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  • Boehner defends Netanyahu speech to Congress (again)

    02/26/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:48pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday strongly challenged the assertion that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about nuclear negotiations with Iran would be destructive to U.S.-Israeli relations. "The president's national security advisor says it's destructive for the prime minister of Israel to address the United States Congress. I couldn't disagree more," Boehner said at his weekly news conference. "The American people and both parties in Congress have always stood with Israel and nothing, and no one, could get in the way," Boehner said. Netanyahu is due to join Winston Churchill on March 3...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu to speak on Iran before Congress, while John Kerry sorts out nuke deal overseas

    02/25/2015 10:32:05 AM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears before both houses of Congress next week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry won’t be there — he’ll be in Geneva trying to hammer out the final details of a nuclear deal with Iran that the Israeli leader in coming to Washington to argue against. Mr. Netanyahu will use the speech to warn U.S. lawmakers of the danger associated with cutting a nuclear deal with Iran that allows the Islamic republic to continue enriching uranium at any level — even for producing electricity. But when Mr. Netanyahu appears before Congress on March 3,...
  • Will’s Take: There Is a ‘Culture Clash’ Between the Obama Administration and Israel

    02/25/2015 7:21:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | February 25, 2015
    Will’s Take: There Is a ‘Culture Clash’ Between the Obama Administration and Israel February 25, 2015 George Will said he thinks the disagreement between the Obama administration and Israel is representative of a personal dispute between President Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We have a community organizer dealing with a commando; they’re not on the same wavelength,” Will said on Wednesday’s Special Report.
  • VIDEO: Netanyahu Turns Down Meeting With Senate Democrats – READ BIBI’s LETTER!

    02/25/2015 9:00:38 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | 2/24/15 | Bill Chandler
    On Monday Senators. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., invited Netanyahu to meet in a closed-door session with Democrats during his visit. Netanyahu declined the invitation on Tuesday and expressed regret about the politically fraught tone of his trip. “I regret that the invitation to address the special joint session of Congress has been perceived by some to be political or partisan,” Netanyahu wrote. “I can assure you that my sole intention in accepting it was to voice Israel’s grave concerns about a potential nuclear agreement with Iran that could threaten the survival of my country.” Netanyahu said to...
  • Why support for Israel is important

    02/24/2015 7:45:04 PM PST · by chuckles · 26 replies
    vanity | 2-24-2015 | chuckles
    I've been watching the news on Bibi Netanyahu's visit to Congress and have noticed an old demon raising it's ugly head again. If you are a Christian, you have but one response to all things Jewish. They are your family. If you are an atheist or some other pagan being, you can think what you want, but a Christian cannot be an anti-Semite. God's covenant was with Abraham and Moses, both Hebrew. The Jews were chosen to reveal Jesus to the world, even if they didn't believe. Jesus came as a Jew and taught the Torah in the Synagogue. We...
  • ‘Incredibly childish’ Obama White House plotting ways to dis Netanyahu visit

    02/22/2015 6:02:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2/22/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    As if U.S.-Israeli relations weren’t strained enough, reports have surfaced that the Obama administration may be taking steps to subvert Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled visit next month to address Congress. **SNIP** The Associated Press reported that the administration is considering options short of the president delivering a speech to Congress rebutting the prime minister’s remarks. The AP story said: Among them: a presidential interview with a prominent journalist known for coverage of the rift between Obama and Netanyahu, multiple Sunday show television appearances by senior national security aides and a pointed snub of America’s leading pro-Israel lobby, which is...
  • Democrats Complain Netanyahu Speech Could 'Undermine' Iran Deal

    02/19/2015 3:33:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/2/15
    Nearly two dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress, claiming the controversially-timed address could "undermine" nuclear negotiations with Iran, reports AFP. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 two weeks before his country's elections, and the speech, in which the prime minister will discuss the threat of Iran's nuclear program, has led to an outcry from the left in the US and Israel. Twenty-three lawmakers wrote Boehner urging him to postpone the invitation, which the Republican leader extended without...
  • Obama’s Anti-Netanyahu Boycott Is Collapsing

