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  • Netanyahu to Abbas: 'Give Peace a Chance'

    05/30/2012 4:14:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he believes his 94-seat super-coalition is a historic opportunity – and mandate – for peace. "On the peace process," Netanyahu told attendees at an Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv. "We are 94 Members of Knesset. This is an opportunity to advance the peace process, an opportunity which may not repeat itself, in my opinion, in the next ten years." "Waiting and inaction lead to the mere illusion of quiet. We're on borrowed time," Netanyahu warned. "We will get stuck in a corner, or we'll arrive at a wall, and...
  • Reporter's Notebook: Studying Bible with the PM

    05/24/2012 7:30:44 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/25/2012 | HERB KEINON
    On Wednesday afternoon in Baghdad, a few thousand kilometers away from the Prime Minister’s Jerusalem Residence, the world powers known as the P5+1 – the US, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany – sat down for much anticipated talks with the Iranians about their nuclear program. At the same time, just a few hundred meters away from the Prime Minister’s Residence, 100 or so people loudly demonstrated for the rights of Ethiopian immigrants and against discrimination. And all the while, for two hours on a mild afternoon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu – with a small black kippa on his head...
  • Netanyahu's 'centrist' coalition is already proving it's anything but

    05/17/2012 6:36:26 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/17/2012 | Joshua Mitnick
    When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined forces last week with the centrist Kadima party to form one of Israel's largest-ever coalition governments, it appeared to give him maneuvering room to pursue Palestinian peace talks over the objections of his hardline political base. But twin efforts by coalition lawmakers last weekend to strengthen the legal status of Jewish settlements suggest that the political fulcrum of Mr. Netanyahu's government in fact may not have shifted all that dramatically away from stalwarts in his Likud party who oppose ceding land to the Palestinians on both ideological and theological grounds. "The prime minister doesn't...
  • Netanyahu's New Political Power: He's The King Of Israel (Barf Alert!!!)

    05/11/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 11, 2012 | FAREED ZAKARIA
    NEW YORK — While incumbents around the world are struggling to hold on, one is thriving. By bringing the rival Kadima party into his ruling coalition, Benjamin Netanyahu has become "king of Israel," in Aaron David Miller's phrase. He has an unusual, perhaps unique, opportunity to use his new power to secure Israel's future. Netanyahu's coalition now commands one of the largest parliamentary majorities in Israeli history. He faces no plausible rival as prime minister. When pushed on the Palestinian issue, Netanyahu has often cited the constraints of his coalition to explain why he had not taken bolder steps toward...
  • Echoes of '67: Israel unites

    05/12/2012 12:12:57 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 29 replies
    JWR ^ | May 11, 2012 | Krauthammer
    In May 1967, in brazen violation of truce agreements, Egypt marched 120,000 troops to the Israeli border, blockaded the Straits, abruptly signed a military pact with Jordan and Syria. Pledged to destroy Israel. On June 5, Israel launched a preemptive strike. The Six-Day War. Less remembered. The nationalist opposition was brought into the government. Emergency unity coalition. Forty-five years later, May 7, Netanyahu has done the same thing.
  • War is Coming

    05/11/2012 7:45:47 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 38 replies
    The Blessed Hope ^ | 5/11/2012 | BegonaB
    War is coming to the Middle East soon! A casual observer would reply “What’s new?” In a way he would be correct. War is the rule not the exception in that part of the world. However, this is a completely different war, and we need to be ready for it. On the night of May 7-8, 2012, Prime Minister Netanyahu forged a national unity government when he managed to bring Kadima, the main opposition party, into his ruling coalition. This was completely unexpected because hours before the Knesset had been discussing a bill calling for early elections that Netanyahu was...
  • U.S. Concerned Netanyahu, Mofaz May Attack Iran

    05/11/2012 11:57:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 11, 2012 | Elad Benari
    he United States is worried that Shaul Mofaz and his Kadima party’s joining a unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could result in an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities at any given moment, according to a report on Channel 10 News on Thursday. U.S. government officials told Channel 10 News that they believe a Likud-Kadima joing government could make a decision about an Israeli attack on Iran at any moment and perhaps even before the U.S. presidential elections in November.
  • Echoes of '67: Israel unites

