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  • Video: Netanyahu may have given Donald Trump the warmest welcome of all

    11/13/2016 5:07:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot ^ | November 13, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Shortly after Donald Trump’s election, phone calls and other messages of congratulations began coming in. Some were a bit more, shall we say… measured than others. One very pointed example of this was the “congratulations” the President Elect received from Germany’s Angela Merke and her deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel. (Washington Post) “Germany and America are bound by common values — democracy, freedom, as well as respect for the rule of law and the dignity of each and every person, regardless of their origin, skin color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or political views. It is based on these values that I...
  • Israel's Risk Aversion Problem

    10/02/2015 3:07:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    On Wednesday the Obama administration was caught off guard by Russias rapid rise in Syria. As the Russians began bombing a US-supported militia along the Damascus-Homs highway, Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, at the UN. Just hours before their meeting Kerry was insisting that Russias presence in Syria would likely be a positive development. Reacting to the administrations humiliation, Republican Sen. John McCain said, This administration has confused our friends, encouraged our enemies, mistaken an excess of caution for prudence and replaced the risks of action with the perils of inaction. McCain...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Dismisses Bibi's Criticism of Iran Deal: 'Not a Serious Person'

    07/15/2015 6:31:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Zbigniew Brzezinki is the man who infamously recommended shooting down Israeli warplanes should they attempt to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. So when David Ignatius asked him today what he thought of Bibi Netanyahu's condemnation of the Iran deal, Zbigniew knew he was being teed up to unload on the Israeli PM. By Zbig's vituperative standards, his response was in fact relatively measured. Still, the utter disdain with which he regards Netanyahu was evident, calling him "not a very serious person" who can entertain Congress but is not good for Israel. View the video here.
  • Thomas Friedman: Obama Can See America From Iran's Perspective

    04/13/2015 6:01:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We get that Barack Obama can view American from Iran's perspective. What we're worried about is whether he can view Iran from American's perspective . . . Ronald Reagan: "My idea of American policy toward the Soviet Union is simple, and some would say simplistic. It is this: we win and they lose." Thomas Friedman on Barack Obama: "He actually knows what America looks like from the outside in. And he can actually see America even to some point from the Iranian perspective." So who will history record as being more effective in countering America's adversaries? The "simplistic" Ronald Reagan,...
  • Bibi's Criticism of Iran Deal Has Mika Making Faces

    04/01/2015 6:09:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sometimes you just want to shake the TV and say "enough with the cutesy facial expressions, already: spit it out, Mika!" Morning Joe mavens will know what I mean: Mika Brzezinski has the annoying habit of letting a series of sighs, raised eyebrows and facial tics substitute for a clear articulation of her position on a given issue. There was a prime example of the phenomenon on today's show, when after rolling a clip of Bibi Netanyahu criticizing the prospective Iran deal, Mika announced that she would "reserve" comment, satisfying herself yet again with dramatic pauses, grimaces, etc. [see example...
  • What Makes Mika So Miffed About Bibi?

    03/24/2015 9:54:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe went on the air in 2007. Think of all the outrage-provoking people and events that have popped up in the ensuing eight years. Yet in the memory of this Newsbusterwho's been blogging the show since its debutrarely has Mika Brzezinski seemed more upset than she was today on the subject of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Just what is it that drives Brzezinski so batty about Bibi? Mika gave a little hint when she challenged the integrity of her guests for declining to join in her blasting of Bibi: "I just want to know what you're all afraid...
  • Netanyahu becomes political player, so Kerry treats him like one

    02/26/2015 6:53:45 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 13 replies
    msnbc ^ | 02/26/15 | Steve Benen
    Secretary of State John Kerry testified on Capitol Hill yesterday, and going into the hearing, it was widely expected that hed tout the importance of international nuclear talks with Iran. He did exactly that, though he also went a little further in challenging a critic of those talks. Secretary of State John Kerry reminded Americans on Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who is expected to denounce a potential nuclear deal with Iran during an address to Congress next week, also visited Washington in late 2002 to lobby for the invasion of Iraq. Apparently referring to testimony on...
  • Obama Funding the Anti-Bibi Campaign

    01/29/2015 3:27:52 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 19 replies
    FrontpageMag ^ | January 29, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    The Obama administration is using taxpayer dollars to fund a radical anti-Israel group that aims to drive Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office in March parliamentary elections. And the U.S.-based group receiving the U.S. government money, OneVoice International, in turn is working with V15, an independent grassroots movement in Israel, according to Haaretz. V15s unofficial motto is said to be anyone but Bibi, a reference that includes the prime ministers nickname. OneVoice has reportedly hired Obama campaign aides such as Jeremy Bird of political consulting powerhouse 270 Strategies to take on Netanyahus Likud Party. Bird was national field director...
  • We shouldn't hold people accountable for being "young and dumb," but this is an exception...

