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  • KUNA: Israel must join NPT, its nuclear facilities inspected - Arab Group (UAE also upset with Obama

    03/05/2015 4:30:01 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    KUNA (Kuwait News Agency) ^ | 3/5/2015 | Staff
    VIENNA, March 5 (KUNA) --- Israel must be made to join the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) and its nuclear facilities must be subjected to international inspection said the Arab Group in Vienna on Thursday. ...
  • FOX News Channel was Most-Watched Cable Network for Netanyahu Speech (3,328,000 viewers)

    03/05/2015 5:25:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Zap2it ^ | March 4th, 2015 | Sara Bibel
    FOX NEWS CHANNEL WAS #1 CABLE NETWORK ACROSS THE BOARD FOR NETANYAHU SPEECH FOX News Channel was the top-rated cable network yesterday for the speech made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, averaging 3.3 million total viewers and 558,000 adults 25-54, according to Nielsen. FNC's ratings were up 166 percent in total viewers and 100 percent in adults 25-54 compared to the same time last year). Additionally, FNC beat CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined by 112 percent in total viewers and 44 percent in Adults 25-54 during the 11AM-12PM/ET hour. Netanyahu speech/analysis common coverage (11a-12p) FOXN Netanyahu speech cvg 3328...
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Dems 'Acted Like Snitty, B*tchy High School Girls' Toward Bibi

    03/05/2015 4:59:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3-5-15 | Jeff Dunetz
    U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) Ralph Peters did not mince any words when he spoke about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Congressional speech on Fox News' America's Newsroom on Wednesday, saying, "I thought Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech was needed, honest, inspiring, and Democrats in response, including the President, acted like bitchy high school girls." Interviewed by Martha MacCallum, Peters was effusive in his praise of the Netanyahu speech, and frustrated that America had to hear the truth from a foreign leader instead of their own President. He ridiculed the Democrats who objected to Netanyahu's speech. “ MacCallum: Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu got...
  • The Audacity of Weakness

    03/05/2015 4:51:28 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/5/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s morally confused foreign policy is making the world more dangerous by the day. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress on Tuesday to warn Americans of the anti-Western threats from theocratic — and likely to soon be nuclear — Iran. Netanyahu came to the U.S. to outline the Iranian plan to remake the Middle East with a new nuclear arsenal. His warning was delivered over the objections of the Obama administration, which wants to cut a deal with Iran that allows the theocracy to continue to enrich lots of uranium. Netanyahu received a standing ovation for stating the...
  • Bibi for President!

    03/04/2015 10:45:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Wasn't that refreshing? Don't you wish we had Benjamin Netanyahu as president, instead of Obama? I took a sampling among my friends- all smart, educated business owners. Men of substance. Every one of them said if they had a choice, they'd choose Bibi over Obama for president…of the United States. The media will concentrate on the substance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu's speech. But let's first look at the style. I am a business and motivational speaker who speaks all over the globe, often to audiences in the thousands. I understand communication, charisma, chutzpah and salesmanship. Bibi gets...
  • Will Netanyahu's speech pave the way to ending Israel not signing Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

    03/04/2015 7:33:23 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    3/4/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The NPT was signed in 1968 and became affective in 1970. Concerning non signatories for the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty), Pakistan, India, Israel and South Sudan fall into this list. North Korea withdrew from it, and the rest of the world is either a recognized nuclear weapon state ratifier, a recognized nuclear weapon state acceder, and so on. There are five nuclear weapons states from the NPT (the U.S., Russia, China, France and Great Britain), other states known and/or highly suspect for possessing nuclear weapons (Israel) and states suspected of developing nuclear weapons (Saudi Arabia, Iran and others). There are...
  • In U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran, Elie Wiesel emerges as unlikely protagonist

    03/04/2015 7:36:26 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/03/15 | Juliet Eilperin
    In the U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran's nuclear program, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has emerged as an unlikely protagonist -- siding with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rather than President Obama. In his joint address to Congress, Netanyahu made a point of recognizing the 86-year old Wiesel, who sat in the Speaker's Box with the prime minister's wife, Sara. With us today is Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel." "Elie, your life and work inspires to give meaning to the words, 'never again,'" he added, as lawmakers gave Wiesel a standing ovation. "And I wish I...
  • RUSH: Iran Deal Fast-Tracked: When Obama Feels Shown-Up, He ALWAYS Doubles-Down (in Revenge)