    05/11/2012 5:25:17 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/11/2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    In May 1967, in brazen violation of previous truce agreements, Egypt ordered U.N. peacekeepers out of the Sinai, marched 120,000 troops to the Israeli border, blockaded the Straits of Tiran (Israel’s southern outlet to the world’s oceans), abruptly signed a military pact with Jordan and, together with Syria, pledged war for the final destruction of Israel. May ’67 was Israel’s most fearful, desperate month. The country was surrounded and alone. Previous great-power guarantees proved worthless. A plan to test the blockade with a Western flotilla failed for lack of participants. Time was running out. Forced into mass mobilization in order...
  • U.S. Concerned Netanyahu, Mofaz May Attack Iran

    05/10/2012 4:07:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Elad Benari
    The United States is worried that Shaul Mofaz and his Kadima party’s joining a unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could result in an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities at any given moment, according to a report on Channel 10 News on Thursday. U.S. government officials told Channel 10 News that they believe a Likud-Kadima joing government could make a decision about an Israeli attack on Iran at any moment and perhaps even before the U.S. presidential elections in November. .....
  • Bibi the Survivor

    05/09/2012 4:42:04 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, May 08, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thirteen years after he was sent packing by Bill Clinton's political consultants and a phony third party, Bibi Netanyahu has become a political survivor. The awkward politician constantly under siege by the media and at the mercy of domestic political squabbling, has become a veteran of Israel's turbulent politics. Netanyahu owes most of his success to a dysfunctional political climate. in which there is no one left to replace him. The old generation of leaders is gone and even a notoriously fickle Israeli electorate would not trust most of his rivals to make them dinner, let alone run a country....
  • My old friend PM Netanyahu has done the impossible!

    05/09/2012 8:55:07 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Prayer Team ^ | 5/9/12 | Mike Evans
    More than 30 years ago, I anointed a young man named Benjamin Netanyahu and prophesied that he would be the Prime Minister of Israel. At the time, he was not involved in politics, and I went to Prime Minister Menachem Begin and recommended Netanyahu for his first appointment. Today my old friend is indeed the Prime Minister, and he has just accomplished something never before seen in Israel’s history. Israel’s government is a parliamentary system (like England’s) with many political parties. The Prime Minister has just created the strongest coalition government Israel has ever known by bringing the largest opposition...
  • Israeli PM Netanyahu strikes surprise coalition deal

    05/08/2012 11:27:18 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/8/12 | Jon Donnison
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a deal with the opposition Kadima party, avoiding the early general election he had sought. Kadima's recently-elected leader, Shaul Mofaz, is set to be named deputy PM. Mr Netanyahu said their new coalition wanted a "responsible" peace process with the Palestinians and "serious" talks about Iran's nuclear programme. The move came as parliament debated its dissolution before an election Mr Netanyahu had planned for September. Kadima is currently the biggest party in the Knesset, but recent polls have suggested the number of seats it holds could be halved. The coalition will have a...
  • Netanyahu surprise gives Israel grand coalition

    05/08/2012 11:18:13 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/12 | Allyn Fisher-Ilan
    Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a unity government on Tuesday in a surprise move that could give him a freer hand to attack Iran's nuclear facilities and seek peace with the Palestinians. The coalition deal, negotiated secretly over the past days and sealed at a private meeting overnight, means the centrist Kadima party will hook up with Netanyahu's rightist coalition, creating a majority of 94 of parliament's 120 legislators. The coalition, which replaces plans announced just two days earlier for a snap election in September, will be one of the biggest in Israeli history. "This government is...
  • Will the "October Surprise" be war with Iran?

