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  • Obama on the World

    President Obama Talks to Thomas L. Friedman About Iraq, Putin and Israel ... Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, to reach a land-for-peace deal, the president said, it has to start with them. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s “poll numbers are a lot higher than mine” and “were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza,” Obama said. “And so if he doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard to see him being able to make some very difficult compromises, including taking...
  • Attacking Israel with the Big Lie: Genocide

    07/16/2014 6:11:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Here's the difference between us," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained on "Fox News Sunday." "We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles." It's a classic talking point. It's also objectively true, and that truth is very frustrating for Israel's critics. All one needs to do is delve into the muck of Twitter and read the timelines for such hashtags as #GazaUnderAttack and #GenocideInGaza: "They're killing the women and children to ensure there won't be a new generation of Palestine." "One Holocaust can NEVER justify another." And let's not even...
  • Vegetarian Vs. Carnivore - PM Netanyahu Congratulates New Israel President Reuven Rivlin

    06/11/2014 11:06:14 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | June 11, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem --- Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Israel President-elect Reuven Rivlin ‘agreed to agree’ on Wednesday, embracing with a hug and a smile for the cameras. Formal congratulations from the Prime Minister to the President-elect were in order despite the fact that Netanyahu worked very hard to find a different Likud candidate for the office – and Rivlin knew it. They’ve been at odds for years in fact; but they’re both professional enough and smart enough to know they must now set aside those differences. Given the many political differences between Netanyahu and Rivlin, the...
  • 'Sorry, Candy. Whoa.' Benjamin Netanyahu Vigorously Schools Candy Crowley

    04/28/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    " Sorry, Candy. Whoa." That was the sound of Candy Crowley about to be vigorously schooled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on CNN's State of the Union. As if he were a teacher attempting to straighten out an errant student with the facts, Netayahu added, " No, Candy. No, no. I'm sorry. I heard that. I hear people write that up, but, in fact, it's the very opposite." Chastened student Crowley finally corrected corrected herself. If only more guests on her show were as strenuous in correcting Crowley. You can see Crowley, starting at the 3:40 mark in the...
  • Palestinian unity government will recognize Israel: Abbas

    04/26/2014 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:28pm EDT | Noah Browning
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signaled on Saturday that he remains committed to troubled U.S.-backed peace talks, saying that any unity government agreed with the militant group Hamas would recognize Israel. Abbas’s comments appeared aimed at soothing U.S. concerns about the unity deal he reached on Wednesday with Hamas, an Islamist faction sworn to Israel’s destruction and designated by the West as a terrorist organization. […] Hamas’s opposition to Israel does not necessarily contradict Abbas’s position, as both sides have agreed that the unity government will not include Hamas members but be comprised of technocrats. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Under Fire for Not Bowing Down to Mythical Idol Nelson Mandela

    12/17/2013 7:43:26 AM PST · by juliosevero · 13 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Benjamin Netanyahu Under Fire for Not Bowing Down to Mythical Idol Nelson Mandela By Julio Severo The mainstream international media were chocked when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres said they would not be attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, citing costs and health reasons. Benjamin Netanyahu In contrast, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas did not miss the funeral. Why so much fuss about it? Russian President Vladimir Putin decided not to attend it, and he has not received the widespread criticism Netanyahu did. For Putin, who was an active leader in the infamous...
  • “Salvation is from the Jews” -- Even in a Worldly Sense

    11/14/2013 6:57:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Christians are certainly familiar with Jesus’ words to the woman at the well. “Salvation is from the Jews,” he tells her in John 4:22. And this has always stood as a stumbling block to anti-Semitism in the Church. It is hard to imagine how one can be a true Christian and be an anti-Semite, too. But this wonderful phrase is also true in a worldly sense—and especially so in the nuclear age. In August 1939, Albert Einstein’s letter warning President Roosevelt of Nazi capabilities in atomic weapons research was hand-carried to...
  • Congress could thwart Iran deal

    11/09/2013 11:24:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2013 | Julia Pecquet
    The Obama administration appears to be on the verge of a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran after three and a half decades of low-level warfare. Now comes the hard part: convincing Congress. Skeptical lawmakers are gearing up to thwart efforts to lift the pressure on Iran. Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) warned this week that he may introduce legislation making it harder for President Obama to loosen existing sanctions, while several others have vowed to slap on new ones. “The United States should negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a possible 2016...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 October 2013

    10/20/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 October 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • Mr. Netanyahu and the End of Days