    02/18/2015 5:45:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 18, 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    The final numbers are not yet in, but it seems clear that the White House-orchestrated campaign to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is collapsing. Despite two weeks of intense anti-Netanyahu leaks, insults, and pressure, the White House has so far succeeded in persuading only a handful of Democratic members of Congress to stay away from the speech. A grand total of two Senators and twelve Representatives have publicly announced that they are boycotting Israel’s prime minister. Assuming that those figures change only marginally in the days ahead, it will mean that 98% of the Senate and 95%...
  • Anti-Israel rappers threaten legal action over song's use in Likud campaign ad

    02/16/2015 9:10:17 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/14/15 | MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
    Anti-Israel rap group Torabyeh claims their song "Ghorbah" was used without permission and distorts their reputation. Jordanian rap group is incensed over the use of their song in Likud's latest campaign video, which was released Saturday night. The strongly anti-Israel rap group Torabyeh claimed that their song "Ghorbah" was used without permission and distorts their reputation. "We strongly condemn and reject this ruthless infringement of intellectual property rights and the distortion of the reputation of Torabyeh," the group wrote in a statement on Torabyeh's Facebook page, saying they plan to take legal action against the ad's creators.
  • Palestinian rappers rage over use of song in Likud ad

    02/15/2015 3:52:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15/2/15 | Adiv Sterman
    Amman-based hip-hop band Torabyeh say ruling party put their lives at risk by linking them to Islamic State Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpVwW_bfEQM Members of the Amman-based alternative hip-hop group Torabyeh accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of putting their lives at serious risk by linking them with terrorism and associating them with Islamic State fighters, following the apparently illegal use of a rap song performed by the band in a controversial campaign ad posted online by the Likud party Saturday night. “In the last propaganda video released by the Israeli Likud Party which is headed by the criminal Benjamin Netanyahu (Zionist...
  • American Officials Deny Obama Admin is 'Punishing' Israel

    02/15/2015 3:23:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/2/15 | Elad Benari
    Senior officials in both the State Department and White House denied on Sunday evening reports in the Israeli media that the Obama administration is “punishing” Israel for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and has stopped sharing information with Israel about the nuclear talks with Iran. The report on Channel 2 News stated that Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, who is in charge of the nuclear talks with Iran, has announced that she is no longer briefing Israel about the talks, because the Israeli government is using the information in a manipulative and political way. Susan Rice, Obama's national...
  • Elie Wiesel Comes Forward With Major Endorsement of Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

    02/13/2015 12:07:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Billy Hallowell
    As the debate over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 address to Congress continues, a well-known figure has come out in support of the controversial speech: Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel. Wiesel, 86, author of “Night,” a famed book that documented his horrific experiences in Nazi concentration camps, will be featured in a full-page newspaper advertorial that will run in both the New York Times and Washington Post, Reuters reported. He says in the ad that he will attend Netanyahu’s speech — an address that will focus on the dangers of a nuclear Iran —...
  • V15 Campaign’s Defense is Wrong: Its Positions More Radical than PA

    02/08/2015 12:53:33 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 7 replies
    Jewish Press online ^ | February 8, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Opponents in Israel of the American tax-exempt organization-funded V15 campaign effort have laid several complaints against it: one, the foreign funding (including U.S. government funding) of an Israeli campaign violates Israeli election law, and two, an American tax-exempt entity funding a political campaign violates American law. But even V15’s defenses to those charges make it ripe for lethal criticism. V15 and its funder, OneVoice, claim to empower the “majority of Israelis” to change Israeli leadership (that’s what their posters say: “We’re Changing the Leadership”) to reflect that majority’s views. In fact, the goals of OneVoice represent neither the majority of...
  • Obama administration said to be cultivating Netanyahu opponents

