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  • US Admonishes Israel not to 'Betray' its Trust

    03/02/2015 1:00:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 3/2/15 | Ari Yashar
    Top spokespeople for US President Barack Obama's administration on Monday night echoed warnings that a release of classified information on Iran talks would be a "betrayal," after an unnamed official was quoted saying Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will detail the deal being formed with Iran in his US Congress address Tuesday. Earlier on Monday an Israeli official said Israel is familiar with the emerging agreement with Iran and that Netanyahu will elaborate on it in his congressional address, sparking US Secretary of State John Kerry to warn against revealing details - despite his having claimed a week ago that Israel...
  • State Dept. warns Israel not to ‘betray’ US (Marie Harf warns Israel not to reveal details of deal)

    03/02/2015 12:42:55 PM PST · by Dave346 · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2015, 10:29 pm
    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf says leaks on the Iran nuke talks by Israel would “betray” the US’s trust. “We’ve continuously provided detailed classified briefings to Israeli officials to keep them updated and to provide context for how we are approaching getting to a good deal,” she told reporters in Washington. “Any release of any kind of information like that would, of course, betray that trust.”
  • Ahead of Netanyahu speech, Kerry warns against revealing details of Iran nuke talks

    03/02/2015 12:39:41 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.02.15, 15:03
    US Secretary of State 'concerned' by reports of an information leak; Iranian foreign minister says agreement dependent on removal of sanctions. US Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that public discussion of details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran will make it more difficult to reach a deal that prevents the country from developing atomic weapons. In comments to reporters in Geneva on Monday, Kerry said he was concerned by reports that some details of the talks would be revealed in coming days. He did not elaborate, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak in opposition to...
  • Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rangel Won’t

    03/02/2015 12:34:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/02/2015
    In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2015 Policy Conference on March 2, 2015, in Washington. (credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images) Related Tags:Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill de Blasio, Charles Schumer, Charlie Rangel, Israel, John Boehner, Rich Lamb, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate You've Earned Points for Reading!Claim points in our Reward Center, and earn more tomorrow. NEW YORK (CBNewYork/AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer says he’ll be among those attending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday.There...
  • Is the Iraqi operation to retake Tikrit really an Iranian operation?

    03/02/2015 1:11:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2015 | Noah Rothman
    An assault is underway in Iraq aimed at liberating the city of Tikrit, Saddam HusseinÂ’s former hometown, from the control of Islamic State forces. If it is a successful operation, it would be a major victory in the war against ISIS in Iraq. But it is unclear if it would be an Iraqi triumph or another coup for Iran in its quest to carve out a buffer zone within the Iraqi state. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the start of the Salahuddin operations on Sunday during a visit to the government-held city of Samarra, where some of the thousands...
  • Overflow Crowd Expected for Netanyahu Address, Despite Boycotts

    03/02/2015 1:11:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Posted at 5 a.m. March 2 | By Emma Dumain
    Thanks to a partial boycott by Democrats, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t be speaking to every member of Congress when he addresses Tuesday’s joint session. But just because certain members won’t be on the House floor, doesn’t mean they won’t be paying attention to Netanyahu’s remarks. It also won’t preclude those lawmakers from weighing in publicly afterwards. Following Netanyahu’s address on Tuesday, Rep. John Yarmuth, a Kentucky Democrat who is part of the tiny Jewish population in his district and doesn’t plan to attend the speech, will headline a news conference to give fellow disgruntled Democrats an opportunity to...
  • US-Israel intel cooperation on Iran's nuclear program has been stopped, Ch. 10 reports

    03/02/2015 1:05:18 PM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/02/2015 21:00
    The United States and Israel have stopped intelligence cooperation on Iran's nuclear program, Channel 10 reported Monday. The reported halt in intelligence cooperation comes amid tensions in the relationship between Israel and the administration of US President Barack Obama over differences of opinion on an emerging diplomatic deal with Iran and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress in which he is expected to speak out against such a deal on Tuesday. The intelligence cooperation between the two countries has helped the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency collect information for reports on Iran's nuclear program in the past,...
  • Report: Obama Has Cut Intelligence Cooperation with Israel

    03/02/2015 12:53:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 3/2/15 | Ari Yashar
    In response to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's opposition to the nuclear deal he warns threatens Israel's very existence, US President Barack Obama's administration has reportedly cut American intelligence cooperation with Israel. A report on Monday night by the Hebrew-language Channel 10, notes that the cooperation between Israeli and American intelligence agencies until now has aided the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in formulating reports on Iran's nuclear program, reports that advanced the sanctions against the Islamic regime. At the moment, while Israel is cooperating with various countries in terms of intelligence on Iran's nuclear program, the cooperation with the United...
  • Are We Really Surprised Democrats Who Booed Jerusalem [and God] Will Boycott Netanyahu's Speech?