    03/04/2015 7:29:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    El Rushbo made an excellent point on yesterday's show- how Obama's insane level of stubbornness always has him painted-into-a-corner and lashing-out whenever he's proven to be wrong- never clever or well-adjusted enough to possess a healthy self-awareness... And he NEVER admits an error or leaves himself a policy 'out': Obama simply doubles-down on whatever foolhardy endeavor of his has been exposed, and if he thinks you made him look bad, i.e. Sheriff Joe, it's all about revenge and forcing his intellectual superiority on you... SO superior he doesn't feel a need to explain any of it, either. You're just...
  • Ex-Iranian hostages agree with Bibi: Tehran can't be truste

    03/03/2015 5:56:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 3/3/15 | Cristina Corbin and Perry Chiaramonte
    They dealt with the Iranian regime first-hand more than three decades ago, when it was founded in an act of war against the U.S., and several survivors of the hostage crisis say the idea of the U.S. negotiating with an unrepentant Tehran makes their blood boil. For 444 days, the 52 Americans were held prisoner in the U.S. Embassy by the student revolutionaries that would help usher in the hard-line Islamic theocracy that remains in place today. Many of the hostage takers and guards held key roles in the Iranian government then and continue in important positions today. “I think...
  • Valerie Jarrett Promises To Hurt Israel, Netanyahu “WILL PAY A PRICE”...

    03/03/2015 3:49:53 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    TEA Party Crusaders ^ | 3/3/15 | Juliette Washington
    ...Over Iran Nukes Speech to Congress Nobody on Obama’s staff has the power to speak this viciously and forcefully, to make crystal clear threats like this against a world leader, to the press, other than Valerie Jarrett. Plus, the sense of being so very PERSONALLY offended, so PERSONALLY invested in the President, is only going to come from Valerie Jarrett, we all know that. And lastly, the threatening language, the raging, vindictive arrogance are all Valerie’s emotional and rhetorical signatures. Take it to the bank that it was her. And it is beyond outrageous that she attacks Netanyahu as if...
  • Obama needs real answers to Netanyahu’s arguments

    03/03/2015 3:18:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Washington Post Editorial Board
    Netanyahu’s arguments deserve a serious response from the Obama administration — one it has yet to provide. The White House has sought to dismiss the Israeli leader as a politician seeking reelection; has said that he was wrong in his support for the Iraq war and in his opposition to an interim agreement with Iran; and has claimed that he offers no alternative to President Obama’s policy. Such rhetoric will not satisfy those in and out of Congress who share Mr. Netanyahu’s legitimate questions. His speech singled out “two major concessions” he said would be part of any deal the...
  • Netanyahu Delivered Just What Obama Feared

    03/03/2015 9:55:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 3, 2015 | James Oliphant
    Congressional Republicans haven't had many victories in their lasting conflict with President Obama, but Tuesday brought one. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's somber, provocative speech to Congress checked all the boxes. It called into question the efficacy of any deal the Obama administration might strike with Iran over its nuclear program, it likely renewed momentum for another round of Iranian sanctions on the Hill, it positioned the GOP politically as the party more worried about Israeli security, and, despite the White House's best efforts, made the president appear petty and churlish.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu's resolve on Iranian nuclear threat has been decades in the making

    03/03/2015 7:26:00 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | 3/3/2015 | Joseph Brean
    On the threat of a nuclear Iran, Israel's long-serving hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frequently cited the wisdom of Israel Zangwill, an early 20th-century British Zionist who tried to establish a Jewish homeland in places as diverse as Canada, Australia and Uganda. Mr. Zangwill's motto, as the former commando and diplomat has often been recalled favourably, was "obsta principiis," Latin for "resist beginnings," or as he described it, "oppose bad things when they are small." For Mr. Netanyahu, the first Israeli prime minister born in Israel proper, that meant railing against the Iranian threat back in the early 1990s...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Address to Joint Meeting of Congress [Live Thread]

    03/03/2015 5:56:35 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 1,237 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 3, 2015 | C-SPAN
    Our coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress gets underway at 10:45 a.m. ET. Mr. Netanyahu is expected to use the speech to lay out the case against a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
  • Obama Schedules Conference Call, Will Avoid Netanyahu Speech

    03/03/2015 5:46:37 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak to Congress at 11:00 a.m., but it appears that President Obama will not be watching most of the speech. The White House Press Office released an update to his daily schedule this morning, announcing a video conference call with world leaders for 11:30 a.m. in the situation room, likely as Netanyahu is finishing his speech. According to the White House, the conference will include British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and European Commission President Donald Tusk. The last minute...
  • Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

    03/02/2015 9:01:02 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for about 90 minutes on the first of what could be three days of talks in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux on curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. The two men, along with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Iranian atomic energy chief Ali Akbar...
  • ON EVE OF SPEECH, OBAMA SMEARS NETANYAHU