    03/12/2014 1:38:37 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Some moron (from the left) will undoubtedly see this and interpret it as cheering for Putin and thinking being in the KGB is a great thing.That's not what this is, only a mental midget would see it that way.Where these three men were in their lives at 23 years of age explainswho they are today. I don't need to go down the line to elaborate, this graphic explains itself.
  • Trying to Scare Us

    01/31/2014 4:34:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 31, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    Finance Minister Yair Lapid delivered a scary speech on Wednesday. At the Institute of National Security Studies conference, Lapid warned that if we dont accept US Secretary of State John Kerrys framework for negotiations, the Europeans are going to take away our money. Lapid claimed that Israels economic future is dependent on surrendering Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to the PLO. If we dont, he said, the EU will abrogate its economic association agreement with us. And such a move on Europes part will cause serious harm to our economy. According to Lapid, If negotiations with the Palestinians stall or...
  • Report: Livni Undermining Netanyahu on Recognition

    04/08/2013 3:12:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/13 | Gil Ronen
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who is also in charge of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, is going behind Prime Minister Netanyahu's back and expressing positions that undermine his conditions for negotiations, according to Maariv. Livni has shown willingness to retreat from Netanyahu's position, that in order for negotiations to begin, the Palestinian Authority (PA) must accept that Israel has a right to exist as the Jewish state. The newspaper quoted a Western source who is well-versed in the diplomatic contacts as saying that Livni "has become convinced that Israel's insistence on this condition could prevent the resumption of negotiations, and...
  • Bennett on Netanyahu: He Wants to Navigate Alone

    12/24/2012 1:25:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/12
    Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett responded Monday night to the uproar created by comments he made last week regarding the expulsion of Jews from their homes. Referring to Netanyahu's campaign, Bennett told Channel 2 that "a national camp does not attack a national camp. It is completely unnecessary to play in the internal field. We have to take votes away from Livni." "This policy debate is fine," said Bennett, "but to get up in the morning and see a flood of anonymous personal negative ads is not right." "Netanyahu prefers to surround himself with weak parties who have no influence...
  • IDF Fighters to Netanyahu: Stop Attacking Bennett

    12/23/2012 3:44:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/12 | Elad Benari
    62 soldiers, fighters and officers stood up on Sunday for the chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home), Naftali Bennett, who has been under attack by members of the Likud. Bennett, who served in the elite IDF unit Sayeret Matkal, said during a television interview last Thursday that if he ever receives an order to evict Jews, he would ask his commander to release him from his position and added he would be willing to serve time in prison over this issue. While he did not advocate refusing to obey orders, candidates from other parties and particularly from the Likud...
  • Netanyahu Takes Steps to Control Settlement Policy

    06/19/2011 10:36:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/11 | Chana Yaar
    Policy making for Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria is moving from the Defense Minister to the Prime Minister's Office.. The move could be the result of an initiative by Coalition Chairman MK Ze'ev Elkin (Likud) and MK Miri Regev (Likud), who demanded that authority over construction be taken away from Barak after they visited Efrat in February. Defense Minister Ehud Barak had requested a delay in discussing any such action until he was to return from Paris. Nevertheless, on Sunday the government authorized the transfer of responsibility for the Settlement Department of the World Zionist Organization from the Agriculture...
  • Obama's diversionary tactics

    05/24/2011 6:06:03 AM PDT · by onyx · 10 replies ^ | May 24, 2011 3:30AM | Caroline Glick
    As the Washington Post pointed out on Friday, US President Barack Obama purposely provoked the current fight with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. He knew full well that Netanyahu does not back the Palestinian formulation that negotiations with Israel must be based on the indefensible 1949 armistice lines, or what are wrongly referred to as the 1967 lines. In the days leading up to Obama's speech last Thursday, Israel registered explicit, repeated requests that he not adopt the Palestinian position that negotiations should be based on those lines. And so it was a stinging rebuke when Obama declared Thursday: "The...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, May 19, 2011

    05/19/2011 8:35:23 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 134 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | 05/19/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and hes not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Obama OKs arms sales to Arab League states on eve of Netanyahu visit...

