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  • READOUT OF DONALD J. TRUMP'S MEETING WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

    09/25/2016 11:26:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 9-25-2016 | Donald J. Trump
    READOUT OF DONALD J. TRUMP'S MEETING WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU NEW YORK, NY - Donald J. Trump met privately today with Prime Minister Netanyahu for over an hour at Mr. Trump's residence in Trump Tower. The two have known each other for many years and had the opportunity to discuss many topics important to both countries. Mr. Trump and the Prime Minister discussed the special relationship between America and Israel and the unbreakable bond between the two countries. The topics of military assistance, security and regional stability were addressed. Mr. Trump agreed that the military assistance provided to...
  • Netanyahu: The UN has become a moral farce

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5137095045001/netanyahu-the-un-has-become-a-moral-farce/?#sp=show-clips
  • Bibi Backs Trump - on Putin

    09/17/2016 8:23:29 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 09/16/2016 | Patrick Buchanan
    Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated. Arriving on Capitol Hill to repair ties between Trump and party elites, Gov. Mike Pence was taken straight to the woodshed. John McCain told Pence that Putin was a "thug and a butcher," and Trump's embrace of him intolerable. Said Lindsey Graham: "Vladimir Putin is a thug, a dictator...who has his opposition killed in the streets," and Trump's views bring to mind Munich. Putin is an "authoritarian thug," added "Little Marco" Rubio. What causes the Republican Party to lose it...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu and the ‘Otherwise Enlightened’-statement flummoxed the administration

    09/13/2016 4:21:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-13-16 | Caroline Glick
    Netanyahu’s statement flummoxed the administration because no Israeli leader has ever stated the obvious bigotry of the US position regarding the so-called settlements so pointedly. Sometimes, nothing is more infuriating than the truth. On Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu infuriated the Obama administration when he told the truth about the nature of the internationally supported Palestinian demand that Israel must transfer control over Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem to the Palestinians Jew-free. In a video address posted to his Facebook page at around dawn Washington time, Netanyahu said, “The Palestinian leadership... demands a Palestinians state with one precondition: No Jews. “There’s...
  • State Department on Netanyahu's video: 'Inappropriate'

    09/09/2016 3:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    INN ^ | 9/9/16 | Elad Benari
    The United States fired at back at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday, after he released a video equating the Palestinian Authority’s demand that a future Palestinian state be free of Jews to ethnic cleansing. “[T]he Palestinian leadership actually demands a Palestinian state with one pre-condition: No Jews. There's a phrase for that: It's called ethnic cleansing,” Netanyahu said in the video, which was released in Hebrew and English, as well as in a version with Arabic subtitles. “And this demand is outrageous. It's even more outrageous that the world doesn't find this outrageous,” he added. “Ethnic cleansing for peace...
  • Netanyahu tells Israeli students: Study the Bible

    09/05/2016 5:42:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    In America, public school students aren’t likely to hear about the Bible on the first day of classes. But, in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with 200 students, along with Education Minister Naftali Bennett, and urged them to be serious about Bible study – in the public schools. Reminiscing about his school days, Netanyahu told the students to learn and “be good children.” In his speech, he emphasized coexistence and, at the same time, the importance of learning Jewish history. “I want you to listen to me because I want you to learn – learn to write, learn to...
  • 'Netanyahu is trying to become an Israeli Fidel Castro' (says leftist Herzog)

    08/13/2016 9:57:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 08/01/16 18:18 | Hezki Baruch
    Opposition head Yitzchak Herzog opened the Zionist Union faction meeting today by addressing the comments made by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon to the effect that the government needs a vacation before it ends up institutionalized. […] The Opposition leader then turned to comments quoted in the media as having been said by Minister Miri Regev and Coalition Chairman David Bitan: “What good does a broadcasting corporation do if we can’t control it?”, and “the press is too free.” “These aren’t just slips of the tongue or mistakes. This is what Netanyahu actually thinks. This is what he expects them to...
  • Despite Obama's Claims, No Supporters for Iran Deal In Israel

