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  • The new government’s greatest tasks (USA to abandon support of Israel at UN)

    04/26/2015 7:55:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    CarolineClick.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Caroline Click
    In testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the US’s 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations. After going through the tired motions of pledging support for Israel, “when it matters,” Power refused to rule out the possibility that the US would support anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Security Council to limit Israeli sovereignty and control to the lands within the 1949 armistice lines – lines that are indefensible.
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department

    01/28/2015 12:56:46 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. One member of the delegation, a Brotherhood-aligned judge in Egypt, posed for a picture while at Foggy Bottom in which he held up the Islamic group’s notorious four-finger Rabia symbol, according to his Facebook page. That delegation member, Waleed Sharaby, is a secretary-general of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu just made the single best argument EVER for the Second Amendment

    04/20/2015 6:38:34 PM PDT · by onyx · 30 replies
    allenwest.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    He’s just so awesome. During a recent address to the IDF General Staff Forum leading up to Israel’s independence Day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “the meaning of independence in my eyes is the ability to defend yourself.” I get it, you get it, and Prime Minister Netanyahu gets it. Our founding fathers got it. And now, the American public not only gets it but is standing up to preserve our individual rights to defend ourselves. The Washington Times reports, “exactly two years after President Obama’s bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died...
  • Report: Obama knew Netanyahu was right about Iran’s nuclear break out time all along

    04/21/2015 7:54:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2015 | Noah Rothman
    When it finds its premises are challenged, it has become lamentably common for this White House to substitute snide self-satisfaction for a counterargument. The most recent episode in which this administration embraced this unattractive tactic occurred just two weeks ago when the official White House Twitter account insulted and mocked the Prime Minister of Israel:It was a play on the graphic Benjamin Netanyahu presented to the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 that warned Iran will soon be able to achieve nuclear breakout status. In an ill-advised victory lap following the administrationÂ’s announcement that it had secured a framework...
  • BOOM! Netanyahu REFUSES to meet with Jimmy Carter

    04/20/2015 6:01:05 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 65 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-20-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Once Obama is no longer president, I suspect he’ll be getting the same ‘warm welcome’ that Jimmy Carter is getting from the government of Israel right now. And it’s so satisfying: TIMES OF ISRAEL – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have turned down invitations to meet with former US president Jimmy Carter during his upcoming visit to Israel over his “anti-Israel” views. Both the president and prime minister declined the invitations after consulting with the Foreign Ministry and the National Security Council, Haaretz reported Monday.
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting (comments on Iran military parade)

    04/19/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    PMO ^ | 19/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting: "Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and around the borders of the State of Israel. Israel also views with utmost gravity the fact that there is no reference to this aggression in the agreement being made between the major powers and Iran. There is no stipulation that this aggression be halted, whether at the start of the agreement or as a condition...
  • Netanyahu to Putin: S-300 missile sale to Iran undermines Middle East

    04/14/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/14/2015 19:09 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    PM tells Russian leader that the move would only serve to increase Iran's aggression and put the security of the Middle East at risk. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the sale of S-300 anti-missile systems to Iran would only strengthen its aggression and undermine the Middle. The two leaders spoke by telephone on Tuesday, just one day after Russia ended its five-year ban on the delivery of the anti-missile system, which would help strengthen Iran against a military attack. Russia that in light of the framework agreement between Iran and the six world powers to...
  • Statement by PM Netanyahu (new 2 minute video in English)

    04/12/2015 9:38:51 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Israel's Netanyahu says sanctions should remain on Iran

    04/12/2015 10:27:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2015-04-12 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM (AP) — As the international community moves to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran, Israel's prime minister says crippling sanctions should be maintained against the Islamic Republic until the country ends its regional "aggression."
  • Netanyahu: Iran deal gives nuclear weapons to most dangerous terror state

    04/11/2015 2:00:20 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/11/2015 23:15 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Iran would be able to possess nuclear weapons under the terms of the framework agreement reached with the six world powers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Saturday night, adding that he hoped the deal would not come to fruition. "I truly believe that we are also talking about the security of the world.," he said, during a Mimouna celebration in Or Akiva, a coastal town in northern Israel. "The most dangerous terrorist in the world shouldn't receive the world's most dangerous weapons." "Therefore, we are committed to try to avoid a bad agreement and replace it in good agreement,"...
  • Desperate White House ‘Trolls’ Netanyahu on Twitter

