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  • US State Department Slams Netanyahu's 'Magic Formula' (Marie Harf says Bibi in 'fantasy world')

    03/04/2015 1:48:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/2015, 4:18 PM | Ari Yashar
    Harf condemns Congress address 'fantasy world,' dismisses 'scary hypotheticals' - like an Iranian nuclear arsenal in weeks. Calling Netanyahu's talk of a better deal "hypothetical" and "rhetoric," she added "anyone who tells you there’s a magic formula that they have in their head that we don’t have is just not looking at the situation realistically." "We need to be very clear about what we’re trying to achieve and what the alternatives look like, not in a fantasy world, not in a world without specifics, but in the real world. And that’s what we’re doing," she claimed Harf was asked about...
  • State Dept. Nitpicks Netanyahu speech (Jen Psaki defends Iran having 190,000 centrifuges)

    03/04/2015 1:37:27 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 7 hours ago | Cheryl Chumley
    The U.S. State Department hunkered into defense mode after Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional speech, saying in an early Wednesday statement that the Israeli prime minister misrepresented one of his claims that painted Secretary John Kerry in a poor light. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, referred to the website FactCheck.org to make her point that Netanyahu’s remarks about Iran going nuclear actually “misrepresented what Kerry had said’ during the secretary’s House Foreign Affairs Committee testimony on Feb. 25, Fox News reported. In his speech, Netanyahu said Kerry told Congress Iran could “legitimately possess” up to 190,000 centrifuges used to enrich...
  • AP INTERVIEW: Reid Wants Congress to Delay Iran Legislation (Here we go again!)

    03/04/2015 12:53:47 PM PST · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 4, 2015, 2:43 PM ET | ERICA WERNER
    Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran. The development appeared likely to upend GOP plans to move swiftly on the bill following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tuesday speech to Congress in which he railed against the emerging agreement. "I think we are better off on things relating to the Iran deal to wait until we see if there can be something negotiated," Reid said in an interview with The Associated Press. "And if there is something negotiated...
  • Britain Bans Ad Saying Jerusalem’s Old City is Part of Israel

    03/04/2015 11:32:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 3/4/2015, 4:42 AM | Ben Ariel
    Britain’s advertising watchdog has banned an Israeli government tourism advert for suggesting that the Old City of Jerusalem was part of Israel, AFP reported. The newspaper brochure showed a panorama of the walled Old City with the text “Israel has it all”, and was ruled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which said it implied the UNESCO World Heritage Site was part of Israel. The international community regards the Old City as “occupied Palestinian territory” and has never recognized Israel’s annexation of parts of Jerusalem it liberated during the Six Day War. Following a complaint, the ASA ruled the...
  • Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal (stands with Iran)

    03/04/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by Dave346 · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 4, 2015 1:05pm EST | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerry said he and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif made some progress in their negotiations in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux and would resume them on March 15. Kerry aides said many obstacles remained before a late March deadline for an outline accord between Iran and six world powers. "There are still significant...
  • 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...
  • Pelosi: I Almost Cried During Netanyahu's Horribly Insulting Speech

    03/04/2015 10:31:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Allahpundit nails it: Faced with the dilemma of ticking off pro-Israel Democrats and donors versus ticking off her party's left-wing, hostile-to-Israel base, House Minority Nancy Pelosi decided to split the baby. She'd show up to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to rebuff the "boycott" crowd (representing a sizable chunk of Congress' remaining Democrats), but she'd also cartoonishly flaunt her displeasure with the Prime Minister's message. Her angry theatrics were so ostentatious that reporters in the gallery couldn't help but take notice: Nancy Pelosi looks ENRAGED on the House floor. She shook her head and covered her eyes at one point.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 3,...
  • Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’

