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  • Email on Binyamin Netanyahu Speech - - Hoax Alert

    07/11/2014 5:26:05 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 2 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/11/2014 | Loud Mime
    I received an email concerning a speech by Binyamin Netanyahu. As I read it I had my doubts about its authenticity. It's a hoax. Here is part of the hoax letter: "I give you formal notice that our tanks are massed at the Gaza border, with artillery and air support at the ready. We have already dropped leaflets over the northern parts of the Gaza strip, warning civilians of our impending arrival, and that they should evacuate southward, forthwith. If you fail to meet our ultimatum, we are coming in, and, with God's help, this time we will not leave....
  • Obama Speaks to Netanyahu, Offers to Mediate Ceasefire

    07/10/2014 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 7/10/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu he was worried that the fighting with Hamas in Gaza could escalate, and offered Washington’s help to broker a ceasefire, AFP reported. "The president expressed concern about the risk of further escalation and emphasized the need for all sides to do everything they can to protect the lives of civilians and restore calm," the White House said in a statement. "The United States remains prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities, including a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement." The 2012 deal, brokered by former secretary of state...
  • Rocket fire reported north of Tel Aviv as Hamas dramatically ups range

    07/08/2014 1:38:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7-8-2014 | By Spencer Ho and Yifa Yaakov
    No initial reports of injuries or damage after massive barrage across country; Netanyahu vows to widen Gaza operation, as cabinet okays call-up of 40,000 troops; rockets shot down over Tel Aviv; terrorists killed in firefight at Zikim army base; Gazan death toll in double digits. Israel launched a major operation against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, following heavy Hamas rocket fire over the preceding days. The fast-escalating situation in the south comes in the shadow of spiking Jewish-Arab tensions in Israel over the brutal killings of four...
  • Obama praises Abbas, but not Netanyahu in opinion piece published by Israeli newspaper

    07/08/2014 9:37:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08, 2014
    President Barack Obama offered strong praise for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an opinion piece published Tuesday in an Israeli newspaper, but had little to say about the other key player in the crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "In President Abbas, Israel has a counterpart committed to a two-state solution and security cooperation with Israel," Obama wrote in the daily Haaretz. The president offered no parallel praise for Netanyahu, who is only mentioned by name once in the piece.
  • Hamas warns: "If Israel wages a war on Gaza, the gates of hell will open"

    07/01/2014 5:21:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 87 replies
    Inquirer.net ^ | July 1, 2014 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM — The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers yesterday just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank — a grim discovery that ended a frantic search that led to Israel’s largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and drew Israeli threats of retaliation. “Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed, referring to the Islamic militant group that Israel has accused of carrying out the kidnappings.
  • Netanyahu Makes Good On Promise To Punish Hamas As IDF Jets Light Up Gaza

    06/30/2014 8:55:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 6/02/14 | NTEB News Desk
    According to reports, sites in Khan Younes, Rafah and Beit lahia were hit Air force hits Hamas, Islamic Jihad structures; 4 reported wounded; 2 rockets explode in Israel causing damage, hours after discovery of kidnapped teens’ bodies. The Israeli Air Force struck 34 targets in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, carrying out “precision strikes” against Hamas and Islamic Jihad structures, the IDF said in a statement early Tuesday
  • Netanyahu: 'Hamas Will Pay' For The Killing Of 3 Israeli Teens

    06/30/2014 2:09:49 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 6-30-2014 | Armin Rosen
    Armin RosenJune 30, 2014 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised a strong response to the killing of three Israeli teens abducted from a highway junction outside of the West Bank settlement of Kfar Etzion on June 12. The Israeli security cabinet is meeting to weigh possible responses to the teens' murders. Netanyahu ordered an extensive air campaign in the Gaza Strip in late 2012 in response to rocket attacks originating in the Hamas-controlled coastal area. While the campaign resulted in the deaths of several high-ranking Hamas operatives, including Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari, the campaign ceased amid international pressure...
  • Netanyahu Responds To Deaths Of Missing Teens: Hamas Will Pay [Israel and Hamas]

