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  • Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on Ukraine

    04/17/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/2014 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu initiated a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues, Iran and Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement. ... Netanyahu does speak to Putin by phone from time to time, so Tuesday night's conversation - though not a regular occurence - is by no means unprecedented. Russia is a major player in three areas of major concern to Israel: Iran, Syria and arms sales to the Middle East. ... On Monday, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denied a Haaretz report last week...
  • Obama Cuts Funds for Israeli Missile Defense

    03/05/2014 5:09:42 PM PST · by blueyon · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/05/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    In the same week that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted a Gaza-bound shipment of Syrian missiles from Iran, President Barack Obama is asking Congress to reduce U.S. funding for Israel's missile defense programs by $200 million, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
  • President Obama - America Will Not Be Able To Defend Israel

    03/03/2014 5:48:01 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 89 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/03/14 | LD Jackson
    When Barack Obama was running for President, many of us had doubts about his commitment to Israel. Even though he claimed to support them with no reservations, we were not so sure of his real intentions. This is what he said when he was bidding for the White House, claiming Israel's security was non-negotiable and sacrosanct. He has repeatedly reiterated that statement throughout his first term and into his second. Again, many of us wondered if his actions would ever match his rhetoric. My friends, that day has finally came, but not in the way American Jews or their fellow...
  • Obama: Time is Running Out for Peace "Bibi, if not now, when?" President Obama says

    03/02/2014 4:52:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 23/1/14 | Elad Benari
    One day ahead of his meeting Monday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Barack Obama is urging the Israeli leader to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Speaking to Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg in an interview published Sunday, Obama warned that time was running out to negotiate a peace agreement. Obama further claimed that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “is sincere about his willingness to recognize Israel and its right to exist.” “We are coming to a point, though, over the next couple of months where the parties are going to have to make some decisions about how they move...
  • Rami Levy Supermarket Owner: ‘Settlements’ No Obstacle to Peace

    01/21/2014 10:21:22 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Maayana Miskin
    Business tycoon Rami Levy has denied reports that he joined a group of top Israeli businessmen in pressuring Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to make concessions to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Yediot Aharonot reported Monday that Levy, who owns the supermarket chain bearing his name, was part of a business owners’ group called Breaking the Impasse which has demanded that Netanyahu find a way to reach an agreement with the PA. “I’m not a part of that,” Levy told Arel Segel of Galei Yisrael radio. Levy explained that he did meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu – but that he supports Netanyahu’s...
  • Tibi Screams at Netanyahu, Harper During Speeches

    01/20/2014 10:04:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/14 | David Lev
    A particularly nasty debate broke out Monday evening between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Arab MK Ahmed Tibi – as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was visiting the Knesset, looked on. Tibi screamed at Netanyahu, who spoke in praise of Israeli democracy, and later walked out when Harper said the same when he spoke to MKs. Speaking in Harper's presence, Netanyahu said he hoped the Arab world, including Syria, “would be able to have real parliaments, like that in Israel. In our parliament, anyone can say anything they want,” Netanyahu said. In Israel, MKs are free to scream or...
  • Netanyahu to Biden: Abbas Doesn't Want Peace

    01/13/2014 9:55:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday that recent comments by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas were proof that he does not want peace. According to Kol Yisrael radio, Netanyahu made the comments during his dinner meeting with Biden at the Prime Minister’s Residence on Monday night. Netanyahu reportedly complained to Biden about Abbas’s comments on Saturday, in which he said that there will be no peace with Israel unless all his preconditions are met. These comments, Netanyahu told Biden, were proof that Abbas is not prepared to make the necessary decisions that...
  • Olmert: Only an idiot prime minister would not make peace with Palestinians

    01/06/2014 12:36:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/1/14 | Noa Amouyel
    Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Monday insinuated that his successor Binyamin Netanyahu was an “idiot” and that his predecessor Ariel Sharon was revered only after lapsing into a coma. “In times of peace, even an idiotic prime minister can come out looking good,” he said during a lecture at Hebrew University on Monday. “Of course, an idiot prime minister cannot make peace, and if he makes peace he’s not an idiot,” after the audience laughed at his veiled tongue-in-cheek reference to Netanayhu, Olmert was quick to backtrack and added, “I mean that only generally, of course. Really!” The Prime...
  • Kerry to Netanyahu: Israeli-Palestinian peace not 'mission impossible'