    06/04/2009 4:20:03 PM PDT · by pissant · 70 replies · 1,670+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 6/5/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON — The White House has concluded that an agreement with the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a fast-track program to establish a Palestinian state is unlikely to happen. U.S. sources, including those close to the Obama administration, said such cooperation would be greater by an Israeli government led by the opposition Kadima Party, chaired by former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. "It may be that the Obama administration has concluded that they cannot achieve the two-state solution with the Netanyahu government and perhaps want another Israeli prime minister," Aaron Miller, a former State Department official and regarded as...
  • Bibi, Sitter

    02/05/2015 9:35:09 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 5, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    Bibi, Sitter Whatever your views on Benjamin Netanyahu, the Likud Party, and the upcoming Israeli elections, put them aside for a moment and appreciate this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmac71R5Br8 as sheer political art. It is one of the best political ads I have ever seen -- funny, warm, surprising and clever. It seems aimed at what I’d think is one of Netanyahu’s prime problems as a political figure, which is his heavy grimness, his air of aggression and constant warning. Here he is playful, jolly, a father figure. In a quick-moving 1:15, the spot takes acutely aimed yet gentle slaps at his opponents;...
  • VIDEO: Israel’s Prime Minister Reminds a Misguided Obama, “Iran Is Your Enemy."

    02/04/2015 6:26:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Viral Buzz via Conservative Tribune ^ | January 26, 2015 | By Bill Chandler
    Although they have repeatedly vowed to destroy us and our allies, President Barack Obama seems intent on reaching out a friendly hand to the tyrannical theocratic regime in Iran. Obama is making concessions to them — virtually guaranteeing that they will one day obtain a nuclear weapon — in a misguided effort to work together with the Islamic nation, when in reality Iran is working against us at every turn. He added, “Iran is not your ally. Iran is not your friend. Iran is your enemy. It’s not your partner. Iran is committed to the destruction of Israel.” “It’s not...
  • Democrats might skip Benjamin Netanyahu speech (have they gone mad?)

    02/03/2015 6:58:05 PM PST · by Dave346 · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/3/15 8:09 PM EST | Edward-Isaac Dovere and Jake Sherman
    Vice President Joe Biden won’t commit to attending Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress next month. He’s not the only one. Dozens of House Democrats are privately threatening to skip the March 3 address, according to lawmakers and aides, in in what’s become the lowest point of a relationship between the Israeli prime minister and President Barack Obama that’s never been good. Democrats have had to balance publicly supporting Israel with backing Obama, who’s trying to close a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear programs over vehement opposition from Netanyahu, who has expressed concerns that the...
  • Bibi Surges in Israeli Polls

    01/30/2015 7:30:30 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-30-2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is enjoying a surge in the latest opinion polls of Israeli voters. The Jerusalem Post reports that its latest poll shows Bibi’s party, the Likud, is leading the race for the first time in weeks. Other polls agree, and show the Likud leading its rival, the Zionist Union, which is a combination of the Labor and Hatnua parties. The Post attributes Netanyahu’s improved showing to the cross-border conflict with Hezbollah, which attacked Israeli soldiers earlier this week, killing two. The attack was a retaliation, likely orchestrated by Iran, for Israel’s strike on a Hezbollah convoy...
  • White House going nuclear on Netanyahu

    01/25/2015 6:57:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2015 | 11:07pm | Michael Goodwin
    Thou shall not cross Dear Leader. With their gutter sniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile. “He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” It is pointless to say petty threats do not become the Oval Office. Trying to instruct this White House on manners recalls what Mark Twain...
  • Bibi Defends Congress Trip: I'll Go Anywhere to Defend Israel

    01/25/2015 4:12:27 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/25/2015 | Cynthia Blank
    At his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu focused primarily on international issues including the Iran nuclear agreement, the struggle with Islamic State, and global anti-Semitism. "In the coming weeks, the major powers are liable to reach a framework agreement with Iran, an agreement that is liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state, which would endanger - first and foremost - the existence of the State of Israel," Netanyahu warned as he began the meeting. "This is the same Iran that has taken over Lebanon and Syria and is now taking over Yemen and Iraq. This...
  • Obama Feuds with Bibi Because He's 'Like a Republican'