    06/30/2014 12:37:03 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 63 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says the Hamas militant group will pay a heavy price for the deaths of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says in a statement "Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay." He adds the teenagers "were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by wild beasts."
  • Israel's Netanyahu calls for supporting Kurdish independence

    06/29/2014 1:16:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-29-2014 | Writing by Dan Williams; editing by Ralph Boulton
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced support for Kurdish statehood on Sunday, taking a position that appeared to clash with the U.S. preference to keep sectarian war-torn Iraq united. SNIP----- "We should ... support the Kurdish aspiration for independence," Netanyahu told Tel Aviv University's INSS think-tank, after outlining what he described as the collapse of Iraq and other Middle East regions under strife between Arab Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims. Kurds, Netanyahu said, "are a fighting people that has proved its political commitment, political moderation, and deserves political independence".
  • Netanyahu: Two Kidnapping Terrorist Suspects Identified

    06/26/2014 7:38:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/26/14 | Arutz Sheva TV·
    Video at link
  • LIVE BLOG: Netanyahu Says three Israeli teens Were Kidnapped by Terrorist Organization

    06/15/2014 2:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    hAARETZ ^ | Jun. 15, 2014 | Gili Cohen, Barak Ravid, Chaim Levinson, Yair Ettinger
    The three missing teens are Eyal Yifrah, 19, from Elad, Gil-Ad Shaer, 16, from Talmon and Naftali Frenkel; Hamas says Palestinians should make kidnapping a national issue, use it as leverage.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that the three teenage yeshiva students missing since Thursday night were kidnapped by terrorists. In his first on-camera statement since Eyal Yifrah, 19, from Elad, Gil-Ad Shaer, 16, from Talmon and Naftali Frenkel, 16, from Nof Ayalon went missing, Netanyahu said he could not elaborate on the search, but that the kidnapping shows the real results of the Hamas-Fatah unity government, and held the...
  • Netanyahu Links Hamas-Fatah Government to Missing Students

    06/13/2014 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 6/13/14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Friday evening with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, following the disappearance of three yeshiva students near Hevron. During the conversation, Netanyahu told Kerry that the boys’ disappearance was directly related to the Palestinian Authority (PA) signing a reconciliation pact and forming a unity government with the Hamas terrorist group. "What is happening on the ground since Hamas was added to the government is a deterioration of the situation. This is the direct result of allowing a murderous and racist terrorist organization into the government," Netanyahu told Kerry, according to Channel 2 News. Netanyahu...
  • Ending Abbas's winning streak

    06/09/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/9/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Mahmoud Abbas must be great at cards. The PLO chief has no real assets to speak of. He's physically unattractive. He has zero charisma. He's old. And no matter how hard he tries, Abbas can't do much of anything to dampen public support for Hamas or raise public support for himself. By many accounts, if elections are ever held, Hamas would win them in a walk. As for money, beyond the PLO's slush fund, all Abbas has is what outsiders give him. He is completely dependent on the Americans, the Israelis, the Europeans and the Gulf states. Without them, he...
  • Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu Thanks Border Police Who Prevented Terror Attack

    06/08/2014 9:32:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 2 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | June 8, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister's Media Adviser to the Israel News Agency. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this afternoon (Sunday, 8 June 2014) visited the Border Police (MAGAV) Headquarters in Jerusalem and spoke with Border Police personnel and IDF soldiers who recently prevented terrorist attacks at Tapuah Junction. "We assign you difficult and complex tasks," said Netanyahu. "You are called upon to maintain security and, at the same time, allow for daily routine, and this puts you in very tough dilemmas. You have proven an amazing ability...
  • Netanyahu ‘loathes’ Obama, Israel’s opposition leader charges

    06/07/2014 6:06:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 6,2014 | BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    PM’s hostility to president is ‘endangering Israel’s security,’ claims Labor’s Isaac Herzog, in rare confirmation of long-rumored strained ties between ‘Bibi’ and ‘Barack’
  • Netanyahu ‘loathes’ Obama, Israel’s opposition leader charges