    WASHINGTON The administration of President Barack Obama has approved military sales to three Arab League states in advance of his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister. The White House agreed to requests worth $500 million by Egypt, Oman and Tunisia for air defense upgrade, aircraft and naval ship support as well as helicopters. "The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region," the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.
  • We Are All Bibi Netanyahu Now

    03/27/2010 8:28:28 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 39 replies · 924+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 27, 2010 | William A. Jacobson
    The reaction to Obama's treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu was as strong if not stronger than I have seen in the comments here and elsewhere in the blogosphere on any other issue. (I didn't let through a number of over-the-top comments.) Why this reaction? I bet a lot of the people having this reaction only had heard of Bibi Netanyahu in passing on the news. Who would care if our President left a foreign leader to wait in the White House while the President supposedly went to have dinner with his family? Who would care if our...
  • The Jewish Right to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria

    02/23/2010 5:00:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 263+ views
    The Jewish Times of South Jersey ^ | February 19, 2010 | Stephen Kramer
    During the recent Herzliya Conference, billed as the platform for articulating Israels national policy, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu departed from the usual script of Israeli premiers. Instead of focusing on security, Netanyahu talked about Israels Jewish heritage and the right of the Jewish people to Judea and Samaria (termed the West Bank by the media) and Jerusalem. In this article Ive taken much from my friend Jerry Verlin, who has literally written a book on the subject. (See below) The media use the descriptions Arab East Jerusalem and Jewish West Jerusalem. But what is called (capital-E) East Jerusalem was only...
  • Mitchell Pitches a New 5-Point Plan for Middle East Negotiations

    01/22/2010 7:05:37 AM PST · by Nobel_1 · 39 replies · 1,209+ views
    Israel National ^ | 1/22/2010 | Avi Yellin
    ( United States envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell arrived in the region this week in efforts to further press the Jewish state into relinquishing territory to the American-backed Palestinian Authority. According to PA sources quoted by the London-based Arabic newspaper al-Hayat, Mitchell is unveiling a five-point plan that will force local parties back to the negotiating table and press Israel to retreat back to the Armistice Line that existed between the Jewish state and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan between the years 1949 and 1967. Reflected in Mitchells new plan is an acceptance of the 2002 Arab...
  • Obama's lost senate seat is a victory for Netanyahu (NEW PICTURES!)

    01/20/2010 8:50:54 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 40 replies · 2,155+ views
    haaretz ^ | 16:06 20/01/2010 | By Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondent
    The Republican upset in the race for the U.S. Senate seat held for nearly half a century by liberal Edward M. Kennedy reflects a huge victory for opponents of U.S. President Barack Obama - and also for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Scott Brown defeated once-favored Martha Coakley for the Massachusetts seat even after U.S. President Barack Obama rushed to Boston on Sunday to try to save her candidacy. Over the past nine months, Netanyahu has managed to curb pressure from Obama, who enjoys a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. Now, however, Obama will be more dependent on the...
  • Arab Paper: Iran to target Netanyahu if nuclear sites attacked (note muslim obama not on hit list)

    12/17/2009 10:38:28 AM PST · by Tigen · 26 replies · 1,233+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Reported
    The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Sayissa reported Wednesday that Iran has urgently summoned either Syrian Vice President Farouk Sharaa or Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah. They are apparently being called to the Iranian capital to receive orders to be carried out in the event of Iranian nuclear sites being targeted in war, Israel Radio reported. The newspaper quoted a Gulf state diplomat as saying that Nasrallah will travel to Teheran in the coming days in order to receive his marching-orders. Iranian opposition organizations in Paris told the newspaper that the Iranian intelligence apparatus has established a bank...
  • Peres: Netanyahu will repay Ahmadinejad

    09/22/2009 6:41:00 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 895+ views
    Ynetnews ^ | September 22, 2009 | Sharon Roffe-Ofir
    President Shimon Peres told schoolchildren in the north that "the prime minister will be demonstratively absent from a meeting with one of the most evil and horrible people of modern history, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who lies through his teeth about the existence of the Holocaust and curses Israel". Referring to the Iranian president's speech at the upcoming UN General Assembly, Peres added that Ahmadinejad "is pessimistic and has no future, and I'm sure Prime Minister Netanyahu will repay him." During his visit to the agricultural school 'Kaduri', Peres also spoke about the trilateral summit called by US President Barack Obama, who...

    06/12/2009 7:04:25 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 71 replies · 5,622+ views
    various ^ | june 12, 2009 | Cinnamon Girl
    A Tale of Two Leaders: Obama vs. Bibi (ILLUSTRATED) Benyamin Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1949, a year after the state of Israel declared independence. Barack Hussein Obama may or may not have been born in Hawaii, United States in 1961. Kenya is not part of the United States. In his early years, Bibi served as a captain in the Sayeret Matkal reconnaissance unit of the Israeli Defense Force. In his early years, Obama says he did marijuana, cocaine and booze. Bibis brother, Yoni, (who attended Harvard) was wounded in the 1967 War and later killed during...
  • Day in the Life of Bibi Netanyahu 7/29/09: 'Gaza crossings to remain shut until Schalit free'