    03/02/2015 12:55:39 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    On Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fulfill his invitation from House Speaker John Boehner to warn the world about the grave threat Iran poses to the Jewish State and the United States. Because Boehner didn't consult the White House about the invitation, Democrats are throwing a fit about Netanyahu's planned address to a joint session of Congress. The Congressional Black Caucus has loudly proclaimed its members will not attend Netanyahu's speech, citing a perceived disrespect from the Prime Minister toward President Obama. Dozens of other Democrats also plan to skip out. Vice President Joe Biden will be jetting...
  • Iran-Backed Hezbollah Pushes For 'Nonsectarian, Democratic' Lebanon...

    03/02/2015 12:39:13 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    IBTimes ^ | March 2, 2015 | Alessandria Masi
    Hezbollah is funded, trained and controlled by Iran’s Shiite government and includes both a political party represented in Lebanon's parliament and an armed wing, and considered a terrorist organization by the European Union. The U.S. has put the entire organization, which has operations in dozens of nations, on its terrorist list. Ali Fayyad, a Hezbollah member of parliament, said his party is ready to put aside its religious stance in the interest of defending all of Lebanon’s 18 religious sects and establishing a “nonsectarian, democratic state.” “Although [Hezbollah] is a Muslim party we believe that all those fighting against imperialism,...
  • This is rich: Boehner to give Netanyahu bust of Churchill

    03/02/2015 11:37:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/2/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    House Speaker John Boehner plans to present Prime Minister Netanyahu with a gift when Netanyahu speaks to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The gift is a bust of a politician whom Netanyahu greatly admires: Winston Churchill. House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. The gift was chosen because Netanyahu and the former prime minister of Britain are the only foreign leaders who have addressed Congress three separate times. ... Boehner also...
  • McCain calls Obama’s foreign policy ‘delusional’

    03/02/2015 5:57:26 AM PST · by McGruff · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2015
    Sen. John McCain is charging the Obama administration’s foreign policy is “delusional” and says Secretary of State John Kerry’s global diplomacy has “accomplished nothing except mileage.” In an appearance on MSNBC, the Arizona Republican also calls Russian President Vladimir Putin a “meglomaniac” and “pariah.”
  • John Boehner’s big week

    03/02/2015 5:32:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/02/2015 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Let’s try this again. Congress returns Monday staring at another deadline to finance the Department of Homeland Security. But instead of stalling again, lawmakers look more likely this time to steer the anti-terrorism agency away from the funding cliff through September. With the clock ticking until the new Friday deadline to avert a DHS funding lapse, the GOP-controlled Senate will take the first step with a vote Monday on whether to head into formal negotiations with the House on financing the security agency. Senate Democrats are expected to block that move. That will put the onus squarely back on Speaker...
  • Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

    03/02/2015 5:20:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 54 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/2/2015 | Greg Richter
    President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper. According to the website Israel National News, the Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an cites Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. Al-Jarida reports that the alleged threat from the White House forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the planned attack. An Israeli minister on good relations with the Obama administration reportedly tipped Secretary of State John Kerry to the plan and that Obama vowed to shoot down the planes when they crossed over U.S.-controlled airspace...
  • Pray For Netanyahu

    03/02/2015 5:20:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    I’m fasting Monday and praying for Benjamin Netanyahu’s success in his speech to Congress on Tuesday.
  • Netanyahu Arrives in U.S. Ahead of Controversial Address to Joint Session of Congress

    03/02/2015 5:07:43 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/2/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As negotiations over a deal with Iran continue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the United States ahead of his address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. A senior Israeli official told reporters on Netanyahu's flight that Congress could be "the last brake" for stopping a nuclear deal with Iran. Saying it was Israel's impression that members of Congress "do not necessarily know the details of the deal coming together, which we do not see as a good deal," the official said Netanyahu in his speech would give a detailed explanation of his objections to an...
  • Why Does President So Oppose Netanyahu’s Speech?