    04/09/2015 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 1:07 PM | Ari Soffer
    With its much trumpeted “framework deal” with Iran coming under increasing criticism, the White House is on the defensive. Almost immediately after it was signed late last week, the deal has come under attack for missing key details such as how and when sanctions on Iran would be lifted, while Washington and Tehran have reportedly been “irritating” each other over their competing interpretations of the deal itself. As if that wasn’t enough, in an interview Tuesday President Barack Obama made an astonishing admission, telling NPR the agreement he lauded as a “good deal” would enable Iran to easily acquire a...
  • White House mocks Netanyahu on Twitter

    04/08/2015 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 08, 2015, 04:11 pm | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Wednesday took a shot at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by using a cartoon bomb to defend its nuclear deal with Iran. The bomb diagram attached to a White House tweet looked a lot like a chart used by Netanyahu during a 2012 speech to the United Nations General Assembly urging the U.S. and other world powers to set an ultimatum to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Using a marker, Netanyahu drew a red line near the top of the bomb. “At this late hour there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran...
  • Is the White House trolling Netanyahu?

    04/08/2015 2:51:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/8/15 | Brian Hughes
    The White House appeared to mock Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on social media Wednesday, employing a cartoon bomb similar to an illustration used by Israel's leader to warn against a nuclear Iran.The image of the bomb, complete with a red line near the top, is virtually identical to that used by Netanyahu during a 2012 United Nations speech on the dangers of Tehran acquiring such a weapon."At this late hour there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs," Netanyahu said in his address at the time. "And that is by placing a clear red...
  • Iran nuke deal: “Everything Netanyahu warned about has turned out to be true”

    04/07/2015 6:30:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/7/15 | William A. Jacobson
    There is no Iran nuke “deal,” but whatever there is to the framework, even Obama now admits it paves Iran’s path to the bomb, albeit on a delayed fuse, as AP reports, Obama says Iran could cut nuke time to near zero in 13 years: Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years. Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the framework...
  • Obama admits: Deal will give Iran ‘near zero’ breakout time in 13 years [Israel & Netanyahu]

    04/07/2015 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Josh Lederman
    President concedes Iran framework nuclear agreement’s shortcomings amid growing chorus of objections. WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years. Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the framework deal to critics, was pushing back on the charge that the deal fails to eliminate the risk because it allows Iran to keep enriching uranium. He told NPR News that...
  • Levin: Recognition Of Israel's Right To Exist "Fundamental" In Iran Nuke Deal

    04/07/2015 3:41:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that Iran’s recognition of Israel’s right to exist was a “fundamental” matter in the US’ negotiations with Iran on Monday.
  • US Rejects Netanyahu Demand for Iran to Recognize Israel

    04/05/2015 9:28:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 4/5/2015, 1:31 PM | Ari Soffer
    The US State Department has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s call to condition any final deal with Iran over its nuclear program on the Iranian regime recognizing the State of Israel. During a Saturday press conference State Dept. spokeswoman Marie Harf abruptly rejected the suggestion, stating “this is an agreement that is only about the nuclear issue.” “This is an agreement that doesn’t deal with any other issues, nor should it,” Harf added. …
  • Benjamin Netanyahu, Republicans take aim at Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran

    04/05/2015 7:43:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    Fallout from the Obama administration’s preliminary nuclear deal with Iran stretched from Capitol Hill to Jerusalem on Easter Sunday, with lawmakers vowing to push ahead with legislation that would give them, not the president, the final say on whether the agreement crosses the finish line. At the same time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up his all-out assault on the deal, saying the U.S.-led effort to lighten economic sanctions on Iran will allow Tehran to bolster its “terror machine” and wreak even more havoc across an already-unstable region. White House officials, including Mr. Obama himself, have worked relentlessly over...
  • Israel reportedly bombed arms warehouses in Libya

    04/04/2015 12:07:02 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    i24news ^ | April 02nd 2015 10:09pm | i24news
    Destroyed warehouses allegedly stockpiled weapons purchased by Iran for Hamas An Israeli air force jet allegedly bombed warehouses in Libya placed in a small airfield in the south of the country, according to Arab media citing unnamed Libyan security sources. According to the reports, the warehouses, which were completely destroyed, stockpiled weaponry purchased by Iran from Africa and were intended to be smuggled to Hamas in Gaza.
  • Rift Opens Between Jewish Voters and Democrats Over Israel

