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  • White House to Netanyahu: You created the crisis, you fix it (Zero wants Israeli Ambassador fired)

    03/04/2015 6:09:56 PM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | 1:20 AM | By Barak Ravid
    Though the administration won't say so directly, U.S. officials hint replacing Ambassador Ron Dermer is key to mending ties. Senior U.S. officials made clear after the speech that the White House sees Netanyahu as the one who created the current crisis, and so if he is reelected, the responsibility for repairing the breach will be his. “We are not the ones who created this crisis,” said a senior administration official. “President Obama has another two years in office and we wish to go back to a reality where you can work together despite the differences. The prime minister of Israel...
  • Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Discusses Netanyahu's Speech [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] (15 minutes)

    03/04/2015 6:00:23 PM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | K2 radio
    Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer called K2 Radio to discuss Netanyahu's recent speech with Brian Scott
  • Obama's Court Jews Raise the Dual Loyalty Canard

    03/04/2015 4:31:42 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-3-15 | Jonathan Keiler
    Accusations of dual loyalty against Jews used to be something one expected to hear, if at all in this country, from the extreme right. But modern conservatives generally strongly support Israel and rarely display anti-Semitic tendencies. On the other hand, the far left has been anti-Israel for decades, and hostility to the Jewish state -- often occulted by philo-Israel bromides -- is increasingly becoming a mainstream sentiment within the Democratic Party. Some leftist Jews have raised the issue before, but now many more have recklessly raised the canard as a means to support President Obama’s opposition to Israeli Prime Minister...
  • Obama is the Problem in US-Israeli Relations

    03/04/2015 4:19:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 4, 2015 | Morton A. Klein
    In an interview on the PBS television ‘Charlie Rose’ program, President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner to address Congress on the issue of Iran’s looming nuclear threat had “injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think it’s destructive of the fabric of the [U.S./Israeli] relationship.” Nothing can further from the truth: it’s Obama’s partisanship that has produced a crisis in relations between the White House and Jerusalem, not Netanyahu’s – and the record shows it. Obama doesn’t...
  • Andrea Mitchell Mocks Obama's Military Resolve on Iran: 'Ask Assad'

    03/04/2015 6:19:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was almost a funny moment . . . until you realized that members of the press were openly laughing at the fecklessness of the ostensible leader of the free world. On today's Morning Joe, the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, his voice occasionally cracking with emotion, repeatedly insisted that President Obama would use military force if necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. Andrea Mitchell eventually had enough, saying in a devastating aside "ask Bashir al Assad," an allusion of course to how President Obama ran away from his red line in Syria. Joe Scarborough laughingly joined in,...
  • Great News! Obama’s Drawing a New ‘Red Line’ With Iran!

    03/04/2015 7:29:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/04/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt: Great News! Obama’s Drawing a New ‘Red Line’ With Iran! We Can Relax Now! Fascinatingly, President Obama walks around completely unaware of how little credibility he has left – with skeptics in both parties, with the American public, with our allies, or with our enemies. His latest assurance on his rapidly-forming deal with the Iranian regime: Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President...
  • State Dept tweets speech by Muslim cleric who blames Mideast unrest on “world Zionism”

    03/04/2015 7:23:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | March 4, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The people at State who are responsible for this probably didn’t see anything amiss. They probably believe much the same thing, even if they wouldn’t state it in the same lurid terms: they likely think that if Israel would just go away, peace would prevail in the Middle East.
  • ISIS LOSES CONTROL OF OVER 20 SYRIAN VILLAGES TO KURDS–AND ASSAD

    03/04/2015 10:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/04/2015 | John Hayward
    File this report from The Daily Star of Lebanon under the category of “Yay … I Guess,” or perhaps “Two and a Half Cheers.” It’s good news that Islamic State (ISIS) forces have been pushed out of over 20 Syrian villages. The bad news is that Bashar al-Assad’s regime did most of the pushing, with an assist from Kurdish militia units. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which does not approve of most of what it observes the Assad regime doing, said that “after three days of clashes, regime forces bolstered by fighters from Arab tribes had...
  • Pope Francis seeks closer Iran ties: Vatican envoy

    11/05/2013 2:46:31 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 5 replies
    PressTV ^ | 11/03/2013 | N/A
    The Vatican’s new Apostolic Nuncio to Iran says Pope Francis seeks closer bilateral relations between the Catholic government and the Islamic Republic.
  • Did Netanyahu change some minds? Democrats slammed the Israeli leader's address

