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  • AP Interview: Pelosi assails ‘weakness’ of Trump, Netanyahu

    08/17/2019 4:38:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 17, 2019 | Lisa Mascaro
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the U.S.-Israel relationship can withstand the “weakness” of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shook diplomatic norms this week in barring two members of Congress from visiting the country. Pelosi told The Associated Press that the “weakness of Netanyahu and the weakness of Donald Trump combined” into a policy that’s “a no.” “We have a deep relationship and long-standing relationship with Israel that can withstand Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu,” Pelosi said. “We cannot let their weaknesses stand in the way of our ongoing relationship.” She said the U.S. commitment to...
  • AP: Netanyahu Mulling “Ban” On Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib Entering Israel

    08/15/2019 7:11:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Will Benjamin Netanyahu cancel the Pallywood version of Vacation? After his government shrugged its shoulders at a planned visit by fierce Israel opponents Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar a month ago, the Associated Press reported this morning that the prime minister might have changed his mind. The day before the pair are due to arrive, Netanyahu has been meeting with consultants to determine whether he can block their entry into Israel: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was holding consultations with senior ministers and aides on Thursday to reevaluate the decision to allow two Democratic congresswomen to enter the...
  • Israeli Election Still A Wildcard: Can Netanyahu Form A Government?

    07/26/2019 8:46:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/26/2019 | Caroline Glick
    Benjamin Netanyahu became Israel’s longest-serving prime minister on Friday, and he is favored to win the next elections in September. But the outcome is still uncertain. On Sunday, the President tweeted: “Congratulations to Bibi @Netanyahu on becoming the longest serving PM in the history of Israel. Under your leadership, Israel has become a technology powerhouse and a world class economy….” He continued: “….Most importantly you have led Israel with a commitment to the values of democracy, freedom, and equal opportunity that both our nations cherish and share!” Netanyahu quickly thanked Trump for his support, tweeting, “Thank you, President Trump, for your warm words,...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Now Israel’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister

    07/22/2019 10:32:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/22/2019 | By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
    He persisted. On July 20, Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. His first tenure lasted from 1996 to 1999. This second stint began in 2009. Bibi has won five elections since. The most recent victory, in April, was Pyrrhic. He failed to form a government. An unprecedented rematch is set for September. Whatever the result, Netanyahu’s historical legacy is assured. He has proven to be not only a skilled and charismatic political operator, but also a remarkably effective steward of Israel’s prosperity and safety. “A successful democratic statesman,” Irving Kristol wrote in 2001, “is one whose tenure in office...
  • Ilhan Omar proposes resolution supporting boycott of Israel

    07/18/2019 11:26:50 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 18, 2019 | 1:53pm | Lukas Mikelionis
    US Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution this week supporting the right to boycott Israel, likening the boycott of the Jewish state to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Omar’s resolution seeks to push back against US laws banning the boycott of Israel and affirms the right of Americans to organize boycotts of foreign countries if they wish. While the resolution doesn’t explicitly name Israel or the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, she told media outlets that the resolution concerns the Jewish state. “We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values...
  • Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights

    06/17/2019 7:18:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/17/2019 | Ruth Eglash
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his first steps Sunday to express his gratitude to President Trump, unveiling, at a specially convened cabinet meeting, a plaque marking the spot where Israel’s newest town — Trump Heights — will sit. Eventually. The new community is located on the occupied Golan Heights, which — in a highly controversial move that upended decades of U.S. foreign policy — Trump recognized as being part of sovereign Israel last March. The establishment of Trump Heights — Ramat Trump in Hebrew — is another sign of the flourishing political relationship between the Israeli and American leaders,...
  • Israel Heads to New Election After Netanyahu Fails to Form Coalition

    05/29/2019 2:41:19 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 50 replies
    HaAretz ^ | May 30, 2019 | Jonathan Lis, Chaim Levinson, Aaron Rabinowitz and Jack Khoury
    The Knesset voted Wednesday night to dissolve itself after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition, sending Israel to a new election mere seven weeks after the last one. At the heart of the impasse was the issue of drafting ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students: Yisrael Beiteinu's Avigdor Lieberman, without whom Netanyahu can't form a coalition, refused to back down on the bill's terms, while ultra-Orthodox parties claimed they have already yielded enough ground. MK Avigdor Lieberman wrote on his Facebook page that Likud holds responsibility for the repeat election because of its refusal to vote on bill to...
  • Trump has ‘trumped’ the Islamic Mafia