    10/10/2013 3:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    So far Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations -- only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone him for the first conversation between heads of state of the two countries since the Iranian storming of the U.S. embassy in 1979. Rouhani has certainly wowed Western elites with his mellifluous voice, quiet demeanor and denials of wanting a bomb. The media, who ignore the circumstances of Rouhani's three-decade trajectory to power, gush that he is suddenly a "moderate" and "Western educated."...
  • Obama Must Convince Israel He Is Trustworthy

    03/19/2013 11:28:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown
    When Air Force One touches down in Israel for meetings this week, President Barack Obama has his hands full. Iran is about a year away from developing a nuclear weapon and Obama must convince Israel he is trustworthy before he can suggest to anyone that taking a preemptive strike against Iran is a lousy idea. Obama has a terrible track record when it comes to Israel. In fact, a recent survey done by algemeiner.com shows most Israelis don't like him. Of those surveyed, just 10 percent held a favorable opinion of Obama, 17 percent held highly unfavorable regard, 19...
  • What I Saw in Israel

    03/18/2013 5:44:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | Star Parker
    As President Obama prepares for his first trip to Israel, I hope when he gets there he sees what I saw. Several weeks ago I returned from my first trip to Israel. I went with a delegation headed by Governor Mike Huckabee, who visits Israel at least once every year. What did I see? I saw kids, no more than 18 years old, walking down the street, waiting at bus stops, wearing Army green khakis, and carrying machine guns on their backs. One young girl was as black skinned as me. Kids doing their compulsory army service as part...
  • Obama's Anti-Zionism

    01/22/2013 8:48:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Daniel Pipes
    Were Barack Obama re-elected, I predicted two months before the Nov. 2012 presidential vote, "the coldest treatment of Israel ever by a U.S. president will follow." Well, election's over and that cold treatment is firmly in place. Obama has signaled in the past two months what lies ahead by: Choosing three senior figures – John Kerry for State, John Brennan for the CIA, and Chuck Hagel for Defense – who range from clueless to hostile about Israel.Approving a huge gift of advanced weapons - 20 F-16 fighter jets and 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks - to the Islamist government in Egypt...
  • Israel: America's Model for Reducing Violent Crime (Part 1 of 2 on Reducing Violent Crime in the US)

    01/22/2013 3:55:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Chuch Norris
    This past week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's general election Tuesday, Jan. 22. I explained in the endorsement: "You might think I'm a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has its own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu." Netanyahu's leadership and strength were evident as far back as 1967, when he was a part of the Israel Defense Forces' elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal. And they were just as obvious in his public service through the years, as I...
  • Israel: America's model for reducing violent crime

    01/21/2013 8:56:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Exclusive: Chuck Norris shares effective strategy for protecting little children (Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of Chuck Norris’ two-part series on reducing violent crime in the U.S.) Last week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel’s general election on Jan. 22. I explained in the endorsement, “You might think I’m a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has his own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu” (the prime minister’s nickname). Netanyahu’s leadership and strength were evident as far back as 1967,...
  • Senate Dems hesitant on Obama gun control plan

    01/18/2013 11:13:44 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/18/2013
    President Obama's gun-control package was always going to be a tough sell in the Republican-led House -- but the plan is already running into resistance, or at least hesitation, from moderate Democrats in the Senate. The lukewarm response in the Senate to Obama's highly anticipated anti-gun violence plan portends an uphill climb for the legislation. And it underscores how, as the president's backers prepare to launch a veritable campaign to promote the plan, they will be pressuring members of their own party as much as reluctant Republicans. No Democrat in the Senate came out against Obama's gun plan. But several...
  • Benghazi - During Attack Denis McDonough and Tom Donilon Replace President Obama and VP Biden…

    01/06/2013 7:57:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Conservatvie Tree House ^ | 1/6/13 | Sundance
    Two days ago we posted a discussion around a newly released photo from the White House. The picture was taken in the oval office on Sept 11th 2012: (Snip) The picture was taken at exactly 7:28:16pm DC time. It was dusk outside, and President Obama had just completed a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Why is this important? Because we know the conversation lasted an hour. (Snip) So this phone call between Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama started three hours after the attack began.
  • Rand Paul to Visit Israel Next Month

    11/30/2012 5:12:06 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | November 30, 2012 | David Brody
    Brody File Exclusive: Rand Paul to Visit Israel Next Month The Brody File just got an exclusive tip about an important trip Sen. Rand Paul is planning to the Middle East. A top advisor to Rand Paul tells us that the senator will travel to Israel and Jordan for the first time to meet with leaders on all sides of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The trip will be privately funded, and The Brody File has learned that Sen. Paul will be accompanied by Christian and Jewish leaders. The trip is planned for January. They will tour all of the major historical...
  • Is the promise of U.S. troops in the Sinai an outright lie?