    08/11/2016 5:00:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    BreakingIsraelNews ^ | August 7, 2016 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    On Thursday, US President Barack Obama proclaimed that Israel was now a supporter of his nuclear deal with Iran, but on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu corrected him, saying that Israel is more worried about the deal than ever. President Obama held a press briefing at the Pentagon on Thursday, coping with a revelation that the US flew pallets loaded with $400 million in cash to Iran in an unmarked cargo plane. The payment came simultaneously with the release of four Americans held in Iranian prisons. Iran claimed the payment was ransom for the prisoners, while the White House...
  • QUIET URGENCY IN FACE OF PROBABLE WAR (Israel)

    08/05/2016 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Lera · 78 replies
    Jerusalem Journal ^ | August 3, 2016 | Brian Schrauger
    Behind the headlines, Israel is quietly concerned about protecting its citizens from an attack just across its northern border with Lebanon. Hezbollah, the so-called "Party of Allah" is known to have at least 150 thousand missiles in its armory. They are all earmarked for the Jewish State. Under Iran's control, it is virtually certain that the only reason Hezbollah has not yet attacked Israel is because of Syria. Like Hezbollah in Lebanon, that country's President Assad is also a vassal of the Islamic Republic. Almost all of Tehran's immediate efforts are focused on keeping Assad in power. Accordingly, Hezbollah has...
  • 2016 08 07 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Delusion" (video)

    08/07/2016 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Aug 7, 2016 | John Haller
    "There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:2
  • Assad to Netanyahu: Help Me Control the Region and I Guarantee You a Calm Golan

    07/31/2016 6:32:48 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 67 replies
    Assad to Netanyahu: Help Me Control the Region and I Guarantee You a Calm Golan By JNI Media July 31, 2016 , 8:30 am 162 16 8 9Email 274Share “Unto the sons of Gershom were given, out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with the open land about it, and Ashtaroth with the open land about it.” I Chronicles 6:56 (The Israel Bible™) image: http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/bashar-al-Assad-syria-russia-vladimir-putin.jpg Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Vladimir Putin in Russia 20 October 2015. (Photo: Kremlin/President of the Russian Federation/Wikimedia Commons) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Vladimir Putin in Russia...
  • Who leaked to WikiLeaks? Russia? More likely payback by Netanyahu

    07/27/2016 6:29:43 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 52 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | July 27, 2016 | Corky Boyd
    The conventional wisdom has been that Putin is behind it. But no one gives a reason he would want to tip the election from Hillary to Trump. Granted Russia has the capability to hack the emails, but so do dozens of other nations as well as malefactors in the US, both governmental and private.... What would be the motive for Putin to drop this stink bomb on Hillary’s coronation? Certainly Putin has not been treated harshly by this Democrat administration. This administration gave up the missile defense site in Poland in exchange for nothing. It cut American nuclear warheads beyond...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Kaine’s Boycott of Netanyahu a ‘Mark Against’ Candidate

    07/25/2016 3:12:31 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aaron Klein
    Alan Dershowitz, a staunch Democrat and emeritus law professor at Harvard University, stated in an interview on Sunday that the decision by Hillary Clinton’s vice president pick, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was a “mark against” the candidate. Still, Dershowitz maintained that the Clinton-Kaine ticket was “far better for America and for Israel” then the Donald Trump and Mike Pence ticket. Dershowitz also sounded off about the decision by Kaine and other prominent democrats to support the international nuclear deal with Iran. Kaine helped generate support for the Obama administration’s nuclear deal...
  • Coincidence? Hillary VP candidate one of Obama's blocking backs