    01/03/2014 8:15:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/1/14 | Herb Keinon
    Declaring peace is not “a mission impossible,” US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Thursday and immediately met a downbeat Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who spoke of growing Israeli doubts about the Palestinian commitment to peace. .....
  • Netanyahu Defies Americans, Will Announce Extended Construction

    12/25/2013 5:40:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to announce extended Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria next week, Channel 2 News reported on Wednesday. The announcement is expected to come parallel to the release of another 26 terrorists as a “gesture” to the Palestinian Authority (PA). With the planned announcement, Netanyahu has essentially rejected a request by the United States, which had asked him to hold off on new construction announcements so as not to hurt the ongoing peace talks with the PA. Previous announcements on construction raised the ire of the PA, which demanded that Israel cancel any tenders it has...
  • Netanyahu: Iran Must Renounce Genocide

    12/08/2013 10:46:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday at the Saban Forum and said that stopping Iran's nuclear program is not enough – Iran's policy of genocide must change, too. Netanyahu quoted incendiary statements by Iran's leaders, who called Israel "a rabid dog," among other things. The Iranian regime, he said, "is committed to our annihilation and I believe that there must be an uncompromising demand at the Geneva talks, for a change in Iran's policy. In other words, there needs to be not just a change in the capability of Iran to arm itself, but also a change in its policy...
  • Analyst: Peres will Stay if Netanyahu Arranges It

    12/01/2013 10:37:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/13
    Commentator Shalom Yerushalmi wrote, Monday in Ma'ariv, that senior politicians feel that if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu arranges another presidential term for Shim'on Peres, Peres won' leave the Presidential Residence, despite his declaration, Sunday, that he is not interested in staying. ...Netanyahu is concerned that Peres would run for Knesset and could defeat him because there no leadership figure of Peres's stature has emerged since him in the center or the left.
  • Netanyahu: I Will Not be Silent on Iran

    12/01/2013 5:30:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu clarified on Sunday evening that he has no intention of stopping his warnings against a nuclear Iran. Netanyahu’s comments came shortly after he was criticized by his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, who accused Netanyahu of “declaring war” on the United States administration. "In contrast to others, when I see that interests vital to the security of Israel's citizens are in danger, I will not be silent,” declared Netanyahu during a Hanukkah candle-lighting at the Great Synagogue in Rome. “It is very easy to be silent. It is very easy to receive a pat on the shoulder from...
  • US Calls Netanyahu 'Desperate and Weak'

    12/01/2013 1:01:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 128 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/13 | Gil Ronen
    Senior officials in the White House have said that Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “is desperate and weak,” in reaction to Netanyahu's remonstrations against the deal struck with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. Israeli television Channel 10 quoted the officials as saying “His pronouncements show a lack of self-confidence,” in an unusually harsh personal attack on Netanyahu. “We are not perturbed by his vocal opposition.” .....
  • Obama Told Netanyahu: Don't be So Vocal About Iran Deal

    11/28/2013 8:11:19 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to stop being so vocal with his criticism of the deal reached between Iran and the West, reports The Washington Post. The newspaper’s columnist David Ignatius wrote on Thursday, “Obama has asked Netanyahu to take a breather from his clamorous criticism and send to Washington a team that can explore with U.S. officials a sound end-state strategy.” .....
  • Netanyahu: Iran deal "historic mistake" that makes world more dangerous

    11/24/2013 1:23:20 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/24/2013 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized the agreement signed with Iran early Sunday morning as a historic mistake. Directly contrasting US President Barack Obama who praised the agreement as opening a "new path toward a world that is more secure," Netanyahu – speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting -- said the world has become more dangerous as a result. Iran, according to Netanyahu, received the right to enrich uranium as well as sanction relief in exchange for only cosmetic Iranian concessions. Netanyahu, who said the deal threatens Israel, reiterated what he has said in the past, that Israel is not obligated...
  • Netanyahu’s Warning

    11/14/2013 7:03:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    Thirty years ago President Ronald Reagan famously said, “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” Winston Churchill summed up the fatal flaw of appeasement years earlier this way: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken these words and the lessons of history to heart. He has warned repeatedly how a bad deal with Iran over its nuclear program can have catastrophic consequences for international peace and security. Unless and until Iran is verifiably stripped entirely of its nuclear enrichment capabilities, he believes, the...
  • Obama: Bibi is a Pain in the... New book quotes the American president as expressing