    11/28/2012 9:32:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/28/2012 | Doug Book
    Is the Gaza cease fire agreed to by Benjamin Netanyahu based on a lie told the PM by Barack Obama? Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi should be forever beholding to Barack Hussein Obama. After all, Obama’s calculated ouster of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek gave Morsi the job of ruling the Middle East’s most populous nation. And ruling is the right word as Morsi has granted himself both dictatorial power and immunity from prosecution by Egypt’s courts. I “may take the necessary actions and measures to protect the country and the goals of the revolution,” writes the Egyptian president in Article...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Leader of the Free World

    11/19/2012 7:14:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Matt Barber
    There has been much talk of late about America’s “fiscal cliff.” As troubling as our impending (Obama-spurred) economic collapse may be – and it is more troubling than even our most pessimistic economists are willing to admit – I’m even more concerned about fast-mounting tensions worldwide. As the world government ship of fools drifts unmanned amid a sea of unparalleled global volatility, we, her passengers, behold – brewing on the horizon – an economic and foreign relations “perfect storm.” As so often is the case, the hurricane swirls around the Middle East. Historically, the president of the United States has...
  • Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Iran in Phone Call

    09/28/2012 1:50:31 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/28/12 | Jared Favole and Colleen McCain Nelson
    President Barack Obama spoke Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear program and the two reiterated their stance that Iran shouldn’t have a nuclear weapon, the White House said. “The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the President reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security,” the White House said in a brief summary of the call. “The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” Their call comes amid increasing tension between the two leaders. Mr. Netanyahu has...
  • Netanyahu at the UN: Iran and Al Qaeda "Are All Rooted in the Bitter Soil of Intolerance"

    09/28/2012 4:18:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu just wrapped up his remarks at the 2012 United Nations General Assembly in New York City which included literally drawing a red line for Iran, showing the world the status of Iran’s nuclear program and pointing out the dangers of radical Jihad. Netanyahu also solidified, once again, Israel’s right to exist. “Three thousand years ago, King David reined over the Jewish state in our eternal capital of Jerusalem,” he said opening his speech. “I say that to all of those who proclaim that the Jewish State has no roots in the region and that it...
  • Jewish senator lashes out at Netanyahu for attacking Obama on Iran

    09/16/2012 12:54:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 9/13/12 | Times Of Israel
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Barbara Boxer, a top Jewish U.S. senator and the sponsor of major pro-Israel legislation, blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for lashing out at President Obama on Iran.
  • Dem Sen. Barbara Boxer Slams Netanyahu For Calling Out Obama Over His Iran Policies

    09/16/2012 8:32:40 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://weaselzippers.us ^ | september 15, 2012
    Barbara Boxer, a top Jewish U.S. senator and the sponsor of major pro-Israel legislation, blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for lashing out at President Obama on Iran. “I write to you as one of Israel’s staunchest supporters in Congress to express my deep disappointment over your remarks that call into question our country’s support for Israel and commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” Boxer (D-Calif.) said in a letter sent Wednesday in a rare instance of a pro-Israel lawmaker making public an unhappiness with an Israeli leader. “Your remarks are utterly contrary to the extraordinary United States-Israel...
  • CNN's Crowley to Netanyahu: "There Are Legitimate Peaceful Purposes For Enriching Uranium" (video)

    09/16/2012 8:57:41 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 16, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CNN's Candy Crowley: What we know is, of course, Iran is allowed under agreements, international agreements, to go ahead and do what it's doing because there are legitimate peaceful purposes for enriching this uranium -- Benjamin Netanyahu: You think so? You think so, Candy? That's like -- let me. It's not legitimate. This is a country that talks about, denies the Holocaust, promises to wipe out Israel, is engaged in terror throughout the world. It's like Timothy McVeigh walking into a shop in Oklahoma City and saying, 'I would like to tend my garden. I'd like to buy some fertilizer.'...
  • Criticizing Netanyahu, Barak on Iran is a luxury Israel can't afford