    03/02/2015 8:36:44 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/15 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Barack Obama took a stab at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Reuters on Monday, on the eve of Netanyahu’s controversial speech to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning. Obama said that Netanyahu “made all sorts of claims” about the interim nuclear deal with Iran that turned out to be untrue. Yet Obama mischaracterized Netanyahu’s remarks, and misrepresented Iranian compliance with the terms of the interim deal. Obama’s full comment on Monday was: “Netanyahu made all sorts of claims. This was going to be a terrible deal. This was going to result in...
  • The Squabble Over Bibi's Speech

    03/02/2015 5:35:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Charlie Rose wasn't sure he'd heard right. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, his guest on PBS, was lamenting that the controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's forthcoming speech to Congress had "injected a degree of partisanship" into the traditionally bipartisan US-Israel relationship. That's not only "unfortunate," said Rice. "It's destructive of the fabric of the relationship." Rose seemed nonplussed. "It's destructive of the fabric of the relationship?" The national security advisor dug in. "It's always been bipartisan. We need to keep it that way.… And when it becomes injected or infused with politics, that's a problem." Well, yes: Netanyahu's...
  • Netanyahu to lay out elements of Iran deal

    03/02/2015 2:01:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    WLKY.com ^ | 03/02/2015
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —During his upcoming speech to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lay out the details of what he understands to be the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran, hoping it will prompt lawmakers to question the administration and delay the March 24 deadline for a political agreement. A senior Israeli official traveling in Netanyahu's delegation, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said the Israeli government had "a good understanding of the agreement we can draw conclusions from.""We know what we know. And believe me, we know a lot of information about this...
  • Kerry: Public Talks on Deal Will Complicate Iran’s Disarmament

    03/02/2015 3:33:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/15
    US Secretary of State, John Kerry, warned that public talks on the formulating nuclear deal with Iran will make it exceedingly difficult for the US to prevent Ian from developing nuclear abilities. Kerry stated that he is concerned by reports that details of the nuclear talks will be exposed in the next few days. .....
  • VIDEO: Black Pastors to C.B.C: Decision to Skip Bibi Speech “Slap in the Face to Israel, God”

    03/02/2015 2:15:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 15 replies
    Pamelageller.com ^ | Pamela Geller
    The whole Bibi “crisis” was manufactured by BHO and his running dogs in the media, and now we see that it was just a Potemkin village all along, with nothing standing behind it. We’re watching it crumble before our very eyes. G-d bless these pastors for helping to bring down the walls. Black Pastors to Congressional Black Caucus: Decision to Skip Bibi Speech “Slap in the Face to Israel, God,” Breaking Israel News, March 2, 2015 Prominent black pastors across the United States are sending a very clear message this week to the Congressional Black Caucus, urging them emphatically to...
  • Live broadcasting ban for Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to US Congress

    03/02/2015 9:41:20 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2015 | No Attribution
    Israeli election watchdog orders TV and radio stations to impose five-minute delay on broadcast to allow editing out of "electioneering" sections...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Says He Meant No Disrespect to Obama in Congress Speech

    03/02/2015 8:23:43 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    N.B.C ^ | March 2, 2015 | No Attribution
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Monday that he meant no disrespect to President Barack Obama by accepting an invitation to speak to Congress, and he insisted that U.S.-Israeli relations were "stronger than ever." "Iran envelops the entire world with its tentacles of terror," he said. "This is what Iran is doing now, without a nuclear weapon. Imagine what Iran would do with a nuclear weapon."
  • 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...
  • 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 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 · 47 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...
  • Live thread: Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to AIPAC (10am EST)

    03/02/2015 5:40:41 AM PST · by Dave346 · 125 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/2/15
    Live broadcast from AIPAC on youtube. Netanyahu's speech today will focus on the US-Israeli relationship. Tomorrow's speech to Congress at 10:45am EST will focus on Iran.
  • WSJ/NBC News Poll: Netanyahu More Popular with Americans, Despite Obama

    03/02/2015 6:50:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/02/2015 | William Bigelow
    A new Wall Street Journal /NBC News poll confirms that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s popularity among Americans has grown since last August, when Israel fought Hamas in the Gaza War. Currently, 30% of Americans now view him positively, as opposed to 24% in August, despite apparent rising tensions between the Obama administration and the Prime Minister.
  • 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...
  • 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..."
  • Feinstein: Netanyahu 'Doesn't Speak for Me'