    07/29/2009 2:47:10 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 15 replies · 1,067+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul 29, 2009 22:53 | HERB KEINON
    Israel will continue to keep the Gaza crossings closed, except to allow in humanitarian aid, until the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told US National Security Advisor Jim Jones Wednesday. Sources in the Prime Minister's Office said a decision made by Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday to allow the shipment of hundreds of tons of cement into Gaza did not signal a change in the country's policies regarding the Gaza crossings. Rather, the sources said, the cement was earmarked specifically for three humanitarian projects, including a sewage plant under construction in northern Gaza as...
  • A Day in the Life of Bibi Netanyahu 7-27-09 (anti-obama rally ILLUSTRATED)

    07/27/2009 1:16:22 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 24 replies · 1,134+ views
    various ^ | 7/27/09 | Cinnamon Girl
    The beginning of a week of annoying meetings with the Obama team began with Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The goal of the U.S. is to break Netanyahu's will, give more U.S. tax money to the PA, and stop the Jews from building so it will be easier to kick them out of their land and move the arabs in.JERUSALEM - JULY 27: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L) laughs with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) during a luncheon July 27, 2009 in Jerusalem, Israel. Gates has arrived in Israel, and U.S. special envoy George Mitchell has arrived in Egypt...
  • Defiant Netanyahu Plays his Jerusalem Card

    07/23/2009 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 23 replies · 619+ views
    ips ^ | Jul 23, 2009 | Analysis by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler
    JERUSALEM, Jul 23 (IPS) - Israel's newly installed ambassador in Washington says the "disagreement" with the U.S. over Israel's settlement policy will be resolved "soon". Speaking on Israel Radio, Michael Oren was giving his first interview since taking up his post. His upbeat assessment is challenged by many other Israeli officials and by most political pundits who foresee the U.S. and Israel being on collision course. With the EU and Russia following suit. Defining Israel's 'settlement policy' is the nub: Does it include also occupied East Jerusalem? A low-key U.S. demand for Israel to scrap a plan for a new...
  • New poll finds Sharon has 30% lead over Netanyahu [Likud primary race in Israel]

    11/16/2005 10:45:43 AM PST · by anotherview · 47 replies · 651+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 16 November 2005 | GIL HOFFMAN AND JPOST STAFF
    Nov. 16, 2005 8:24 | Updated Nov. 16, 2005 19:39 New poll finds Sharon has 30% lead over Netanyahu By GIL HOFFMAN AND JPOST STAFFPrime Minister Ariel Sharon at Sunday's cabinet meeting. Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski If Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is considering whether to split the Likud and form a new party, he may want to draw his attention to a recent poll that found that he would defeat his main challenger, MK Binyamin Netanyahu, by over 30 percent. The poll, which was commissioned by Channel 10 and conducted among Likud voters, found that nearly 49% would vote for Sharon,...
  • Netanyahu to Vote Against Pullout [making move against Sharon]

    02/16/2005 9:49:20 AM PST · by Messianic Jews Net · 5 replies · 421+ views
    Jerusalem Post via Worthy News ^ | 16 Feb 05 | Gil Hoffman
    Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intends to vote against disengagement in Sunday's cabinet vote unless Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agrees to a national referendum, sources close to him said on Tuesday. The minister is to vote in favor of the disengagement implementation bill in the Knesset on Wednesday. Netanyahu does not plan to announce how he intends to vote in Sunday's cabinet vote on the withdrawal until the last minute, but a source close to him said he has made up his mind and something very dramatic would have to happen for him to vote in favor. The source said that...
  • (Israel's) PM (Sharon) wins war of wills with Likud rebels on State Budget bill

    01/12/2005 3:00:01 PM PST · by anotherview · 6 replies · 251+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 12 January 2005 | Mazal Mualem and Zvi Zrahiya
    Last Update: 12/01/2005 23:03 PM wins war of wills with Likud rebels on State Budget bill By Mazal Mualem and Zvi Zrahiya, Haaretz Correspondents The Knesset on Wednesday approved the first reading of the 2005 State Budget bill after the Likud rebels decided to support it. The bill was passed by a majority of 64 to 53 MKs, thus preventing a deep parliamentary crisis as sources close to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon warned that if the bill was rejected, Sharon would not hesitate to call on new elections. The anti-disengagement Likud rebels decided earlier on Wednesday to vote in favor...
  • Just saw former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

    04/11/2002 2:47:48 AM PDT · by xm177e2 · 27 replies · 321+ views
    Kesher Blog ^ | 4/10/02 | Howard Feinburg
    Just saw former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: I just got back from the American Enterprise Institute. When I arrived there, police were everywhere. The line to go through security and get into the conference room was long, but by being near the end of the line (I was late, so sue me), I passed through the metal detectors just before Bibi came breezing in. I stepped forward to try to shake his hand and five Secret Service agents gave me the stare of death... so, no hobnobbing with greatness tonight. But I did listen to one of the most engaging...