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  • Trump & Netanyahu agree: Israel-Gulf peace first

    02/18/2017 8:20:46 AM PST · by kindred · 2 replies ^ | 02/15/17 | DEBKAfile Special Report
    “One state, two states, I like this state,” Donald Trump joked, turning to visiting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when they addressed a wide-ranging, friendly news conference Wednesday, Feb.15, at the White House, ahead of their face-to-face talks. Trump reacted positively to Netanyahu’s proposal to broaden the Israeli-Palestinian peace process to a regional effort as a “very important” new idea “on a broader canvas” which he believed could succeed. Netanyahu said that the regional fears of Iran also presented an opportunity for cooperation against the Islamic State and radical Islamic terror. debkafile reports that these sentiments reflected agreement in principle between...
  • Liberman may join coalition as soon as Thursday, officials say

    05/18/2016 1:49:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/16 | David Rosenberg
    Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has accepted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s offer to join the coalition in return for the Defense and Immigration ministries, senior Yisrael Beytenu officials said on Wendesday. According to senior officials, the Prime Minister’s meeting Wednesday afternoon with Liberman has already laid the groundwork for Yisrael Beytenu’s entry into the government. Shortly after the meeting, Netanyahu reportedly called Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, informing him that Liberman had requested the Defense Ministry in exchange for his support of the Likud government. Senior officials have leaked details of the meeting, including Netanyahu’s offer to Liberman, which includes two...
  • Herzog fires back: It's either me or Liberman

    05/18/2016 6:06:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    Opposition leader and Zionist Union party chief Yitzhak Herzog has announced he is suspending unity government talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, after the premier issued an invitation to begin talks with Yisrael Beytenu party head Avigdor Liberman. n a markedly abrupt, pithy press conference, Herzog said Netanyahu faced a choice between "going to war and funerals, and the victory of (Avigdor) Liberman and (Naftali) Bennett, or the track of hope" - namely, inviting the Zionist Union party to join the coalition instead. "These are the choices - there are no other options," he added. "We won't continue negotiations at...
  • Ex-Mid East Adviser: 'Combative' Rice Harmed Israel Relations

    10/08/2015 10:29:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 10/8/15 | Ari Yashar
    Dennis Ross, who served as US President Barack Obama's Middle East adviser from 2009 to 2011, has revealed in a new book to be published next week that national security adviser Susan Rice is largely responsible for worsening ties with Israel amid the controversial Iran nuclear deal. In his new book "Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship From Truman to Obama,” excerpts of which were posted by Politico on Thursday, Ross writes that Rice's "combative mind-set" made relations between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu even worse than they were. For one thing, the ex-Middle East adviser reveals that Rice...
  • Netanyahu Speaks with Freed Hostage about Jewish Man's Heroism

    01/10/2015 4:02:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/15 | Hezki Ezra, Gil Ronin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Saturday evening that he spoke by phone with Celine Charki, who was one of the histages held at the kosher supermarket in Paris Friday. “Celine told me about the terrorist's unfathomable cruelty and the heroism of a Jewish youth who tried to take his gun and shoot him,” he said. The heroic action was apparently taken by hostage Johan Cohen, who was killed. .....
  • 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...
  • Is Obama compromised by his ties to Hamas?

    07/30/2014 7:53:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 22 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/30/2014 | Steve Berman
    A number of blogs have reported how Obama yelled at Binyamin Netanyahu on the phone on Sunday.  I have to question why Obama is so upset at Israel’s current operation to eliminate terror tunnels, when he usually stays so calm. When he speaks with world leaders like Vladimir Putin, French PM Hollande, and British PM David Cameron, Obama doesn’t yell.  And when those leaders speak with Netanyahu, they don’t presume to yell at him.  Only Barack Hussein Obama yells at Netanyahu, scolding him like a schoolmaster to a student. What possible motivation could Obama have? Back in 2008, candidate then-Senator Obama had lots of...
  • 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...
  • PM Netanyahu says Iran deal a "historic mistake"

    11/24/2013 6:43:55 AM PST · by Amerisraelhere · 28 replies
    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.
  • Third 'Positive' Peace Meeting Concludes; Hours after a second secret meeting, Israeli and PA

    08/20/2013 5:49:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/13 | Elad Benari
    Israeli and Palestinian Authority negotiators on Tuesday night concluded a third meeting as part of the renewed peace talks between the sides. The meeting, reportedly held at an undisclosed location in Jerusalem, was described as “serious”. The sides agreed to meet again soon. As usual, Israel was represented at the meeting by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzhak Molcho. The PA side was represented by chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayeh. The late evening meeting, which ended shortly before midnight, was the second meeting of the day between the sides. Earlier Tuesday, a senior...
  • Israel: The Happy Little Country

    04/20/2013 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | April 20, 2013 | Caroline Glick
    As Independence Day celebrations were winding down Tuesday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made a guest appearance on Channel 2's left-wing satire show Eretz Nehederet. One of the final questions that the show's host Eyal Kitzis asked the premier was how he would like to be remembered after he leaves office. Netanyahu thought a moment and said, "I'd like to be remembered as the leader who preserved Israel's security." On the face of it, Netanyahu's stated aspiration might seem dull. In a year he'll be the longest-serving prime minister in the state's history, and all he wants is to...
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Bush Snubs Netanyahu on Israel Visit

