | Kalel
    Trump"s Plan for Israeli Peace Talks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump revealed in an interview Thursday that forcing peace talks on Israel will head his priorities if elected , and that the responsibility for the lack of peace lies on the Jewish state, not the Palestinian Authority. Donald TrumpAhead of his trip to Israel this month, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump revealed in an interview Thursday that forcing peace talks on Israel will head his priorities if elected , and that the onus for the lack of peace lies on the Jewish state, not the Palestinian Authority (PA). "I have...
  • Trump says soon off to Israel to meet Netanyahu

    12/03/2015 4:01:52 PM PST · by Red Steel · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 18:14 EST, 3 December 2015 | afp
    The billionaire Republican frontrunner for president, Donald Trump, attempted to woo Jewish voters Thursday by saying he planned soon to meet Israel's prime minister in the holy land. "I'm leaving for Israel in a very short period of time," he told the Jewish Republican Coalition in Washington DC during a campaign stop in which he sought to burnish his Jewish ties. His daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism upon her marriage, as a result is no longer reachable on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath which is observed from Friday night to Saturday, he said.
  • Trumps needs to call Bibi and do a tour of Israel in the very near future. (vanity)

    09/04/2015 3:59:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    What Trump needs to do to burnish or, at a minimum, lay the foundation of his foreign affairs credentials is to go to Israel and get a tour by Bibi of its borders and get an indepth discussion of Israel's fear of attack by Iran and Israel's take take on the muslim threat.This would give him an angle of authority with which to push back against interviewers like Hugh Hewitt.Trump can say "I've been there...have you?""Have you had a one on one meeting with Bibi about the middle east. I may not be an expert, but I do know the...
  • Trump records YouTube endorsement of Netanyahu (Bibi seeking "birther" backing to annoy Obama?)

    01/18/2013 5:35:19 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    Townhall from AP ^ | January 18, 2013 | Unattributed
    Donald Trump says he recorded a YouTube endorsement of Benjamin Netanyahu for re-election because the Israeli prime minister asked him to. Trump tells Shalom TV that Netanyahu called and asked if he would "do an ad or a statement" to support his campaign in next week's Israeli parliamentary election.
  • Netanyahu: Destroying Al-Aqsa Mosque 'Contrary to What We Represent'

    12/03/2015 6:23:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | December 3, 2015
    In leaked recording of Likud faction meeting, prime minister also questions how New York would cope with wave of violence similar to one faced by Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel could destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem if it wanted to – but doing so "would be contrary to everything we represent." Netanyahu was speaking during a meeting of the Likud Knesset faction on Thursday. A recording of his words was published by Army Radio. Responding to what he said was Palestinian incitement regarding Israel's supposed interest in getting rid of...
  • Obama pulls Kerry and Power from audience of Netanyahu's powerful UN speech

    10/02/2015 8:28:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    n another slap in the face for Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama pulled Secretary of State Kerry and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power out of the General Assembly during Netanyahu’s powerful address. A large number of delegations walked out of the General Assembly for the speech,
  • Netanyahu Set to Hold First Meeting With Obama Since Iran Nuclear Deal

    11/09/2015 7:42:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama at the White House Monday. The meeting is the first between the two world leaders since the Obama administration struck a nuclear deal with Iran, a deal Netanyahu publicly condemned in July and called it a "stunning, historic mistake." More fromThe Media LineAccording to the pundits, President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu will either exhaust every effort in order to leave behind the angst and anger of the fight for/against the Iranian nuclear deal, or smile for photographers before retreating behind closed doors for a scathing session of finger pointing,...
  • Netanyahu: Hitler Didn't Want to Exterminate the Jews

    10/21/2015 1:00:39 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 29 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10/21/2015 | Haaretz
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked public uproar when on Wednesday he claimed that the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, was the one who planted the idea of the extermination of European Jewry in Adolf Hitler's mind. The Nazi ruler, Netanyahu said, had no intention of killing the Jews, but only to expel them. In a speech before the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Netanyahu described a meeting between Husseini and Hitler in November, 1941: "Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jew. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said,...
  • The Obama Vendetta Against Netanyahu