    07/24/2016 2:53:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/24/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In case you've been in a cave all weekend, Hillary Clinton has selected Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va) as her Vice Presidential candidate. There are no coincidences. Kaine, while putting on the appearance of being 'pro-Israel' was one of eight Democratic Senators to boycott Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress in March 2015 (it's also significant that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren - the other two Senators mentioned as possible running mates for Clinton - also skipped the speech). This is not a coincidence. Mr. Kaine was absolutely no help on any of the Iran deal, which...
  • 2014 Netanyahu warns: Islamic terror will come to France (Flashback)

    07/15/2016 10:00:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/16/16 | Sionist Israel
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  • US grants went to group trying to oust Netanyahu, Senate finds

    07/12/2016 4:27:46 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 13 replies
    NY PostHB ^ | July 12, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    State Department grants that were supposed to aid peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians also helped an effort to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a Senate investigation confirmed Tuesday. Nearly $350,000 in grants were awarded to OneVoice, a US- and UK-based nonprofit that helped another group, Victory15, an Israeli PAC that led a get-out-the-vote drive aimed at electing “anybody but Bibi [Netanyahu]” in the 2015 election, according to the report by the Senate’s permanent subcommittee on investigations.
  • State Department Purged Emails About Secret Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

    07/12/2016 1:19:52 PM PDT · by upchuck · 37 replies
    freebeacon ^ | July 12, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    A State Department official deleted emails that included information about a secret campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the countryÂ’s last election, according to a Senate investigatory committee that determined the Obama administration transferred tax funds to anti-Netanyahu groups. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations disclosed in a massive report on Tuesday that the Obama administration provided U.S. taxpayer dollars to the OneVoice Movement, a liberal group that waged a clandestine campaign to smear and oust Netanyahu from office.OneVoice, which was awarded $465,000 in U.S. grants through 2014, has been under congressional investigation since 2015, when it was...
  • Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu

    07/12/2016 9:35:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washinton Times ^ | July 12, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday. Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations...
  • On rare Israel visit, Egyptian FM calls for 2-state solution

    07/10/2016 1:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2016 2:41 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Egypt’s foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel on Sunday, saying that his country remains a “steadfast and unwavering” supporter of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but warning that conditions for achieving that are deteriorating. Sameh Shoukry’s trip was the first official visit to Israel since 2007 and reflected the strong but low-profile ties that have developed between the two countries in recent years. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Shoukry’s visit was aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. …
  • Report: Police investigating Netanyahu on money laundering allegations

    07/09/2016 6:21:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    jpost.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Channel 10 on Friday reported for the first time that Israel authorities are investigating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on suspected money laundering allegations stemming from 2009. The report posited that Netanyahu or one of his family members were the recipients of an alleged transfer of "large sums" of money that is not linked to any political or campaign funding, according to Channel 2.
  • State Department Objects to Jewish Homes in Jerusalem

    07/08/2016 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    Israel has announced that it will be building 800 new housing units. Of these, 560 will be in Maale Adumim, a town of 40,000 located four miles east of Jerusalem, and 240 will be in three Jerusalem neighborhoods.State Department spokesman John Kirby reacted with unusually strong language: If it’s true, this … would be the latest step in what seems to be the systematic process of land seizures, settlement expansions, and legalization of outposts that is fundamentally undermining the prospects for a two-state solution. We oppose steps like these which we believe are counterproductive.Kirby added that Washington was “deeply concerned”:...
  • 2016 07 03 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Enough" (video)

    07/03/2016 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jul 3, 2016 | John Haller
    WARNING: NOT AN OBAMA, HILLARY, or LORETTA-FREE SUNDAY! Have you ever gotten to the point where you just have to say, "Enough"? When an EU Commission has concluded that a drink manufacturer cannot claim that "water can prevent dehydration", the people said "Enough!" When abortion supporters fell on their knees, weeping and celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to throw out the Texas law that implemented standards for abortion clinics, the pro-life crowd said "Enough!" When the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the United States had a private meeting with Bill Clinton, while the FBI was actively investigating his wife, the...
  • Netanyahu: ‘You don’t murder a sleeping child for peace’ (Must see video)

