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  • Iran deal worse than Israel feared, Netanyahu says

    03/29/2015 3:51:35 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 37 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 · 5 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 · 37 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...
  • Obama Says US Considering Support of Palestinian State at UN [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/25/2015 10:12:00 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Staff
    JNS.org – President Barack Obama said at a news conference on Tuesday that the US is considering the possibility of supporting the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state through the United Nations as part of his administration’s ongoing re-evaluation of relations with Israel. Late last year, the US voted against a Palestinian-initiated resolution in the UN Security Council that called for a Palestinian state with borders based on the pre-1967 lines. The measure garnered eight affirmative votes among the 15-member Security Council, falling just one short of the nine votes it needed to pass. Obama on Tuesday continued his recent...
  • Without US cover at UN, Israel could face diplomatic avalanche

    03/25/2015 9:21:15 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Raphael Ahren
    It would have been unthinkable just a few short years ago for the White House to consider furling up the diplomatic umbrella it had used for decades to shield Israel at the UN. But even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attempted to do damage control for a series of recent controversial pronouncements, reiterating his support for a two-state solution and apologizing for his election day anti-Arab rhetoric, Washington seemingly remains determined to “reassess” its policy vis-à-vis Israel and the Palestinians. This could mean that Washington will hold back from vetoing a French or Jordanian resolution calling for the creation...
  • EU plans to pressure Israel as diplomat warns of 'collision course' [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/25/2015 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Elior Levy
    Leaked report outlines 40 suggestions to sway Israeli policy; EU source: more chance of implementation in wake of Netanyahu rejection of Palestinian state. A European Union report obtained by Ynet on Wednesday outlines suggestions on how to pressure Israel into returning to negotiations, in a list of 40 possible decisions. An EU diplomatic source told Ynet that there was a definite chance that the recommendations in the report, which the member states have yet to approve, were more likely to be implemented following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement during his election campaign that a Palestinian state would not be created...
  • Israel freezing construction in East Jerusalem neighborhood [Netanyahu]

    03/25/2015 7:44:20 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Wednesday, March 24, 2015 | Roi Yanovsky, itamar Eichner
    EXCLUSIVE: Some 1,500 new housing units Har Homa on hold due to political sensitivity, Netanyahu's office presses pause on discussions. Israel is freezing construction of 1,500 new housing units in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa, beyond the Green Line, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election eve declaration that building in Jerusalem would continue regardless of international pressure. The massive construction plan in Har Homa has been suspended "for neither planning nor professional reasons," Ynet has learned. The Ministry for Construction and Housing and Jerusalem municipality confirmed that two critical planning discussions set for the coming week on advancing...
  • Obama Regime is Precisely What it Accuses America of Being

    03/25/2015 7:21:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    White House occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron With the mega ironies of our tumultuous times in competition for top spot, it must be The Irony of Ironies that Obama and his minions are down to a ‘Tee’ exactly what they accuse America of being: despicable bullies of the world. First seizing then standing on sanctimony and Projection 101 are Commandments 1 and 2 in Marxist ideology. History shows that whenever Marxists make it into high office, they seize the moral high ground from which they lecture the masses from bully pulpits provided by the media of...
  • Netanyahu’s ‘Arab droves’ warning may have been decisive in his victory [Israel Elections]

    03/25/2015 6:53:34 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Staff
    TV pollster says surveys showed Likud trailing by 3-4 seats at noon on election day; then PM issued controversial Facebook post. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Election Day high noon appeal to his supporters to go out and vote to offset the “droves of Arabs” flowing to the polling stations may have played a decisive role in his victory, the country’s best-known political pollster indicated Wednesday. Pollster Dr. Mina Tzemach told the Knesset Channel that, at noon on election day, March 17, her surveys showed Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Camp to be leading Netanyahu’s Likud by three to four seats. Then, at...
  • Netanyahu, Putin on same 'businesslike' level with Obama

    03/24/2015 7:34:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/24/2015 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to relations with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been — elevated is not quite the right word — placed in rare company."I have a very businesslike relationship with the prime minister," Obama declared Tuesday.
  • Krauthhammer--Obama’s Betraying Our Allies – to Partner With Iran

    03/24/2015 6:04:37 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 40 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 24, 2015 | Sara Noble
    “He thinks he is going to do a Nixon to China. He is the man who is going to develop the entente, the understanding, the condominium with Iran to run the Middle East. We will join with them. We are going to recognize their presence, their dominance in Iraq, in Syria, in Lebanon, and now in Yemen as that will be the reward for having cut a deal with us on nuclear weapons.” “That’s impossible, O’Reilly said, “because if that ever were to come true, we would alienate all of the Sunni nations. Saudi Arabia, the Emirates…” “But that’s exactly...
  • Obama says there won't be a 'peace agreement,' blames Netanyahu, will try to force creation of