    03/04/2015 8:45:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KIFI-TV / CNN ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left a partisan Congress roiling in the wake of his controversial speech on Tuesday, with Republicans and Democrats largely split on how the dramatic address was received. Progressive Democrats slammed the Israeli leader's address and Republicans felt vindicated and emboldened by a speech that brought nearly every member of Congress to their feet and drew whoops of approval from a packed gallery. Netanyahu sought to rally members of Congress and public opinion against the pending Iran nuclear deal under negotiation, but his hawkish rhetoric and break from diplomatic protocol rankled some Democrats. Others, though, suggested...
  • In U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran, Elie Wiesel emerges as unlikely protagonist

    03/04/2015 7:36:26 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/03/15 | Juliet Eilperin
    In the U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran's nuclear program, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has emerged as an unlikely protagonist -- siding with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rather than President Obama. In his joint address to Congress, Netanyahu made a point of recognizing the 86-year old Wiesel, who sat in the Speaker's Box with the prime minister's wife, Sara. With us today is Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel." "Elie, your life and work inspires to give meaning to the words, 'never again,'" he added, as lawmakers gave Wiesel a standing ovation. "And I wish I...
  • Full Interview With Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (NBC interviews Zarif)

    03/04/2015 3:10:52 PM PST · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2 hours ago
    ZARIF: Well-- Mr. Netanyahu has been-- proclaiming, predicting that Iran will have a nuclear weapon with-- within two, three, four years, since 1992. He has been on the record time and again that Iran will build a nuclear weapon within two years-- since, as I said, 1992. In 2012, he went before the General Assembly and said, "Iran will have a nuclear weapon within one year." It seems that he wants to stick to his one year-- forever. Iran is not about building nuclear weapon. We don't wanna build nuclear weapons. We don't believe that nuclear weapons bring security to...
  • Iran reacts harshly to Netanyahu speech (threatens to put Israel in 'wheelchair')

    03/04/2015 3:04:04 PM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/04/2015 20:43 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Parliament speaker Ali Larijani warns that if Israel dares attack Iran with US congressional support, the Americans should expect to see “Israel in a wheelchair.” An Iranian reaction to the speech of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the US Congress was not long in coming, with numerous harsh criticism leveled at the speech and Israel. “The only one who is angry and upset about the course of negotiations is an occupying regime that sees its survival in war and invasion,” said President Hassan Rouhani in reference to Netanyahu’s speech in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Iran’s Mehr News reported. “People...
  • US State Department Slams Netanyahu's 'Magic Formula' (Marie Harf says Bibi in 'fantasy world')

    03/04/2015 1:48:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/2015, 4:18 PM | Ari Yashar
    Harf condemns Congress address 'fantasy world,' dismisses 'scary hypotheticals' - like an Iranian nuclear arsenal in weeks. Calling Netanyahu's talk of a better deal "hypothetical" and "rhetoric," she added "anyone who tells you there’s a magic formula that they have in their head that we don’t have is just not looking at the situation realistically." "We need to be very clear about what we’re trying to achieve and what the alternatives look like, not in a fantasy world, not in a world without specifics, but in the real world. And that’s what we’re doing," she claimed Harf was asked about...
  • State Dept. Nitpicks Netanyahu speech (Jen Psaki defends Iran having 190,000 centrifuges)

    03/04/2015 1:37:27 PM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 7 hours ago | Cheryl Chumley
    The U.S. State Department hunkered into defense mode after Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional speech, saying in an early Wednesday statement that the Israeli prime minister misrepresented one of his claims that painted Secretary John Kerry in a poor light. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, referred to the website FactCheck.org to make her point that Netanyahu’s remarks about Iran going nuclear actually “misrepresented what Kerry had said’ during the secretary’s House Foreign Affairs Committee testimony on Feb. 25, Fox News reported. In his speech, Netanyahu said Kerry told Congress Iran could “legitimately possess” up to 190,000 centrifuges used to enrich...
  • AP INTERVIEW: Reid Wants Congress to Delay Iran Legislation (Here we go again!)