    07/01/2016 10:43:19 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 21 replies
    Full text of a video message by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of the killing of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, by a Palestinian terrorist on June 30, 2016: “This morning a terrorist sneaked into the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl, Hallel-Yaffa Ariel. He murdered young Hallel in cold blood. A picture of her blood stained room is almost too hard to see. There’s a teddy bear still on her bed, a red beanbag chair, some pictures on the wall, shoes tightly packed in a bin next to her bunk bed. “Why would any person do this? “You don’t...
  • Sunni Iraqi Cleric: ISIS is a Marionette in the Hands of Netanyahu; Al-Baghdadi Stupid, Cannot Be...

    06/27/2016 9:44:25 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/11/16 | Sumaria TV (Iraq)
    In a recent TV interview, Sunni Iraqi cleric Sheikh Ahmad Al-Kubeisi said that ISIS was an asset in the hands of Netanyahu, who "holds the remote control" and "gives orders to all the rulers of America, Europe, and elsewhere" and that the Jews are the masters of the land today. Al-Kubeisi further said that his fatwa ruling that people killed fighting ISIS were martyrs did not apply to the mostly-Shiite militia Popular Mobilization Units, because they "are killing Muslims just because they are Sunnis." Asked about Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, he said that he was "so stupid that when he was...
  • First ever Israeli-Russian war game is coming

    06/11/2016 7:22:48 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Debka ^ | June 10, 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu decided at their June 7 meeting in Moscow to deepen the military ties between the Russian and Israeli armed forces, DEBKAfile reports exclusively from is military and intelligence sources. It was a historic decision that spells the end of the IDF’s unique relationship with the US military. The head of the IDF’s military intelligence branch, Maj. Gen. Hertzi Halevi, and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen also participated in the meeting. Our sources report that Putin and Netanyahu decided that a joint exercise by the Israeli and Russian naval and air forces...
  • Israel Rises in the East-significance of Netanyahu's meeting with Putin in Moscow

    06/10/2016 7:00:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine/Jerusalem Post ^ | June 10, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    There was something poetic about the events that bookended the past week of diplomacy. This week began with French President François Hollande’s “peace” conference and ended with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s state visit to Moscow. From the perspective of both substance and style, the contrast between the two events couldn’t have been more striking. France hosted yet another anti-Israel diplomatic pile-on. Hollande had hoped to show that France was stepping into the void left by the US’s abandonment of its position as world leader. But all the confab served to do was show how irrational and self-destructive France – and...
  • Tycoon vows ‘full might’ for Hillary Clinton (Israeli-Egyptian behind Power Rangers & Univision)

    11/30/2013 2:28:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 29, 2013 | Maggie Haberman
    Mega-donor and Hollywood figure Haim Saban, a longtime Hillary Clinton backer, on Friday said he’d “pitch in with full might” if she launches a likely 2016 campaign, describing a growing consensus that she is President Barack Obama’s “natural successor.” The remarks to Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper came several months after the media tycoon privately commissioned a movie about Clinton upon her departure from the State Department, featuring international figures including Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama singing her praises as Secretary of State. “I hope she will run. She would be a wonderful president,” said Saban, who gave $1...
  • Israel defense minister quits, warns of "extremist" takeover

    05/20/2016 7:59:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:38 AM EDT | Ian Deitch
    Israel’s defense minister announced his resignation on Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements” and that he no longer trusted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following reports that he was to be replaced. Moshe Ya’alon’s departure removes a strong voice of moderation in the Cabinet and deepens the rift between the security establishment and the hardline politicians. Ya’alon told reporters that “Israel is a healthy society” with a “sane majority” that is tolerant of minorities and strives for a liberal and democratic society. “But to my great dismay extremist and dangerous elements have taken...
  • Netanyahu pulls off coalition surprise to upend Israeli politics