    05/08/2012 11:10:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/8/2012 | Doug Book
    In early March, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported Barack Obama had offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government the latest in “bunker busting bombs” along with advanced refueling planes in exchange for the PM’s promise to delay any attack against Iranian nuclear facilities until 2013. It was a clear attempt by Obama to bribe the nation of Israel into refraining from war until AFTER the November election. (1) Naturally, Regime spokesmen denied a story so uncomfortable for Obama, especially in light of his already dwindling support among even the most dependably liberal of voting groups—American Jews. And the New York...
  • Netanyahu Forms Grand Coalition 40 Yrs After His Heroic Participation in 'Operation Isotope'

    05/08/2012 10:17:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Bibi's surprise move today solidifies  political ground for pending attack on Iran... Benjamin Netanyahu is congratulated by former Israeli President Zalman Shazar during a ceremony honoring the elite commandos who rescued the hostages from the Sabena Flight 571. On May 8th 1972 -forty years ago today- the Israeli government faced a volatile hostage situation at Lod Airport (now Ben Gurion) outside Tel Aviv.  Belgian-flagged Sabena flight 571 had departed smoothly from Vienna, yet twenty minutes after takeoff two male and two female Black September terrorists (of '72 Munich Olympics massacre fame) had hijacked the plane. Fortunately their attempts to penetrate the pilot's...
  • Seven Possible Explanations For the Israeli Political Revolution

    05/08/2012 9:00:28 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 8, 2012 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    The largest opposition party in Israel, Kadima, just joined Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's coalition, obviating the need for elections in September, and turning Bibi into something akin to what only Iran has previously had: a Supreme Leader. (Granted, one supreme leader came to power democratically, and the other did not.) Bibi now stands to be the strongest prime minister of Israel in recent history. The newly-elected leader of Kadima, Shaul Mofaz, recently said he would never in a million years join a coalition with Netanyahu, so this was inevitable, I guess. Speculation is rampant about why Bibi brought in Mofaz....
  • Israel's Peace Disease

    05/08/2012 6:28:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish | Monday, May 07, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the last twenty years Israel has been swept into an obsession with few parallels except to the Dutch Tulip economy. Except instead of tulips, its commodity of choice is an even more insubstantial thing, the faint promise of peace. Peace fever is the disease consuming Israel as surely as the Black Death took Europe. If the Dutch traded fortunes for flowers, the Israelis have traded away most of their territory for worthless pieces of paper that last about as long as tulips do. Mostly, like Madoff's investments, after they wither and die it turns out that they were never...
  • Netanyahu suddenly cancels new elections, forms unity government

    05/08/2012 6:43:21 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/8/2012 | Edmund Sanders
    In a surprise turnabout, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to cancel the early elections he had called just 24 hours before and instead form a unity government with the opposition party Kadima, Israeli officials said Tuesday. The decision shocked much of Israel's political establishment, which was gearing up to dissolve the parliament, or Knesset, and launch campaigns for a Sept. 4 vote. By joining the government coalition, newly elected Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz avoids facing voters amid polls indicating that his centrist party would lose more than half its Knesset seats. Just a month ago, Mofaz declared he...
  • In surprise deal, Israeli leader cancels election

    05/08/2012 4:49:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    In a stunning reversal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off early elections Tuesday after reaching an agreement to bring Israel's main opposition party into the government, a move that puts a more moderate face on his hawkish coalition.
  • In surprise move, Netanyahu, Mofaz agree to form unity government, cancel early elections

    05/07/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/7/12 | Jonathan Lis & Ophir Bar-Zohar
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition chairman MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) reached a surprise agreement early Tuesday morning to form a national unity government. The move came as the Knesset was preparing to disperse for early elections, which were expected to be scheduled for September 4. Under the agreement, Kadima will join Netanyahu's government and commit to supporting its policies through the end of its term in late 2013. Mofaz is expected to be appointed deputy prime minister, as well as minister without portfolio.
  • Netanyahu To Form Unity Governement

    05/07/2012 8:03:28 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 5 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 5/8/2012 | Elad Benari
    Kol Yisrael radio reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Opposition leader MK Shaul Mofaz have reached an agreement to form a national unity government.
  • Netanyahu holding elections so he is free to deal with Iran in September-October

