Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $76,632
87%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 87%!! Less than $11.4k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: netanyahu

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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 · 49 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. ...
  • US missile defense aid to Israel to cut sharply in 2017

    02/10/2016 10:41:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 8:13 AM | Ari Yashar
    Pentagon documents released on Tuesday indicate that the 2017 budget requests of the US Defense Department include a total of $145.8 million for Israeli missile defense programs, a sharp drop in financial support amid a standoff over American military aid. The aid, meant for Israel's missile interceptor programs including the short-range Iron Dome, medium-range David's Sling and Arrow ballistic missile interceptor, includes far lower figures than those recorded the year before in 2016, reports Reuters. A total of $103.8 million for Israeli cooperative programs was listed in the 2017 budget request, in a serious cut from $267.7 million in 2016....
  • 'We will encircle all of Israel with a security fence' (Netanyahu)

    02/09/2016 1:03:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 2/9/2016, 5:14 PM | Nitsan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu toured on Tuesday the route of the fence being built along Israel's eastern border with Jordan. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and Southern District commander Eyal Zamir also participated in the tour along the route of the anticipated 30-kilometer fence. So far, five kilometers of the border fence have been erected. [...] The Prime Minister expressed his opinion that all of Israel should be surrounded by some sort of border fence. "At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it...
  • No One Is Safe

    01/27/2016 2:47:30 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 8 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1/27/'16 | Donny Fuchs
    Victims of Arab TerrorIf one wants to comprehend the cruel ideology of Amalek, of a society so steeped in collective evil that the Torah insists upon collective destruction, one need only look at the latest Arab atrocity in the southern community of Otniel. A fifteen year old Arab teenager entered the home of Dafna Meir (may G-d avenge her blood!) and stabbed her to death in front of her children. A fifteen-year-old monster, whose father celebrated his murderous act. Arab society breeds such evil. In all likelihood, Dafna's killer was groomed to murder Jews from conception. Yet another Arab with...
  • Former Netanyahu adviser uses Hebrew slur against US envoy Shapiro ("yehudoni"- little Jew boy)

    01/20/2016 12:51:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/20/16 | JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
    US criticism of Israeli actions in the West Bank have drawn a furious response from Israel this week, including a former official dismissing the US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro as a "little Jew boy." Aviv Bushinsky, a former adviser to Netanyahu and a frequent commentator on Israeli TV, said during a debate on Channel 2 Wednesday: "To put it bluntly, it was a statement typical of a little Jew boy," he said, using the derogatory Hebrew term "yehudoni" to describe the ambassador, who is in his mid-40s. Asked to respond to Bushinsky's remarks, the US embassy declined to comment....
  • Netanyahu meets US envoy Shapiro in wake of public spat

    01/19/2016 8:44:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 1/19/16 | HERB KEINON
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in his office privately on Tuesday for some 20 minutes with US ambassador Dan Shapiro, a day after Shapiro irked the premier by saying that at times it seemed Israel employed a double legal standard in the West Bank. The meeting took place prior to a meeting Netanyahu had with a delegation of four US Congressmen, whom Shapiro accompanied to the Prime Minister's office. Diplomatic officials stressed this point to indicate that Shapiro was not summoned to Netanyahu's office. The delegation included Republican congressman Doug Lamborn from Colorado, Paul Cook from California, Dennis Ross from...
  • Netanyahu: Time to ‘reset’ relations with EU

    01/15/2016 6:15:19 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | 15 January 2016 | N/A
    TEL AVIV (JTA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a "reset" in relations with the European Union, accusing it and Sweden particularly of unfairly singling out Israel. In addition to attacking Brussels for its decision to label settlement goods, Netanyahu on Thursday for the first time publicly accused the Union of building "illegal constructions" in the West Bank in an alleged bid to create "political realities" there, The Times of Israel reported. "We have to reset our relationship with the European Union. I hope we can do this on better terms," the prime minister told foreign journalists in...
  • Glick: The Obama Administration’s Most Covert War The Obama Administration believes it is at war

    01/14/2016 3:41:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/14/16 | Caroline Glick
    Over the past several weeks, we have learned that the Obama administration believes it is at war with Israel. The war is not a shooting war, but a political war. Its goal is to bring the government to its knees to the point where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loses power or begs Obama and his advisers to shepherd Israel through a “peace process” in which Israel will renounce its rights to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. One component of this war is espionage. Last monthThe Wall Street Journal reported that Israel is a top target for American espionage. The other component...
  • Obama, King Of The World? It's Quite Possible