    03/24/2015 6:37:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Barack Hussein Obama has acknowledged the 'reality' that there won't be a 'peace agreement' during his term in office, and has decided instead to attempt to force the creation of a 'Palestinian state' through the United Nations. For all of this he blames Binyamin Netanyahu. In a stark assessment of U.S.-Israel relations, Mr. Obama, speaking at a news conference, put a firm end to one of the top foreign-policy goals of his second term: a Middle East peace deal that includes the creation a Palestinian state.“What we can’t do is pretend that there’s a possibility for something that’s not...
  • REPORT: WHITE HOUSE TRIED TO INFLUENCE ISRAELI ELECTION AS REVENGE AGAINST NETANYAHU

    03/24/2015 4:37:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    Sources in the Israeli government claim the White House tried to influence the recent election because it wanted “revenge” against Benjamin Netanyahu. “The White House is driven by three main motives,” an unnamed senior official told the Times of Israel. “The first is revenge. The second is frustration: It’s no secret that they were involved in an attempt to bring down the Netanyahu government – something that we have clear knowledge of – and failed. The third is the administration’s attempt to divert attention from the negotiations with Iran to the Palestinian issue.” The source was likely referring to the...
  • OBAMA TAKES UNEASY STANCE WITH NETANYAHU, ISRAEL: CAN’T JUST ‘HOLD HANDS AND SING KUMBAYA’

    03/24/2015 4:33:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2015 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    WASHINGTON D.C. – At the East Room of the White House today, President Obama signaled that he wasn’t prepared to forget Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments characterized as rejecting the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Referring to Netanyahu’s statement before the election, Obama said he “took him at his word,” even though the Israeli Prime Minister walked back his statement after winning the Israeli election. Obama signaled frustration that the media continued to portray the conflict between himself and Netanyahu as personal. “I have a very businesslike relationship with the prime minister,”...
  • Obama To Bibi: It Isn't Personal, It's Business

    03/24/2015 4:10:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama said at a White House press conferenceTuesday that his decision to reevaluate United States policy towards Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election is not personal, it's strictly business. "One last point about this because I've heard a lot of the commentary," Obama said in response to a question about whether there was anything Netanyahu could do to stop Obama from changing his administration's policy on Israel. "There is a tendency I think in the reporting here to frame this somehow as a personal issue between myself and Prime Minister Netanyahu." "I have a very businesslike relationship...
  • Jewish establishment sounds alarm as White House rhetoric intensifies [Israel]

    03/24/2015 12:40:13 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 31 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Michael Wilner
    Leading figures in Washington's pro-Israel community are calling on the Obama administration to turn down the temperature. ​For years defensive of their support for US President Barack Obama and his White House, Washington's pro-Israel establishment now fears that the train of US-Israel relations is "running off the tracks." Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, their reactions ranged from deep concern to "bewilderment." "The fact that the outcome of a Democratic election in Israel seems to be of great concern" to the Obama administration, said David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee, "is cause for deep anxiety and puzzlement." "Whatever...
  • Netanyahu's win is convenient for Arab leaders [Israel & Iran]

    03/24/2015 9:28:39 AM PDT · by Star Traveler
    YNetNews ^ | Monday, March 23, 2015 | Smadar Perry
    Analysis: The Egyptian, Jordanian, Saudi and Gulf state rulers trust Israel's re-elected prime minister to handle the Iranian issue, and the Americans to pressure him on the Palestinian issue. The Arab world, just like officials in Jerusalem and in the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv, is monitoring the steps of the American dance which is casting a shadow on the elections results here. One can definitely say that the roof did not collapse on the Arab leaders' heads when Netanyahu won. The elections here appeared odd, and if there was any attention, it focused on the joint Arab list, and...
  • Bennett, Lieberman put controversial legislation at center of coalition talks [Israeli Elections]

    03/24/2015 9:08:55 AM PDT · by Star Traveler
    YNetNews ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Moran Azulay
    Central Elections Committee Chairman Salim Joubran will meet with the president Wednesday, to submit the official election results. Netanyahu will likely be called to the President's Residence on the same day for an official ceremony in which Rivlin will ask him to form the government. Official coalition negotiations can then begin in earnest, and will take place at the Knesset as a cost-saving measure. The talks come ahead of negotiations over ministerial portfolios, which are to officially begin Wednesday. The policy of the new Israeli government is at the center of coalition talks this week, with Bayit Yehudi and Yisrael...
  • Obama’s revenge against Israel