    01/24/2015 4:31:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/15 | Uzi Baruch
    Hank Sheinkopf, former adviser to ex-US President Bill Clinton during his election campaign from 1995 to 1996, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the complicated political relations between Israeli and American leaders. Video Hank Sheinkopf, former adviser to ex-US President Bill Clinton during his election campaign from 1995 to 1996, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the complicated political relations between Israeli and American leaders. Speaking about the tense relations between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama, Sheinkopf remarked that how the world feels about Netanyahu is not important to Israelis, whereas it is very important to American Jews...
  • There will be a price’: Obama team reportedly fuming over Netanyahu visit

    01/23/2015 5:02:55 PM PST · by SJackson · 79 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 23, 2015
    The Obama administration reportedly is fuming over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to address Congress in March regarding the Iranian threat, with one unnamed official telling an Israeli newspaper he will pay “a price” for the snub. House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu -- and the Israeli leader accepted – without any involvement from the White House. In public, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest politely describes this as a “departure” from protocol. He also says the president will not meet with Netanyahu when he visits in early March, but has attributed that decision only to a desire not...
  • Bibi Accepts Boehner Invitation, But He Won’t Be Welcomed by White House

    01/23/2015 8:15:21 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    But President Obama will not be meeting with Netanyahu when he visits. “As a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country,” White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement today. “Accordingly, the president will not be meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu because of the proximity to the Israeli election, which is just two weeks after his planned address to the U.S. Congress.”
  • Petty: President Refuses to Meet with Netanyahu During US Visit (Just like in September 2012)

    01/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 22, 2015 12:25 pm
    <p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.</p>
  • Brotherly love: Obama gives his 'bro' Cameron an extraordinary pre-election endorse (RE: snub Bibi)

    01/22/2015 9:51:52 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 16 | Matt Chorley
    US President Barack Obama today handed David Cameron an extraordinary pre-election endorsement, hailing the British Prime Minister as a 'great friend'. With less than four months until voters go to the polls in the tightest UK election for years, Mr Obama used a press conference in the White House to give the strongest possible backing to a fellow world leader.
  • NETANYAHU INVITED TO ADDRESS JOINT SESSION OF U.S. CONGRESS

    01/21/2015 9:39:30 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 32 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | 21 Jan 2015 | CAROLINE MAY
    A day after President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress with the State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before the same group of lawmakers next month. In a letter to Netanyahu dated Wednesday, Boehner invited the Israeli leader to address the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on February 11. It would be the prime minister’s third appearance before Congress. “Prime Minister Netanyahu is a great friend of our country, and this invitation carries with it our unwavering commitment to the security and well-being of...
  • Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Address Joint Session of Congress on Iran

    01/21/2015 8:50:30 AM PST · by AU72 · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January, 21, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    House Speaker John Boehner has issued an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress on February 11th concerning Iran. Boehner issued the invitation in response to President Obama's threat to veto further sanctions against Iran.
  • Netanyahu: Israel Rejects the 'Absurd' ICC War Crimes Probe

    01/17/2015 2:37:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening released a strong statement of condemnation on the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision last Friday, in which it chose to launch a preliminary probe into charges of Israeli "war crimes." “Israel rejects the absurd decision of the ICC prosecutor," said Netanyahu. "It’s absurd for the ICC to ignore international law and agreements, under which the Palestinians don't have a state and can only get one through direct negotiations with Israel." Reportedly Netanyahu spoke with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday night, requesting American support in preventing the ICC action against Israel....
  • Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight

    01/13/2015 5:12:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-12-2014 | Byron York
    Opinion: White House Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight By Byron York | January 12, 2015 | 4:33 pm The uproar over whether President Obama or another top administration official should have attended the massive unity rally in Paris has obscured an important point about the White House's reaction to the latest terror attacks in Europe. The administration no-shows were not a failure of optics, or a diplomatic misstep, but were instead the logical result of the president's years-long effort to downgrade the threat of terrorism and move on to other things. "The analogy we use around [the White House]...
  • 'Bibi! We Love You! Help Us!' – Shouted the Jews in Paris

    01/11/2015 10:21:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/15 | Gil Ronin
    Three videos of Binyamin Netanyahu in Paris Sunday capture the emotions of the Jewish community there – and those of Netanyahu himself – better than a million words would. ..... Vide Text Video Text Video .....
  • Report claims France didn’t want Netanyahu at Paris march

    01/11/2015 11:46:22 AM PST · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 11, 2015, 9:30 pm
    The French government was opposed to the idea of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending Sunday’s historic march in Paris, believing the Israeli leader’s presence at the rally would be “divisive,” Israeli media reported Sunday. Netanyahu did not initially plan to attend the event, which was organized in a show of solidarity and defiance after terrorist attacks in the French capital which claimed 17 lives. However, the Prime Minister changed his mind after Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett announced they would join the march, Israel’s Channel 2 news reported. In retaliation to Netanyahu’s sudden change of heart,...
  • Netanyahu Calls on French Jews: Come Home to Israel

    01/10/2015 3:36:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/15 | Ari Soffer
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has led calls in Israel for French Jews to "come home to Israel" Saturday, after 17 people were killed in France during three days of Islamist attacks. "To all the Jews of France, all the Jews of Europe, I would like to say that Israel is not just the place in whose direction you pray, the state of Israel is your home," he said in a televised statement, referring to the Jewish practice of facing Jerusalem during prayer. "Unless the world comes to its senses, terror will continue to strike in other places," he added...
  • Peres: A Great Leader Must Serve the People

    01/03/2015 2:54:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/15 | Benny Moshe
    Former President Shimon Peres addressed the upcoming elections in March for the first time publicly on Saturday, hinting that he would like to see a replacement for current Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. "These elections are crucial," Peres said. "We have an opportunity to make the best out of the situation we find ourselves in. Some things have changed for the worse and need to be fixed, but there are good things and we should take advantage of them." One issue Peres said had improved was Israel's relationship with the "moderate" Arab world. "The position of the Arab world has changed,...
  • Netanyahu crushes Danon to retain Likud chairmanship; Erdan takes No. 2 slot

    01/02/2015 7:07:24 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/1/2015 | Jeremy Sharon
    Interior Minister Gilad Erdan and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein won the top slots behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Likud’s Knesset candidates list in Wednesday’s party primary, the Likud’s spokeswoman announced after 18 hours of counting votes by hand that ended on Thursday night.
  • PM’s harsh reaction to EU initiatives may come back to haunt him

    12/23/2014 3:07:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 19/12/14 | Raphael Ahren
    When it became clear earlier this month that Israel was headed for early elections, some international policymakers were undecided as to whether to maintain their push for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement or take a hiatus of three-plus months. Some European officials figured that it wouldn’t make much sense to press ahead until Israel had a new government with a fresh mandate from the people to take the decisions required for an accord. Overt pressure on Jerusalem in the course of the campaign would also likely help the right-wing parties, these officials calculated, and they consequently urged their governments to refrain from...
  • Bibi Accuses Lapid, Livni of Leading a 'Putsch'; Calls Elections

    12/02/2014 1:35:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/14 | Ari Yashar & Ari Sofer
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the nation on Tuesday night shortly after 8 p.m., less than two hours after firing coalition members Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua), effectively disbanding the government. "I turn to you tonight because in the current situation, in the current government, it is impossible to lead the nation," said Netanyahu, saying the impasse is preventing him from fulfilling his role as prime minister. While Netanyahu called it "one of the best governments, one of the most stable governments in the history of Israel," adding it was "a true unity...
  • 'This is What They Have to Do Now when the World is Exploding?'