    03/04/2015 10:16:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 4, 2015 11:55 am
    A speech by Zionist Union alliance head and Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog was cut off in the middle of a broadcast on Israel’s Channel 2 television network due to concern that Herzog’s remarks constituted elections propaganda. “There’s no doubt Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks well, but let’s admit the truth: the speech we heard, impressive as it might have been, did not stop the Iranian nuclear program,” Herzog said on the Tuesday night broadcast regarding Netanyahu’s address to Congress, according to Israel Hayom. “It also won’t affect the deal being put together, either in terms of content or timetable. The...
  • Saudi Columnist: Netanyahu Is Right To Insist On Addressing Congress About Iran Deal

    03/04/2015 8:10:43 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 10 replies
    "I will conclude by saying the following: Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration's anger and fury. I believe that Netanyahu's conduct will serve our...
  • Bibi's Speech Is the Dems' Box Canyon

    03/04/2015 7:06:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Nancy Pelosi was near tears. After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress on Tuesday, the House minority leader sent out a press release informing the media, "I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister's speech -- saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States" and "saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran." Wags lampoon House Speaker John Boehner for getting teary-eyed too readily -- and rightly so. So why would the San Francisco Democrat outdo the GOP leader by announcing that she was getting all blubbery because she didn't...
  • The Greatest Hits from Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

    03/04/2015 7:02:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/04/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The pundits have been going crazy since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress today. What spoke loudest, though, was the thundering applause during some two dozen standing ovations for Bibi. And while much was made of Democrats being angry over the speech, there were just a couple of lines specifically related to President Obama’s nuke deal that made the majority of Dems sit out the ovation.Here are some of Bibi’s best lines from the historic address:TWEETING AYATOLLAH: “Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us. Iran’s Supreme...
  • President Obama, listen to Netanyahu on Iran

    03/04/2015 6:59:32 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 3 March 2015 | Faisal J. Abbas
    It is extremely rare for any reasonable person to ever agree with anything Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says or does. However, one must admit, Bibi did get it right, at least when it came to dealing with Iran. The Israeli PM managed to hit the nail right on the head when he said that Middle Eastern countries are collapsing and that “terror organizations, mostly backed by Iran, are filling in the vacuum” during a recent ceremony held in Tel Aviv to thank outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz for his role during “challenging” times. In just...
  • Bibi’s grand slam: Boxing in Obama on Iran’s nukes

    03/04/2015 5:24:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | John Podhoretz
    On Tuesday, Bibi Netanyahu gave the speech of his life before a joint session of Congress — and he has Barack Obama to thank for it. Yes, the very same Barack Obama who hates Bibi, the same Obama who was furious the speech was being given at all, walked the bases full for Netanyahu and served up the sucker pitch he hit for a grand slam. For six weeks, the president and his team have been letting it be known just how angry they are that the leader of the House of Representatives invited the Israeli prime minister to speak...
  • (Jon) Stewart: Bibi’s Congress Reception Was ‘Longest (bleep) a Jewish Man Has Ever Received’

    03/04/2015 5:23:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:24 pm, March 3rd, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Jon Stewart tonight wrung some comedy out of Benjamin Netanyahu‘s speech to Congress, mocking it as a “Festival of Slights” to President Obama. Stewart mocked some of the media coverage of the speech, as well as President Obama for swearing it’s all good, though he did note if Democrats tried the same under George W. Bush, “Republicans would have demanded the inviters be arrested for sedition and treason!” But it was the reception Netanyahu got in Congress that Stewart was most amused by. He called it “the State of the Union address Republicans wanted” and concluded, “The in-chamber response to...
  • Arab Commentators Strongly Back Netanyahu on Congress Speech, Iran Nuclear Threat

    03/04/2015 5:10:58 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 3, 2015 6:22 pm | Shiryn Ghermezian
    Leading Arab opinion makers weighed in on the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday and expressed strong support for his stance on the Iranian nuclear threat. In an op-ed for the Saudi Arabian daily Al-Jazirah on Monday, columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj asserted that Netanyahu is justified in his campaign against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran, according to The Middle East Media Research Institute. Al-Faraj said Netanyahu’s effort to prevent the signing of the agreement is in the interests of the Gulf states, and that the prime minister “is right to insist on addressing...
  • Netanyahu Speech Stirs Anti-Israel Hate On Twitter