    10/06/2015 3:00:57 AM PDT · by billorites · 22 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | October 2, 2015 | Elliot Abrams
    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly this week, neither Secretary of State Kerry nor even our UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, was present. Why not? The State Department has said Kerry was involved in some kind of conference call or video conference with the White House. OK, let’s call that plausible. What about Power? Rick Grenell, for years the spokesman at the US Mission to the UN and a very well-informed observer, tweeted yesterday that Power was instructed to stay away. Think of how petty that instruction, which can only have come from the White...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive 2015 AEI Irving Kristol Award

    09/21/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    AEI ^ | 2 hours ago
    Washington, DC (September 22, 2015) — American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur C. Brooks announced today that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive the 2015 Irving Kristol Award on November 9, 2015, in Washington, DC. The annual award, AEI’s highest honor, is given to individuals who have made exceptional practical and intellectual contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding. The winner is selected by AEI’s Council of Academic Advisers. The award ceremony and dinner will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Currently in his fourth term, Prime Minister Netanyahu will share his...
  • Obama v. Bibi -- Fight to the Finish (Barf?)

    08/07/2015 7:13:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    In his desperation to sink the Iran nuclear deal, Bibi Netanyahu is taking a hellish gamble. Israel depends upon the United States for $3 billion a year in military aid and diplomatic cover in forums where she is often treated like a pariah state. Israel has also been the beneficiary of almost all the U.S. vetoes in the Security Council. America is indispensable to Israel. The reverse is not true. Yet, without telling the White House, Bibi had his U.S. ambassador arrange for him to address a joint session of Congress in March -- to rip up the president's Iran...
  • The New Government's War on BDS

    06/06/2015 5:44:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is less than a month old, but it’s already apparent that it is different from its predecessors. And if it continues on its current diplomatic trajectory, it may do something that its six predecessors failed to accomplish. Netanyahu’s new government may improve Israel’s position internationally. The stakes are high. Over the years, Israel has largely concentrated its efforts on developing the tools to contend with its military challenges. But as we have seen over the past decade and a half, Israel’s capacity to fight and defeat its enemies is not limited principally by the...
  • A perspective on Israel-U.S. Relations

    06/01/2015 10:10:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/1/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    I can understand how Israel is, to put it mildly, uncertain about where it stands with the United States. Obama says that we are not losing the war with ISIS, when it looks as though we have lost every America-friendly or half-way friendly nation in the region. The pullout of troops from Iraq, supposedly because a Status of Forces Agreement could not be negotiated, the fall of Ramadi, Fallujah and Mosul without any intervention, the Iran Nuclear deal which is being pushed so Obama can claim it for his legacy; all of these intertwine with the ambitions of those in...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu just made the single best argument EVER for the Second Amendment

    04/20/2015 6:38:34 PM PDT · by onyx · 30 replies
    allenwest.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    He’s just so awesome. During a recent address to the IDF General Staff Forum leading up to Israel’s independence Day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “the meaning of independence in my eyes is the ability to defend yourself.” I get it, you get it, and Prime Minister Netanyahu gets it. Our founding fathers got it. And now, the American public not only gets it but is standing up to preserve our individual rights to defend ourselves. The Washington Times reports, “exactly two years after President Obama’s bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died...
  • An Apology to Neville Chamberlain

    04/04/2015 7:14:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    The great pretense, the false suspense, the grand charade, the whole production number is about over. After months, after years of pretending that negotiations to keep Tehran's mullahs from getting their own nuclear weapon, the cover has been lifted and -- Ta-da! -- the grand finale begins with an all too familiar chorus: Peace in Our Time! Uncork the champaign, serve the caviar and get ready to applaud what should be a real hit. Call it "Munich: The Sequel." Back in 1938, the original production got a big reception from the waiting world, too, maybe bigger, because the audience could...
  • What Was Really at Stake in the Israeli Election: Free Enterprise

    03/28/2015 5:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    In terms of skills and education, Israel probably has the highest level of human capital per person in the whole world. Yet it’s per capita output is mediocre – in the middle of the developed country pack. Why is that? Because Israel has been slow to adopt capitalism. How do I know that? Because Bibi Netanyahu told me that in an interview in Dallas, several years before he became prime minister. Once he became Israel’s leader, he was been able to do something about it. In recent years Israel has become a center for entrepreneurship, innovation and capitalist spirit. But...
  • Amendment by Consent

    03/26/2015 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Here is a short pop quiz. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress earlier this month about the parameters of the secret negotiations between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions, how did he know what the negotiators were considering? Israel is not a party to those negotiations, yet the prime minister presented them in detail. When Hillary Clinton learned that a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives had subpoenaed her emails as secretary of state and she promptly destroyed half of them -- about 33,000 -- how did she know she could get...
  • Israel President Rivlin Appoints Netanyahu With Forming New Government