    11/05/2013 8:46:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    inn ^ | 11/5/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama are not known to have had a good relationship, but the American president seems to have taken it a bit too far. In a new book that was released Tuesday, Obama is quoted as expressing what he really thinks about Netanyahu during his 2012 presidential campaign. According to the book, “Double Down,” Obama said that "We all know Bibi Netanyahu is a pain in the a**" when discussing the conflict between the Israelis and the Arabs. "Double Down" was written by MSNBC correspondents Mark Halperin and John Heilemann and it reveals...
  • Obama and Netanyahu Speak About Iran

    10/28/2013 10:32:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/10/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu about Iran on Monday, AFP reports, a day after Netanyahu warned that Tehran could convert uranium into weapons-grade material within weeks. The White House said in a short statement that the leaders discussed Iran, Israeli-Palestinian Authority peace efforts and other key issues. Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran is capable of converting low-grade uranium to material suitable for use in a weapons program with weeks -- even as Washington pursues diplomatic efforts to ease the nuclear showdown. "The important part stems from technological improvements which allow Iran to enrich uranium...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 October 2013

    10/20/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 October 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • Netanyahu: Mufti Demanded Nazis 'Wipe Out' 4,000 Children

    10/07/2013 11:41:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/10/13
    I recently read a hundred-page book by a wonderful American historian who passed away nearly 50 years ago. His name was Will Durant and he wrote many books. He wrote an eleven volume history of civilization, but at the end of his life, he wrote a hundred-page book, The Lessons of History. You should read it. Every line is carved from the stone of truth, and I will give you the bad news and the good news. The bad news is that when you finish reading this book, you understand that in history, greater numbers rule. They matter. But here...
  • Netanyahu Links Palestinian Leadership, Nazis

    10/06/2013 10:32:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/13 | Gil Ronen
    In a surprisingly powerful and frank speech at Bar Ilan University, delivered in a calm and almost informal manner, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tied between the Palestinian national movement and the Nazi regime in Germany. At the heart of the oration was the determination that Arab rhetoric notwithstanding, the “territories” and “settlements” are not the heart of the territorial conflict between Jews and Arabs – but that the conflict stems from the historic refusal of the Arabs to accept a Jewish state. Netanyahu provided quotes and evidence showing that the supreme leader of the Palestinian Arabs in the first half...
  • America and the good psychopaths

    10/04/2013 7:23:21 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 10/4/2013 | Carolyne B. Glick
    In his speech Tuesday before the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tried to get the Americans to stop their collective swooning at the sight of an Iranian president who smiled in their general direction. "Ladies and gentlemen," the premier warned, "I wish I could believe [President Hassan] Rouhani, but I don't because facts are stubborn things. And the facts are that Iran's savage record flatly contradicts Rouhani's soothing rhetoric." He might have saved his breath. The Americans weren't interested. Two days after Netanyahu's speech, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a rejoinder to Netanyahu. Hagel said, "I...
  • Kerry: Confident in Netanyahu's Commitment to Peace

    09/30/2013 10:51:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met on Monday at the State Department with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In remarks to reporters before the meeting, Kerry said, “Israel, as everybody knows, is a very special friend to the United States of America. And we have just had a very constructive luncheon with the President and a very important meeting before that with a larger group of people. And now the Prime Minister and I will talk about both Iran, the Middle East peace process, Syria, and issues of concern.” Video .....
  • Murder ‘Raises Tough Questions’

    09/21/2013 11:45:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has sent his condolences to the Hazan family of Bat Yam, whose son Tomer Hazan, 20, an IDF soldier, was kidnapped and murdered by a terrorist on Friday. The slaying was part of the “ceaseless” terror war that Israel faces, he said. Israel will continue to fight terrorists with all the means at its disposal, he wrote. Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon blamed the Palestinian Authority for the slaying. “This cruel murder is the result of the ongoing incitement by the Palestinian leadership,” he accused. “Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] lends support to these horrific acts when,...
  • Terrorists Who Murdered Seniors with Axes to be Released

    08/11/2013 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/8/13 | Elad Benari
    17 terrorists who were convicted of murdering Israelis, including three who murdered senior citizens using axes, are among the 26 terrorists that Israel will set free this week. The full list was made public on the Israel Prisons Service website on Sunday night. Among the terrorists to be released is Salah Ibrahim Ahmad Mughdad, the murderer of Israel Tenenbaum who was found dead on June 14, 1993, at the hotel in Netanya where he had been working as a night watchman. Mughdad had murdered him on the job. Also being released is Barbakh Faiz Rajab Madhat, who murdered 61-year-old Moshe...
  • Obama Speaks to Netanyahu and Abbas About Peace

