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  • Netanyahu On US Embassy Attacks: 'You Want These Fanatics To Have Nuclear Weapons?'

    09/16/2012 5:00:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies ^ | september 15, 2012 | grace wyler
    In an interview with Meet The Press set to air Sunday, Netanyahu warned American lawmakers that Iran's leaders, like the protesters, are guided by an "unbelievable fanaticism." "They put their zealotry above their survival," Netanyahu told MTP host David Gregory. "It's the same fanaticism that you see storming your embassies today. You want these fanatics to have nuclear weapons?"
  • Democratic Senator Lashes Out at Netanyahu For Voicing His Concerns on Israeli Security

    09/15/2012 8:32:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 15Sept12 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama White House invited Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi of Egypt to meet this coming week but Obama turned down an invitation to meet with Netanyahu. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lectured Barack Obama in the Oval Office on the dangers facing the Jews back in May 2011. Now this… Far left Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) slammed Jewish leader Benjamin Netanyahu for raising concerns on the Iranian program that threatens Israel’s existence. The antiwar leftist sent Netanyahu an open letter this week asking him to take back his recent arguments on Obama’s dangerous Israeli policy.
  • PM to 'Post': Clear lines must be set to Iran nuclear march

    09/15/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/16/12 | Herb Keinon
    Congressman Mike Rogers [R-Michigan] gave an interview recently and said he walked out of a meeting a few weeks ago between you and US Ambassador Dan Shapiro with a sense that you were at wit’s end over American policy toward Iran. Are you? No, I am not at wit’s end. I believe we have to stop Iran, I believe we can stop Iran, and I think certain things are needed to do that. One of them is setting clear, designated limits to Iran’s nuclear weapons programs activities. I think that has not yet been done, but I am an old...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu on ‘Meet the Press’ and ‘State of the Union’ (9/16/12)

    09/15/2012 11:35:18 AM PDT · by onyx · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel (blog) ^ | Saturday, 9/16/12 | Hal Boedeker
    Unrest in the Middle East will be a major topic on Sunday morning programs. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be a guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CNN’s “State of the Union.”
  • Netenyahu: We Can't Rely On Obama Admin To Take Part In Strike Against Iran

    09/15/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 24 replies ^ | September 14, 2012 | AP
    <p>JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insinuated in an interview published Friday that Israel cannot entirely rely on the U.S. to act against Iran’s suspect nuclear program, a sign that the Israeli leader is not backing down from the sharp rhetoric that strained relations this week with the Obama administration.</p>
  • Netanyahu: Israel Understands America's Grief

    09/15/2012 6:55:31 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 18 replies
    CBNNews ^ | Thursday, September 13, 2012 | CBNNews
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended Israel's condolences to the families of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other officials at the American embassy in Libya who were murdered Tuesday night by Islamic terrorists. "The people of Israel grieve with the American people. We send our condolences to the families," Netanyahu said in a statement posted on the Prime Minister's Office website.
  • PM: I'm not interfering in US presidential election

    09/14/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/14/12 | HERB KEINON
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dismissed as “completely groundless” allegations he is manufacturing a crisis with US President Barack Obama just before the November 6 American election to influence the outcome in favor of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Netanyahu, in a Rosh Hashana interview with The Jerusalem Post that will appear in full on Sunday, said his call for the United States and the international community to set red lines for Iran was not at all connected with the US political campaign. “It has nothing to do with the American elections, because the Iranian nuclear program doesn’t care about the American...
  • Fear and Trembling: The Days of Awe and Israel’s Strike

    09/14/2012 4:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jeremy Rosen
    They are called the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, these ten days from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kipur. But I would argue that the difference between the two holidays is often overlooked. Yom Kipur is when each one of us, as an individual, is figuratively judged. Rosh Hashanah on the other hand is when the nation is assessed. It is true there is an overlap of ideas in our texts and liturgy. But if one goes back to the original Biblical commands, one sees a clear difference. Yom HaZikaron, Yom Zichron Teruah, these are the words used for what...
  • White House 'Damage Control' for Obama's Israel Rebuff

    09/12/2012 4:04:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/12/2012 | Chana Ya'ar
    Within hours after President Barack Obama turned down Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's request to meet on the sidelines of a United Nations General Assembly gathering in New York, White House officials were working on damage control for Obama's re-election campaign. By late Tuesday, the White House made sure media outlets were fully informed the two leaders had spent “an hour-long phone call” discussing the Iranian nuclear threat. The call, framed as “part of their ongoing consultations,” nevertheless was unplanned and clearly was a response to the instant coverage of Obama's rejection of Israel's “greatest ally.” It did nothing to hide...
  • Netanyahu: I am not interfering in US presidential election

    09/13/2012 10:16:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/14/12 | HERB KEINON
    In interview with the 'Post', PM says his call for US to set red lines for Iran not connected to US election: "The Iranian nuclear program proceeds unabated and they don’t care about the internal American political calendar." Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dismissed as “completely groundless” allegations he is manufacturing a crisis with US President Barack Obama just before the November 6 American election to influence the outcome in favor of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Netanyahu, in a Rosh Hashana interview with The Jerusalem Post that will appear in full on Sunday, said his call for the United States and...
  • More to this feud than personalities

    09/13/2012 3:06:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 9-13-12 | Jonathon S. Tobin
    How bad have things gotten between Israel and the United States? Yesterday’s nasty exchange between the two countries in which President Obama turned down a request for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu showed that the problem has now escalated from a simmering, longstanding argument about the peace process to a full-blown feud. The White House did some damage control and reportedly the two men spoke at length last night. But anyone who thinks that will resolve their differences hasn’t been paying attention to the unhealthy dynamic that has been festering since the two both came into office in...
  • U.S. lawmaker lashes out at Netanyahu for attacking Obama on Israel