    05/28/2019 4:53:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 22, 2019 | Mike Evans
    The gathering will take place on June 25-26 and will be attended by several Gulf Arab States as well as Arab partners for peace all over the region. By Mike Evans Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump hold up the signed document acknowledging Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, on March 25, 2019. (photo credit: AMOS BEN-GERSHOM/GPO) The Trump administration announced on Sunday the first stages of the peace plan roll-out, confirming that it will host a workshop in Bahrain in late June to focus on more direct economic investments of the West Bank and Gaza. The...
  • Israeli Army Prepares For Gaza Ground Invasion

    05/05/2019 1:50:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies ^ | May 5, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Tweets and video at link. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered the Israeli army to invade Gaza following a number of attacks from Hamas. Hamed Ahmed Abed Khudri, the Hamas commander, was killed during one of Israeli's return fires, the country's military said. "I instructed the military this morning to continue its massive strikes on terror elements in the Gaza Strip and ordered it to reinforce the troops around the Gaza Strip with tanks, artillery and infantry force," Netanyahu said in a statement. "Hamas bears responsibility not only for its own attacks and actions but also those by...
  • Netanyahu Continues Naming Things After Trump — This Time It's a New Golan Heights Community

    04/24/2019 7:35:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/24/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he would submit an official proposal to name a new community on the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump. "I’m here on the beautiful Golan Heights," Netanyahu began in a video. "All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Therefore, after the Passover holiday, I intend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights named after President Donald J. Trump." Indeed, last month Trump called on the U.S. to formally recognize Israel's...
  • Bernie at CNN Town Hall: Netanyahu’s Government Is ‘Racist’

    04/23/2019 2:54:59 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2019 | PENNY STARR
    Presidential hopeful and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government “racist” at a CNN-hosted town hall on Monday. Sanders agreed with an audience member who prefaced her question by saying that the senator, who is Jewish but did not include that fact in his remarks, has been an “outspoken critic” of Netanyahu. “Yet Israel is also one of America’s most important allies in the world,” the questioner said. “Given that Prime Minister Netanyahu just won another term in office, how do you plan to maintain the strong U.S.-Israel relationship, despite those critiques?”
  • Netanyahu: 'I will name a Golan town after Trump'

    04/23/2019 1:16:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 23, 2019 | Herb Keinon
    Netanyahu said there “is a need to express our appreciation by calling a community or neighborhood on the Golan Heights after Donald Trump." If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has his way, alongside Katzrin, Ramot and Ramat Magshimim on the Golan Heights, there may someday soon be a community named Kiryat Trump. Netanyahu, who on Tuesday toured the Golan with his wife and sons, said a community or neighborhood on the Golan Heights should be named after US President Donald Trump in appreciation for his decision last month to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau. PM Netanyahu: "a new community...
  • Netanyahu Expected to be Asked to Form Israel’s Next Government

    04/18/2019 3:54:35 PM PDT · by jjotto · 7 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | April 17, 2019 | David Brummer
    Israel’s current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to remain in his role for a fifth term, following his earning of 65 recommendations from the 120-seat elected parliament. Netanyahu’s Likud Party and his main challenger Blue & White, under the leadership of former Israel Defense Forces’ chief of staff Benny Gantz, both received 35 seats a piece, final results published Tuesday showed. Although coalition talks are still underway, Netanyahu is believed to be likely to form a government comprised of the Likud (35), Shas (8), United Torah Judaism (8), Union of Right-Wing Parties (5), Kulanu (4) and Yisrael Beytenu (5)....
  • Netanyahu won but he may not be as powerful in Israel or the U.S., former Bush official says