    06/06/2014 7:46:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 6, 2014 | Staff
    PM’s hostility to president is ‘endangering Israel’s security,’ claims Labor’s Isaac Herzog, in rare confirmation of long-rumored strained ties between ‘Bibi’ and ‘Barack’Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “loathes” Barack Obama, and his hostile attitude to the US president constitutes a danger to Israel’s well-being, the head of the Israeli opposition charged on Friday night, in a highly unusual acknowledgement of the long-rumored strained personal ties between the two leaders. In a bitter verbal assault on the prime minister, Labor party chairman Isaac Herzog slammed Netanyahu for failing to listen to the international community, failing to present peace proposals of his own...
  • The History Behind Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis’s Awkward Jesus Moment

    06/01/2014 6:27:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/01/2014 | Jay Parini
    A tense exchange between the Israeli prime minister and the pope over Jesus’ language points to the complexity of the Middle East’s history—and suggests a way toward understanding. Apart from when Pope Francis stopped to pray at the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank, perhaps the most provocative moment in his whirlwind tour of the Holy Land happened during his interview with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew,” said Netanyahu firmly. The Pope looked unhappy, correcting the prime minister. “He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew.” Oh, dear. So what language,...
  • Government Plan Would Transform Israel Into The World’s First Cashless Society

    05/27/2014 5:44:52 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 21 replies
    End Of The American Dream ^ | 2/26/14 | Michael Snyder
    Will Israel be the first cashless society on the entire planet? A committee chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff has come up with a three phase plan to “all but do away with cash transactions in Israel”. According to a study conducted by MasterCard, approximately 80 percent of all consumer transactions in the United States are now cashless. If a government can track all of your transactions, it will essentially be able to monitor everywhere you go and pretty much keep track of virtually everything that you do.
  • Pray for us, Netanyahu asks Francis as papal visit ends

    05/26/2014 12:19:56 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/26/2014 | JOSHUA DAVIDOVICH
    Pope Francis spent Monday in Israel visiting the Temple Mount, Yad Vashem, a terror victims’ memorial and other sites, as well as holding meetings with Israeli leaders and others. Throughout the day the pontiff prayed and urged for peace in the region. Here is the Times of Israel’s liveblog of the pontiff’s day in Jerusalem: >>SNIP<< 8:10 Francis visits Dome of the Rock Flanked by a large phalanx of men in suits, Francis arrives on the Temple Mount, where he is being taken on a tour by the grand mufti of Jerusalem. Francis enters the Dome of the Rock, at...
  • Pope, Netanyahu spar over Jesus' native language

    05/26/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 May 2014 | Reuters
    Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traded words on Monday over the language spoken by Jesus two millennia ago. "Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew," Netanyahu told Francis, at a public meeting in Jerusalem in which the Israeli leader cited a strong connection between Judaism and Christianity. "Aramaic," the pope interjected. "He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew," Netanyahu shot back. Like many things in the Middle East, where the pope is on the last leg of a three-day visit, modern-day discourse about Jesus is complicated and often political. A Jew, Jesus was born in...
  • Netanyahu Links Global Anti-Semitism, Palestinian Authority Incitement

    05/19/2014 2:17:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/18/2014, 11:56 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday by addressing disturbing statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which published a survey last week proving that over 25% of the world’s population holds anti-Semitic views. “This is the result of the Palestinian Authority’s endless incitement against Israel and attempts to distort Israel’s image and the character of the Jewish people, as we know from past experience,” Netanyahu said. […] Such incitement ranges from the glorification of Nazism and the lionization of Adolf Hitler, to programs on official PA television featuring heavily-stereotyped Jews as villains (and encouraging violence against them),...
  • The Public Humiliation of Minister Tzipi