    03/02/2015 4:36:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Star Parker
    Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Advisor, told TV talk show host Charlie Rose that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech before Congress about Iran is “destructive” to the relationship between the United States and Israel. What is going on? The National Security Advisor is just that – an advisor. It is not a cabinet post, nor a position of authority. It is not an appointment that requires confirmation of Congress. The president picks this individual to serve as a staff advisor on national security affairs. So who is Susan Rice to be hitting the media and defining the...
  • Scott Walker is Right, Leadership Matters More Than Expertise

    03/02/2015 4:14:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Think of a mistake that we made in international affairs. At the time that we were making it, a phalanx of foreign policy experts was standing behind it. It might be a lonely orphan idea today, but last year you could have thrown a rock at a roomful of PhDs without hitting a single person who disagreed with it.
  • Scott Walker: Standing with Our Friends, Standing Up to Our Enemies

    03/02/2015 1:50:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 2, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress this week. We should listen closely as he raises legitimate concerns about Iran — giving him and his country the respect worthy of a close ally. Instead, President Obama and some Democrats have chosen to use this visit as a political football. This is exactly what Americans dislike about Washington. Lost amidst the petty squabbling in our nation’s capital over protocol is the simple fact that the U.S.–Israel relationship is in crisis, perhaps the most serious crisis in our history. While implementing policy that rewards Israel’s enemies, the...
  • FASCIST STATE: Facebook Shuts Down Page Of Black 6th Grader ....

    03/01/2015 8:38:24 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    patdollard.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Pat Dollard
    FASCIST STATE: Facebook Shuts Down Page Of Black 6th Grader Who Made Viral Video Questioning Obama’s Patriotism Excerpted from The Examiner: On Friday, C.J. Pearson, a 12-year-old conservative from Georgia who posted a viral video supporting Rudy Giuliani, discovered that his personal Facebook page was locked. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com on Saturday, Pearson said he received a message from someone about 6 a.m. Friday. That’s when he learned his account and page had been locked for “suspicious activity.” He jumped through all of Facebook’s hoops, but wasn’t able to recover his account. So he created a new profile...
  • Call to Action this week after Netanyahu's speech.

    03/01/2015 7:27:14 PM PST · by blueyon · 10 replies
    self | 3/01/15 | Blueyon
    Please take to Twitter, Facebook, all news Media sites and any/all other sites you can think of after Netanyahu gives his speech Tuesday. The WH has already rebutted a speech they have not heard. We all know you can not rebut something that hasn't happened yet but we are talking this administration. So with that said, we need to dominate social media! Comment Comment Comment on everything with your views of Netanyahu. Don't let the main stream media frame this with WH talking points and anti-Israel rhetoric.
  • Kerry: It Was 'Odd' Boehner Invited Netanyahu to Address Congress

    03/01/2015 6:55:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Secretary of State John Kerry is awfully frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress this Tuesday. Here’s what Kerry had to say about Boehner’s daring invitation Sunday morning on ABC’s "This Week: “It was odd, if not unique, that we learned of it from the speaker of the House and that an administration was not included in this process," he said. "But the administration is not seeking to politicize this.” While insisting the White House has no political desires in regards to the foreign leaders' appearance (Kerry said they don't want it to...
  • Why We Need to Hear Netanyahu

    03/01/2015 6:18:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 03/01/2015 | MIKE ROGERS and MICHAEL DORAN
    Not only is it his right to speak, he will touch off a needed debate on the Iran nuclear deal. Despite the Obama administration’s campaign to dissuade Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, he has remained committed to delivering the speech. Here are five reasons why Netanyahu has made the right decision. 1. Canceling the event will change nothing. The White House identifies the manner in which the speech was arranged as the cause of the conflict. Netanyahu, it claims, did not coordinate the visit with the president, and he allowed...
  • Kerry to defend Israel as Netanyahu readies critique of Iran talks

    03/01/2015 6:05:54 PM PST · by keat · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 1, 2015 6:25pm EST | Arshad Mohammed
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a U.N. human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading. Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of talks with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on a deal to restrain the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions on Tehran. The talks will be held in Montreux. In addition, Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday to discuss Iran, Syria and...
  • Obama White House In Full Panic Mode Over Netanyahu Speech (Tuesday March 3, 10:45am)

    03/01/2015 5:25:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 108 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/28/15 | Kevin Glass
    The Obama White House has spent weeks in panic over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's appearance before Congress this coming week. Yesterday the New York Times reported that White House officials are attempting to "rebut" Netanyahu's speech four days before it is actually going to happen. Netayahu is expected to criticize any deal-making with the Iranian regime. Just four days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on Friday to refute the Israeli leader’s expected critique, arguing that he has failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for constraining...
  • #ShutDownAIPAC Protesters Raise Hezbollah Flag, Call For End Of Israel