    05/15/2012 9:11:54 AM PDT · by american_steve
    Haaretz ^ | May 14, 2012 | David B. Rivkin Jr.
    While the Israeli political scene is no stranger to strident criticisms directed at senior government officials and their policies, the recent attacks on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak over their policies toward Iran are a dangerous luxury. Numerous retired security officials who do not lack a private voice or influence within a small nation. including former Shin Bet head, Yuval Diskin, ex- Mossad chief, Meir Dagan, and Former IDF Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, have launched broadsides against the current Israeli government’s dire assessments of the Iranian threat and the best ways of dealing with...
  • A Friendship Dating to 1976 Resonates in 2012

    04/08/2012 9:57:37 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/7/2012 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    The two young men had woefully little in common: one was a wealthy Mormon from Michigan, the other a middle-class Jew from Israel. But in 1976, the lives of Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu intersected, briefly but indelibly, in the 16th-floor offices of the Boston Consulting Group, where both had been recruited as corporate advisers. At the most formative time of their careers, they sized each other up during the firm’s weekly brainstorming sessions, absorbing the same profoundly analytical view of the world. That shared experience decades ago led to a warm friendship, little known to outsiders, that is now...
  • Watch the Most Important Speech Given This Century Given Last Night By Benjamin Netanyahu

    03/06/2012 9:33:33 AM PST · by Scythian · 46 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/5/2012 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    <p>The full 36 minutes are here, oh man I wish he were our leader, a mans man, and he basically said, Iran, we're going to kick the @#$# out you very soon, it was awesome and he used very good logic during the speech.</p>
  • Harper hints at support for Israeli attack on Iran

    03/05/2012 2:03:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Nashville Herald ^ | 3/5/12 | Jim Miles
    While on his way to Washington Benjamin Netanyahu stopped in Ottawa to confer with his patriot in arms, Stephen Harper. Following their morning meetings, of which we know little, the two held a very brief 'press conference' that simply highlighted the double standards under which the two operate, especially Netanyahu. Harper began with a brief statement in French and English. The French comments included advice directed towards Assad in Syria, that he should "cesse tue leur proper citoyens" - he should stop killing his own citizens. He ended his French statements hoping for a solution for Israel that would be...
  • Bibi Said What?--did not declare on Facebook that he wishes death to 355 million civilians.

    02/24/2012 9:26:05 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 24, 2012 | ELHANAN MILLER
    ... From Facebook to the Arab League in four days. This trail illustrates how prone senior opinion-shapers in the Arab world are to believe the most implausible stories about Israel. Did they truly think that Mr. Netanyahu, intransigent as he may be on the peace process, would post such blatantly racist comments on a public website? The answer appears to be yes. Just as Egyptian officials in Sinai believed that Mossad sent a shark to attack tourists in Sharm-el-Sheikh in 2010, or that Israel is responsible for violence between Egyptian Muslims and Christians, as Egyptian Deputy Prime Minister Yehia El-Gamal...
  • Abbas: Palestinians want full UN membership

    09/16/2011 11:07:18 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 20 replies
    YNetnews.com ^ | 9/16/11 | Roee Nahmias
    Palestinian leader says PA to proceed with UN bid in September because President Obama endorsed Palestinian state; 'I’m going to the UN in order to demand our legitimate rights and secure full membership,' he says. Dramatic speech in Ramallah: The Palestinian Authority will be seeking full United Nations membership in its statehood bid later this month, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas said Friday. "I’m going to the UN in order to demand our legitimate rights and secure full membership for the state of Palestine," the Palestinian president said in Ramallah. "We hope to secure full membership." "We are going to the...
  • Lessons of the Past, Failures of the Present

    09/12/2011 8:28:42 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | September 11, 2011 | Ari Bussel
    Lessons of the Past, Failures of the Present By Ari Bussel When there is an accelerated progression of events, a responsible party is expected to be ready for anything that may come next. Let us take the case of the Israeli embassy in Cairo, Egypt, as an example. Israel and Egypt have maintained a peace for the last thirty-two years. Some may have described it as a cold peace, but it allowed Israel to redeploy its assets with a concentration on the northern front with Syria and Lebanon. There was no need to maintain a deterrent protective force of several...
  • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Full Address At AIPAC 2011 (FULL VIDEO)

    05/23/2011 9:03:57 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 7 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 23, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Israeli Prime Minister addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on May 23, 2011.
  • Netanyahu: "Time To Stop Blaming Israel For All Of Region's Problems" (video)

    05/23/2011 8:41:42 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 9 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 23, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "We can only make peace with the Palestinians if they are prepared to make peace with the Jewish state," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told AIPAC on Monday night. "It must leave Israel with security and therefore Israel can not return to the indefensible 1967 lines." Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Palestinian pact 'a great victory for terrorism'