    03/01/2015 3:50:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 92 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/15 | Elad Benari
    Senator Dianne Feinstein on Sunday launched a verbal attack against Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over his upcoming speech to Congress. Speaking to CNN, the Democrat from California said that Netanyahu is "arrogant" for asserting that he speaks for all Jews, adding that he doesn't speak for her. Feinstein said she would attend Netanyahu's speech and would “listen respectively -- respectfully. I don't intend to jump up and down. And I hope he will speak about what happens if there isn't an agreement.” “I happen to believe Israel is a lot safer with an agreement that's agreed to by all...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Netanyahu’s Moment

    03/01/2015 9:55:19 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Monday, March 9, 2015 | William Kristol
    What does this have to do with Netanyahu? Agree with his policies or not, no one doubts he loves his country. In fact, he seems to like America a lot, too. One suspects that if asked, respondents to the YouGov poll might have judged Netanyahu more of an America-lover than Barack Obama. And they would in a sense have been right. After all, Obama is not just a citizen of America. He’s a citizen of the world. And he’s a disbeliever in American exceptionalism in any sense stronger than the British believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks in Greek...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why Netanyahu’s Speech Matters

    03/01/2015 9:50:59 AM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | February 28, 2015 | MATTHEW CONTINETTI
    Why Netanyahu’s Speech Matters MATTHEW CONTINETTI February 28, 2015 It exposes the Iran deal as indefensible — and Obama’s politics as bankrupt. The emerging nuclear deal with Iran is indefensible. The White House knows it. That is why President Obama does not want to subject an agreement to congressional approval, why critics of the deal are dismissed as warmongers, and why the president, his secretary of state, and his national-security adviser have spent several weeks demonizing the prime minister of Israel for having the temerity to accept an invitation by the U.S. Congress to deliver a speech on a subject...
  • Why I won’t be attending Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in Congress

    02/27/2015 12:08:08 PM PST · by mojito · 66 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/26/2015 | Betty McCollum
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the midst of a heated reelection campaign. Yet he is traveling 5,900 miles to give a speech before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 — just two weeks before Israelis go to the polls. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), working with Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, a former Republican political operative who renounced his U.S. citizenship, extended the invitation in a clear effort to undermine the president while the United States and its five partners engage in tough negotiations with Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear...
  • Boehner defends Netanyahu speech to Congress (again)

    02/26/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:48pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday strongly challenged the assertion that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about nuclear negotiations with Iran would be destructive to U.S.-Israeli relations. "The president's national security advisor says it's destructive for the prime minister of Israel to address the United States Congress. I couldn't disagree more," Boehner said at his weekly news conference. "The American people and both parties in Congress have always stood with Israel and nothing, and no one, could get in the way," Boehner said. Netanyahu is due to join Winston Churchill on March 3...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu to speak on Iran before Congress, while John Kerry sorts out nuke deal overseas

    02/25/2015 10:32:05 AM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears before both houses of Congress next week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry won’t be there — he’ll be in Geneva trying to hammer out the final details of a nuclear deal with Iran that the Israeli leader in coming to Washington to argue against. Mr. Netanyahu will use the speech to warn U.S. lawmakers of the danger associated with cutting a nuclear deal with Iran that allows the Islamic republic to continue enriching uranium at any level — even for producing electricity. But when Mr. Netanyahu appears before Congress on March 3,...
  • Will’s Take: There Is a ‘Culture Clash’ Between the Obama Administration and Israel

    02/25/2015 7:21:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | February 25, 2015
    Will’s Take: There Is a ‘Culture Clash’ Between the Obama Administration and Israel February 25, 2015 George Will said he thinks the disagreement between the Obama administration and Israel is representative of a personal dispute between President Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We have a community organizer dealing with a commando; they’re not on the same wavelength,” Will said on Wednesday’s Special Report.
  • VIDEO: Netanyahu Turns Down Meeting With Senate Democrats – READ BIBI’s LETTER!

    02/25/2015 9:00:38 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | 2/24/15 | Bill Chandler
    On Monday Senators. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., invited Netanyahu to meet in a closed-door session with Democrats during his visit. Netanyahu declined the invitation on Tuesday and expressed regret about the politically fraught tone of his trip. “I regret that the invitation to address the special joint session of Congress has been perceived by some to be political or partisan,” Netanyahu wrote. “I can assure you that my sole intention in accepting it was to voice Israel’s grave concerns about a potential nuclear agreement with Iran that could threaten the survival of my country.” Netanyahu said to...
  • Why support for Israel is important