    03/04/2015 5:02:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 4, 2015ar | Mary Chastain
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress about the dangers Israel will face if Iran is allowed to build nuclear weapons this morning. The majority of tweets on social media were positive, but many took the opportunity to call Netanyahu a “terrorist” and condemn the existence of Israel.
  • Egypt's FM hits back at UN middle east envoy-Hamas will react to Egyptian aggression as to Israel

    03/04/2015 4:58:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    IMRA ^ | 3-4-15
    Egypt's FM hits back at UN middle east envoy in Gaza row Egyptian foreign ministry condemns statement made by UN middle east envoy Robert Serry over 'failed policies' Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Mar 2015 http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/124408/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-FM-hits-back-at-UN-middle-east-envoy-in-Gaz.aspx Egypt’s foreign ministry denounced on Tuesday a statement made by the United Nations' envoy to the Middle East Robert Serry concerning the ongoing crisis in Gaza; saying that he is “blaming others for his failure to achieve his mission in the Gaza strip.” The foreign ministry's statement condemned Serry’s inability to negotiate with Israeli officials, as they have been the occupying power in the...
  • Levin: Obama Wants "Like-Minded Leftist" In Israel

    03/04/2015 4:47:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that “Obama wants…a like-minded leftist in Israel” on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • State Department says Netanyahu twisted Kerry's words in speech to Congress

    03/04/2015 4:33:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 04, 2015
    The State Department accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of taking congressional testimony by Secretary of State John Kerry out of context in Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday. In a statement released early Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki quoted in full an article written on the website FactCheck.org that claimed certain remarks made by Netanyahu about Iran's nuclear program "misrepresented what Kerry had said" in testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Feb. 25. In his address, Netanyahu said Kerry had disclosed that Iran could "legitimately possess" 190,000 centrifuges for the enrichment of uranium by...
  • State Department Funds Anti-Israel Extremists

    03/04/2015 4:29:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    State Department Funds Anti-Israel ExtremistsPosted By Ronn Torossian On March 4, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The U.S. State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) offers what they describe as assistance, training and support to groups and individuals striving to “create positive change in society.” MEPI works in 18 countries and territories, partnering with civil society organizations, community leaders, youth and women activists and private sector groups to advance “reform.” On their website, the State Department describes their efforts as an approach that is “bottom-up and grassroots, responding directly to local interests and needs.”MEPI’s emphasis is...
  • Netanyahu to Congress: 'We Are Better Off' Without the Emerging U.S. Deal With Iran

    03/04/2015 4:19:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 4, 2015 | Marina Koren
    Benjamin Netanyahu knows what everyone in Washington was thinking this morning."I know that my speech has been the subject of much controversy," the Israeli prime minister said during an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. "I deeply regret that some perceive my being here as political. That was never my intention. I want to thank you, Democrats and Republicans, for your common support for Israel year after year, decade after decade."
  • Netanyahu responds to Obama: We did indeed present practical alternative to Iran deal

    03/04/2015 2:28:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/4/15 | Herb Kenion
    ....pushing back against those saying that there was no tactical alternative in his speech, Netanyahu said that he did indeed present a practical alternative that would extend Iran's break out time by adding new restrictions. He also said that he presented a case for not lifting sanctions until the Iranians stop its hostile actions against neighboring countries and stop threatening to annihilate Israel. Netanyahu said that the responses he heard from both Republicans and Democrats were encouraging and that his impression was that they both understand why this is a bad deal. On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday...
  • Netanyahu Says Israel Can Stand Alone - and Pelosi Turns her Back (video at link)