    05/04/2011 5:40:35 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/4/2011
    Israeli Prime Minister denounced Hamas' presence in a landmark reconciliation pact with Fatah as a "great victory for terrorism." In Cairo on Wednesday, rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas proclaimed a landmark reconciliation deal aimed at ending their bitter four-year rift that has left them divided between separate governments in the territories envisioned for a future Palestinian
  • Diplomat: Egyptian president 'is a walking corpse'

    07/15/2010 12:13:07 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 1+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 7/13/2010 | World Tribune
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was said to no longer be capable of functioning in his position. Diplomatic sources said Mubarak's condition has rapidly declined over the last month and his schedule was severely restricted. They said Mubarak was avoiding meetings with most non-Arab leaders to prevent leaks of his true condition. "He is a walking corpse," a senior Arab diplomat who recently attended a meeting with Mubarak said In July, the sources said, Mubarak underwent a lengthy examination at a French military hospital outside Paris. They said the examination took place amid alarm by presidential aides and close relatives over...
  • George Schultz urges Obama to free Pollard

    01/26/2011 11:02:01 PM PST · by dervish · 55 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/12/11 | Gil Hoffmn
    Former US Secretary of State who served under Ronald Reagan joins list of senior security officials calling for Pollard's release. Former US secretary of state George Shultz has joined a long list of former senior American and Israeli security officials calling upon US President Barack Obama to release Jonathan Pollard. In a letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post Tuesday night, Shultz wrote that he was impressed that the people who are best informed about the classified material Pollard passed to Israel now favor his release. He cited former CIA director James Woolsey, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dennis...
  • Netanyahu Expected to Fire Labor Ministers (End Of National Unity Government Alert)

    01/17/2011 3:21:08 AM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/17/2011 | Arutz Sheva
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to fire the Labor Ministers in the government: Braverman, Herzog and Ben-Eliezer.
  • Israel's leader does not want to share Jerusalem

    12/12/2010 9:24:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/12/10 | AMY TEIBEL
    JERUSALEM – Israel's leader on Sunday dismissed a call from a key government partner to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, a reminder of the obstacles facing already troubled peacemaking efforts. Conflicting claims to east Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The dispute over the area, home to sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites, has derailed past peace talks and spilled into violence. Palestinians claim the sector as the capital of their future state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reaffirmation of his intention to hold on to east Jerusalem drew criticism from the...
  • Caroline Glick: We Are Not for Sale

    11/08/2010 5:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2010 | Caroline Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is playing with fire. And Israel is getting burned. Over the past week, it has been widely reported that the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government are conducting secret negotiations regarding future Israeli land surrenders to the Palestinians in the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem. According to the reports, the Obama administration has presented Netanyahu with a plan whereby Israel will cede its rights to eastern Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley to the Palestinians and then lease the areas from the Palestinians for a limited period. The reports on the length of the lease vary. Some claim...
  • In Netanyahu, Israel Has Its Own Churchill

    08/11/2010 6:18:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 11, 2010 | GEORGE F.WILL
    JERUSALEM — Two photographs adorn the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Together they illuminate a portentous fact: No two leaders of democracies are less alike — in life experiences, temperaments and political philosophies — than Netanyahu, the former commando and fierce nationalist, and Barack Obama, the former professor and post-nationalist. One photograph is of Theodor Herzl, born 150 years ago. Dismayed by the eruption of anti-Semitism in France during the Dreyfus Affair at the end of the 19th century, Herzl became Zionism's founding father. Long before the Holocaust, he concluded that Jews could find safety only in a national...
  • Weather Clears for a US Strike on Iran

    07/05/2010 5:41:59 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 109 replies · 1+ views
    AsiaTimes.com ^ | July 3, 2010 | Victor Kotsev
    War drums are beating in the Middle East. In a short time, the United States has increased the number of its carrier strike groups opposite Iran to three, and reports are raining down of a tightening ring of American and Israeli concentrations all around the Islamic Republic. On the diplomatic front, the Israelis are unusually concerned about their international image (for example, making concessions in Gaza) while their top officials - including Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself - are shuttling between Jerusalem and Washington. Everybody in the region is restless. Turkey is making spectacular diplomatic...
  • Obama tells Palestinians that Israel is to blame