    04/04/2015 12:08:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 3, 2015 | By Cathy Burke
    A longstanding alliance between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party no longer appears very durable. The rift — aggravated by a nuclear deal with Iran and sour relations between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — will likely have political implications in the 2016 elections, The Wall Street Journal reports. "At this moment in time, many American Jews who have consistently voted Democratic are beginning to waver in that support, because they've felt the bedrock relationship between Israel and this administration has been severely shaken," Rabbi Howard Buechler, of the Dix Hills Jewish Center in New York,...
  • Netanyahu: Any final Iran deal must include recognition of Israel’s right to exist

    04/03/2015 8:06:40 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/3/15 | Keinon
    Netanyahu said that Israel would not accept an agreement that “allows a country that vows to annihilate us to develop nuclear weapons, period.”
  • Obama, Netanyahu and the Ayatollah

    04/03/2015 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/03/15 | Isaac Yetiv, Ph.D.
    The nuclear "deal" with Iran and The Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" The tempest that has recently blown over the US-Israel relations has one unique source, the personality and far-leftist ideology of one man, President Obama: his narcissistic belief and arrogant unilateral acts that are anathema to the American political system; his intolerance to dissenting views that brook no dissent from the other co-equal branch of government, the US Congress or from a foreign Prime Minister such as Netanyahu; his disdain of the US Constitution and his violation of its most cherished tenets; and his vindictive and punishing reactions against those who...
  • A Little Sympathy For The Devil, Please

    04/03/2015 8:11:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-3-2015 | MOTUS
    Although there’s still some disagreement regarding the final terms it looks like we’ve struck a tentative deal with the “Death to America” crowd. We had to employ our “by hook or by crook” tactics butt it paid off; there’s no longer a question where our sympathies lie.Sympathy For the Devil Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste I've been around for a long, long year Stole many a man's soul and faithWhich led Prime Minister Netanyahu to warn that “it would increase the risks of nuclear proliferation and the risks of a horrific war.”And I...
  • Netanyahu to Obama: Iran framework threatens Israel's existence

    04/02/2015 4:40:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 98 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Apr. 3, 2015 | 2:21 AM | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barak Obama had a difficult phone conversation on Thursday night, hours after the announcement that a framework nuclear agreement was reached between the six world powers and Iran. According to the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu reiterated during the conversation that "a deal based on this framework will threaten Israel's existence." In the conversation, Netanyahu expressed staunch opposition on Israel's part to the framework deal, describing it as posing a "grave danger to Israel, the region and the world." The prime minister told Obama that only this week an Iranian general said that "Israel's destruction...
  • As Iran negotiations continue, Rep. Martha Roby among group meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu

    04/01/2015 10:04:13 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | April 01, 2015 at 9:23 PM | Leada Gore
    Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, was among the nine-member Congressional delegation meeting with Netanyahu to discuss Iran's nuclear agenda and terrorist threats. The meeting comes just weeks after Netanyahu addressed Congress to warn them about Iran's threats against the Jewish nation. Roby, who serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, said the visit was designed to enforce the relationship with Israel, a country she described as a "close friend and ally" and a "critical foothold for democracy in a dangerous region that is, frankly, becoming less and less stable." "We had a long, productive discussion with...
  • Netanyahu: Nuke Deal Gives "Iran's Murderous Regine A Clear Path To The Bomb"

    04/01/2015 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 1,2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday, in a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it is time for the international community to stand its ground and demand a better deal with Iran.
  • Tomorrow at noon: Netanyahu and Boehner give statements to the press in Jerusalem (5am EDT)

    03/31/2015 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2:03 PM - 31 Mar 2015 | Barak Ravid
    Tomorrow at noon: Netanyahu and Boehner give statements to the press at the top of their meeting in Jerusalem. It will be interesting
  • Netanyahu: How dare the world keep talking to Iran, even as it theatens to destroy Israel (video)

    04/01/2015 4:18:29 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 1, 2015, 1:35 pm
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday excoriated world powers over their dogged pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran, pointing to recent statements by officials in Tehran — notably their calls to eliminate Israel — as evidence of the Islamic Republic’s unwillingness to compromise and seek peace in the region. Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared, and I quote, ‘Israel’s destruction is nonnegotiable,'” Netanyahu said, referring to a statement by Mohammad Reza Naqd, the commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. “But evidently, giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable,” he said. “This...
  • The Republican road to the White House runs through Israel