    08/01/2013 9:23:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/8/13 | Elad Benari
    United States President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, several days after peace talks between the sides officially restarted. The White House said Obama made separate calls to both men in an effort to keep up the momentum. The PA-based WAFA news agency reported that Obama urged Abbas to make use of the current momentum to reach a deal with Israel and stressed his support of the efforts that led to launching the peace process. An Abbas aide told WAFA he hoped a deal could be reached in six to...
  • PM's Open Letter to Citizens: Full Text

    07/27/2013 9:56:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/13 | Benyamin Netanyahu
    "Prime ministers are occasionally required to make decisions that are contrary to public opinion, when the matter is one of importance to the state. "There is no need for prime ministers, in order to make decisions that enjoy the support of public opinion. "At this time, I believe it is very important for the state of Israel to enter a diplomatic process. This is important for fully exhausting the chances for ending the conflict with the Palestinians, and also for solidifying Israel's status in the complex international reality that surrounds us. "The huge changes in our region – in Egypt,...
  • PA Chairman Mirrors Israeli PM for Referendum on Peace Deal

    07/22/2013 5:22:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/13 | Chana Yaar
    PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says he will hold a general referendum among his population over any final status agreement that might be reached with Israel before signing the dotted line. According to a report broadcast on the Hebrew-language Voice of Israel radio, Abbas said Monday that any agreement reached with Israel would be put to a vote before the Ramallah government would make any final deal with Israel. The announcement came after a similar one on Sunday by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in which he said he will propose a law requiring a referendum on any agreement before he...
  • Report: Netanyahu to Free 82 Terrorists

    07/21/2013 1:12:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/13 | Ari Sofer and Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intends to free 82 terrorist prisoners in the course of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, according to Channel 10. Most if not all of the terrorists were convicted of murder. The prisoners are reportedly to be released in four waves, once every two or four months, as the negotiations advance. According to the report, Netanyahu may prefer not to bring the release of terrorists to the full Cabinet for approval, but rather to the smaller “Security and Diplomacy Cabinet.” However, Bayit Yehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett, who is a member of the smaller forum as well, may...
  • Kerry Announces Resumption of Peace Talks

    07/19/2013 2:45:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/7/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday the resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. "I'm pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement that establishes a basis for resuming final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis," Kerry told reporters in Amman, Jordan, according to AFP. "This is a significant and welcome step forward,” he added. “The agreement is still in the process of being finalized so we are absolutely not going to talk about any of the elements now." The top U.S. diplomat added that PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Israeli...
  • Embassy Falsfied Netanyahu Speech?

    06/15/2013 12:58:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/6/13
    An Israeli watchdog group has complained that Israel's embassy in Washington falsely published that Netanyahu endorsed the "two-state solution" in the Knesset earlier this month. The false statement appeared in the Embassy's June 7 email update, according to the watchdog group, Mattot Arim. In fact, Mattot Arim said, the reported event never happened. The Prime Minister had refrained from mentioning the term “2-state solution” when speaking in the Knesset, the group said. "If PM Netanyahu had spoken of the 2-state solution, all sorts of duly elected officials would not of course have been able to participate in the approval vote...
  • Netanyahu Denies Danon's Hint He's Bluffing on 2 States

    06/08/2013 2:55:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/13
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu denied Saturday that he is only pretending to seek a two-state solution, as Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon hinted broadly in a weekend interview. Danon’s comments “do not represent the position of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the government of Israel,” sources in the Prime Minister's Office told the Times of Israel in response to Danon’s interview, which the same news outlet published Thursday. The sources said that the prime minister “is interested in a resumption of negotiations without preconditions,” and that his positions regarding support for a two-state solution remain in force. .....
  • PM: Israel will become bi-national without peace (5/01/2013 Netanyahu)

    05/05/2013 4:48:06 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/01/2013 | HERB KEINON
    Israel needs to reach peace with the Palestinians to avoid becoming a binational state, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. He stressed, however, that the core of Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians was not territory, but rather a Palestinian unwillingness to recognize Israel’s legitimacy within any boundaries. Netanyahu’s comments at a meeting with top Foreign Ministry officials came amid signs of revived motion on the Palestinian track. He made similar comments during a meeting later in the day with five US congressmen, giving the impression that he was staking out a pre-negotiation position. “We’re engaged right now in an...
  • PM Tells MKs: Stop Voicing Concern Over Syria Chemical Weapons