    05/02/2010 2:39:37 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 105 replies · 3,544+ views
    Israel Today ^ | May 2, 2010 | Staff
    US [Alleged] President Barack Obama made clear in a recent letter to the Palestinians that he views Israel as the obstacle to peace and will approach further peace efforts from that point of view, according to senior Palestinian Authority officials. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat confirmed for the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency that such a letter was sent, and that in it Obama "clarified the US stance on the peace process and Israel's intransigence on the issue of settlements." Erekat said that the letter contained several assurances to the Palestinians, but refused to go into detail. A day earlier, London...
  • Obama's treatment of Israeli prime minister - humiliation

    03/26/2010 5:58:44 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | March 26, 2010 | Steve McGough
    It was bad enough President Obama refused to include a photo op or even allow a small pool of reporters to meet with Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Oval Office, but reports of what occurred during the meeting seems totally off the wall. If reports concerning the details of the meeting are correct, this administration clearly has zero interest in even creating the illusion they stand with one of our favored allies.
  • Obama’s Global Failure Makes U.S. Much Less Secure

    03/25/2010 1:59:47 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies · 432+ views
    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government announced a West Bank housing project during Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent visit -- perhaps accidentally, perhaps not -- the Obama Administration immediately condemned it, privately and publicly. Netanyahu tried to make amends, prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to boast publicly that openly slamming a close American ally had produced positive results, helping to restart Middle East negotiations after 14 months of administration failure in Middle East. Days later, on the very visit to Moscow where Secretary Clinton crowed about the beneficial effects of kicking friends in their public parts, Russian Prime...
  • For Arabs, Year of Obama One of Disappointment

    12/24/2009 10:36:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,267+ views
    Dar al-Hayat's World Meets U.S. ^ | December 24, 2009 | Elias Harfoush
    The world, and our region of it, was expecting a lot around this time at the end of last year. We had been promised a new president in the White House, by all measures a historic leader in terms of skin color, the intelligence of his speech and his sincere manner of expression. We had been promised a speech by Barack Obama addressed to the Muslim world that would turn the page on Bush's warmongering and his provocative language of hate. And indeed Obama didn't deprive us of that. He stood before students at Cairo University, reminded us of his...
  • Helen Thomas: "It’s The Same Old Mideast Policy-Obama Administration Follows Bush Path"

    11/05/2009 11:36:34 AM PST · by seanmerc · 34 replies · 1,551+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 4 Nov 09 | Helen "Hezbollah point of view" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The Palestinians had hoped they would see a new day coming after the Bush administration’s eight-year capitulation to all that Israel wanted. But they were wrong. The Obama administration is moving down the same Bush road -- perhaps a little slower -- but nonetheless still enabling the Israelis to continue to violate international law and the U.N. Charter by annexing occupied Arab land. First, the new administration made it clear that U.S. policy opposed new Jewish settlements on the West Bank. This declaration was met with a thumping rejection from the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu. Then,...
  • The Speech of the Century: Benjamin Netanyahu's UN Speech

    09/25/2009 1:48:49 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 9 replies · 783+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | September 25, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    I have only posted this part of the speech because it is the most important.. This man knows what is coming in the near future. His words of warning are very true. Russia may think it has established relations with Iran, but Russia will regret what it has done. Russia will fall victim to Iran, North Korea and China. The religious philosphy of the Muslim world has always been able to co-exist with China's religious history and not with Russia's orthodox religion. I have the sense that Israel is starting to lose hope in depending on the U.S. But the...
  • New alliance emerging in the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Irag & Turkey quadripartite?)

    08/26/2009 8:53:53 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 45 replies · 1,552+ views
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | Aug 25, 2009 | Samuel Segev
    Syrian President Bashar Assad's..visit was officially described as a goodwill trip to congratulate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his re-election as Iran's president. But what came out following Assad's meeting with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, was an idea for an unofficial quadripartite alliance between Syria and Iran, with Turkey and Iraq....Turkey has begun to accept the possibility that its European dreams are unlikely to materialize... Obama...appears determined to announce his Middle East peace plan next month in New York in the presence of both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas
  • Obama seeks Saudi king's advice before Cairo speech

    06/03/2009 6:51:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 529+ views
    WOC-AM / Reuters ^ | June 3, 2009
    President Barack Obama will urge Arabs and Israelis to say publicly what they acknowledge in private about Middle East peace moves and Iran when he speaks to the Muslim world on Thursday. Obama, who visited Saudi Arabia and said he sought King Abdullah's advice before the speech to be delivered in Egypt, outlined its themes in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday. Obama's trip and scheduled speech in Cairo on Thursday drew condemnation from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who said in a taped message aired by Al Jazeera television that the U.S. leader had planted...