    03/24/2015 8:59:53 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Jay Sekulow
    President Obama is angry with Israeli voters for re-electing Benjamin Netanyahu, and he’s willing to risk the lives and security of Israeli citizens to show it. The State Department is reportedly considering reversing the decades-long policy of protecting Israel’s security at the United Nations and is threatening to allow the Security Council to compel Israel to enter forced negotiations with Hamas-controlled Palestine. This action would be reckless—and shameful. At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are rocking Europe, and the need for a secure, Jewish state has rarely been more apparent, the Obama administration would force Israel to negotiate with entities...
  • Donors of Abraham Fund Worked To Defeat Bibi — and Abraham Fund Donors Include Alisa Doctoroff

    03/24/2015 8:55:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | March 24, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    As WND reported last month, the U.S. has not been standing on the sidelines when it comes to mobilizing the all-important Arab vote.
  • US accusations of Israeli espionage – why now? [Netanyahu]

    03/24/2015 8:40:23 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Ron Ben-Yishai
    Analysis: The Obama administration has launched a media blitz against Netanyahu, fearing a narrow right-wing government that could be a potential 'nightmare' for the US. The accusations from the US over Israeli espionage, published Monday in The Wall Street Journal, are unfair and even a little ridiculous. The American administration and the government official who leaked the information are well aware that Israel is capable of obtaining this information in a completely legitimate manner from those party to the negotiations with the Iranians, as well as through other legitimate means within the intelligence community. It is no secret that Israel...
  • Obama-Netanyahu Fallout is 'Unprecedented' in History

    03/24/2015 8:11:55 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Ari Yashar
    Historian reveals the key clashes between US presidents and Israeli prime ministers, and why none have been as bad as the current one. The current diplomatic crisis between Israel and US President Barack Obama's administration is the most vicious and public yet among only a handful of crises that have marred the close, long-running relationship, says an expert on relations between the two nations. Obama's frosty relationship with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hit new lows this month, with the White House criticizing remarks Netanyahu made on election day, in which he said a Palestinian state would not be founded if...
  • James Baker slams Netanyahu's 'diplomatic missteps' [Israel]

    03/24/2015 6:48:01 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Staff
    Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker harshly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the J Street conference in Washington on Monday, echoing White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough's comments earlier in the day. Baker acknowledged his disappointment with "the lack of progress regarding a lasting peace," saying that the chances for a two-state solution diminished since Netanyahu's reelection last week. Baker further slammed Netanyahu's "diplomatic missteps and political gamesmanship," saying that the prime minister's "actions have not matched his rhetoric," according to Politico. Earlier in the day, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough offered a similar...
  • Diplomat: Obama Seeking 'Revenge' on Netanyahu [Israel]

    03/24/2015 6:32:56 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Tova Dvorin
    The White House's latest tirade against Israel is due to revenge over failed V15 campaign, to distract Americans from Iran, source says. U.S. President Barack Obama delivers 2015 State of the Union address U.S. President Barack Obama delivers 2015 State of the Union addressReuters US-Israel relations have been especially tense over the past several days, with US President Barack Obama giving a particularly cold reception to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's re-election last week. The many harsh statements that have been made over the past week are not in a vacuum, according to a senior diplomat - who claims that the...
  • Official: White House was part of bid to oust Netanyahu [Israel]

    03/24/2015 6:24:58 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Avi Issacharoff
    The White House was directly involved in an attempt to topple Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last week’s general election, during a nadir in ties between the Israeli leader and US President Barack Obama, a senior Jerusalem official said Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Times of Israel that “it’s no secret” that the Obama administration had attempted to influence the outcome of the election, having been partially motivated by a desire for revenge over Netanyahu’s polarizing speech before Congress earlier this month, which sought to undermine the president’s key foreign policy initiative – a...
  • Obama Appeases While Netanyahu Shows a Gleam of Steel

    03/24/2015 6:22:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    After the 1938 Munich conference, First Lord of the Admiralty Duff Cooper resigned in protest from Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s cabinet. In his speech before the Commons, Cooper put his finger on the cause of Chamberlain’s failure: “The Prime Minister has believed in addressing Herr Hitler through the language of sweet reasonableness. I have believed that he was more open to the language of the mailed fist.”
  • Netanyahu Playing Both Sides of the Game? [Israeli Elections]

    03/23/2015 8:06:25 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Monday, March 23, 2015 | Cynthia Blank
    Rightists may have something to fear after all as Channel Ten reports Monday evening that rumors of a potential unity government between Likud and the Zionist Union 9Labor-Hatnua -ed.) are alive and well. Associates of the Prime Minister said Monday that Binyamin Netanyahu would not exclude the addition of Yitzhak Herzog and the Zionist Union party to his next government. Only Sunday Netanyahu reiterated statements made throughout his election campaign that there was too great an ideological rift between Likud and Zionist Union for any sort of agreement to be reached. Now, however, sources close to the Prime Minister say...
  • White House Chief of Staff at J Street: ‘Occupation’ by Israelis ‘Must End’