    03/04/2015 12:53:47 PM PST · by Dave346 · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 4, 2015, 2:43 PM ET | ERICA WERNER
    Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran. The development appeared likely to upend GOP plans to move swiftly on the bill following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tuesday speech to Congress in which he railed against the emerging agreement. "I think we are better off on things relating to the Iran deal to wait until we see if there can be something negotiated," Reid said in an interview with The Associated Press. "And if there is something negotiated...
  • Britain Bans Ad Saying Jerusalem’s Old City is Part of Israel

    03/04/2015 11:32:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 3/4/2015, 4:42 AM | Ben Ariel
    Britain’s advertising watchdog has banned an Israeli government tourism advert for suggesting that the Old City of Jerusalem was part of Israel, AFP reported. The newspaper brochure showed a panorama of the walled Old City with the text “Israel has it all”, and was ruled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which said it implied the UNESCO World Heritage Site was part of Israel. The international community regards the Old City as “occupied Palestinian territory” and has never recognized Israel’s annexation of parts of Jerusalem it liberated during the Six Day War. Following a complaint, the ASA ruled the...
  • Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal (stands with Iran)

    03/04/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:05pm EST | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerry said he and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif made some progress in their negotiations in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux and would resume them on March 15. Kerry aides said many obstacles remained before a late March deadline for an outline accord between Iran and six world powers. "There are still significant...
  • Bibi for President!

    03/04/2015 10:45:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Wasn't that refreshing? Don't you wish we had Benjamin Netanyahu as president, instead of Obama? I took a sampling among my friends- all smart, educated business owners. Men of substance. Every one of them said if they had a choice, they'd choose Bibi over Obama for president…of the United States. The media will concentrate on the substance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu's speech. But let's first look at the style. I am a business and motivational speaker who speaks all over the globe, often to audiences in the thousands. I understand communication, charisma, chutzpah and salesmanship. Bibi gets...
  • Pelosi: I Almost Cried During Netanyahu's Horribly Insulting Speech

    03/04/2015 10:31:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Allahpundit nails it: Faced with the dilemma of ticking off pro-Israel Democrats and donors versus ticking off her party's left-wing, hostile-to-Israel base, House Minority Nancy Pelosi decided to split the baby. She'd show up to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to rebuff the "boycott" crowd (representing a sizable chunk of Congress' remaining Democrats), but she'd also cartoonishly flaunt her displeasure with the Prime Minister's message. Her angry theatrics were so ostentatious that reporters in the gallery couldn't help but take notice: Nancy Pelosi looks ENRAGED on the House floor. She shook her head and covered her eyes at one point.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 3,...
  • Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’

    03/04/2015 10:16:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 4, 2015 11:55 am
    A speech by Zionist Union alliance head and Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog was cut off in the middle of a broadcast on Israel’s Channel 2 television network due to concern that Herzog’s remarks constituted elections propaganda. “There’s no doubt Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks well, but let’s admit the truth: the speech we heard, impressive as it might have been, did not stop the Iranian nuclear program,” Herzog said on the Tuesday night broadcast regarding Netanyahu’s address to Congress, according to Israel Hayom. “It also won’t affect the deal being put together, either in terms of content or timetable. The...
  • Saudi Columnist: Netanyahu Is Right To Insist On Addressing Congress About Iran Deal

    03/04/2015 8:10:43 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 11 replies
    "I will conclude by saying the following: Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration's anger and fury. I believe that Netanyahu's conduct will serve our...
  • Bibi's Speech Is the Dems' Box Canyon

    03/04/2015 7:06:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Nancy Pelosi was near tears. After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress on Tuesday, the House minority leader sent out a press release informing the media, "I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister's speech -- saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States" and "saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran." Wags lampoon House Speaker John Boehner for getting teary-eyed too readily -- and rightly so. So why would the San Francisco Democrat outdo the GOP leader by announcing that she was getting all blubbery because she didn't...
  • The Greatest Hits from Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

    03/04/2015 7:02:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/04/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The pundits have been going crazy since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress today. What spoke loudest, though, was the thundering applause during some two dozen standing ovations for Bibi. And while much was made of Democrats being angry over the speech, there were just a couple of lines specifically related to President Obama’s nuke deal that made the majority of Dems sit out the ovation.Here are some of Bibi’s best lines from the historic address:TWEETING AYATOLLAH: “Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us. Iran’s Supreme...
  • President Obama, listen to Netanyahu on Iran