    03/04/2015 1:08:35 AM PST · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 4th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Minority Leader in the House, literally turned her back on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday when she stood up with everyone else after he said, “Even If Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.” After her demonstrative insult to the Prime Minister if not to Congress, she issued a statement: As one who values the U.S.- Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward...
  • SUCCESS! Obama supports Syrian rebel group with high-tech weapons

    03/03/2015 8:12:09 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/3/2015 | The Right Scoop
    A ‘moderate rebel’ group in Syria that the U.S. helped create, called the Hazm Network, has fallen apart after recently being defeated by Jahbat al-Nusra, an al-Qaida linked terrorist group. The Hazm Network gave all their US weapons to al-Nusra and took off to join the Shamiah Front, another Muslim Brotherhood group in Syria that includes hardline Salafis.
  • Mark Levin reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu's Address - Hannity 3/3/2015

    03/03/2015 10:13:12 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 3 , 2015 | Mark Levin
    Published on Mar 3, 2015 Mark Levin reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu's Address - Hannity 3/3/2015
  • Our Insult To Israel

    03/03/2015 6:18:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    The Chattanoogan.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Roy Exum
    I am deeply saddened that over two dozen members of Congress – all Democrats – will be boycotting a speech by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, when he speaks in Washington tonight. I am also offended that the President of the United States will not receive Netanyahu prior to the speech – a customary gesture on such occasions – because he claims it is too close to the elections in Israel. The reason President Obama gives is that “the U.S.-Israel relationship in not about a particular party.” The real reason was given by House Speaker John Boehner. “The...
  • 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...
  • Court Allows Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

    03/03/2015 5:39:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/3/2015, 10:36 AM | Gil Ronen
    Temple activists were euphoric Monday after a precedent-setting ruling by Magistrates’ Court Judge Malka Aviv in the case of Yehuda Glick vs. the Israeli Police, a day earlier. The judge ruled that the police “must make sure that Jews are able to pray on the Temple Mount”—in a ruling replete with harsh criticism of the police’s policies on the Temple Mount. Activists were quoted on a Temple activists blog as saying: “This day will be remembered for generations in the annals of the struggle for the return of Jews to the Temple Mount.” The police are legally bound “to ensure...
  • Herzog: Netanyahu's Congress speech will boomerang on Israel

    03/03/2015 5:12:43 PM PST · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/03/2015 20:33 | By GIL HOFFMAN, TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Opposition leader Isaac Herzog condemned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday in an address he chose to deliver in Nir Moshe, a community near the Gaza Strip. Herzog said he could have gone to Washington but decided to remain in Israel to deal with the problems inside the country. “There is no doubt the prime minister knows how to speak well, but the truth is that the speech, as impressive as it was, did not prevent a nuclear Iran and won’t impact a deal that is being drafted – not on its content, nor on its timetable,”...
  • Mathews: Republicans Helping Israel "Take Over" Foreign Policy

    03/03/2015 5:04:07 PM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Republicans of letting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu try “to take over US foreign policy” on Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live.”
  • Pelosi Exits Chamber Before Netanyahu

    03/03/2015 9:23:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    National Review.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.
  • Netanyahu Slams White House Deal With Iran: “Even If Israel Has to Stand Alone, Israel Will Stand”

    03/03/2015 10:43:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Capitol Hill - Despite rumblings of boycotts ahead of his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was met with roaring applause and standing room only attendance as he entered the U.S. Senate Chamber. Before addressing the threat of a nuclear Iran, Netanyahu tried to clear up the misconception his visit was political after the White House condemned his invitation from House Speaker John Boehner, which was extended without President Obama’s consent. He also thanked Congress for their support of Israel’s Iron Dome. “My friends, I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to...
  • House Democrats' Response to Prime Minister Netanyahu Address to Congress (45 minute video)