    05/18/2014 1:04:35 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 9 replies
    On Saturday, sources in the Prime Minister’s office said that Netanyahu has made it clear to his Minister in charge of negotiations with the Palestinians, Tzipi Livni, that at her meeting with PA Chairman Abu Mazen (Mhamoud Abbas’s nom de guerre) last Thursday in London she was not representing Israel, but herself alone.
  • As Livni Meets Abbas, Bibi Says She Represents Only Herself (and not Israel government)

    05/17/2014 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    INN ^ | 5/17/2014, 9:26 PM | Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu distanced himself from the meeting last Thursday in London, held between Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, stating that Livni represented only herself. Livni, who was chief negotiator for Israel in the talks that failed after the PA unity deal with Hamas last month, told Netanyahu about the meeting last week two days before it took place. Sources in the prime minister’s office said Saturday night that Netanyahu made it clear to Livni that she would be representing only herself, and not the Israeli government. …
  • Inebriated Indyk Reveals Anti-Israel Bias in DC Bar

    05/17/2014 12:26:46 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 11 replies
    Middle East envoy Martin Indyk was overheard on Thursday night, at the bar of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C., bashing Israel and fully blaming it for the recent failure of peace talks with the Palestinians, the Washington Free Beacon reports, citing an individual who overheard the conversation and described it as a surprising and “nasty” 30-minute-long tirade.
  • What Bibi Gains by Misrepresenting Obama's Mideast Policy [Joe Klein guns for a Nina Burleigh award]

    05/26/2011 7:46:57 AM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 62 replies
    TIME ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Joe Klein
    Of all the petty annoyances, misdemeanors and felonies of public life, there is none that Barack Obama detests more than to have his words twisted or oversimplified. It is a big part of his frustration with the media; it is a bigger part of his disdain for the talk-show wing of the Republican Party. And so it wasnt hard to imagine smoke jetting from the Presidents ears as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, willfully misinterpreted Obamas statement about the need to renegotiate Israels borders — in Obamas presence, in the Oval Office on May 20. The President had...
  • MSNBC Host: Who’s More Dangerous, The Supreme Leader of Tehran or Netanyahu? (Video)

    09/12/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/12/2012 | Jim Hoft
    He sort of sounds like Barack Obama... MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Mike Barnicle asked Joe Klein this morning if Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is more dangerous. Unreal. The Washington Free Beacon reported: [VIDEO]
  • Netanyahu 'Asked Rabbi to Allow Giving David's Tomb to Vatican'

    05/01/2014 11:05:26 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/1/2014 | Hezki Ezra, Gil Ronen
    A Knesset Member said Thursday that Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef told him that the Prime Minister's bureau contacted him and asked to grant halakhic permission for Israel to hand over the Tomb of David to the Vatican. The startling news was revealed by the Knesset Member during a tour of the Tomb of Daid by four MKs – Yoni Chetboun of the Jewish Home, who initiated the tour, Moshe Feiglin (Likud-Beytenu), Nissim Ze'ev (Shas), and Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism – UTJ). The MKs were unanimous in declaring that they intend to do everything within their power to forestall...
  • Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on Ukraine

    04/17/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/2014 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu initiated a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues, Iran and Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement. ... Netanyahu does speak to Putin by phone from time to time, so Tuesday night's conversation - though not a regular occurence - is by no means unprecedented. Russia is a major player in three areas of major concern to Israel: Iran, Syria and arms sales to the Middle East. ... On Monday, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denied a Haaretz report last week...
  • Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on Ukraine

    04/16/2014 9:15:03 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 04-17-2014 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu initiated a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues, Iran and Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement. The conversation came amid escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine, and as Netanyahu was trying to maneuver carefully through the Ukraine crisis, not antagonizing or alienating neither Washington or Moscow. According to the Kremlin statement, Putin provided an assessment of the processes occurring in Ukraine, and “pointed out that the sharp escalation of the crisis is the result of Kiev’s irresponsible policy, which disregards the lawful rights and interests of the country’s Russian-speaking...
  • Israel and Russia are getting along. Have the neocons noticed?

