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  • Israel hints it may not engage Biden on Iran nuclear strategy

    02/16/2021 4:44:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 16, 2021 | By Dan Williams
    JERUSALEM - Israel held out the possibility on Tuesday that it would not engage with U.S. President Joe Biden on strategy regarding the Iranian nuclear programme, urging tougher sanctions and a “credible military threat” against its arch-enemy. The remarks by Israel’s envoy to Washington came at a touchy juncture for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Up for re-election next month, he has revived his hard line on Iran while not yet having any direct communication with Biden. The new administration has said it wants a U.S. return to a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran - which former President Donald Trump quit,...
  • Biden hasn't called Israel's Netanyahu yet, raising fears of a frosty four years to come

    02/11/2021 6:56:00 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/11/2021 | Raf Sanchez
    In his first three weeks in office, President Joe Biden has made a flurry of phone calls to American allies around the world, including the leaders of Canada, Britain, France and Japan. But one close American ally’s leader has so far been left conspicuously off the new president’s call list: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While it is clear that Biden has his hands full with a myriad domestic challenges, every day the phone doesn’t ring adds to concerns in Israel that Netanyahu is being frozen out by the new Democratic administration because of his close ties with Donald Trump...
  • White House Can’t Explain Why Biden Hasn’t Called Netanyahu In First 2 Weeks

    02/03/2021 7:50:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/2021 | Joel B Pollak
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Tuesday that President Joe Biden had not yet spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the first two weeks of his administration — but could not explain why he had not done so.
  • Netanyahu probably 'most grieved' by new U.S. president

    01/29/2021 10:13:46 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 31 replies
    ONN ^ | 1/28/21 | Chad Groening
    The head of a Messianic Jewish ministry is very concerned about Joe Biden's decision to restore relations with the Palestinians, including the millions of "aid" dollars that will be going toward that effort. As One News Now recently reported, acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills says the new administration believes in the "Palestinians' legitimate aspirations for a state of their own and to live with dignity and security." Biden's team will take steps to reopen diplomatic relations that were closed during President Donald Trump's administration, and it also intends to restore U.S. assistance programs that are supposed to support economic development...
  • Israel announces new settler homes, risking Biden’s anger [o rly?]

    01/11/2021 7:33:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Dissociated Presstitutes ^ | January 10, 2021 | Joseph Krauß
    Israel on Monday advanced plans to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move that could strain ties with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced the move, saying it would include 100 homes in a settlement where an Israeli woman was killed last month in an attack allegedly carried out by a Palestinian assailant. The announcement will burnish Netanyahu’s right-wing credentials in a tough campaign ahead of March elections, but it could anger Biden, who is opposed to settlement expansion and has clashed with Israel over it in the...
  • Netanyahu Condemns ‘Disgraceful Rampage’ on Capitol, Hails Trump

    01/07/2021 3:34:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/07/2021 | Deborah Brand
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the “disgraceful rampage” on the Capitol Building on Thursday morning, saying it was the “opposite” of American and Israeli values before going on to praise President Donald Trump. “For generations, American democracy has inspired millions around the world and in Israel. American democracy has always inspired me,” Netanyahu said while standing alongside U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who was in Jerusalem in the aftermath of Sudan’s pledge to join the Abraham Accords and normalize ties with Israel. He then praised Trump for his four years in office, in particular his efforts in the Middle...
  • Israeli Government Dissolves, Triggers Another Snap Election - Its fourth election in two years

    12/22/2020 8:54:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/22/2020 | Mimi Nguyen Ly
    Israel is heading to its fourth election in two years after its parliament failed to pass a new budget by the midnight deadline, the Israeli Knesset spokesman’s office confirmed early Wednesday.The failure to approve a budget by deadline is a technical reason for triggering an automatic dissolution of the country’s current government, as well as an automatic snap election, which is scheduled for March 23.The state budgets were advanced in the cabinet and Knesset but has not yet been passed into law.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival, former military chief and current defense minister Benny Gantz, in May...
  • Killing of nuke chief was done entirely by remote control — Iranian report

    11/29/2020 3:16:54 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 64 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Nov. 29, 2020 | Judah Ari Gross
    The attack that killed the alleged architect of Iran’s nuclear weapons program on Friday was carried out from afar using a remote-controlled machine gun attached to a car, a leading Iranian news site reported Sunday. According to the semi-officials Fars news site, the entire operation was conducted with no human agents whatsoever, a significantly different description of the attack than has been presented until now. The account was not attributed to official sources and was not immediately confirmed by Iran. According to the outlet, the assault took place over the course of three minutes as Mohsen Fakhrizadeh — a brigadier...
  • Iran Confirms Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated in Tehran

    11/27/2020 10:07:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Nov 2020 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Iranian state media reported on Friday morning that top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated near the capital city of Tehran by unidentified “terrorists” after a fierce battle with his security team. Fakhrizadeh was described as the “father of the Iranian bomb” in a famous 2018 presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Iran’s Tasnim news agency quoted a statement from the Defense Ministry that said “armed terrorist elements” attacked Fakhrizadeh’s car on Friday, severely wounding him during a firefight with his bodyguards. According to Tasnim, the injured nuclear scientist was taken to a hospital, where “efforts by the medial...
  • Biden Eyes Israel Critic as White House Press Sec [Former MoveOn.Org head ]