    03/03/2015 4:26:22 PM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    C-Span ^ | March 3, 2015
    House Democrats responded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. They criticized the speech to a joint meeting of Congress as “political theatre.” More than 50 Democrats skipped the prime minister’s remarks.
  • Matthews: Republicans Helping Israel ‘Take Over’ Foreign Policy

    03/03/2015 11:37:54 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Republicans of letting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu try “to take over US foreign policy” on Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live.” Matthews began by saying that Netanyahu “implied that he would be a better bargainer than the president, but no one believes that.”
  • Report: Obama Administration Has Stopped Sharing Intelligence With Israel on Iran’s Nuclear Program

    03/03/2015 10:18:46 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 3, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    The Obama administration has “unilaterally” and “completely” stopped sharing intelligence with Israel over Iran’s nuclear development program due to its anger over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress, Israel’s Channel 10 reported, a charge the White House flatly denied. “The U.S. unilaterally stopped all of its joint activity with Israel regarding the nuclearization of Iran,” the news show reported Monday night. This freeze in intelligence sharing was attributed to the “American anger” at Netanyahu. White House national security spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan told TheBlaze in an email, “the report is completely false.”
  • Netanyahu Suggests Kerry 'Charmed' By Iranian Foreign Minister: Will MSM Notice?

    03/03/2015 10:07:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In today's speech, Benjamin Netanyahu took a not-so-subtle shot at John Kerry: will the MSM notice? The Israeli PM otherwise went out of his way to be bi-partisan, finding ways to praise President Obama and even Harry Reid. But Kerry came in for a stinging swipe when Netanyahu said "last year, the same [Iranian foreign minister] Zarif, who charms Western diplomats, laid a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh. Imad Mughniyeh is the terrorist mastermind who spilled more American blood [at the Beirut Marine barracks bombing] than any other terrorist besides Osama bin Laden. I'd like to see someone...
  • 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...
  • Tikrit ISIS Battle: Top Iranian Commander On Iraq Frontlines Of Crucial Offensive [truncated]

    03/03/2015 2:16:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Lora Moftah
    A top Iranian military commander is at the forefront of the Iraqi military’s biggest offensive yet against Islamic State militants in the country. Gen. Ghasem Soleimani, who previously played a role coordinating the counteroffensive against ISIS in June, when the militant group seized significant territory in northern Iraq, was overseeing at least part of the operation to recapture Tikrit, witnesses told Reuters on Tuesday. The Iranian commander, who leads the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, is coordinating operations on the eastern flank of the offensive from Albu Rayash, a village captured from ISIS two days ago. "[Soleimani] was standing...
  • Netanyahu Says Iran Engaged in Deadly 'Game of Thrones'

    03/03/2015 2:11:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    7Online.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | JOHN PARKINSON
    <p>In a speech to Congress today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran is playing a "deadly 'Game of Thrones'" and warned that the country's regime "poses a great threat not only to Israel but also to the peace of the entire world."</p>
  • Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable' (deal goes bye-bye)

    03/03/2015 11:27:13 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Arshad Mohammed
    MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers met for a second day of negotiations and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging critique of the agreement that they are trying to work out. Iran's Mohammed Javad Zarif and the United States' John Kerry met a day after Obama told Reuters that Iran...
  • Piers Morgan wants President Obama to tell Netanyahu ‘who’s boss’

    03/03/2015 10:36:31 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    It looks like Piers Morgan was no fan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech earlier today:
  • Obama Responds to Netanyahu's Speech to Congress | The New York Times [video]

    03/03/2015 4:01:37 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | March , 2015 | Obama
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Is0PL7jZg
  • Media Live-Snarks Netanyahu’s Plea for Israel’s Survival

    03/03/2015 9:22:15 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | John Nolte
    Like 9th grade Leftists sitting in the back of the classroom, many members of the American live-snarked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plea for his country’s survival with snide, belittling comments:
  • Iran's Khamenei: 'Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help' [Zechariah 12]