    01/07/2008 11:11:37 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 85 replies · 61+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/08 | Hana Levi Julian
    U.S. President George W. Bush has declined to meet with former Prime Minister and current Likud Opposition Leader MK Binyamin Netanyahu during his upcoming visit to Israel, slated to begin on Wednesday, according to the Jerusalem Post. Sources in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Kadima party quoted in the report offered this explanation: “At the White House, they think [Mr. Netanyahu] is a liar because of his behavior when he was prime minister.” Outraged Likud officials accused Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of sabotaging what would normally be a routine meeting between a visiting U.S. President and an Israeli Opposition Leader, a...
  • Israeli lawmaker: Obama is no friend of Israel

    10/09/2012 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:10 PM EDT | unattributed
    JERUSALEM (AP) — A lawmaker from the Israeli prime minister's party is in the United States ahead of the presidential election and has said that President Barack Obama has "not been a friend of Israel." Danny Danon, chairman of Likud's international outreach branch, said in Chicago on Tuesday that Obama's policies have been "catastrophic." Danon said he will also travel to Florida and New York to...
  • Barak vs. Lieberman on Concession to Turkey

    07/22/2011 2:59:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    While the government has thus far refused to apologize to Turkey over a clash aboard a Gaza-bound boat in 2010, senior cabinet ministers are divided on the matter. Foremost among them are Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Defense Minister Ehud Barak; the former staunchly opposes an apology, while the latter supports it. “This is not a legal matter, but rather a political issue, and is not a question of defending IDF soldiers but of neglecting them, of irresponsibility on the diplomatic level,” Lieberman said Thursday. “If there is an apology, that means admitting defeat on the battlefield and the political...
  • Israel wants F-35s despite snubbing Obama

    12/17/2010 8:50:57 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/17/2010 | UPI
    Despite torpedoing U.S. President Barack Obama's Middle East peace drive, Israel is still trying to sweet-talk Washington into providing 20 F-35 stealth fighters it promised free of charge in return for a settlements freeze in the occupied West Bank. Washington withdrew the offer after the government of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, dominated by right-wing parties, refused to extend a 10-month halt in settlement building for 90 days, the Palestinian condition for continuing the talks. In the face of Israel's refusal, the U.S. administration withdrew the offer of free F-35s worth $3 billion, along with other incentives it had put...
  • Netanyahu, the anti-Obama

    08/17/2010 5:42:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 8/17/2010 | George Will
    Two photographs adorn the office of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Together they illuminate a portentous fact: No two leaders of democracies are less alike -- in life experiences, temperaments and political philosophies -- than Netanyahu, the former commando and fierce nationalist, and Barack Obama, the former professor and post-nationalist. One photograph is of Theodor Herzl, born 150 years ago. Dismayed by the eruption of anti-Semitism in France during the Dreyfus Affair at the end of the 19th century, Herzl became Zionism's founding father. Long before the Holocaust, he concluded that Jews could find safety only in a national homeland....
  • Obama's diplomacy, not fully engaged

    05/03/2010 11:10:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 658+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2010 | Jackson Diehl
    Barack Obama's foreign policy has been defined so far by his attempts to "engage" with adversaries or rivals of the United States, such as Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran and Dmitry Medvedev of Russia. The results have been mixed. But now the president's focus is visibly shifting. In the next 18 months, Obama's record abroad will be made or broken by his ability to do business with two nominal U.S. allies: Hamid Karzai and Binyamin Netanyahu. Both men are prickly and somewhat inscrutable... And Obama has not done well. In fact, his treatment of the Israeli and Afghan leaders during...
  • Arab Paper: Iran to target Netanyahu if nuclear sites attacked (note muslim obama not on hit list)

    12/17/2009 10:38:28 AM PST · by Tigen · 26 replies · 1,233+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Reported
    The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Sayissa reported Wednesday that Iran has urgently summoned either Syrian Vice President Farouk Sharaa or Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah. They are apparently being called to the Iranian capital to receive orders to be carried out in the event of Iranian nuclear sites being targeted in war, Israel Radio reported. The newspaper quoted a Gulf state diplomat as saying that Nasrallah will travel to Teheran in the coming days in order to receive his marching-orders. Iranian opposition organizations in Paris told the newspaper that the Iranian intelligence apparatus has established a bank...
  • Gulf war jitters (After Israel's attack on Iran)

    04/14/2009 12:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1,703+ views
    United Press International ^ | April 14, 2009 | Arnaud De Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
    Gulf Cooperation Council members -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman -- are getting ready for what many now assume will be retaliation from Iran following Israeli bombing of Iran's nuclear facilities later this year. Up and down the Persian Gulf, Patriot missile batteries have been quietly deployed around key oil installations. The Patriot system is designed to detect, target and then hit incoming missiles that may be no more than 10 to 20 feet long and flying at three to five times the speed of sound. Iran has hundreds of missiles and rockets. There is also...