    04/28/2013 3:23:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/4/13
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told members of Knesset on Sunday to refrain from voicing concern over mounting evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria, in an effort to avoid the impression Israel is pushing the international community into armed intervention, Army Radio said. Netanyahu gave the instructions after Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin suggested the international community might react militarily to "take control of the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal". The radio station reported Netanyahu sought to avoid the notion that Elkin's words be seen as an Israeli attempt to push the United States into launching a military operation in Syria....
  • Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu casts wary eye over region

    04/21/2013 4:31:10 PM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | April 18, 2013 | Lyse Doucet
    <p>A "right to defend itself, by itself" is invoked a lot by Israel these days.</p> <p>Asked whether President Obama had given Israel what is often referred to as a "green light" to act militarily on Iran, Mr Netanyahu quipped: "Israel's right to defend its existence is not subject to a traffic light."</p>
  • Netanyahu: All of Praying for Adelle Biton

    03/26/2013 5:45:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called Rafi Biton on the eve of the Pesach holiday to tell him that suspects in attempted murder of his daughter, Adelle, are under arrest. Adelle, who is only 3, is in critical condition after the attack, in which Arabs hurled rocks at moving cars near Ariel. Netanyahu wished Biton and his family a happy Pesach. "I, my wife, Sarah, and the entire nation of Israel pray for the well-being of our sweet little one, Adelle," he said. Seven Israelis were injured in the terror attack, nine days ago. They include Adelle's mother and two sisters,...
  • Turkish FM Satisfied with Israel's Apology

    03/23/2013 4:54:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/13 | Elad Benari
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu expressed satisfaction on Friday with Israel’s apology for the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. Davutoglu, who just recently hinted there was a “secret deal” between Israel and Syria, said that all of Turkey's fundamental demands had been met with the apology. Earlier, Netanyahu spoke on the phone with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and apologized for the deaths of nine Turks during Israel’s 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla. Channel 10 News reported on Friday the details of the agreement between Israel and Turkey. Netanyahu, in addition to the apology, has agreed to compensate the...
  • Obama And Bibi Netanyahu Taunt NBC’s Chuck Todd For Asking Too Many Questions

    03/20/2013 1:00:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/20/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During their joint press conference this afternoon in Jerusalem, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mocked NBC’s Chuck Todd for asking too many questions. The two leaders dropped their own set of jokes to taunt Todd for asking at least five questions in a single sitting. “I want to follow up a little bit on the peace process. You began your term — first term, big fanfare — speaking to the Muslim world, the decision to have a Middle East envoy early, you said you weren’t going to let this slip to your second term.
  • Bibi boom! Netanyahu: ‘Israel can never cede right to defend itself, even to greatest friend’

    03/20/2013 12:28:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    twitchy ^ | 3/20/13 | staff
    Daniel Morcate @dmorca Quote of the Day: '#Israel can never cede the right to defend itself, even to its greatest friend.' Israeli PM B. #Netanyahu President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are holding a joint presser in Israel. White House Live âś” @WHLive Happening now: President Obama & PM @netanyahu hold a press conference: http://wh.gov/live 6:33 PM - 20 Mar 13 White House LIVE Join me in watching it LIVE from the White House PETER MAER @petermaercbs Netanyahu on Iran nuclear threat: "We (Israel) have both the right and capability to defend ourselves."
  • Bennett: Likud Refused to Speak with Us

    03/02/2013 3:37:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/13
    Naftali Bennett responded to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's accusation that the Jewish Home party was making coalition negotiations difficult by excluding the hareidi parties. "In the days immediately following the elections, Likud refused to speak with the Jewish Home," said Bennett. "They excluded us. We knew if we sat quietly we would be in the opposition. I spoke with Yair Lapid... that Yesh Atid would not enter the government without the Jewish Home and that the Jewish Home would not enter the government without Yesh Atid."
  • Netanyahu, allies narrowly cling to victory in Israeli election

    01/22/2013 6:40:59 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2013 | AP
    JERUSALEM – In a stunning setback, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line bloc fared worse than expected in a parliamentary election Tuesday, exit polls showed, possibly forcing the incumbent Israeli leader to invite surprisingly strong moderate rivals into his government and soften his line toward the Palestinians. TV exit polls showed the hard-liners with about 61 seats in the 120-seat parliament, a bare majority, and the counts could change as actual votes are tallied. The unofficial TV results had Netanyahu winning only 31 seats, though he combined his Likud Party with the far-right Yisrael Beitenu for the voting. Running separately four...
  • Obama-Netanyahu relationship is ‘most dysfunctional’ ever