    04/16/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/16/2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Russia and Israel seem to have a growing affinity for each other. A few weeks ago, Israel abstained from a vote in the UN censuring Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported [link at URL] that this is a sore spot for the White House and a diplomatic novum on the world scene. A senior Israeli official said that Israel's absence from the United Nations vote was viewed around the world as an extremely irregular measure, a departure from a long-standing Israeli policy of voting with the United States in the UN. While the Americans viewed...
  • Lead, Netanyahu, lead

    04/16/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/16/2014 | David Horovitz
    hen Frazier Glenn Cross is convicted of murder for gunning down physician William Corporon, his 14-year-old grandson Reat Griffin, and occupational therapist Terry LaManno, at the Jewish community facilities of Kansas City on Sunday, he will, at the very least, be jailed for life with no possibility of parole. The capital murder charge with which he has been indicted also carries the possibility of the death penalty. When the gunman who opened fire indiscriminately on Israeli vehicles outside Hebron on Passover eve a day later, killing Baruch Mizrahi, is tracked down and arrested [...]he will face a very different set...
  • Israel's Wildcard: The Man Who Could Stop The Peace Process

    03/30/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Spiegel Online International ^ | 3/26/2014 | Julia Amalia Heyer
    The man who wants to test his power against Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu, Israel's popular "King Bibi," works in a surprisingly understated, tube-shaped office with three telephones ringing off the hook. The only thing that stands out is a picture on the wall. Covered in glass, it shows an embroidered figure of a woman wearing an apron dress. Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, 42, is keen to show that he doesn't hold much regard for the daily grind of political life and that if it weren't for the azure silhouette of his great aunt Zila embroidered in yarn, he might instead...
  • Obama is setting up Israel to take the fall

    03/25/2014 5:45:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    In advance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to the United States, President Obama gave an interview in which he viciously attacked Israel, suggesting that Israel was the cause of the peace process failure, that the United States could no longer protect Israel if the peace process failed and that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was a man of peace. This past week, Abbas came to visit Obama at the White House. In advance of his trip, Obama made no statements expressing displeasure with the Palestinian Authority’s intransigence and its continued demonization of Israel. Just before the meeting...
  • TV report: Abbas said ‘no’ to Obama on 3 core peace issues

    03/22/2014 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    On his trip to Washington this week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework document for continued peace talks with Israel, and issued “three no’s” on core issues, leaving the negotiations heading for an explosive collapse, an Israeli TV report said Friday. Abbas “went to the White House and said ‘no’ to Obama,” Channel 2 news reported, quoting unnamed American and Israeli sources. Specifically, the report said, Abbas rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s demand that he recognize Israel as a Jewish state. He also refused to abandon the Palestinian demand for a “right of...
  • Kerry phones Netanyahu to complain about insults

    03/19/2014 1:18:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    March 19, 2014, 03:43 pm Kerry phones Netanyahu to complain about insults By Rebecca Shabad Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday morning to protest insults the Israeli defense minister directed at the Obama administration this week, the State Department said. In a speech at Tel Aviv University on Monday, Moshe Ya’alon criticized President Obama for having a weak foreign policy, and said Israel could no longer rely on the U.S. to lead nuclear negotiations with Iran. “Secretary Kerry spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu this morning. And he protested to him his concerns about these...
  • Netanyahu Orders Israel Army To Prepare For Possible Military Strike Against Iran In 2014

    03/19/2014 8:36:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    zero hedge | 3/19/14 | tyler durden
    Back in 2013 it was Syria where the world was gearing for imminent military action after a relentless series of false flag provocations by the United States (intent on securing a Qatar gas pipeline to Europe) which in the last minute was deftly diffused by Vladimir Putin. In 2014, it was the Ukraine's turn, and after a prolonged campaign orchestrated by Victoria Nuland and the US State Department (again) which succeeded in the now traditional violent coup (see Egypt and Libya), once again saw Putin victorious, after yesterday's annexation of the all important Crimean peninsula, achieved without the firing of...
  • Kerry, Obama and the Jewish (state) question