    03/01/2015 5:25:25 PM PST · by absentee · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 3/1/15 | Amy Miller
    The nasty weather didn’t stop a group of around 60 anti-Israel activists from storming the steps of the Washington Convention Center and blocking at least one entrance to the conference grounds. Code Pink and other anti-Israeli groups went into a frenzy against AIPAC, the “Israel lobby,” and what they believe is the “Apartheid” State of Israel. I also saw harassment of men, women, and children who had done nothing to deserve it except make the mistake of revealing their conference badge before they reached the door. Those who were obviously religious Jews (based on their head coverings, clothing, and...
  • What do you want to hear Bibi say before Congress? [Vanity discussion]

    03/01/2015 5:11:43 PM PST · by matt1234 · 81 replies
    me ^ | 3/1/15 | me
    I'll begin. "Dintinguished members of congress, Thank you for inviting me to address Congress on behalf of my country, Israel. It saddens me to report to you that our intelligence services have been monitoring your president Obama for many years and have collected hundreds of hours of recordings that prove he is not only an agent of a muslim conspiracy but also a sworn enemy of the United States. Roll tape..."
  • Flashback: Samantha Power Suggests U.S. Invade Israel to Impose Peace

    03/01/2015 4:18:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    PJ Media, ^ | 3/1/15 | Rick Moran
    The report that President Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets attacking Iran may or may not be true. But the fact is, the president has surrounded himself with people who have no love for the Jewish state. And the idea of the president attacking an ally is a plausible scenario. One of his closest advisors, Samantha Power, actually suggested back in 2002 that the U.S. invade Israel to impose a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I had forgotten how truly radical Samantha Powers is. Her casual mentions of “human rights abuses” and “genocide” mark her as an anti-Israel zealot.
  • Senior official on Netanyahu's plane: Congress must be made aware of Iran deal concessions

    03/01/2015 4:17:21 PM PST · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 2, 2015 | 1:28 AM | By Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived on Sunday night in Washington D.C., where he is scheduled to deliver a speech before Congress on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters during an in-flight briefing, a senior official in the prime minister's entourage said Israel holds a significant amount of trustworthy information regarding the deal taking shape with Iran that points at concessions agreed to by the world powers that run counter to Israel's interests. The senior official travelling on the prime minister's plane noted that Netanyahu had received the impression that members of Congress are not fully aware of the details of the deal...
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 3:09:02 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 107 replies
    The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack. According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign...
  • Democrats set to skip Netanyahu speech are outraged over ad attacking Susan Rice on human rights

    03/01/2015 2:19:15 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Several prominent Congressional Democrats publicly decried an ad in the New York Times taken out by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. The ad was very critical of National Security Adviser Susan Rice, implying that genocide is her “blind spot.”
  • WH, groups outraged by anti-Susan Rice genocide ad

    03/01/2015 12:59:02 PM PST · by McGruff · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2015 | Cassie Spodak
    The White House slammed a full-page ad Sunday that appeared in The New York Times attacking National Security Adviser Susan Rice. The ad, claiming "Susan Rice has a blind spot: Genocide," appeared in Saturday's paper promoting a talk by American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. He claims that Rice has sought to silence Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his address to Congress.
  • Washington tensions rise ahead of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress (Is Schumer racist for attending?)

    03/01/2015 12:52:46 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/01/2015 | ADAM EDELMAN
    --SNIP-- Not all Democrats, however, are clearly siding with the President. New York Sen. Charles Schumer stressed Sunday that a nuclear Iran would be a “huge problem.” “Iran is on the list of terrorist nations. Iran has caused the death, directly or indirectly, of hundreds of Americans with terrorist acts. And they want to dominate the Middle East,” Schumer said on John Catsimatidis' Sunday morning radio show on WNYM, also known as AM 970 The Answer. Schumer said, that if a deal came to pass, it would have to include a “really tough inspection regime, because I don’t trust these...
  • Obama to be Interviewed by Reuters Regarding Netanyahu's Speech (this afternoon)

    03/02/2015 5:15:10 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/2015
    The interview is to be recorded in the White House, about 24 hours before Netanyahu is due to speak. It also appears that the US president will not only address Netanyahu's appearance in the interview, but also the negotiations with Iran.
  • Netanyahu invite is a symptom of Boehner’s grudge match against the U.S. Constitution (Irony Alert!)