    05/04/2012 11:45:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    The Times of Isreal ^ | May 4, 2012 | Times of Isreal Staff
    I srael’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling early elections so that he and his government will be free to deal with Iran’s nuclear program this September-October, one of Israel’s best-informed political commentators said on Friday night. Netanyahu is set on Sunday to announce that he is dissolving parliament and calling elections for September 4 — a year ahead of schedule. In the weeks immediately after that vote, said well-connected commentator Amnon Abramovich on the top-rated Channel 2 news, Netanyahu will head a transition government at home and have no need to worry about voter sentiment, and he knows that...
  • Bibi v. Barak will be no contest this time around

    05/04/2012 5:59:42 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/4/2012 | Jonathan Tobin
    With the approval of the outgoing Knesset, Israel is moving toward early elections that will send its people to the polls on September 4. The decision will allow a new government to be in place in advance of the U.S. presidential contest that will take place two months later. If Israeli opinion polls are correct that will mean even if President Obama is re-elected, he still will be faced with his old antagonist Benjamin Netanyahu as his counterpart in the U.S.-Israel alliance. Since Obama spent much of his first term seeking to undermine if not oust Netanyahu from office, the...
  • Who's Afraid of the Messiah?

    05/03/2012 7:45:43 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/3/2012 | Michael Freund
    Though he has yet to appear, Israel's long-awaited Redeemer is very much in the news these days. From the Sydney Morning Herald down under to the Vancouver Sun up yonder, headlines around the world trumpeted former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin's charge on Friday that Israel's "messianic" leadership is misleading the public on Iran. Speaking at a public forum in Kfar Saba, Diskin insisted that an Israeli strike against the Ayatollahs' nuclear installations would not halt Iran's drive to obtain atomic weapons. He lambasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, attacking them personally and declaring in no...
  • Mitt Romney sends condolences to Netanyahu, no word yet from Obama

    04/30/2012 2:20:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/30/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has sent condolences to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the death of his father, Ben Zion Netanyahu z"l (of blessed memory). [P]resumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney extended his condolences today to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the death of his father. Ben-Zion Netanyahu, a historian and Zionist activist, died today in Israel. He was 102. Romney called the Israeli prime minister his "friend" in his statement. The two men have been friends for years, and their relationship was forged in the 1970s when they were young up-and-comers sizing up companies for the Boston Consulting Group....
  • Early Elections May Help Netanyahu Get Rid of (Ehud) Barak

    04/29/2012 4:42:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/4/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    If Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calls early elections, Ehud Barak, a thorn in the coalition’s official backing of Judea and Samaria, could be left out in the cold. The trigger for possible elections later this year is the movement for changing the military draft system, whose critics have targeted exemptions or shorter terms of service for young men studying Torah. The Prime Minister said Sunday he backs military service for all Jews and civilian service of Arabs, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with leaders of the “suckers’ rally” that has staged a week-long demonstration opposite his office. Protest leaders said...
  • Netanyahu may call early elections

    04/29/2012 6:07:05 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 4/29/2012 | Ryan Jones
    Governments in Israel rarely manage to stay in power for a full four years, so the fact that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is just one year shy of serving a complete term is unusual. He may not go to the distance, at least not this time. The Israeli media on Sunday was abuzz with rumors that an early general election could take place within months. Israelis were scheduled to go to the polls in October 2013. Among the situations that could result in early elections is growing opposition to the Tal Law, the legal framework that allows ultra-Orthodox Jewish men...
  • Israel's top general says Iran unlikely to make bomb

    04/25/2012 11:07:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:12pm EDT | Jeffrey Heller and Maayan Lubell
    Israel's military chief said he does not believe Iran will decide to build an atomic bomb and called its leaders "very rational"—comments that clashed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's assessment. Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz's remarks, in an interview published on Wednesday in the left-wing Haaretz newspaper, drew little attention in Israel on its annual remembrance day for fallen soldiers, when political discourse is suspended. But they will add fuel to an internal debate on the prospects of Iran weaponizing its uranium enrichment program and the wisdom and risks of any Israeli military strike to try to prevent Tehran from becoming a...
  • Netanyahu Certain Of Iranian Nuclear Threat: ‘We Know’