    01/13/2016 6:16:36 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/12/2016 | THOMAS MCARDLE
    IBD warned over a year and a half ago that President Obama wasn't about to spend his post-presidency building houses, like Jimmy Carter, but that there were discernible signs that he would seek to become secretary-general of the United Nations. In the West Point speech he gave in May 2014, IBD pointed out that the president denied the reality of the American global decline he has engineered. "Think about it," he told the assembled cadets. "Our military has no peer." It was disturbingly similar to Carter's pathetic 1979 "malaise" speech, in which Carter boasted of "the outward strength of America,...
  • Netanyahu leading effort to thwart Obama bid for U.N. Chief

    01/11/2016 10:56:34 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 01/08/2016 | L. Todd Wood
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly is planning payback for President Obama's dismissing Mr. Netanyahu's objections to the Iran nuclear deal last year. Mr. Netanyahu is said to be rallying moderate Arabs to thwart Mr. Obama’s bid to become the Secretary-General of the United Nations after he leaves the White House next year. Mr. Obama has already discussed the issue with Republican, Democratic and Jewish officials in the United States, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. Mr. Netanyahu recently is said to have gotten wind of Obama’s plans which he calls the Obama Project. "Wasn't eight years of having Obama in...
  • Jerusalem Arabs planned to assassinate Netanyahu

    01/08/2016 4:32:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 1/8/2016, 12:57 PM | Ido Ben-Porat
    The attorney's office on Friday submitted indictments against two Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem for running an explosives lab, providing aid to an enemy in wartime, and being in contact with a foreign agent -- and planning to assassinate the prime minister. The two terrorists were named as 22-year-old Hazam Sanduka and 19-year-old Fahdi Abu Kia'an, and they are part of a wide Hamas terror cell busted last month. According to the indictment, the two helped a Hamas terrorist in preparing terror attacks with explosives. ...
  • Report: Netanyahu to lead effort in thwarting Obama bid for UN chief

    01/08/2016 12:21:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/8/16 | YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remembers well just how US President Barack Obama brushed aside Israeli objections and went ahead with the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. Now, Netanyahu is reportedly planning some personal payback. According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, Netanyahu will make common cause with moderate Arab governments in order to sabotage Obama’s plan to succeed Ban Ki-moon when the South Korean diplomat ends his term as United Nations secretary-general on December 31 of this year. Al-Jarida quoted sources as saying that Obama has already discussed the issue of running for secretary-general with Democrats, Republicans, and Jewish officials in...
  • Obama NSA spied on Netanyahu, GOP congressman to protect Iran nuclear deal

    01/03/2016 8:21:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/03/16 | Herman Cain
    Enemies and friends: Obama promised change. He delivered. Friends are now enemies, and enemies are now friends This is not a sexy or juicy topic for a commentary, but it is a subject an informed reader should know about. Because, you’re not going to hear about it on the nightly news. Many have pointed out, and rightly so, that it’s hardly unheard of in geopolitics for friends to spy on each other. We all know the U.S. and Israel have done this to each other for years, which is why Jonathan Pollard spent so many decades behind bars. But when...
  • The Israelis have spoken - Putin is their person of the year for 2015

    01/01/2016 8:57:45 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 164 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/1/2016 | Gil Hoffman
    <p>Putin is Israelis’ person of the year, according to a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister publication Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua.</p>
  • Report: Obama’s NSA Spied on Congress & American Jewish Organizations

    12/30/2015 4:43:57 PM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 29, 2015 | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    In the midst of its espionage operations against the State of Israel, the Obama administration's National Security Agency (NSA) listened in on private conversations conducted with members of the U.S. Congress and American-Jewish groups, a late Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal reveals. The NSA operations revealed to President Obama that Israeli officials had coordinated on messaging with U.S. Jewish groups that had come out against the Iran nuclear deal, the report says, citing unnamed officials familiar with the espionage operations. At the time, President Obama was facing a wave of criticism from European leaders-such as French President Francois Hollande...
  • House intel committee opens probe of eavesdropping on Congress

    12/30/2015 11:46:13 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    A House panel on Wednesday announced it is opening an investigation into U.S. intelligence collection that may have swept up members of Congress. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's announcement of the probe comes after a Wall Street Journal report that the U.S. collected information on private exchanges between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of Congress during ongoing negotiations for nuclear deal with Iran.
  • WSJ: White House Used NSA to Spy on Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu

    12/30/2015 5:32:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    WSJ: White House Used NSA to Spy on Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, Members of Congress, American Jewish Groups Dec. 30, 2015 7:23am Sharona Schwartz Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the target of National Security Agency eavesdropping which also netted the private conversations of members of U.S. Congress and American Jewish groups, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The alleged spying took place despite a promise two years ago by President Barack Obama -- after it was revealed that the NSA had listened in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone calls -- that the U.S. "will not monitor the communications of...
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/29/2015 4:08:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel’s lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • US officials: Netanyahu ‘myopic, untrustworthy, disrespectful of Obama’

    12/14/2015 9:52:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/14/15 | staff
    A new profile of US Secretary of State John Kerry in The New Yorker casts light on the stormy relationship between the US and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who have often clashed publicly over the Iran nuclear deal and the Palestinian conflict but who also routinely refer to each other as friends. The piece, written by the magazine’s editor in chief, David Remnick, quotes “American officials” who describe Netanyahu as “myopic, entitled, untrustworthy, routinely disrespectful toward the president, and focused solely on short-term political tactics to keep his right-wing constituency in line.” The piece goes on to describe the “sources...
  • Ted Cruz Warns Against Military Adventurism

    12/10/2015 6:32:42 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | David Catanese
    The Texas senator is seeking an implicit contrast with the more hawkish Marco Rubio.Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday warned against the deployment of U.S. forces in the Middle East in hopes of creating democracy, nodding to a portion of the Republican Party exhausted with military escapades abroad. Even as he emphasized the need to defeat the Islamic State group in a speech coming just a week after the San Bernardino, California, shooting rampage that's since been linked to radicalization, Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, chastised those rushing to place American troops on the ground to fight the enemy. "Some in...
  • Trump cancels Israel trip

    12/10/2015 7:41:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that he is canceling his trip to Israel, one day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. "I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become president of the U.S.," he tweeted. On Wednesday, Netanyahu joined international condemnation of Trump's plan to halt Muslim travel to America. "The state of Israel respects all religion and adheres to the rights of all citizens," Netanyahu said in a statement. "At the same time, Israel...
  • Trump 'postpones' Israel trip after Netanyahu criticism

    12/10/2015 6:16:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN)—Donald Trump said Thursday that he is postponing his trip to Israel, just a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his proposal to ban U.S. travel for all Muslims. "I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S.," Trump tweeted.
  • Trump Postpones Israel Trip

    12/10/2015 4:15:43 AM PST · by mac_truck · 65 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/10/2015 | Donald J Trump
    I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S.
  • Serious question: Does Netanyahu's Israel profile/vet Muslims entering the country?

    12/09/2015 6:55:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Serious question: Does Netanyahu's Israel profile or vet Muslims entering the country or are they allowed free and easy entry no matter what?
  • Israel's Netanyahu Rejects Trump Comments on Muslims

    12/09/2015 6:28:59 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/09/2015 | Ian Deitch
    The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the rights of all its citizens, Mr Netanyahu said Benjamin Netanyahu has joined a long list of international leaders to reject Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims, while championing Israel's "respect" for all religions and citizens' rights. The Israeli Prime Minister released a statement saying he will still meet with the Republican Presidential candidate for previously scheduled talks later this month but does not “endorse his views”. “Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Donald Trump's recent remarks about Muslims,” the statement said. The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the...
  • Netanyahu set to meet Trump, as MKs urge candidate be shunned

    12/09/2015 10:03:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/09/2015 | BY MARISSA NEWMAN AND RAPHAEL AHREN
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on December 28, amid calls by a growing number of lawmakers to block the GOP front-runner from entering the Knesset or the country. The meeting was scheduled two weeks ago, prior to Trump's widely criticized proposal of a blanket ban on Muslims entering the United States, sources close to the prime minister said on Wednesday. "Every presidential candidate that wants to may meet briefly with the prime minister," sources said, according to an Army Radio report. "Netanyahu does not agree with every statement made by every candidate."...
  • Netanyahu: Destroying Al-Aqsa Mosque 'Contrary to What We Represent'

    12/03/2015 6:23:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | December 3, 2015
    In leaked recording of Likud faction meeting, prime minister also questions how New York would cope with wave of violence similar to one faced by Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel could destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem if it wanted to – but doing so "would be contrary to everything we represent." Netanyahu was speaking during a meeting of the Likud Knesset faction on Thursday. A recording of his words was published by Army Radio. Responding to what he said was Palestinian incitement regarding Israel's supposed interest in getting rid of...