    03/30/2015 8:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Japan Today / Thomson Reuters ^ | March 30, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex) announced last week that he was running for president, his Virginia audience cheered. He dropped applause line after applause line on some 10,000 students at Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian university in the world. Cruz riffed, unimaginatively, on an “imagine” theme, asking the young audience to “imagine a president” who would repeal Obamacare and perform other feats. There was applause throughout. But one line prompted the students to erupt into a roaring, 30-second, standing ovation: “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with...
  • 12 Jewish House Dems Tell Obama: Stop the Bibi Bashing

    03/30/2015 2:10:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2015, 9:37 AM
    Twelve Jewish congressmen met Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes last week to convey a message of cease-and-desist to US President Barack Obama, regarding his persistent attacks on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after the latter’s re-election. […] Obama and his aides, the Jewish congressmen said, “had to stop acting as if the Israeli prime minister’s comments are the only thing holding up a peace process that’s been abandoned for a year while not expressing a word of disappointment about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas—and openly toying with allowing the Palestinians their provocative recognition bid at the United Nations.” […] “You want...
  • Foreign Groups Outspent Israelis 2/1 in Israeli Election

    03/30/2015 7:57:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The whole Netanyahu demonization narrative is an attempt to distract from what really happened. A lot of money spent in a failed effort to steal an election. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign manager is predicting a wave of outside spending in future Israeli elections.“I think in every election campaign from this point onward, you’ll see external groups slugging the market. It’ll be very interesting,” Netanyahu’s top strategist, Aron Shaviv, told The Hill.During the campaign, Netanyahu allies decried the influence of foreigners, a group that saw a higher profile this year, arguing they found a loophole by not directly supporting...
  • Israel Is Not America’s Vassal State

    03/30/2015 4:45:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    Media has reported that the Obama Administration has threatened to support a United Nations resolution calling on Israel to retreat to the pre-1967 armistice lines. Obama is lashing out at Israel – this time because the Israeli public re-elected Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Iran deal worse than Israel feared, Netanyahu says

    03/29/2015 3:51:35 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 29, 2015, 12:57 pm | Jonathan Beck
    PM warns of ‘Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis'; officials say Tehran has agreed to ship out all enriched uranium to Russia Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday against the emerging nuclear deal with Iran, as Iranian and Western officials in Lausanne, Switzerland were rushing to reach a framework agreement by an end-of-month deadline. “After the Beirut-Damascus-Baghdad axis, Iran is maneuvering from the south to take over the entire Middle East,” Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting, one of the last for his outgoing government. “The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is dangerous for mankind and must be stopped.” Netanyahu told ministers that he had spoken with...
  • PM Netanyahu at Cabinet: I just met US Senate Republican leader McConnell.

    03/29/2015 4:16:30 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    twitter.com/IsraeliPM/ ^ | 47 minutes ago | Benjamin Netanyahu
    PM Netanyahu at Cabinet: I just met US Senate Republican leader McConnell. Over the weekend I spoke with US Senate Democratic leader Reid. » I heard from both of them about strong and continuing bipartisan support for Israel and of course this is very important. » I expressed our concern over the agreement formulated with Iran in the nuclear talks, which appears to confirm all of our concerns and more» Even as meetings proceed on this dangerous agreement, Iran's proxies in Yemen are overrunning large sections of that country, » and are attempting to seize control of the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb...
  • PM Netanyahu Meets Senator McConnell (video at link)

    03/29/2015 9:19:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with with US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
  • Israeli TV: Iran deal, leaving 6,100 centrifuges spinning, to be signed by Tuesday

    03/27/2015 2:02:15 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 22 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Staff
    Iran hails ‘massive progress’ as Kerry-Zarif continue talks; Israeli official calls looming agreement ‘incomprehensibly’ bad. The deal taking shape between Iran and world powers will leave Iran with 6,100 centrifuges spinning, will involve a phased lifting of economic sanctions, and will be reached as scheduled early this coming week, Israeli television reported Friday night. Negotiators have yet to resolve several key issues, including the fate of some 13,000 centrifuges that Iran will be barred from using under the deal, whether Iran will be allowed to continue its R&D work on advanced centrifuges, and what will become of Iran’s already enriched...
  • Netanyahu sorts out final ministerial posts [Flashback 2013]