    05/19/2016 1:51:16 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 25 replies
    In a matter of hours on Wednesday, Netanyahu crushed the opposition, shored up his support in his narrow, rightist coalition and put himself more firmly on course to become Israel's longest-serving leader.
  • Israeli leader: Iran mocks WWII Holocaust, prepares another

    05/15/2016 3:46:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2016 5:26 AM EDT
    Israel’s leader says Iran mocks the Holocaust while preparing another one against the Jews. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday following an international cartoon contest Iran staged over the weekend depicting the Holocaust. Iran has long backed armed groups committed to Israel’s destruction and its leaders have called for it to be wiped off the map. …
  • Netanyahu: We threatened to send troops to Cairo

    05/10/2016 11:07:40 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10 May 2016 | David Rosenberg
    Israeli threats, not Obama's entreaties, saved embassy staff in Cairo during 2011 crisis. Speaking at a Foreign Ministry ceremony on the eve of Yom HaZikaron, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed that Israel had threatened Egypt during the 2011 Cairo embassy crisis. During the event on Tuesday, held to honor the memory of 16 Foreign Service members who were killed in the line of duty overseas, Netanyahu emphasized that Israel was willing to go anywhere and take any action to protect the lives of its servicemen and women. The Prime Minister noted that during the siege of Israel’s embassy in Cairo...
  • Saudi Official Shakes Hands with Israelis in Rare Meeting

    12/16/2013 6:40:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Elad Benari
    A rare meeting took place on Sunday between a member of the Saudi royal family and Israeli officials, reports NRG/Maariv. The meeting took place at the World Policy Conference in Monaco, where Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former head of the Saudi secret services and formerly his country’s ambassador to the United States, met MK Meir Sheetrit (Hatnua) and Itamar Rabinovich, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. According to NRG/Maariv, the Saudi prince publicly shook hands with Rabinovich and held a discussion with MK Sheetrit. The report said that Sheetrit invited the Saudi prince to address the Knesset, to which the prince...
  • .@rhodes44: 'So I lied'

    05/06/2016 7:35:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/6/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In an article appearing in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, White House speechwriter Ben Rhodes (@rhodes44) admits what Israel supporters claimed all along: He lied to Congress in order to sell the nuclear sellout to Iran. Rhodes’s innovative campaign to sell the Iran deal is likely to be a model for how future administrations explain foreign policy to Congress and the public. The way in which most Americans have heard the story of the Iran deal presented — that the Obama administration began seriously engaging with Iranian officials in 2013 in order to take advantage of a new...
  • Dershowitz Decries Biden Attack on Netanyahu in J Street Speech as ‘Payback From White House’

    04/20/2016 5:31:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 19, 2016 | Leah Speyer
    Vice President Joe Biden’s jabs at Israel’s prime minister during a speech Monday evening at a gathering for a left-wing Israel lobbying group amount to “payback from the White House,” retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz told The Algemeiner on Tuesday. In an address delivered at J Street’s annual convention in Washington DC, Biden singled out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for criticism, expressing his “overwhelming frustration” with the Israeli leader’s policies. “I firmly believe that the actions that Israel’s government has taken over the past several years — the steady and systematic expansion of settlements, the legalization of outposts,...
  • United States 'doesn't consider the Golan a part of Israel'

    04/18/2016 1:20:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    inn ^ | 4/18/16 | Nitsan Keidar
    The United States does not consider the Golan Heights to be a part of Israel, State Department spokesperson John Kirby stressed on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed the Golan Heights "will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty." "The U.S. position on the issue is unchanged," Kirby told reporters during a daily briefing at the State Department in Washington, according to Haaretz. "This position was maintained by both Democratic and Republican administrations. Those territories are not part of Israel and the status of those territories should be determined through negotiations. The current situation in Syria does not allow...
  • Netanyahu says Israel will never withdraw from Golan Heights