    03/02/2015 5:28:10 AM PST · by mac_truck · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2 2015 | Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
    House Speaker John Boehner’s annoyance with President Barack Obama is turning into a grudge match against the Constitution. His decision to invite a foreign head of government to address Congress without first consulting the sitting president has no precedent in American history. And for a simple reason. It’s unconstitutional. Boehner (R-Ohio) fully admits that his failure to communicate with the White House was not an oversight. Like a schoolboy passing notes when the teacher turns to the blackboard, he sneaked behind Obama’s back to set the date for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech with his country’s ambassador to the...
  • What's Been Lost to the Islamists' Sledgehammers (historians shocked)

    03/01/2015 12:28:43 PM PST · by NYer · 61 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Screen Capture A video showing Islamic State militants with sledgehammers and power drills on a rampage inside the Mosul Museum shows the destruction of both reproductions and priceless originals from at least two important eras in the region’s history, said a British expert on Iraqi culture. Paul Collins, of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, in an email to Aleteia, said it was “distressing” to watch scenes of the destruction of colossal winged bulls of the seventh century BC. “These are certainly the real things and it looks from the video that the sculptures are those situated outside...
  • Administration denies Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli warplanes

    03/01/2015 10:04:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/1/15 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    President Obama threatened last year, according to Middle Eastern news outlets Sunday, to use the U.S. military to shoot down Israeli fighter jets if they attempted to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities — reports the administration denounced later Sunday as flatly untrue. Mr. Obama’s threat reportedly deterred Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from dispatching warplanes into Iran after Israel discovered that the U.S. had entered into secret talks with Tehran and that the two countries had signed an agreement, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. In a statement to The Washington Times early Sunday evening, a senior administration said “that report is...
  • Why Netanyahu's party hopes Obama stays angry

    03/01/2015 11:08:09 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 29 replies
    http://www.haaretz.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | By Yossi Verter
    Senior members of the Likud party – including, some say, even the most senior of them – are keeping their fingers crossed for President Barack Obama. They hope that he won’t fall ill, that he won’t fly off to some distant continent, that a cat won’t get his tongue, and that he won’t become suddenly faint-hearted about the escalating confrontation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As in the well-known joke about the sadist and the masochist, the Likudniks are eager to continue being pummeled by Obama directly or by his secretary of state or by his national security adviser. They’ve...
  • Time and station for Netanyahu speech

    03/01/2015 11:03:01 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 29 replies
    C Span ^ | March 1, 2015 | Corky Boyd
    For those wondering about the time and channel for Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to Congress, it will be carried by C Span beginning at 10:45am Tuesday March 3.
  • Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life

    03/01/2015 10:21:13 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2015 | William Booth
    JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States. On Tuesday morning, Netanyahu will confront an American president and insist that the future of the State of Israel, and the world, is imperiled by a pending “bad deal” with Iran on its nuclear program. Also hanging in the balance is Netanyahu’s own political future. Just two weeks after the speech, Netanyahu will either be reelected to a historic fourth term as...
  • Netanyahu Takes Off on 'Historic' US Mission

    03/01/2015 2:00:45 AM PST · by Dave346 · 49 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 1 March 2015
    BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday on what he said was a “historic” mission to try and stop a nuclear deal with Iran, an AFP correspondent said. The controversial 48-hour visit will see the Israeli leader addressing a joint session of the US Congress in a bid to garner last-minute support to halt an emerging world deal with Iran over its nuclear program, in a move which has infuriated the White House. But Netanyahu, who will also address the annual policy conference of the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby, has refused to back down....
  • John Kerry Doesn't Want Benjamin Netanyahu Visit to Become 'Some Great Political Football'

    03/01/2015 10:23:41 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 1, 2015, 11:10 AM ET | By JUSTIN FISHEL via This Week
    Two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to speak to a joint session of Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry said the prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. but worries it injects far too much politics into the relationship. “The prime minister of Israel is welcome to speak in the United States, obviously,” Kerry said today in an exclusive interview on ABC’s "This Week." “I talk to the prime minister regularly, including yesterday." But, Kerry added, "we don't want to see this turned into some great political football.” Kerry echoed frustrations expressed by the...
  • Bibi Selassie: Dotted Points of Light (Feldman names traitors in the U.S. Congress)

    03/01/2015 10:22:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    A. An historical analogy When you reach a certain age, events that to younger people seem dim and distant still remain fresh in memory. Watching the events surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s invitation to address Congress, I am reminded of Haile Selassie’s address to the League of Nations. As he spoke in 1936 and as Auden warned in his poem "September 1, 1939", the likelihood of a coming conflagration grows and yet a few people still stand for civilization: Defenceless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just...
  • Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Take Issue With Netanyahu Speech [Transformed America?]