    03/23/2015 6:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 23, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    White House chief of staff Denis McDonough today called for an end to Israel’s “occupation” of the Palestinians and vowed that the Obama administration won’t “pretend” that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t make his campaign remarks about no two-state solution. McDonough thanked the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” — as J Street bills itself — and pro-Palestinian lobbying group for the “important work you do around the country,” calling it “an organization that, in the best tradition of the American Jewish community, shares a set of values about the type of country that we are – a democracy where all of our...
  • Mark Levin EXPOSES why Obama really called Netanyahu, and it wasn’t to congratulate him

    03/23/2015 5:37:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/23/15 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin has apparently gotten the insider details on the phone conversation between Obama and Netanyahu, and reveals that Obama did NOT call Bibi to congratulate him on his victory. Instead, he called him to make demands on him: I want to give you a little back information that’s not widely available publicly. When Barack Obama called Benjamin Netanyahu, it was not to congratulate him. They spoke for 30 minutes. Barack Obama insisted that Benjamin Netanyahu remove his ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer. Netanyahu said he would not. Obama pressed the case. Netanyahu said he will not. Obama...
  • Don’t believe Obama’s faux outrage at Netanyahu

    03/23/2015 3:53:19 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | David Bernstein
     Last week, I criticized Bibi for making statements at the close of his campaign that may have helped him peel off a few voters from right-wing parties, but that he had to know would cost Israel diplomatically. In particular, he stated that given regional instability and Palestinian PM Abbas’s collaboration with Hamas, there would be no Palestinian state under his watch–a statement not surprisingly simplified in the international media into “Netanyahu walks back his support for the two-state solution.” As I pointed out, the statement was effectively meaningless, because Netanyahu could finesse it away at any time, and it’s...
  • White House (Chief of Staff) warns Netanyahu that 'occupation must end'

    03/23/2015 4:37:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/23/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The White House on Monday bluntly warned Israel that its occupation of Palestinian land must end, dismissing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to take back controversial campaign pledges. In unusually tough language that underscores the fracture in relations between Washington and Israel, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said "an occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end." McDonough criticized Netanyahu's pre-election pledge to block the creation of a Palestinian state -- the supposed end goal of decades of fruitless peace talks -- and he questioned Netanyahu's efforts to undo the damage. "We cannot...
  • News Flash: Bedouin-Arab Town Was Strongest Netanyahu Supporter in Elections [Israel]

    03/23/2015 12:08:55 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Monday, March 33, 2015 | Elder of Ziyon
    Deebo at Israellycool looks at some interesting statistics from the Israeli elections. One of the facts reported is that the most pro-Likud town in Israel is the village of All Naim, where 77% voted Likud. Al Naim is a Bedouin Arab town. Why did they vote for Bibi? NRG went there and asked. Until 1999 the Bedouin village was not known, and for years it waged a war against the Israeli authorities demanding recognition and minimum conditions for life such as electrical and sewage connections. In the past two years, things have changed dramatically. Now there is a paved main...
  • Netanyahu Apologizes for Remarks on Arabs, Says ‘I am Prime Minister of All Israelis’

    03/23/2015 12:00:51 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 5 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Monday, March 23, 2013 | David Daoud
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday night apologized for controversial comments he made on the eve of elections and if he caused offense to Israel’s Arab population. “I know that the words that I said some days ago offended Israel’s Arabs. I did not intend at all that this would happen. I am very sorry about that,” he said when hosting representatives from Israel’s minority communities at the prime minister’s residence, including the leadership of Israel’s Arab communities. Netanyahu emphasized to his audience: “I see myself as the prime minister of each and every one of you, of all of...
  • Netanyahu apologizes to Arab Israelis for Election Day remarks

    03/23/2015 10:46:15 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 29 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Monday, March 23, 2015 | Staff
    On Election Day PM urged Right-wing to go vote as Arab voters were going "en masse to the polls." In a meeting with representatives of minority communities in Israel on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized for the remarks that he made on Election Day about Arab Israeli voters. "I know that the things I said a few days ago hurt some citizens in Israel, the Arab Israeli citizens," Netanyahu said. "This was not my intention and I am sorry," he said. Netanyahu's Election Day remarks have garnered extensive criticism. “The Right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are going...
  • The Israelis Send Obama a Message

    03/23/2015 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/15 | Alan Caruba
    Obama demanding Israel commit territorial suicide, He should be supporting the greatest ally America has in the Middle East, but that is too much to ask of this ignorant, arrogant, former community organizer. When the news of Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection victory was announced I facetiously posted on my Facebook page that the Israelis had “sent Obama a two-word message and it wasn’t happy birthday.” It took him two days to call and congratulate Bibi. I don’t think we have ever had a President so ignorant of the Middle East and that includes the neo-cons that got George W. Bush into...