    03/25/2015 4:42:34 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | March 25, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — March 25, 2015 … Part of the following was communicated by the President’s Office of Israel to the Israel News Agency. President of Israel Reuven Rivlin this evening, appointed outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu MK, with the task of forming the 34th Government of Israel, at a ceremony at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. The President signed the official letter of appointment in his office with Prime Minister Netanyahu, before going on to make public statements. “In democracy, majority rules, and the majority has made its voice heard clearly in this election,”...
  • Are NGOs Agents of Subversion?

    03/24/2015 8:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Though "Bibi" Netanyahu won re-election last week, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will still look into whether the State Department financed a clandestine effort to defeat him. Reportedly, State funneled $350,000 to an American NGO called OneVoice, which has an Israeli subsidiary, Victory 15, that collaborated with U.S. operatives to bring Bibi down. If we are now secretly pumping cash into the free elections of friendly countries, to dump leaders President Obama dislikes, Americans have a right to know why we are using Cold War tactics against democracies. After World War II, my late colleague on CNN's "Crossfire," Tom...
  • America's Left-Wing Jews Ashamed of Israel's Jews

    03/24/2015 7:32:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    American Jews on the left were beside themselves last week. Israel's Jews did something that utterly infuriated these American Jews: Israel's Jews overwhelmingly voted for a man of the right (or for other right-of-center parties). And not just any right-winger, but the only leader in the Western world to publicly differ from their hero, President Barack Obama. To understand their fury, one must first understand that no one is more certain of their moral superiority than the left. This is true the world over, and among Jews it is particularly so. For the leaders of the American Jewish religious left...
  • Obama Endorses Netanyahu*

    03/23/2015 10:10:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | John Ransom
    resident Barack Obama belatedly gave a high five to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose Likud Party won a decisive victory in last week’s elections. But like a lot of things Obama “accomplishes” this one comes with the familiar Barackian asterisk: Obama didn’t mean to give Netanyahu props; instead Obama thought he was criticizing the prime minister. “I indicated to him that given his statements prior to the election, it is going to be hard to find a path where people are seriously believing that negotiations [with the Palestinians] are possible,” said Obama according to the New York Times. His...
  • A Time for Clarity

    03/23/2015 9:55:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | Star Parker
    Freedom House, which publishes an annual report measuring freedom around the world, rating nations based on political rights and civil liberties, has recently issued its 2015 report. According to this report, there is only one free nation in the Middle East region. It so happens that it is the one nation that seems to trouble our American president the most – Israel. Freedom House rates on a scale of 1 – 7, “1” being the most free and “7” the least. Israel is rated 1.5, receiving a grade of 1 on political rights and 2 on civil liberties. The Israeli...
  • Obama Says He Told Netanyahu That Talk Before Election Hurt the Peace Process

    03/22/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/21/2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said he has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli leader’s remarks in the closing days of his re-election campaign had upended the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and ran counter to the very nature of Israeli democracy, an unusually forceful and public condemnation of the top official of a vital United States ally. In his first public comments on the matter since Mr. Netanyahu’s victory in Tuesday’s elections, Mr. Obama said the prime minister’s pre-election statement that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch had all but foreclosed the chance for negotiations to resolve...
  • THE COMING CONFRONTATION

    03/21/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Can we say this administration has a bias against Israel? Israel can make no more concessions for peace. She gave up Gaza, and as a thank you, Hezbollah has been launching rockets for years. It makes no sense for Israel to surrender to her enemies as that would be genocide. For additional concessions would not make a difference to Hezbollah, Iran, Al Qaeda, Hamas or ISIS. They would continue their terrorist assault until there were no Jews left. After all, these are the same groups working so hard in Europe to make certain there are no Christians left. The global...
  • The Perfect Storm

    03/21/2015 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2015 | Bill Tatro
    Now all the pieces are in place. The only outstanding question mark was put to rest this past week as Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected Prime Minister of Israel. Apparently the Israeli electorate was not interested in making Palestine a “two state” as long as the Palestinians credo was much like Iran’s “Total annihilation of the Israelites”. There are moments in history when the forces of nature swirl in such a way that events take control beyond the powers of mortal man. In the late 17 and early 1800’s, the world shuddered as tumultuous events seemed to be intertwined. The American...
  • White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows

    03/21/2015 12:41:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    NYT ^ | March 20, 2015 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — The White House is stepping up its antagonism toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite his victory in this week’s elections, signaling that it is in no rush to repair a historic rift between the United States and Israel. The sharpened tone indicates that the Obama administration may be re-evaluating its relationship with its closest ally in the Middle East, having lost patience with Mr. Netanyahu in the closing days of an election campaign in which he spotlighted deep disagreements with President Obama over a Palestinian state and a nuclear deal with Iran. “You reach a tipping point,” said...
  • Bibi as the Bulwark Against Mortal Peril

    03/20/2015 12:47:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Foreign elections don't always interest Americans very much. But Benjamin Netanyahu has become a familiar name in America, almost pronounceable, since his speech to Congress. Many Americans, Democrats and Republicans, cheered him to the polls in Israel this week. They were persuaded by his argument, expressed in near-Churchillian rhetoric, that the negotiations with Iran to prevent an Islamic bomb could lead to a "very bad deal." They know the only democracy in the Middle East stands in mortal danger, and that means America and the West are in danger, too. To hear the big ayatollah and all the little mullahs...
  • The Urgent Business of the Next Government

    03/20/2015 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    On Tuesday, the people of Israel spoke. They gave a clear mandate to the nationalist camp, led by the Likud and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, to lead the country. Now that the people have spoken, our leaders must consider the steps they must take, immediately upon entering office, that will enable them to advance their agenda and so meet the public’s expectations. To understand why this is necessary, we need to recall why Netanyahu decided to dismantle his last coalition government and opt for an early election. What made Netanyahu decide that he would be better off going to an...
  • Keystone Kops Government

    03/19/2015 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What has gone wrong with the U.S. government in the past month? Just about everything, from the fundamental to the ridiculous. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the United States to warn Congress about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. He spoke without the invitation of an irritated President Obama, who claimed that he did not even watch the address on television. Obama declined to even meet with the Israeli prime minister, announcing that it would have been improper for him to have such a meeting so close to Netanyahu's re-election bid. But if Obama was so concerned about not...
  • The Calm Before the Storm

    03/19/2015 8:02:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's mid-March; Daylight Saving Time has just forced us to spring forward in time; spring break is either recently over or about to happen and it's time to look forward. It's the calm before the storm of the 2016 presidential primaries. For the next month or two, news organizations and pundits will pontificate about possibilities and potentials. But, once the race begins, with numerous candidates entering, it will be like a fox hunt -- they will be off and running, and the news organizations will be trailing after them like bloodhounds. For those wishing to keep score, here's my prediction...
  • Obama Administration:

    03/19/2015 7:54:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Less than 24 hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory against opponent Isaac Herzog and just days after promising to reject a two-state solution, the Obama administration is vilifying Israel and claims the Jewish State is "marginalizing Arabs." From the Washington Examiner: President Obama has yet to offer congratulations to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his convincing re-election win, and the White House is accusing the leader Wednesday of seeking to "marginalize Arab-Israeli citizens." White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama would reach out to Netanyahu in coming days. But Obama's top spokesman criticized Netanyahu for accusing...
  • What Will The Netanyahu-Obama Relationship Look Like Now?

    03/19/2015 5:30:12 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/19/15 | Steve Berman
    One of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s last campaign promises was that no Palestinian state would be created on his watch.  Haaretz reported his remarks from Monday, just before the election: "I think that anyone who moves to establish a Palestinian state and evacuate territory gives territory away to radical Islamist attacks against Israel," Netanyahu said. "The left has buried its head in the sand time and after time and ignores this, but we are realistic and understand." During the interview, Netanyahu declared that if the Zionist Union were to win the elections, "it would attach itself to the international community and do...
  • From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay (Obama Plans To Bypass Bibi with UN Action)

    03/18/2015 7:11:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | 3/18/2015 | JOHN HUDSON, COLUM LYNCH
    After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats. The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election Tuesday after the incumbent publicly abandoned his commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state — the basis of more than 20 years of U.S. diplomatic efforts — and promised to continue the construction of settlements on occupied territory. The development also reflects...
  • NETANYAHU SCHOOLS OBAMA