    03/01/2015 10:24:20 AM PST · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    NBC ^ | March 1, 2015 | MARK MURRAY
    Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Take Issue With Netanyahu Speech BY MARK MURRAY Nearly half of American voters — 48 percent — say that congressional Republicans should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Tuesday without first notifying President Barack Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. By contrast, 30 percent of those polled believe the invitation was fine, and another 22 percent don't know enough to say either way. Not surprisingly, the issue breaks along partisan lines, with 66 percent of Democrats saying Republicans shouldn't have invited Netanyahu without first notifying...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd wonders if Netanyahu 'defeated himself' with planned speech (2 days away)

    03/01/2015 10:07:13 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2015 | 11:33 am | Eddie Scarry
    On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, host Chuck Todd suggested it's possible Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress has backfired, though it doesn't take place until Tuesday. "You know, I'm wondering if Prime Minister Netanyahu defeated himself here a little bit," Todd said. "Because the more he attacks the [Obama] administration on the deal, the more the administration wants to dig in." Netanyahu's speech, made via an invitation by Republican House Speaker John Boehner without consulting the White House, is expected to be a criticism of White House negotiations with Iran over Tehran's nuclear development program. Netanyahu...
  • Former Mossad head urges Israeli voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu

    03/01/2015 10:26:49 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 February 2015 | Peter Beaumont
    Former Mossad head urges Israeli voters to oust Binyamin NetanyahuMeir Dagan says prime minister’s policies are ‘destructive to the future and security of Israel’ A former head of Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad is urging voters to oust Binyamin Netanyahu in the next general election, accusing the prime minister of endangering the country’s security with his stance on the Iranian nuclear programme. Meir Dagan, a vocal critic of Netanyahu’s Iran policy since stepping down as Mossad chief four years ago, is to be a keynote speaker at a rally in Tel Aviv next weekend, calling on the public to turf...
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 10:33:20 AM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 5 replies
    Israeli National News ^ | 3/1/2015 | Mark Langfan
    The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack. According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign...
  • Top Jewish Senator Feinstein: Netanyahu's claim he represents all Jews is 'arrogant'

    03/01/2015 10:34:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 77 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.01.15, 19:12 | Itzhak Benhorin
    US Senator Dianne Feinstein said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that he represents all Jews is "arrogant." Feinstein, a senior Jewish senator was referencing comments by Netanyahu before he took off for the US, and said that he does not speak for her. "He doesn’t speak for me on this," the California Democratic senator told CNN's State of the Union Sunday. "I think it’s a rather arrogant statement. I think the Jewish community is like any other community. There are different points of view. I think that arrogance does not befit, Israel, candidly." Prominent members of the US Jewish community...
  • Joe Lieberman Blames Democrats For Politicizing Netanyahu Speech [VIDEO]

    03/01/2015 10:06:00 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/01/2015 | Alex Griswold
    Former Democratic New Jersey Senator Joe Lieberman attacked Democrats refusing to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, saying on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that they were the ones “making it partisan.” (VIDEO: Biden To Netanyahu: ‘I Don’t Agree With A Damn Thing You Say’) LIEBERMAN: The danger for me here is that once again something really important– namely whether Iran gets nuclear weapons– is going to be swept up in Washington partisanship and politics. I think the best thing for people like[Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky], who I respect and supports a strong U.S./Israel relationship, the best thing...
  • Massive "demand for tickets" to Netanyahu speech, Boehner says (video interview at link)

    03/01/2015 10:15:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 1, 2015, 12:37 PM | By Rebecca Kaplan / Face The Nation
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the White House has "attacked" him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Netanyahu's planned address to Congress Tuesday in which he is expected to criticize international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. "The demand for seats in the House, the demand for tickets, I've never seen anything like it. Everybody wants to be there," Boehner said. "What I do wonder is why the White House feels threatened because the Congress wants to support Israel and wants to hear what a trusted ally has to say. It has been, frankly, remarkable to me, the...