    11/23/2014 3:30:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    In an interview on the i24news network, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu referred Sunday to the anticipated vote in the French parliament on recognizing a Palestinian state: “Of course I'm worried about this because what they're voting on is Palestine without peace," he said. "That's what the Palestinians want. They want to have a state to continue, not to end the war with Israel, but to continue the war from improved boundaries. That's all they're saying. Look at what has happened. Every time we gave territory to the Palestinians, for example in Gaza, Iran walked in with its Palestinian proxies, fired...
  • Netanyahu Poised to Present Bill Expelling Terrorists

    11/22/2014 3:39:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Following discussions last week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday night is expected to propose a bill negating permanent residency status and social benefits from Arab residents of Jerusalem conducting riots and terrorist attacks. "It cannot be that those who act in terror against the state of Israel enjoy rights such as national insurance," said Netanyahu. The bill, which would include in its scope those inciting terrorism against the state, would target not only the Arab terrorists but their families as well in stripping their residency and social benefits. Interior Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Saturday announced that he was...
  • Netanyahu: Revoke Citizenship Of Those Calling for Destruction of Israel

    11/08/2014 2:23:54 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 25 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 8, 2014 | Israel News Agency Staff
    By Israel News Agency StaffJerusalem — November 8 … Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has released the following statement this evening: “Israel is a nation of law. We will not tolerate disturbances and rioting. We will act against those who throw stones, block roads and call for the establishment of a Palestinian state in place of the State of Israel. Whoever does not honor Israeli law will be punished with utmost severity. I will instruct the Interior Minister to evaluate revoking the citizenship...
  • Israelis look for 'anyone but Bibi'

    11/06/2014 2:35:07 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 24 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | November 4, 2014 | Ben Caspit
    Public opinion polls just conducted in Israel indicate a steep drop in the popularity of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It may be a temporary process, it may be a transient phase, but as of this very moment the numbers do not lie and reflect a clear trend. Support for Netanyahu is in steep decline. The results of two surveys publicized in Israel, one for the “HaMate” program on Israeli TV Channel 10 and the other for the Knesset TV Channel (“Panels”), point to an amazing fact: more than 60% of the Israeli public does not want Netanyahu to serve another...
  • Netanyahu to Tell Party Heads: Compromise or Else...

    10/21/2014 11:31:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/14 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to warn the heads of the parties in his coalition that unless they compromise on issues of religion and state, the coalition will fall apart and new elections will be held, Channel 2 News reports. According to the report, Netanyahu plans to relay this message in a meeting with the heads of the coalition parties that will be held on Wednesday. The latest crisis in the coalition is centered around Netanyahu’s sudden decision to drop his support for the Conversion Bill, which was introduced by Hatnua. Monday’s decision is being perceived as Netanyahu’s way of...
  • Op-Ed: Netanyahu’s Escape From Washington

    10/06/2014 1:24:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/14 | Jack Englehard
    Banner Quote: An invitation to the White House for an Israeli leader is more like an invitation to a hanging - his own. When it comes to Israel, everybody has an opinion and everybody is a critic. The world is full of experts and geniuses upon the Jewish State. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barely managed to make his escape from Washington and already the sniping began. By the time he started back to Israel, the carping was underway from world leaders and editorialists, all of whom want a piece of the action. Nobody wants to be left out and no...
  • Carter: Netanyahu too eager for war with Iran

    03/07/2012 6:34:57 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6 March 2012 | David Eldridge
    Former President Jimmy Carter expressed concerns Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be too willing to go to war with Iran. “I don’t think that’s his first preference, but I think he’s much more eager to go to war with Iran than President Obama [is]. And I was glad to see President Obama discourage that immediate resumption of hostilities between Israel and its neighbors that the Israelis seem to be inclined to do,” the former president said in an interview with The Washington Times-affiliated “America’s Morning News” radio broadcast. Mr. Netanyahu is in Washington this week to meet...
  • Alan Dershowitz on Israel and Hamas