    04/16/2019 7:40:54 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 17 replies (Red Star Ledger) ^ | 4/16/2019 | Alan J. Steinberg
    In assessing the Israeli election of 2019, it is essential to focus on two aspects: First, although they did not win majority control of the 120-seat parliament (“Knesset” in Hebrew), the center-left parties, of which Blue and White was the largest, made by far the largest gain in seats from their 2015 post-election status, increasing from 35 to 41 seats. There was a perception in both the media and academia that this election constituted a major decline in power and influence of the Israeli center-left. The numbers tell an entirely different story. The entire left-of-center coalition in opposition to Prime...
  • Benjamin, Ido Netanyahu receive brother Yoni's army items after 40 years

    04/15/2019 6:10:44 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | April 15, 201
    The items included books Yoni gave to Yosef, the unit's shirt, a sleeping bag, gloves and a compass. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his brother, Dr. Ido Netanyahu, on Monday received personal items belonging to their late brother Yoni, who was killed in the hostage rescue operation in Entebbe in 1976, which he heroically commanded. Yosef Shemesh served with the late Netanyahu in the 71st Batallion of the Armored Corps in the Golan Heights, and kept the items in his possession since he was commanded by Netanyahu. The prime minister and his brother met with Yosef Shemesh in the Prime...
  • Did Ilhan Omar Help Benjamin Netanyahu Win Reelection?

    04/12/2019 11:43:01 AM PDT · by billorites · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2019 | David Marcus
    In all likelihood, very few Israelis probably know who Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is. But a few weeks ago, in the lead-up to the Israeli election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the freshman congresswoman quite directly. At a American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, he told an audience to “take it from this Benjamin, its not all about the Benjamins.” It was a reference to Omar’s claim that American support for Israel is bought and paid for by Jews. Netanyahu would go on to explain that “The reason…is not because they want our money. It’s because they share our values;...
  • Victory for Netanyahu Is a Defeat for The New York Times

    04/11/2019 10:03:20 AM PDT · by OddLane · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4/10/19 | Ira Stoll
    The victory of Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel’s election is a defeat for the New York Times. The Times threw everything it had against Netanyahu. The Times’ tone was set in a March 1 column by Bret Stephens, a Pulitzer prize-winning former editor of The Jerusalem Post whose hiring by the Times in April 2017 was interpreted as an attempt by the Times to bolster its faltering credibility among pro-Israel readers. “Time for Netanyahu To Go” was the headline over the Stephens column, describing Netanyahu as “toxically flawed.” The same column described Netanyahu as “a man for whom no moral consideration...
  • A Bad Day for the Worldwide Left

    04/10/2019 3:09:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | April 10, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It’s one of those days, folks — and there aren’t many — but when they happen, you need to stop, take stock and take notice. This is one of those days that is a bad day for leftists around the world. In Israel, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu won reelection for a fifth term. Now, leading up to it we got the same kind of news leading up to the 2016 race, Bibi was hated, he was despised, he was a criminal, he was a thug, he was corrupt, and there was no way. His own party hated his guts....
  • Netanyahu Wins Nail Biter Re-Election, Supporters Wave Trump Flags

    04/10/2019 2:25:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | April 9, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has solidified a fifth term in a nail biter election against Benny Gantz. At 2 a.m. in Tel Aviv, Netanayhu gave a few brief remarks, thanked voters and kissed his wife. An understandable very jubilant and happy PM @netanyahu now in Tel Aviv, after polls indicating he will win another term. #IsraelElections2019— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) April 9, 2019 After Channel 12 updates exit poll from 37-33 Gantz to 35-34 Netanyahu, the left is left with hardly a prayer. It is an extraordinary triumph for Bibi and a crushing, deflating moment for his critics and...
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews Did Not Take Netanyahu's Win Well

    04/10/2019 12:19:34 PM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 10, 201 | Cortney O'Brien
    It looks like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still going to be prime minister, having fought off a serious challenge from Benny Gantz. Netanyahu celebrated his projected win Tuesday night with scores of supporters who were waving President Trump flags, aware of their longtime friendship. "He's a great ally and he's a friend," Trump acknowledged outside the White House Wednesday. "I congratulate him." Ambassador John Bolton told Hugh Hewitt Wednesday morning that the administration was pleased with Netanyahu's projected win, in part because he has been a steady force in the fight against Iranian aggression.