    01/20/2013 6:24:07 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 18, 2013, 1:06 am | By Times of Israel staff
    US president and Israeli prime minister have never been as deeply at odds and for so long, says former top US diplomat The relationship between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “the most dysfunctional” ever between an American president and an Israeli prime minister, a veteran former American diplomat said Thursday. Aaron David Miller, a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center who served under six secretaries of state in both Republican and Democratic administrations, added that while there had been strained personal relationships between the two countries top leaders’ in the past, this breakdown was unique...
  • Report: PM Plans Leftist Coalition because of Obama

    01/14/2013 4:02:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13 | Annie Lubin
    ....Netanyahu is expected to redefine his "natural partners" after the upcoming election, shifting from a nationalist government to a more leftist one. The Ma'ariv newspaper quoted senior Likud members as saying that because of a need to focus on issues such as the economy and due to pressure that is expected to come from US President Barack Obama in regards to the peace process, Netanyahu is expected to shift his coalition more towards the center-left in an effort to build as broad a coalition as possible. "Netanyahu would prefer to give up the religious parties, especially in light of the...
  • Bennett More Popular Than Ever, in Polls and on Facebook

    12/25/2012 1:34:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/12 | David Lev
    The weekend media storm over Naftali Bennett's position on how IDF soldiers should deal with orders to throw Jews out of their homes does not seem to have hurt the Bayit Yehudi chairman – and in fact, the party is doing better than ever. Several polls showed that Bayit Yehudi has pulled ahead of Shas, and with its 12-13 seats (depending on the poll), the party will be the third largest, after Labor and Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu. Auguring the party's popularity is the fact that Naftali Bennett's Facebook page has now achieved 100,00 “likes,” the seal of approval Facebook users grant...
  • Bennett to Netanyahu: Yes or No, will You Order More Expulsions?

    12/22/2012 1:44:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    ..... "First, the facts: I never called for refusal of orders. Not in the interview with Nissim Mishal and not anywhere else, ever. "I have served in the IDF for 22 years, as a combat soldier and commander. I fought in all of Israel's campaigns during this time, including unknown ones. I repeat: I never called for refusal of orders.... "On Thursday I spoke from the depth of my heart and I do not apologize for what I said. However, I am now not a private individual but a public figure, and I will say things in the clearest possible...
  • PM Hints at Disclusion of Bennett from Coalition

    12/22/2012 1:32:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/12
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu implied Saturday night that he would not include the Jewish Home party in any potential coalition in the next Knesset. In an interview with Channel 2, Netanyahu addressed Bennett's recent claim that if he were in the IDF and ordered to expel Jews from their homes, he would ask to be relieved from duty, saying, "This is very serious. The future of the country rests on the army and executing orders. I'm saying a simple thing: Whoever is adamant about refusing orders - will not sit in my cabinet." .....
  • Livni: Netanyahu Cuasing Great National Damage

    12/17/2012 4:35:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12
    Tzipi Livni responded...to the final approval of 1500 new housing units in Ramat Shlomo. "The Ramat Shlomo construction represents everything that is problematic in the Netanyahu government. Housing priority is given to Haredim under the guise of national interest which infuriates the world against us and puts Jerusalem under a magnifying glass and international questions. Great national damage."
  • Israel's Netanyahu: World has double standards

    12/10/2012 11:40:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2012 5:55 PM EST | Josef Federman
    Israel’s prime minister on Monday accused the international community of “deafening silence” in response to recent vows by the head of the Hamas militant group to fight on until the Jewish state is destroyed, and appeared unmoved by the gathering storm of global condemnation of his government’s plans to continue settling the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu’s tough words were likely to deepen the rift between Israel and some of its closest allies, particularly in Europe, that has emerged since the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of Palestinian independence last month. In a sign of the tense relations, European...
  • PM: Illegal Immigration, Human Trafficking Things of the Past

    12/02/2012 2:23:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | David Lev
    At an annual event discussing ways to end human trafficking, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared that the problem of illegal immigration into Israel "has been solved.” With no more than a few dozen illegals managing to get into Israel in recent months, Netanyahu said that for all intents and purposes, his government had managed to put an end to illegal immigration, and with it, the problem of human trafficking. “Human trafficking, human torture, and murder of children were phenomena that accompanied the parade of illegals that entered the country. From the moment we stemmed this flow, with the intent of...