    03/17/2014 12:05:52 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 17, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Israel considers herself a "Jewish State" and is the only reasonably free and democratic nation in the Middle East. There are many "Islamic States," none of which approach the only Jewish State in freedom and democracy -- for all, not only for Jews.Here's a summary of the meanings of "The Jewish Question(s):" The Jewish question was the name given to a wide-ranging debate in European society pertaining to the appropriate status and treatment of Jews in society. The debate involved the civil, legal and national status of Jews as a minority within society, particularly in Europe. The debate started within societies, politicians and writers in western and central...
  • White House seeks to replace Netanyahu? ID'd 'moderate' leader who can push for Palestinian state

    03/17/2014 10:20:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    WND ^ | 3/17/14 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In recent weeks, representatives for the Obama administration have held meetings with a senior politician here in which the U.S. delegates brought up the possibility of replacing Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister, according to an informed Jerusalem diplomatic source. The meetings were held with Israel’s popular finance minister, Yair Lapid, founder and leader of the Yesh Atid Party, which became the second-largest party in the Knesset winning 19 seats in the last election. The diplomatic source said the Obama administration identified Lapid as a moderate who could be helpful in pushing the Israeli government into accepting the...
  • Israeli minister calls for Gaza takeover as militants launch missile barrage

    03/12/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT · by Errant · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 March 2014 | Robert Tait
    Palestinians militants in Gaza launched at least 50 rockets into Israel on Wednesday in a fusilade that prompted a senior Israeli minister to call for a full-scale military takeover of the coastal enclave. The missile salvo was aimed at neighbouring Israeli towns and villages, causing residents to flee for shelter, although there were no reports of casualties. Three of the rockets were said to have been shot down by Israel's Iron Dome missile defence, while another exploded near a library in the town of Sderot. The Israeli army responded by firing shells into Gaza, damaging two "terrorist infrastructures", Haaretz newspaper...
  • Netanyahu: “Iran will next hide nuclear suitcases.” DEBKAfile: Bought 10 years ago from Ukraine

    03/11/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 12 replies
    Debka ^ | 3/10/14 | Debka
    Netanyahu did not elaborate on his reference to nuclear suitcases. DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources link it to a shipment of 6-10 “nuclear suitcases” that were part of an illegal Ukraine delivery to Iran in 2003 or 2004 of half a dozen nuclear-capable X-55 cruise missiles (NATO codenamed AS-15) whose 2000-km range covers every part of Israel.
  • Netanyahu: “Iran will next hide nuclear suitcases.” DEBKAfile: Bought 10 years ago from Ukraine

    03/10/2014 12:23:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Debka file ^ | 3/10/14 | staff
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Monday, March 10, that because the world chooses to slide over Iran’s concealed nuclear program, the next Klos C ship may not carry missiles but “nuclear suitcases.” They would not only reach an Israeli port, he said, but any port in the world. He spoke at Israel’s naval base in Eilat at the presentation of the 60 missiles, 181 mortar shells and hundreds of bullets unloaded from the Klos C that was apprehended by Israeli commandos on the Red Sea opposite Sudan last week. Present too were defense minister Moshe Ya’alan, chief of staff Lt....
  • Netanyahu Slams International 'Hypocrisy' Over Iran Arms Ship

    03/10/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 3/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Israel is displaying the weapons cache from the Iranian shipment to Gaza on Monday, in a bid to show the international community the 'true face' behind the Islamic Republic. The IDF spokesperson's office announced Sunday that the Klos C ship, which docked in Eilat over the weekend, has been unloaded and all the contents examined. The list includes: 40 M-302 rockets, with a range of 90 to 160 km; 181 mortar shells, 122 mm caliber; about 400,000 bullets, 7.62 caliber - which are usually used in Kalashnikov-type assault rifles.
  • Netanyahu: Talk of peace deal premature given Palestinian inflexibility