    02/24/2015 7:45:04 PM PST · by chuckles · 26 replies
    vanity | 2-24-2015 | chuckles
    I've been watching the news on Bibi Netanyahu's visit to Congress and have noticed an old demon raising it's ugly head again. If you are a Christian, you have but one response to all things Jewish. They are your family. If you are an atheist or some other pagan being, you can think what you want, but a Christian cannot be an anti-Semite. God's covenant was with Abraham and Moses, both Hebrew. The Jews were chosen to reveal Jesus to the world, even if they didn't believe. Jesus came as a Jew and taught the Torah in the Synagogue. We...
  • ‘Incredibly childish’ Obama White House plotting ways to dis Netanyahu visit

    02/22/2015 6:02:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2/22/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    As if U.S.-Israeli relations weren’t strained enough, reports have surfaced that the Obama administration may be taking steps to subvert Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled visit next month to address Congress. **SNIP** The Associated Press reported that the administration is considering options short of the president delivering a speech to Congress rebutting the prime minister’s remarks. The AP story said: Among them: a presidential interview with a prominent journalist known for coverage of the rift between Obama and Netanyahu, multiple Sunday show television appearances by senior national security aides and a pointed snub of America’s leading pro-Israel lobby, which is...
  • Democrats Complain Netanyahu Speech Could 'Undermine' Iran Deal

    02/19/2015 3:33:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/2/15
    Nearly two dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress, claiming the controversially-timed address could "undermine" nuclear negotiations with Iran, reports AFP. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 two weeks before his country's elections, and the speech, in which the prime minister will discuss the threat of Iran's nuclear program, has led to an outcry from the left in the US and Israel. Twenty-three lawmakers wrote Boehner urging him to postpone the invitation, which the Republican leader extended without...
  • Obama’s Anti-Netanyahu Boycott Is Collapsing

    02/18/2015 5:45:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 18, 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    The final numbers are not yet in, but it seems clear that the White House-orchestrated campaign to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is collapsing. Despite two weeks of intense anti-Netanyahu leaks, insults, and pressure, the White House has so far succeeded in persuading only a handful of Democratic members of Congress to stay away from the speech. A grand total of two Senators and twelve Representatives have publicly announced that they are boycotting Israel’s prime minister. Assuming that those figures change only marginally in the days ahead, it will mean that 98% of the Senate and 95%...
  • Anti-Israel rappers threaten legal action over song's use in Likud campaign ad

    02/16/2015 9:10:17 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/14/15 | MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
    Anti-Israel rap group Torabyeh claims their song "Ghorbah" was used without permission and distorts their reputation. Jordanian rap group is incensed over the use of their song in Likud's latest campaign video, which was released Saturday night. The strongly anti-Israel rap group Torabyeh claimed that their song "Ghorbah" was used without permission and distorts their reputation. "We strongly condemn and reject this ruthless infringement of intellectual property rights and the distortion of the reputation of Torabyeh," the group wrote in a statement on Torabyeh's Facebook page, saying they plan to take legal action against the ad's creators.
  • Palestinian rappers rage over use of song in Likud ad

    02/15/2015 3:52:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15/2/15 | Adiv Sterman
    Amman-based hip-hop band Torabyeh say ruling party put their lives at risk by linking them to Islamic State Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpVwW_bfEQM Members of the Amman-based alternative hip-hop group Torabyeh accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of putting their lives at serious risk by linking them with terrorism and associating them with Islamic State fighters, following the apparently illegal use of a rap song performed by the band in a controversial campaign ad posted online by the Likud party Saturday night. “In the last propaganda video released by the Israeli Likud Party which is headed by the criminal Benjamin Netanyahu (Zionist...
  • American Officials Deny Obama Admin is 'Punishing' Israel

    02/15/2015 3:23:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/2/15 | Elad Benari
    Senior officials in both the State Department and White House denied on Sunday evening reports in the Israeli media that the Obama administration is “punishing” Israel for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and has stopped sharing information with Israel about the nuclear talks with Iran. The report on Channel 2 News stated that Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, who is in charge of the nuclear talks with Iran, has announced that she is no longer briefing Israel about the talks, because the Israeli government is using the information in a manipulative and political way. Susan Rice, Obama's national...
  • Elie Wiesel Comes Forward With Major Endorsement of Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

    02/13/2015 12:07:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Billy Hallowell
    As the debate over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 address to Congress continues, a well-known figure has come out in support of the controversial speech: Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel. Wiesel, 86, author of “Night,” a famed book that documented his horrific experiences in Nazi concentration camps, will be featured in a full-page newspaper advertorial that will run in both the New York Times and Washington Post, Reuters reported. He says in the ad that he will attend Netanyahu’s speech — an address that will focus on the dangers of a nuclear Iran —...