    03/04/2015 6:59:32 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 3 March 2015 | Faisal J. Abbas
    It is extremely rare for any reasonable person to ever agree with anything Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says or does. However, one must admit, Bibi did get it right, at least when it came to dealing with Iran. The Israeli PM managed to hit the nail right on the head when he said that Middle Eastern countries are collapsing and that “terror organizations, mostly backed by Iran, are filling in the vacuum” during a recent ceremony held in Tel Aviv to thank outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz for his role during “challenging” times. In just...
  • Bibi’s grand slam: Boxing in Obama on Iran’s nukes

    03/04/2015 5:24:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | John Podhoretz
    On Tuesday, Bibi Netanyahu gave the speech of his life before a joint session of Congress — and he has Barack Obama to thank for it. Yes, the very same Barack Obama who hates Bibi, the same Obama who was furious the speech was being given at all, walked the bases full for Netanyahu and served up the sucker pitch he hit for a grand slam. For six weeks, the president and his team have been letting it be known just how angry they are that the leader of the House of Representatives invited the Israeli prime minister to speak...
  • (Jon) Stewart: Bibi’s Congress Reception Was ‘Longest (bleep) a Jewish Man Has Ever Received’

    03/04/2015 5:23:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:24 pm, March 3rd, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Jon Stewart tonight wrung some comedy out of Benjamin Netanyahu‘s speech to Congress, mocking it as a “Festival of Slights” to President Obama. Stewart mocked some of the media coverage of the speech, as well as President Obama for swearing it’s all good, though he did note if Democrats tried the same under George W. Bush, “Republicans would have demanded the inviters be arrested for sedition and treason!” But it was the reception Netanyahu got in Congress that Stewart was most amused by. He called it “the State of the Union address Republicans wanted” and concluded, “The in-chamber response to...
  • Arab Commentators Strongly Back Netanyahu on Congress Speech, Iran Nuclear Threat

    03/04/2015 5:10:58 AM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 3, 2015 6:22 pm | Shiryn Ghermezian
    Leading Arab opinion makers weighed in on the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday and expressed strong support for his stance on the Iranian nuclear threat. In an op-ed for the Saudi Arabian daily Al-Jazirah on Monday, columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj asserted that Netanyahu is justified in his campaign against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran, according to The Middle East Media Research Institute. Al-Faraj said Netanyahu’s effort to prevent the signing of the agreement is in the interests of the Gulf states, and that the prime minister “is right to insist on addressing...
  • Netanyahu Speech Stirs Anti-Israel Hate On Twitter

    03/04/2015 5:02:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 4, 2015ar | Mary Chastain
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress about the dangers Israel will face if Iran is allowed to build nuclear weapons this morning. The majority of tweets on social media were positive, but many took the opportunity to call Netanyahu a “terrorist” and condemn the existence of Israel.
  • Egypt's FM hits back at UN middle east envoy-Hamas will react to Egyptian aggression as to Israel

    03/04/2015 4:58:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    IMRA ^ | 3-4-15
    Egypt's FM hits back at UN middle east envoy in Gaza row Egyptian foreign ministry condemns statement made by UN middle east envoy Robert Serry over 'failed policies' Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Mar 2015 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/124408/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-FM-hits-back-at-UN-middle-east-envoy-in-Gaz.aspx Egypt’s foreign ministry denounced on Tuesday a statement made by the United Nations' envoy to the Middle East Robert Serry concerning the ongoing crisis in Gaza; saying that he is “blaming others for his failure to achieve his mission in the Gaza strip.” The foreign ministry's statement condemned Serry’s inability to negotiate with Israeli officials, as they have been the occupying power in the...
  • Levin: Obama Wants "Like-Minded Leftist" In Israel

    03/04/2015 4:47:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that “Obama wants…a like-minded leftist in Israel” on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • State Department says Netanyahu twisted Kerry's words in speech to Congress

    03/04/2015 4:33:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 04, 2015
    The State Department accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of taking congressional testimony by Secretary of State John Kerry out of context in Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday. In a statement released early Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki quoted in full an article written on the website FactCheck.org that claimed certain remarks made by Netanyahu about Iran's nuclear program "misrepresented what Kerry had said" in testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Feb. 25. In his address, Netanyahu said Kerry had disclosed that Iran could "legitimately possess" 190,000 centrifuges for the enrichment of uranium by...
  • State Department Funds Anti-Israel Extremists