    04/25/2012 10:33:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4/25/12 | cnn
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained Tuesday that his government is certain that Iran’s intent is to become a nuclear threat to Israel. In a Jerusalem interview that aired on CNN’s “Outfront,” Erin Burnett asked Netanyahu how he knows what Iran is doing with its nuclear program. The prime minister gave an emphatic response. “We know,” he said. “We know, and others know, and we share what we know. This is not the case of the questions that people had about Saddam Hussein.”
  • Obama Ready to yield on Iran's Nuclear Transparency

    04/20/2012 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 3 replies ^ | April 20, 2012 | DEBKAFILE
    In the direct, secret exchanges between the US and Iran which led up to the Istanbul talks with the six powers, on Saturday, April 14, President Barack Obama quietly backed off from his demand that Iran “come clean” on its nuclear activities and open up to international inspection, Debkafile reports. This concession paved the way for Tehran’s consent to discuss his framework proposal to stop enriching uranium to 20 percent, halt work at its underground facility for higher enrichment near Qom, and export its stockpile of highly enriched uranium for final processing to 20 percent for use in medical isotopes....
  • Government’s Fate Rests on Samaria Town

    04/20/2012 12:55:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The government will stand or fall in the next two weeks depending on what happens in the Israeli community of Beit El, north of Jerusalem. Ministers have informed Netanyahu that if the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El is destroyed, his coalition will follow. The warning came during a cabinet meeting in which the timetable for Judea and Samaria demolitions was revealed. Ulpana is scheduled to be demolished on May 1, the Givat Assaf community several weeks later, and Migron on August 1. Ministers told Netanyahu that the timetable is irrelevant, because if the May 1 destruction of Ulpana were to...
  • Netanyahu's Holocaust Speech Devoted to Iran Threat

    04/18/2012 2:59:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 4/18/12
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a hard hitting speech centering on the Iranian threat, in the central Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Yad Vashem Wednesday. Such a direct reference to current events and politics in the Holocaust Memorial is unusual. "On this day, we must realize a supreme obligation, and this obligation is not just to remember the past but also to learn its lessons, and most importantly – to implement these lessons, in order to continue to safeguard our nation's future," said Netanyahu. "This is especially true in our generation, which again faces the call to destroy the Jewish...
  • Netanyahu's letter to activists

    04/17/2012 6:42:45 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
  • Netanyahu Addresses AIPAC 2012 (3.5.12)

    04/14/2012 6:48:40 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 12, 2012 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Americans need to hear what the man had to say this week. Iran cannot be allowed to possess nuclear arms. Watch the video HERE
  • This Passover, Free Us From A Failed Jewish Leadership

    04/10/2012 6:11:56 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2011 | Stella Paul
    This week is Passover, the season of deliverance, and I'm praying for deliverance from America's failed Jewish leadership. As Jews confront the most dangerous era since World War II, whom are we stuck with for leaders? A clueless bunch of mini-Pharaohs, strutting around proclaiming their moral superiority, blissfully unaware the Jewish people's mortal enemies are pulling down their pants and laughing at them. Cataloguing their collective acts of evasion, cowardice, appeasement, and surrender is not for the faint of heart, but, luckily, I'm fortified by matzo balls and ready to rock. At the Passover Seder, Jews recite Dayenu, a prayer...
  • Shared experiences connect Romney and Netanyahu

    04/08/2012 6:28:41 AM PDT · by no dems · 23 replies
    Mercury ^ | April 7, 2012 | Michael Barbaro
    The two young men had woefully little in common: one was a wealthy Mormon from Michigan, the other a middle-class Jew from Israel. But in 1976, the lives of Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu intersected, briefly but indelibly, in the 16th-floor offices of the Boston Consulting Group, where both had been recruited as corporate advisers. At the most formative time of their careers, they sized each other up during the firm's weekly brainstorming sessions, absorbing the same profoundly analytical view of the world. That shared experience decades ago led to a warm friendship, little known to outsiders, that is now...
  • Rocket fired from Egypt hits Israeli city of Eilat [Bibi:Sinai now a terror zone]