    04/18/2016 7:50:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday his country will never withdraw from the Golan Heights and the strategic plateau bordering Syria will forever stay in Israeli hands. In a ceremonial Cabinet meeting in the Golan marking the one-year anniversary of his current government's formation, Netanyahu said he doubts Syria will ever return to what it was before the devastating civil war that has gripped it for more than five years. He said he would not oppose diplomatic efforts to stabilize Syria as long as they didn't come at the expense of Israel's security. Netanyahu added that, regardless,...
  • In meeting with Orthodox, Donald Trump reveals Israel advisers: His Jewish lawyers

    04/15/2016 4:30:45 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post (jpost.com) ^ | 2016 April 15 | Uriel Heilman
    There were a few things Donald Trump made clear when he met Thursday with a select group of Jewish reporters, almost all of them Orthodox, at his corporate offices in Manhattan. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was the one who initiated Wednesday's one-on-one powwow with Trump to mend fences, not him. He's a great friend of Israel. He has many Orthodox Jewish friends, including his chief lawyer, Jason D. Greenblatt. And he considers himself a very loyal boss. But in a 20-minute question-and-answer session that touched on religious liberty in the workplace, US foreign policy in the Middle East and...
  • Netanyahu pushes to appoint controversial PR chief

    03/31/2016 4:13:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16 | Nitzan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intends to go ahead with the appointment of Ran Baratz as head of the country’s public diplomacy strategy, which was put on hold after harsh comments Baratz made on Facebook against President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and President Reuven Rivlin came to light. Channel 2 News reported on Thursday that Netanyahu had sent a letter to the Civil Service Commission, asking that it review Baratz’s appointment, and the Civil Service Commissioner said in response that there is a difficulty in approving Baratz’s appointment, which may not meet certain requirements. But the Prime Minister’s...
  • Netanyahu: Even if you give up Brussels, terror will continue

    03/22/2016 9:59:45 PM PDT · by Lera · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/22/2016 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    In broadcast to AIPAC in Washington DC, Netanyahu states 'terror has no grievances, it's not like we could offer them Brussels.' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a speech in a live broadcast to the AIPAC conference in Washington DC on Tuesday. Responding to the horrific attacks in Brussels earlier in the day, Netanyahu said, "terrorists have no resolvable grievances, it's not as if we could offer them Brussels, or Istanbul, or the West Bank. That won't resolve their grievances." "Their basic demand is that we simply should disappear," he said, emphasizing "that won't happen." Elaborating on Israel's technological breakthroughs, Netanyahu...
  • Obama: Netanyahu Lectured Me When He Came to the White House

    03/11/2016 12:01:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 3/11/16 | Cortney O'Brien
    Americans sensed there was still a bit of tension between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the latter leader cancelled their planned meeting this month. The Obama administration claimed to be blindsided by the announcement, but Israel’s government insists they warned the White House last week. Sources reveal that the prime minister decided to forgo the meeting because he was frustrated over a delay in defense aid. Yet, others say he simply didn’t want to visit during the peak of the U.S. presidential campaign. The bad blood between Obama and Netanyahu dates back a few years ago...
  • White House: Israel Showed Bad Manners in Canceled Trip(LOLOLOL!)

    03/09/2016 6:27:43 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/9/2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    Politico reports: The White House chided Israel on Tuesday for the way it canceled a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it would have been “good manners” for Israeli officials to tell the White House directly.
  • Rumors swirl as Netanyahu passes on meeting with Obama

    03/08/2016 8:33:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Relations between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu haven’t been spectacular (to put it mildly) and recent developments seem to hint that they’re not getting any better. There was supposed to be a meeting in Washington later this month, but now it appears to be off the table. (Yahoo News) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an offer to meet President Barack Obama at the White House later this month and canceled his trip to Washington, the White House said on Monday, citing Israeli news reports.Netanyahu’s decision to nix his U.S. visit marked the latest episode...
  • Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander - Netanyahu avoids 'electioneering' in the US