    03/04/2015 4:29:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    State Department Funds Anti-Israel ExtremistsPosted By Ronn Torossian On March 4, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The U.S. State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) offers what they describe as assistance, training and support to groups and individuals striving to “create positive change in society.” MEPI works in 18 countries and territories, partnering with civil society organizations, community leaders, youth and women activists and private sector groups to advance “reform.” On their website, the State Department describes their efforts as an approach that is “bottom-up and grassroots, responding directly to local interests and needs.”MEPI’s emphasis is...
  • Netanyahu to Congress: 'We Are Better Off' Without the Emerging U.S. Deal With Iran

    03/04/2015 4:19:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 4, 2015 | Marina Koren
    Benjamin Netanyahu knows what everyone in Washington was thinking this morning."I know that my speech has been the subject of much controversy," the Israeli prime minister said during an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. "I deeply regret that some perceive my being here as political. That was never my intention. I want to thank you, Democrats and Republicans, for your common support for Israel year after year, decade after decade."
  • Netanyahu responds to Obama: We did indeed present practical alternative to Iran deal

    03/04/2015 2:28:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/4/15 | Herb Kenion
    ....pushing back against those saying that there was no tactical alternative in his speech, Netanyahu said that he did indeed present a practical alternative that would extend Iran's break out time by adding new restrictions. He also said that he presented a case for not lifting sanctions until the Iranians stop its hostile actions against neighboring countries and stop threatening to annihilate Israel. Netanyahu said that the responses he heard from both Republicans and Democrats were encouraging and that his impression was that they both understand why this is a bad deal. On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday...
  • Netanyahu Says Israel Can Stand Alone - and Pelosi Turns her Back (video at link)

    03/04/2015 1:08:35 AM PST · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 4th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Minority Leader in the House, literally turned her back on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday when she stood up with everyone else after he said, “Even If Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.” After her demonstrative insult to the Prime Minister if not to Congress, she issued a statement: As one who values the U.S.- Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward...
  • SUCCESS! Obama supports Syrian rebel group with high-tech weapons

    03/03/2015 8:12:09 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/3/2015 | The Right Scoop
    A ‘moderate rebel’ group in Syria that the U.S. helped create, called the Hazm Network, has fallen apart after recently being defeated by Jahbat al-Nusra, an al-Qaida linked terrorist group. The Hazm Network gave all their US weapons to al-Nusra and took off to join the Shamiah Front, another Muslim Brotherhood group in Syria that includes hardline Salafis.
  • Mark Levin reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu's Address - Hannity 3/3/2015

    03/03/2015 10:13:12 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 3 , 2015 | Mark Levin
    Published on Mar 3, 2015 Mark Levin reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu's Address - Hannity 3/3/2015
  • Our Insult To Israel

    03/03/2015 6:18:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    The Chattanoogan.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Roy Exum
    I am deeply saddened that over two dozen members of Congress – all Democrats – will be boycotting a speech by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, when he speaks in Washington tonight. I am also offended that the President of the United States will not receive Netanyahu prior to the speech – a customary gesture on such occasions – because he claims it is too close to the elections in Israel. The reason President Obama gives is that “the U.S.-Israel relationship in not about a particular party.” The real reason was given by House Speaker John Boehner. “The...
  • Ex-Iranian hostages agree with Bibi: Tehran can't be truste

    03/03/2015 5:56:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 3/3/15 | Cristina Corbin and Perry Chiaramonte
    They dealt with the Iranian regime first-hand more than three decades ago, when it was founded in an act of war against the U.S., and several survivors of the hostage crisis say the idea of the U.S. negotiating with an unrepentant Tehran makes their blood boil. For 444 days, the 52 Americans were held prisoner in the U.S. Embassy by the student revolutionaries that would help usher in the hard-line Islamic theocracy that remains in place today. Many of the hostage takers and guards held key roles in the Iranian government then and continue in important positions today. “I think...
  • Court Allows Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

    03/03/2015 5:39:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/3/2015, 10:36 AM | Gil Ronen
    Temple activists were euphoric Monday after a precedent-setting ruling by Magistrates’ Court Judge Malka Aviv in the case of Yehuda Glick vs. the Israeli Police, a day earlier. The judge ruled that the police “must make sure that Jews are able to pray on the Temple Mount”—in a ruling replete with harsh criticism of the police’s policies on the Temple Mount. Activists were quoted on a Temple activists blog as saying: “This day will be remembered for generations in the annals of the struggle for the return of Jews to the Temple Mount.” The police are legally bound “to ensure...
  • Herzog: Netanyahu's Congress speech will boomerang on Israel