    03/27/2015 1:18:18 PM PDT · by jjotto
    Times of Israel ^ | March 18, 2013 | Times of Israel staff
    [2013] Shortly after 2 a.m. local time on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handed out some last ministerial posts to veteran Likud party members Silvan Shalom and Yuval Steinitz. Netanyahu had spent all day Sunday handing out marching orders for the next Cabinet and other government roles. The final maneuvering took place just hours before the swearing-in of the 19th Knesset. The outgoing vice prime minister Shalom was appointed minister of energy, and he agreed to stay on as minister of regional development in charge of the Negev and the Galilee, a post with which he was said to be...
  • 'Netanyahu has burned his bridges with Black Democrats' [Netanyahu Congress Speech]

    03/27/2015 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 82 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress challenging President Barack Obama's Iran policy as well as the premier's controversial "Arabs are voting in droves" comments during the Israeli election campaign have so infuriated African-American Democrats that "it will be very difficult" for them to lend a sympathetic ear to Israel's concerns in Congress, Newsweek is reporting on Friday. “The Congressional Black Caucus is gone,” a Democratic congressional aide told Newsweek. The reported alienation felt by Black Democrats has practical significance for Netanyahu since it effectively kills any chance that lawmakers could submit legislation mandating new Iran sanctions that would have...
  • Is Netanyahu backing off key demand for Iran nuclear deal? [Israel]

    03/26/2015 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 4 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Staff
    Realizing deal could leave Iran with some enrichment capability, Israel appears to be focusing on placing most restrictions possible on Iran R&D. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed. The shift seems surprising given Netanyahu's contentious speech to the US Congress earlier this month in which he argued against world powers letting Tehran keep thousands of uranium centrifuges and remain on possible course to a bomb. But faced with Western impatience and...
  • Washington welcomes Israeli release of PA tax revenue [Netanyahu & Palestinians]

    03/27/2015 12:20:01 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 2 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Staff
    State Department, Quartet envoy Blair call move a step in right direction; Palestinians say they are still waiting for official word. The US on Friday welcomed Israel’s decision to release Palestinian tax funds which were frozen in January, calling Jerusalem’s move “an important step” to reduce tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. “We certainly hope both sides would be able to build on this,” State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said, according to Reuters. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said revenues accumulated over three months, frozen by Israel since January in retaliation for a Palestinian move to join the International...
  • Sources Say Talks Are Stuck After Bennett-Netanyahu Meeting [Israel]

    03/27/2015 12:09:06 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Hezki Ezra and Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett met on Thursday evening as part of the coalition negotiations. A source involved in the meeting told Arutz Sheva, however, that there has been no progress in the negotiations between the parties and that, unlike Netanyahu's meetings with leaders of other parties, he did not speak with Bennett regarding the details of the make-up of the next government. The meeting comes amid ongoing tensions between the Likud and the Jewish Home over the coalition talks. On Wednesday, a source told Arutz Sheva that Netanyahu is planning to form a unity...
  • Yinon Magal: Likud Purposely Stalling Coalition Talks [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/27/2015 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin
    Incoming Jewish Home MK says that Netanyahu keeps raising the bar for the coalition - in hopes of forming a unity government instead. Incoming MK Yinon Magal (Jewish Home) heavily criticized the Likud on Friday, saying that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu prefers to form a government with Labor-Hatnua, despite multiple promises both before and after elections. "I think that there has been a spin here from the first day of [coalition] negotiations," Magal stated in an interview Friday morning to Army Radio. ''The Prime Minister did call [Jewish Home chairman] Naftali Bennett first [after the elections - ed.], but since...
  • If There is Any Racism, It Has Been to Bend Back in Favor of Arabs!