    03/08/2016 6:53:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/8/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Just about a year ago, the Obama administration, furious with Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, let everyone who would listen know that it deemed the Prime Minister's address to a joint session of Congress two weeks before the Israeli elections to be 'electioneering.' In the summer of 2012, the administration went out of its way to accuse Netanyahu of interfering in the US election by hosting Republican nominee Mitt Romney three and a half months before that election took place. Now, the shoe is on the other foot. With the media paying less and less attention to Obama, he wants a...
  • White House bristles at Netanyahu's canceled visit to US

    03/07/2016 9:46:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 7, 2016 11:28 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    A “surprised” White House bristled Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled a trip to Washington. The U.S. insisted that President Barack Obama had offered a meeting but was turned down. Netanyahu had been expected to visit later in March on a trip coinciding with a major pro-Israel group’s annual summit. The White House said Israel had proposed two dates for a meeting between the leaders and the U.S. had offered to meet on one of those days. …
  • White House Upset After Learning of Netanyahu's Cancellation From Media Reports

    03/07/2016 4:03:25 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 31 replies
    The Jewish Press Online ^ | March 7, 2016 | Jewish News Briefs
    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has decided to cancel his upcoming visit to the US, where he was supposed to speak at the AIPAC conference, as well as possibly meet with President Obama in the White House. Netanyahu will instead address the conference by satellite on March 20. Among the reasons that Netanyahu cancelled his visit, was that it coincided with US President Obama’s visit to Cuba, and therefore the two would have been unable to meet during his time in the US. The AIPAC conference is from March 20 to 22, and Obama is to be in Cuba from March...
  • White House appears surprised that Netanyahu canceled visit

    03/07/2016 2:41:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    inn | 3/7/16 | Elad Benari
    <p>The United States reacted with surprise on Monday to news that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu canceled his annual trip to Washington.</p>
  • Obama Declines to Meet Netanyahu, PM Nixes Trip

    03/07/2016 1:54:40 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 43 replies
    Israel National News ^ | March 7, 2016 | David Rosenberg
    President Obama foregoes meeting with Netanyahu in favor of flight to Cuba for first US presidential trip since 1920s. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has canceled his annual trip to the United States after President Barack Obama declined to schedule a meeting with him. Netanyahu had planned a visit to the US coinciding with the annual AIPAC summit planned for March 20 through 22. Netanyahu has made attending AIPAC’s annual conference a tradition, missing the event only twice. Officials around the Prime Minister pointed out that the trip would take place in the middle of a heated presidential primary season, and...
  • EXCLUSIVE! The Diplomatic View from Inside Netanyahu’s National Security Council

    02/27/2016 2:06:34 AM PST · by zlando · 2 replies
    BESA: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | February 26, 2016 | BESA: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
    An interview with Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman In this fascinating and revealing interview, Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman discusses his six-year tenure as deputy for foreign policy and international affairs at the National Security Council in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. He addresses Prime Minister Netanyahu’s far-reaching concessions to the Palestinians, Israeli preparations for an attack on Iran, US clandestine surveillance, and Israeli ties with Arab countries. Dr. Lerman joined the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in October 2015. Read the full article....
  • Bereaved families NGO demands Netanyahu do more to stop terrorism

    02/18/2016 4:55:05 PM PST · by Mr Apple · 9 replies
    Jerusalum Post ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Daniel K Eisenbud
    "There is a lot of pain in this room, but there is also a lot of power," said Chantal Belzberg, director of the NGO OneFamily, to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a private meeting at the Knesset, amid several victims of terrorism. "They represent a cross-section of Israeli society...however, this group has one thing in common - one thing that bonds them together, now and forever," she said. That commonality, Belzberg told Netanyahu, is that each of them has a loved one who was brutally murdered by...
  • Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel

    02/14/2016 7:17:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2016 9:22 AM EST
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of a possible Biden visit. [...] Biden's last visit to Israel sparked a diplomatic spat with Washington in 2010, when Israel announced settlement construction plans during Biden's visit. ...