    04/05/2012 5:29:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 April 2012 Last updated at 02:04 ET | BBC
    A Grad rocket has landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, but has caused no damage or injuries, Israeli security officials said. District police chief Ron Gertner told Israeli radio the rocket had been fired from Egypt's Sinai peninsula. He said it struck a construction site close to a residential area shortly after midnight (21:00 GMT). The blast took place as thousands congregated in the resort town for the Jewish holiday of Passover. Rocket attacks from Egyptian soil are uncommon. Attacks on Eilat and the nearby Jordanian town of Aqaba in 2010 killed one person and injured another four....
  • Abbas to accuse Netanyahu government of undermining Palestinian Authority

    04/04/2012 3:25:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 4/4/12
    Haaretz has obtained a copy of a letter that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas intends to send to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Passover, in which he accuses Netanyahu of undermining the Palestinian Authority. According to both Israeli and Palestinian sources, an envoy headed by Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will deliver the letter, which places responsibility for the freeze in negotiations on Israel, during a meeting with Netanyahu over the Passover holiday. Photo “We entered a contractual agreement with international backing in order to bring the Palestinian people from occupation to independence,” Abbas wrote in the letter. “Currently, and...
  • If You're Netanyahu, Why Not Bomb Iran NOW- While the Syrians R Busy Trying to Save Their Own Hides?

    03/27/2012 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Any serious strike against Tehran would almost certainly trigger a larger Middle East war... and time is not on the Israelis' side: here's how the IDF is likely planning to win, and win BIG: The Assad regime in Damascus has long been one of a number of deterrents to any Israeli military strike on the Iranian nuclear program. They -along with their Hezbollah allies in Lebanon- would likely launch a vicious missile barrage (at minimum) against the world's only Jewish state if Iran was attacked. Israel may possess the world's most comprehensive anti-missile defenses, but considering Iranian proxy Hezbollah now has over...
  • Arab Cartoons Distort President Obama's Relationship with Israel and American Jews

    03/23/2012 2:27:48 PM PDT · by pinochet · 4 replies
    Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ^ | March 22, 2012 | Arab Press
    The anti-semitic cartoons in the Arab press are shocking and disgusting. However, some of the cartoonists have some talent, and if they were not bigots, they could have great careers in America. See:
  • Media Matters Boasts to Al-Jazeera: Obama Mistreated Netanyahu

    03/19/2012 10:12:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/12 | Ezra Dulis
    A spokesman for Media Matters for America, which communicates directly with the White House in a weekly "strategy call," boasted in 2010 of President Obama's mistreatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a forum held by Al-Jazeera. The Daily Caller has published a report linking Media Matters for America to the anti-American, anti-Israel news network Al-Jazeera, primarily through the work of author M.J. Rosenberg, who has come under fire from Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz for using antisemitic language and alleging that American Jews display greater loyalty to Israel than the United States. Jamie Weinstein writes: Media Matters Action Network...
  • Exclusive Video - Waters: Netanyahu Lying, Israel Won't Attack Iran Alone

    03/16/2012 2:29:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies ^ | 3/16/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a gathering of anti-war activists in Los Angeles on March 12 that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was misleading the public about Israel’s willingness to confront Iran alone, and that he had privately assured President Barack Obama that Israel would not go to war without U.S. backing. The week before, Netanyahu had used a visit to Washington to convey the message that Israel was prepared to act alone if necessary. That message was necessary, given the Obama administration's record of wavering on Iran, and its public attempts to dissuade Israel
  • Israel must go it alone

    03/13/2012 10:54:59 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Prayer Team ^ | 3/13/12 | Mike Evans
    My heart is heavy as I reflect on last week’s meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, and I want to share with you the truth about what happened that you won’t hear from the liberal media. Despite President Obama’s call for more stringent sanctions against Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for “the Zionist regime” to be taken to pieces. He has declared that “anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury.” When I arranged an exclusive interview with him for the Fox News Network, he said to me, “America is the...
  • Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington

    03/12/2012 7:37:23 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    The Blessed Hope ^ | 3/10/2012 | BegonaB
    In the 1939 classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, James Stewart played the role of Jefferson Smith, a naive and idealistic young man who was picked as the replacement for a recently deceased U.S. Senator. Once he arrived in Washington, he got involved with a bill authorizing the Federal Government to buy land for a national boys camp. In a similar fashion, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travelled to Washington to discuss some “land issues”, but he was neither naive nor idealistic. His service as a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit made sure that he was...
  • Why Israel Still Can't Trust That Obama Has Its Back

    03/10/2012 8:33:06 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Unity Coalition for Israel ^ | March 7th, 2012 | Yossi Klein Halevi
    When the President of the United States repeatedly says he’s got your back, and in precisely those words, what more can you ask for? Yet as I read Obama’s interview with Jeff Goldberg in The Atlantic, then his speech to the AIPAC convention, and finally reports of his meeting with Netanyahu, I felt increasingly uneasy. True, Obama went farther than he ever has in reassuring Israel of his commitment to stopping a nuclear Iran. He explicitly mentioned the military option. He upheld Israel’s right to defend itself. He articulated the reasons why a nuclear Iran would be disastrous—from an accelerated...
  • Netanyahu: Israel will continue to strike anyone planning to attack its citizens

    03/10/2012 8:41:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/10/12 | Barak David, Yanir Yagna, Gili Cohen, Avi Issacharoff
    Since Friday, nearly 100 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza; Iron Dome system intercepts 27 of 29 rockets targeted. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with regional council heads in Israel's south on Saturday, and said Israel will continue to strike whoever plans attacks on Israeli citizens. The meeting came as the escalation of violence that began on Friday continued on Saturday after several hours of quiet. Five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel in the early afternoon.....
  • An Open Letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    03/10/2012 10:06:45 AM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
    Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, It’s been almost one year ago since I last wrote you an open letter like this. I just want to let you know that most Americans agree with your assessment on Iran and the consequences to both Israel and America if those savages procure nuclear weapons. In a peculiar way, a large number of us look to you, as opposed to the current President of the United States as our legitimate leader in these perilous times. We have much more in common since our nation was founded upon the belief that there is ONE God, the...
  • In US Election Year, Palestinians Sidelined

    03/09/2012 3:24:19 PM PST · by blueyon · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/9/2012 | Matthew Lee in Washington
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Barack Obama has told the Palestinians to sit tight during a U.S. election year, while holding out the promise of a serious push for Palestinian statehood if he wins a second term, the Palestinian foreign minister said Friday. A U.S. State Department spokeswoman insisted Washington remains engaged, though U.S officials, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the diplomacy, said the peace process is bogged down and prospects for resuming even low-level exploratory talks are slim. It may be politically risky for Abbas to be seen as just marking time until...
  • Netanyahu: Israel won’t attack Iran in days, weeks

    03/08/2012 4:55:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ori Lewis
    Israel will give sanctions on Iran a chance to work and will not attack its nuclear installations in the coming days or weeks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday after returning from talks in Washington. “I am not standing with a stopwatch in hand. It is not a matter days or weeks, but also not a matter of years. Everybody understands this,” Netanyahu told commercial Channel 10 in an excerpt from a recorded interview. Netanyahu has hinted Israel could resort to force should Tehran - which denies suspicions it is covertly trying to develop atomic bombs - continue to...
  • An Open Letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    03/07/2012 8:27:36 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies ^ | March 7, 2012 | Scott Ryan (Publius321)
    Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, It’s been almost one year ago since I last wrote you an open letter like this. I just want to let you know that most Americans agree with your assessment on Iran and the consequences to both Israel and America if those savages procure nuclear weapons. In a peculiar way, a large number of us look to you, as opposed to the current President of the United States as our legitimate leader in these perilous times. We have much more in common since our nation was founded upon the belief that there is ONE God, the...