    11/26/2020 8:36:37 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    freebeacon ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    Former MoveOn.Org head Karine Jean-Pierre praised lawmakers for boycotting pro-Israel confab Incoming president Joe Biden is reportedly close to selecting a vocal Israel critic to serve as his White House press secretary. Karine Jean-Pierre, a longtime campaign adviser and incoming vice president Kamala Harris's chief of staff, is currently the "top candidate" for the job, according to NBC News. Jean-Pierre was senior adviser and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, a far-left anti-Israel group that defends boycotts of the Jewish state, from April 2016 until August 2020, when she was hired as chief of staff for Harris. Jean-Pierre has been a vocal...
  • Netanyahu, Pompeo, and Crown Prince Reportedly Hold Secret Meeting in Saudi Arabia

    11/23/2020 2:45:48 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 23, 2020 | Vijeta Uniyal
    In what could be a landmark in the Middle East’s history, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday to meet the country’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Israeli media reported. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, currently on a tour of the region, was also reportedly present at the meeting in Neom, Saudi Arabia. Netanyahu was accompanied by the head of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Yossi Cohen, who is widely regarded to have played a key role in preparing the groundwork for the recent normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Arab Gulf states, news...
  • Reports: Israeli PM Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia, met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

    11/23/2020 7:13:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/23/2020
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reported Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. The reported meeting was the latest move by the Trump Administration to promote normalized ties between Israel and the broader Arab world and reflected the shared concern of all three nations about Iran. The Israeli news site Walla, followed quickly by other Hebrew-language media, cited an unnamed Israeli official as saying that Netanyahu and Yossi Cohen, head of Israel’s Mossad spy...
  • Netanyahu notes 'long & warm personal relationship' with Biden in congratulatory tweet

    11/08/2020 10:33:10 PM PST · by rintintin · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 8 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became the latest world leader to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden, hailing their relationship in a tweet Sunday. "Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris," Netanyahu tweeted. "Joe, we've had a long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel. I look forward to working with both of you to further strengthen the special alliance between the U.S. and Israel." Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Joe, we've had a long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel. I look...
  • Netanyahu opens cabinet meeting with congratulations to Biden

    11/08/2020 7:05:47 AM PST · by sockmonkey · 98 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 8, 2020 13:52 | Lahov Harkov
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris in his message to Sunday’s cabinet meeting, conducted over video conference. “I have a personal, long and warm connection with Joe Biden for nearly 40 years, and I know him to be a great friend of the State of Israel. Netanyahu expressed certainty that he and Biden will work well together and continue to strengthen the US-Israel relationship, in the video message relayed several hours after he tweeted his congratulations. The prime minister also thanked US President Donald Trump “for the great friendship he showed...
  • Trump delivers remarks after announcing Sudan will normalize relations with Israel (In the Oval Office)

    10/23/2020 12:59:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/23/2020 | Fox News
    Trump delivers remarks after announcing Sudan will normalize relations with Israel
  • Netanyahu to Christians: You're Champions of Truth. Sooner or Later, Everyone will see it

    10/20/2020 6:29:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    israel365 news ^ | 10/19/20 | David Sidman
    At the fourth annual Christian Media Summit on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Christian support for Israel saying: “Your friendship and support is greatly appreciated – enormously appreciated.” The premier also discussed his newly negotiated Peace Deal between Israel and the UAE as well as Bahrain explaining that the Trump brokered normalization deal will “bring us the blessings of peace.” He added that he signed the accords “as a proud son of the Jewish people.” “If anyone has been there, all along through thick and thin, it’s you” Netanyahu stated. “You have understood the historical imperative, this great...
  • Re Trump's 'Abraham accord': 'When the 'left' makes "peace" - buses explode, when the 'right' makes peace, the leftists explode"'

    09/14/2020 6:21:10 PM PDT · by Marinario · 7 replies
    Above statement was forwarded, in Hebrew, to me from someone R Halpern on twitter. I'll explain: Referring to the contrast between the 1993 Oslo accord with butcher Yasser Arafat by leftist Y Rabin which thereafter there were bloody intifadahs by Arab "Palestinian" freedom fighters murderers blowing up restaurants and bus stops. VS now, as the peace is made by the right, Berabyahu/Trump, The ones explode (figure of speech) are those on the left...
  • Netanyahu: 'Many more' secret talks with Arab nations after US-brokered UAE agreement

    08/30/2020 10:50:04 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30 2020 | Lucas Manfredi
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that there are "many more unpublicized meetings with Arab and Muslim leaders to normalize relations with the state of Israel" following its historic peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates brokered by the United States earlier this month. The comment comes on the heels of a formal decree by the ruler of the UAE on Saturday ending the country's boycott of Israel, which has opened trade and commerce between the two nations. The decree formally eliminates a 1972 law on the UAE's books since just after the country's formation, which mirrored the widely held...
  • Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu After Their Meeting

    08/24/2020 4:21:08 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 4 replies
    U.S. Department of State website ^ | August 24, 2020 | Mike Pompeo
    Folks, Secretary Mike Pompeo gave a talk in Israel alongside Prime Minister Netanyahu. The Fake News and Search Engines are doing everything in their power from having the public hear/see the wonderful praise Netanyahu gave the Trump Administration today. Netanyahu laid all the cards on the table. He crushed Obama's Iran policy and gave a stirring endorsement of President Trump. I could not find his speech on Youtube or any outlet, but here's the transcript of his remarks from the State Department directly.
  • Trump and Netanyahu Debunk the Failed Consensus

    08/21/2020 4:31:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    With one stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- nationalist, conservative world leaders much-maligned by our sclerotic global elites as bigoted warmongers -- did more last week to advance durable peace in the Middle East than did generations of Washington's failed "peace process," "two-stater" professional classes. Peace between Israel and the oil-rich Gulf state, the United Arab Emirates, represents a profoundly impactful act of statesmanship and reifies an ascendant, transformative paradigm. In a just world (which we do not presently inhabit), the Norwegian Nobel Committee would be knocking on their doors. In the...