    10/04/2014 1:18:07 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 3, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Noted Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has a new book out, “Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas,” a collection of essays that forcefully defend Israel’s actions against Hamas, both from before the most recent fighting (Part I) and since (Part II). The book also includes a long debate (about 15 percent of the book) between Dershowitz and John Dugard, a sharp critic of Israel. Here’s an excerpt from Dershowitz’s conclusion to the book, which I think captures his argument well:
  • Op-Ed: Why Would Obama Oppose Housing for Blacks and Muslims? (Givat Hamatos, Jerusalem)

    10/02/2014 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:16 PM | Moshe Phillips and Benjamin Korn
    Why would President Obama, a champion for the rights of underprivileged blacks and Muslims, try to prevent the construction of new housing for underprivileged blacks and Muslims? Because the blacks are Jewish, the Muslims are in Israel, and the housing is in Jerusalem. In any other part of the world, such housing would be regarded as progressive government intervention to aid the downtrodden. But such housing in Israel is being denounced by President Obama’s spokespeople as “poisonous” and “anti-peace.” The controversy involves a neighborhood in southeastern Jerusalem called Givat Hamatos. It was settled back in the 1990s by Jewish immigrants...
  • Khamenei Calls for Muslim Unity for Israel's 'Annihilation' (while closing in on nuclear bombs)

    10/03/2014 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/2014, 1:29 PM | Ari Yashar
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday used his annual message to Hajj pilgrims heading to Mecca to insult Israel and call for its "annihilation." The speech comes ahead of Eid al-Adha on Friday, the Muslim holiday celebrating Abraham's "sacrifice of Ishmael" in an appropriation of the original Torah story, and like his speech for Eid al-Fitr in July was replete with unfounded barbs hurled against the Jewish state. "The conspiring enemy is aiming to stoke the fire of a civil strife among Muslims, to misdirect the motivation for resistance and jihad and to secure the Zionist regime and...
  • Netanyahu, Obama Meet At White House – Discuss Preventing Nuclear Iran, Destroying ISIS

    10/01/2014 1:37:51 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 1, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Netanyahu, Obama Meet At White House – Discuss Preventing Nuclear Iran, Destroying ISISBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyWashington — October 1, 2014 … The following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Following are the remarks by US President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of their meeting earlier today at the White House. US President Obama: “Well, it’s good, once again, to welcome the Prime Minister of Israel, Bibi Netanyahu. Obviously he’s no stranger to the White House. I think I’ve met with Bibi more than any world...
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...
  • 353 US Reps to Kerry: Iran ‘Stonewalling’ on Nuke Detonator

    10/03/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 10/3/2014, 5:47 PM | Mark Langfan
    In a stunning bi-partisan “Congressional Letter” from over 353 out of 435 U.S. congresspersons to US Secretary of State John Kerry, the 353 U.S. representatives issued a stark warning that, “As you wrote in the Washington Post earlier this summer, if Iran’s nuclear program is truly peaceful, “it’s not a hard proposition to prove. The only reasonable conclusion for its stonewalling of international investigators is that Tehran does indeed have much to hide.” The Congressional Letter’s signatories included almost all of both parties’ leaderships, and was greatly aided by Republican Congressman Peter J. Roskam (R-IL-06) of Illinois, a stalwart, and...
  • Iranian nuclear physicist killed by Revolutionary Guard, not Israel, relative claims

    10/03/2014 8:25:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/30/2014 10:58 | Felice Friedson/The Media Line
    The sister of a leading Iranian nuclear physicist widely believed to have been assassinated by Israel as part of an effort to derail the Islamic Republic’s drive to create nuclear weapons says her brother was murdered by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRI) because he wouldn’t cooperate with the effort to divert nuclear activities from peaceful purposes. When Iranian scientist Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour was killed in February 2007, the cause of death was reported to be “gassing” and most presumed the act was carried out by Israel. That belief stood largely because of Iranian accusations to that effect, and because of Israeli...