    03/09/2014 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/08/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised not to evacuate West Bank settlements, even as he acknowledged that some of them would not be within Israel’s permanent borders if a final-status agreement was reached with the Palestinians. “There won’t be an evacuation, I don’t intend to do this. I’ve said this,” Netanyahu told Channel 2. It was one of three interviews he gave to the Israeli media, including to Channels 1 and 10, that were aired on Saturday night after he returned from a five-day trip to the United States last week. It was the first time in over a year that...
  • Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu story (movie review)

    03/08/2014 12:03:39 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Follow Me the movie ^ | March 8, 2014 | Unattributed
    JULY 4, 1976 ENTEBBE, UGANDA – Led by Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu, crack Israeli commandos race from their airplanes covered by the midnight darkness. Methodically, they approach a non-descript airline terminal, burst inside, killing the stunned terrorists. Helpless and shocked, 103 hostages lift their heads and gratefully weep at the mesmerizing sight of their saviors. As the alarms begin to sound, the Israeli soldiers strike with surgical precision and speed — a lightning bolt of controlled, finely rehearsed fury. It is all over in a few minutes. Terrorists lay dead. The hostages rush out to board the transport planes waiting...
  • For Netanyahu, a bombshell battering by Obama

    03/07/2014 10:22:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 3, 2014, 4:18 am | David Horovitz
    … Until he read the breaking news of President Obama’s earth-shattering interview with Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might have anticipated that Monday’s meeting was going to be one of his less confrontational and unpleasant sessions of frank, allied diplomacy with his good friend Barack. […] For one thing is certain, the president’s resort to a newspaper interview on the eve of their talks to issue near-apocalyptic warnings about the disaster Netanyahu risks bringing upon Israel is just about the last thing likely to bolster the prime minister’s confidence in their alliance, and just about the...
  • Pressuring the Wrong Country

    03/06/2014 8:51:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    The Obama administration is showing it can be tough on foreign policy. Unfortunately, that toughness is not directed at Russia and its incursion into Crimea, but at Israel, America's ally.
  • Netanyahu, Gov. Brown Sign Pro-Business Pact

    03/05/2014 5:16:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ap ^ | March 5, 2014 3:57 PM
    During a meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, the two emphasized their joint interests in cybersecurity, energy sources and water conservation, and suggested Israel — an arid country with a growing population — might be able to help California cope with its ongoing drought. “California doesn’t need to have a water problem,” Netanyahu said. “Israel has no water problems because we are the number one recyclers of waste water, we stop water leaks, we use drip irrigation and desalination.” Brown said he would welcome their ideas. “Israel has demonstrated how efficient a country can be, and there...
  • Obama Cuts Funds for Israeli Missile Defense

    03/05/2014 5:09:42 PM PST · by blueyon · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/05/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    In the same week that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted a Gaza-bound shipment of Syrian missiles from Iran, President Barack Obama is asking Congress to reduce U.S. funding for Israel's missile defense programs by $200 million, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
  • The President’s Prophetic Threats to Israel

    03/03/2014 3:31:34 PM PST · by mojito · 12 replies
    Commentary ^ | 3/2/2014 | John Podhoretz
    In an extraordinary—and I don’t use the word in a complimentary way—interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg, President Obama follows his secretary of state in warning Israel and its leader that a failure to “make peace” now with the Palestinians will have terrible consequences. Israel is “more isolated internationally,” and will become more so; there will be more Palestinians and Israeli Arabs as time goes on, not fewer, so Israel had better move now; and not to move now is to create the conditions for a “permanent Israeli occupation of the West Bank….there comes a point when you cannot manage...
  • Putin Schools Obama Who Rages at Israel

    03/03/2014 9:20:35 AM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 16 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    It is a sad thing to see an American president so pitiful in foreign policy and lacking in backbone that America is no longer respected or feared. If a foreign power hated us, they at least worried about crossing us lest they find themselves on the wrong end of our military might. That has changed with the election of Barack Obama, who is the epitome of weakness on the world stage. The latest example is the naked aggression of Russia into Ukraine as Putin seeks to rebuild the old Soviet Union. Obama has made his "line" in Ukraine just as...