    03/18/2015 1:12:40 PM PDT · by LizHarrison · 26 replies
    Radix News ^ | 3-18-2015 | Liz Harrison
    Bibi: Knock knock Obama: Who’s There? Bibi: Prime Minister Netanya Obama: Prime Minister Netanya-who? Bibi: That’s right, and don’t you forget it, sucker!
  • Gibbs: Blaze's Holmes on Obama Ire Toward Bibi 'Silliest Thing I've Heard'

    03/18/2015 5:33:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Things got chippy on Morning Joe today after Amy Holmes of The Blaze pointed out that President Obama has personalized and publicized his conflict with Benjamin Netanyahu in a way he hasn't done even with despots like Kim Jong Un or the Castro brothers. When Holmes added that "only Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be the focal point of this president's ire," former Obama spokesman Gibbs called Holmes' statement "the silliest thing I've probably heard in a long time." - View the video here.
  • Obama-linked nonprofit filed for new IRS status after accusation of meddling in Israeli election

    03/17/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Steven Edwards
    The American nonprofit OneVoice Movement – under scrutiny by a U.S. Senate panel over possible links to a campaign to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – quietly filed paperwork that would allow it to engage in political activism after two leading Republican lawmakers questioned its use of government funds, FoxNews.com has learned.
  • Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election after hard right shift

    03/17/2015 5:21:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jeffrey Heller and Dan Williams
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot for the parliamentary election as his son Yair stands behind him at a polling station in Jerusalem March 17, 2015. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a fight for his political survival on Tuesday as Israelis voted in an election that opinion polls predict the centre-left opposition could win. JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election on Tuesday after exit polls showed he had erased his centre-left rivals' lead with a hard rightward shift that saw him disavow a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.Difficult coalition talks still lie...
  • Livni forgoes rotating premiership with Herzog [Israel Elections]

    03/16/2015 12:25:15 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 32 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Monday, March 16, 2015 | Marissa Newman
    Zionist Union’s No. 2 drops bombshell 12 hours before election; Netanyahu, Herzog accuse each other of ‘panicking’. The Zionist Union’s Tzipi Livni announced Monday evening that she would give up the rotation of the premiership with the slate’s leader, Isaac Herzog, an agreement the two made months ago when her Hatnua party merged with his Labor Party. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the party was “panicking,” while Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett...
  • Netanyahu: If I'm elected, there will be no Palestinian state [Israel]

    03/16/2015 9:56:21 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 50 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Monday, March 16, 2015 | Barak Ravid
    In a definitive disavowal of his Bar-Ilan two-state speech, prime minister makes last-minute attempt to draw voters from Bennett's Habayit Hayeudi. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said Monday that if he were to be reelected, a Palestinian state would not be created, in a definite disavowal of his 2009 speech, in which he had voiced support for the principle of two states for two peoples. Netanyahu's remarks in an interview with the NRG website - which is owned by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and tied with the settler newspaper Makor Rishon - were a last-minute attempt to pull right-wing voters away...
  • Sowell: Two Warnings

    03/16/2015 1:52:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 17, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress on March 3rd, it was the third time he had done so. The only other person to address a joint session of Congress three times was the legendary British prime minister Winston Churchill. The parallels between the two leaders do not end there. Both warned the world of mortal dangers that others ignored, in hopes that those dangers would go away. In the years leading up to World War II, Churchill tried to warn the British, and the democratic nations in general, of what a monstrous threat Hitler...
  • Report: Israel treating al-Qaeda fighters wounded in Syria civil war

    03/14/2015 6:48:31 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/13/2015 | JPost.com
    Nusra Front is the Sunni Muslim al-Qaida offshoot which is currently fighting the Iranian-backed axis of Bashar Assad and Hezbollah in Syria. Israel has opened its borders with Syria in order to provide medical treatment to Nusra Front and al-Qaida fighters wounded in the ongoing civil war, according to The Wall Street Journal. The prominent American newspaper reported that Nusra Front, the Sunni Muslim al-Qaida offshoot which is currently fighting the Iranian-backed axis of Bashar Assad and Hezbollah, "hasn't bothered Israel since seizing the border area last summer" along the Golan Heights.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Republicans Writing a Letter to Iran is Way Worse Than

    03/12/2015 11:26:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims she nearly cried last week after being offended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress about Iran. Now, she's seemingly just as upset about a letter sent from 47 Republican Senators to the Ayatollah of Iran, warning the regime that if a deal is made with the White House, it will only be temporary."It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of...