    03/03/2015 5:12:43 PM PST · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/03/2015 20:33 | By GIL HOFFMAN, TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Opposition leader Isaac Herzog condemned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday in an address he chose to deliver in Nir Moshe, a community near the Gaza Strip. Herzog said he could have gone to Washington but decided to remain in Israel to deal with the problems inside the country. “There is no doubt the prime minister knows how to speak well, but the truth is that the speech, as impressive as it was, did not prevent a nuclear Iran and won’t impact a deal that is being drafted – not on its content, nor on its timetable,”...
  • Mathews: Republicans Helping Israel "Take Over" Foreign Policy

    03/03/2015 5:04:07 PM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Republicans of letting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu try “to take over US foreign policy” on Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live.”
  • Pelosi Exits Chamber Before Netanyahu

    03/03/2015 9:23:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    National Review.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.
  • Netanyahu Slams White House Deal With Iran: “Even If Israel Has to Stand Alone, Israel Will Stand”

    03/03/2015 10:43:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Capitol Hill - Despite rumblings of boycotts ahead of his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was met with roaring applause and standing room only attendance as he entered the U.S. Senate Chamber. Before addressing the threat of a nuclear Iran, Netanyahu tried to clear up the misconception his visit was political after the White House condemned his invitation from House Speaker John Boehner, which was extended without President Obama’s consent. He also thanked Congress for their support of Israel’s Iron Dome. “My friends, I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to...
  • House Democrats' Response to Prime Minister Netanyahu Address to Congress (45 minute video)

    03/03/2015 4:26:22 PM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    C-Span ^ | March 3, 2015
    House Democrats responded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. They criticized the speech to a joint meeting of Congress as “political theatre.” More than 50 Democrats skipped the prime minister’s remarks.
  • Matthews: Republicans Helping Israel ‘Take Over’ Foreign Policy

    03/03/2015 11:37:54 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Republicans of letting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu try “to take over US foreign policy” on Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live.” Matthews began by saying that Netanyahu “implied that he would be a better bargainer than the president, but no one believes that.”
  • Report: Obama Administration Has Stopped Sharing Intelligence With Israel on Iran’s Nuclear Program

    03/03/2015 10:18:46 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 3, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    The Obama administration has “unilaterally” and “completely” stopped sharing intelligence with Israel over Iran’s nuclear development program due to its anger over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress, Israel’s Channel 10 reported, a charge the White House flatly denied. “The U.S. unilaterally stopped all of its joint activity with Israel regarding the nuclearization of Iran,” the news show reported Monday night. This freeze in intelligence sharing was attributed to the “American anger” at Netanyahu. White House national security spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan told TheBlaze in an email, “the report is completely false.”
  • Netanyahu Suggests Kerry 'Charmed' By Iranian Foreign Minister: Will MSM Notice?

    03/03/2015 10:07:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In today's speech, Benjamin Netanyahu took a not-so-subtle shot at John Kerry: will the MSM notice? The Israeli PM otherwise went out of his way to be bi-partisan, finding ways to praise President Obama and even Harry Reid. But Kerry came in for a stinging swipe when Netanyahu said "last year, the same [Iranian foreign minister] Zarif, who charms Western diplomats, laid a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh. Imad Mughniyeh is the terrorist mastermind who spilled more American blood [at the Beirut Marine barracks bombing] than any other terrorist besides Osama bin Laden. I'd like to see someone...
  • Obama needs real answers to Netanyahu’s arguments

    03/03/2015 3:18:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Washington Post Editorial Board
    Netanyahu’s arguments deserve a serious response from the Obama administration — one it has yet to provide. The White House has sought to dismiss the Israeli leader as a politician seeking reelection; has said that he was wrong in his support for the Iraq war and in his opposition to an interim agreement with Iran; and has claimed that he offers no alternative to President Obama’s policy. Such rhetoric will not satisfy those in and out of Congress who share Mr. Netanyahu’s legitimate questions. His speech singled out “two major concessions” he said would be part of any deal the...