    03/27/2015 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 0327/15 | Aaron I. Reichel, Esq.
    Arabs Actually Benefit from Reverse Racism in Israel -- Rather Than Suffering from Perverse Racism The ironies have never been greater, as will be the representation of the Arabs in the new Israeli parliament now in formation. Prime Minister Netanyahu has been accused of racism upon trying to get out his base to vote by pointing out that the press was observing that Arabs were coming out in droves on Election Day. But what does this tell us? Even the most anti-Semitic Israel basher and Netanyahu basher has to concede that the fact that Arabs were coming out in droves...
  • Kahlon boycotts talks with Likud over posts earmarked for ultra-Orthodox parties [Israel Elections]

    03/27/2015 6:58:20 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Jonathan Lis
    Moshe Kahlon, chairman of Kulanu, on Thursday ordered his team not to attend the meeting with Likud’s team in protest against media reports that the Knesset Finance Committee and the Planning Administration – two bodies that Kahlon is seeking for Kulanu to promote a series of reforms – are to be given to United Torah Judaism and Shas. Sources in Kulanu accused Likud of “handing out positions at the expense of the tools needed to bring down housing prices and the cost of living, even before the negotiating teams have met.” Likud, seemingly unfazed by Kahlon’s muscle-flexing said: “How did...
  • Watch: 'Obama is Out of Control'

    03/26/2015 9:20:13 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Eliran Aharon, Eli Yashar
    Democratic assemblyman slams Obama who is 'desperate' for a foreign policy accomplishment at Israel's expense. Arutz Sheva got the chance to speak with Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-NY) about the fallout between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, which historians have assessed as being "unprecedented." Hinting at the Senate probe investigating whether Obama funded the V15 campaign against Netanyahu, Hikind remarked that Obama "worked very very hard" to try and prevent Netanyahu from succeeding - which in the end he did, outpacing Labor by 30 seats to 24. The Democratic assemblyman admitted "I don't understand Obama, you know...
  • PM Re-Named Finance Minister to Prevent 'Passover Emergency' [Netanyahu & Passover]

    03/26/2015 8:11:49 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2016 | Moshe Cohen
    Binyamin Netanyahu is once again Finance Minister - thanks to none other than Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef. But according to the Kikar Shabbat web site, the re-appointment of Netanyahu to the post was prompted by phone calls to cabinet members by none other than Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef – who was concerned that, without a Finance Minister, the sale of leaven (chametz) before the upcoming Passover holiday would be nullified. While many Jews consider the personal or commercial sale of chametz, the leavened products from bread to beer that are forbidden on Passover, to be a mere “technicality,”...
  • Israel President Rivlin Appoints Netanyahu With Forming New Government

    03/25/2015 4:42:34 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | March 25, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — March 25, 2015 … Part of the following was communicated by the President’s Office of Israel to the Israel News Agency. President of Israel Reuven Rivlin this evening, appointed outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu MK, with the task of forming the 34th Government of Israel, at a ceremony at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. The President signed the official letter of appointment in his office with Prime Minister Netanyahu, before going on to make public statements. “In democracy, majority rules, and the majority has made its voice heard clearly in this election,”...
  • Obama Declares War on Israel

    03/25/2015 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 24, 2015 | Bassam Tawil
    Instead of congratulating the Israeli people for being one of the few countries in the Middle East to hold real free and democratic elections, Obama has decided to inflict collective punishment not on Netanyahu, but on all Israelis, even its Muslim and Christian citizens, for having an election that came out not the way he wanted it to. The terrorists have also been following with great enthusiasm reports that the Obama Administration is considering reassessing its policy -- that the U.S. no longer considers Israel a strategic ally in the Middle East. In short, Obama's anti-Israel stance is the best...
  • Countdown to Obama’s Dangerous Deal with Iran

    03/25/2015 11:34:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Appeasing those who call for “death to America": Israel, Netanyahu remain a punching bag of convenience for a desperate president, a clueless administration The Obama administration’s determination to reach an accord with Iran at any cost continues unabated. As the March 31st deadline approaches, the administration has taken to recklessly downplaying Iran’s increasing belligerence, as well as continuing a coordinated attack on Iran’s chief critic, newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This weekend, the White House dismissed a speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei that included more chants of “Death to America” by both the crowd and Khamenei...
  • Rivlin taps Netanyahu to form next government [Israeli Elections]

    03/25/2015 11:10:49 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 2 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Roi Yanovsky
    President meets with Likud leader after receiving official election results, but not before apparent criticism of Netanyahu's comments against Arab voters. President Reuven Rivlin tasked incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming the next government on Wednesday night, after receiving the official election results from Central Election Committee chairman Judge Salim Joubran. Still, in an apparent criticism of Netanyahu's comments on Election Day against Arab voters who are going to the polls "in droves," Rivlin said a high voter turnout was a blessing, not a curse. The surprise victor of a March 17 election, Netanyahu looks well set to assemble...