    03/03/2015 3:47:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/3/2015 | Staff
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has claimed that heightened anti-Israel sentiments across the globe serve as a sign of "divine help" in the Islamic Republic's fight against its arch enemy. "Increasing global hatred of #Israel is a sign of divine help," he wrote late Monday on Twitter.Iran's leading cleric came out against the pro-Israel lobby, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the group's annual confab on Monday. The premier warned of the existential threat a nuclear Iran would pose to Israel during his speech at the AIPAC conference, which came ahead of his...
  • 5 Important Points in Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress [A Summary]

    03/03/2015 12:59:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/03/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Netanyahu delivered a solid speech and a solid case, but here are four points worth highlighting.1. Iran’s expansionism Backed by Iran, Assad is slaughtering Syrians. Backed by Iran, Shiite militias are rampaging through Iraq. Backed by Iran, Houthis are seizing control of Yemen, threatening the strategic straits at the mouth of the Red Sea. Along with the Straits of Hormuz, that would give Iran a second choke-point on the world’s oil supply.Just last week, near Hormuz, Iran carried out a military exercise blowing up a mock U.S. aircraft carrier. That’s just last week, while they’re having nuclear talks with the...
  • Obama to Netanyahu: 'OK, What’s your plan for Iran, then?'

    03/03/2015 12:34:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Not sure why he’s mumbling about “viable alternatives” when the refrain from his own team over the past 24 hours, starting with Susan Rice, is that a bad deal with Iran is worse than no deal, which is precisely Netanyahu’s point. Bibi’s plan is clear enough, though: Keep the pressure on Tehran by keeping sanctions in place until they’re willing to give up more than just the 10-year temporary freeze that Obama’s currently asking for. O also complained here to the press that there was nothing new in Netanyahu’s speech, which is true — for a reason. Double-talk from...
  • PM Netanyahu's Speech in Congress

    03/03/2015 12:20:45 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 19 replies
    Prime Minister's Office ^ | March 3 , 2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    03/03/2015 - Complete Transcription
  • Iran Fires Back: Netanyahu Doesn't Have Influence

    03/03/2015 11:34:59 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 3 , 2015 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    An Iranian vice-president on Tuesday responded dismissively to Israel's objections to a looming nuclear deal, claiming Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not have much influence. "I don't think (Netanyahu's voice) carries much weight,"said Massoumeh Ebtekar, who is vice-president for environmental affairs [snip] "They are making their efforts to derail the deal but I think the more logical lobbies on both sides are looking forward to a solution," she claimed. Ebtekar, whose country is the leading state sponsor of terrorism and has rapidly expanded its control in the region, claimed "the current threats in the region - the radicalism, extremism, terrorism...
  • Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Congress Speech on the Iranian Nuclear Threat, 2015

    03/03/2015 11:12:27 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 27 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Staff
    Because America and Israel, we share a common destiny, the destiny of promised lands that cherish freedom and offer hope. Israel is grateful for the support of American — of America’s people and of America’s presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. We appreciate all that President Obama has done for Israel. Now, some of that is widely known. Some of that is widely known, like strengthening security cooperation and intelligence sharing, opposing anti-Israel resolutions at the U.N. Some of what the president has done for Israel is less well- known. I called him in 2010 when we had the...
  • Pelosi: That Netanyahu speech was so insulting, it nearly left me in tears

    03/03/2015 11:04:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Whatever. Here’s how seriously you should take her alleged outrage over Netanyahu’s “Bibi knows best” attitude. Back in 2007, while George W. Bush was warning people that Bashar Assad might not be the cuddly would-be “reformer” that Democrats like Hillary Clinton were convinced he was, one prominent liberal flew all the way to Damascus to sit down with Assad and pose for photos. Bush wanted to isolate him; the Democrat in question, convinced that she and her party knew best, had other ideas. Guess who.I also like the idea here that when U.S. intelligence tells you something, you can...