    09/12/2012 6:31:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 61 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    Senator Boxer writes the Israeli PM, expressing her 'deep disappointment' for questioning U.S. support of Israel and its commitment to the Iran issue.
  • Jerusalem official accuses White House of lying about requested Netanyahu-Obama meeting

    09/12/2012 10:14:36 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 16 replies
    times of israel ^ | 9/12 | raphael ahren
    The Israeli government on Wednesday accused the White House of lying by denying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had requested to meet US President Barack Obama later this month in the US. The accusation will likely serve to further escalate diplomatic tensions between the two countries, which have ramped up in recent days. “We requested a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York and also suggested that the prime minister could come to Washington,” for a meeting, a senior government official in Jerusalem told the German DPA news agency on Wednesday.
  • The Democratic Party and the Second Holocaust

    09/12/2012 12:46:59 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/12/2012 | Roger L. Simon
    ....Which leads me to the incendiary part of this article. I address it to my fellow Jews who are currently in the Democratic Party or supporting it. How do you sleep? I’m talking to you David Axelrod, Charles Schumer, and even you, Alan Dershowitz, who made such a big (and welcome) noise when Jerusalem, Hamas, and the “law of return” were left out of the Democratic Party platform for the first time in years and then went suddenly silent when only the first of the three was reinstated. How about you, Rahm Emanuel, son of the Irgun and one-time volunteer...
  • Romney: I wouldn’t turn down Netanyahu meeting

    09/12/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    While greeting supporters in Jacksonville, Fla. after his press conference on the attacks in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney took a subtle swipe at President Obama’s relations with Israel. “I can’t ever imagine if the Prime Minister of Israel asked to meet with me, I can’t imagine ever saying no,” Romney said when asked about Israel, according to a pool report. “They’re our friends. They’re our closest allies in the Middle East.”(continued)
  • Israeli Government Accuses Obama Of Lying After White House Said Netanyahu Did Not Request Meeting

    09/12/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 84 replies
    WeaselZippers ^ | 9/12/12
    Via Times of Israel: The Israeli government on Wednesday accused the White House of lying by denying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had requested to meet US President Barack Obama later this month in the US. The accusation will likely serve to further escalate diplomatic tensions between the two countries, which have ramped up in recent days. “We requested a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York and also suggested that the prime minister could come to Washington,” for a meeting, a senior government official in Jerusalem told the German DPA news agency on Wednesday. White...
  • White House denies Obama snubbed Netanyahu

    09/11/2012 10:40:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Washington cites ‘scheduling conflicts’ as only reason US president, Israeli PM won’t meet later in September WASHINGTON – The White House denied Tuesday that US President Barack Obama refused a request made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in Washington later in September, while Netanyahu will be visiting the United States. Earlier, a Jerusalem official said that White House rejected Netanyahu’s request for a meeting, adding that when a request to that effect was made by Netanyahu’s aides, “The White House has got back to us and said that the president’s schedule will not permit that.”

    09/11/2012 5:35:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 65 replies ^ | 09/11/2012 | CHRISTIAN TOTO
    Barack Obama will be visiting one of his biggest fans soon - late night talker David Letterman. The president will chat with the "Late Show" host during a trip to New York City next week, according to the National Journal. Letterman's nightly monologues mostly spare the president from satirical ribbing, saving his most cutting remarks for the Romneys ... or even former President George W. Bush. The news comes on the same day Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he couldn't meet with him due to a scheduling conflict.
  • Report: Obama won’t meet with Netanyahu during his U.S. trip this month

    09/11/2012 4:56:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2012 | AllahPundit
    First came the shouting match between Netanyahu and the U.S. ambassador. Then Martin Dempsey told an audience in London that he didn’t want to be "complicit" in an Israeli attack on Iran. The upcoming joint military exercise between the U.S. and Israel was then scaled back, and this murky report about the U.S. contacting Iran to distance itself from an Israeli strike appeared. Then came the floor fiasco at the Democratic convention over the platform's Jerusalem language. Now this.Question for foreign-policy wonks: When was the last time relations between the U.S. and Israel were this poor? The White House has...
  • White House denies Netanyahu snub

    09/11/2012 12:57:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 86 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/11/12 | BYRON TAU
    The White House is denying that they refused to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of a U.N. conference later this month. "The President arrives in New York for the U.N. on Monday, September 24th and departs on Tuesday, September 25th," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. "The Prime Minister doesn't arrive in New York until later in the week. They're simply not in the city at the same time. But the President and PM are in frequent contact and the PM will meet with other senior officials, including Secretary Clinton, during his visit," Vietor...
  • Obama DECLINES to meet with Bibi At the U.N.

    09/11/2012 11:28:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 47 replies
    Per Bret Baier's Facebook... From a new post in Israeli paper - Haaretz: (WH has not denied yet - working on statement apparently) "The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month. An official in Jerusalem said that the prime minister's office sent the White House a message stating that although Netanyahu will spend only two and a half days on U.S. soil, he is interested in meeting Obama and is willing to travel to the U.S. capital...
  • White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama

    09/11/2012 11:29:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies ^ | Sept. 11, 2012 | Barak Ravid
    The White House's response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting Obama.
  • Early frost? White House gives chilly response to proposed Obama-Netanyahu meeting

    09/11/2012 11:37:48 AM PDT · by pabianice · 165 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/11/12
    <p>Fox confirming. Netanyahu in US. Asked to meet with Obama re. Iran. Obama said he is "too busy."</p>
  • U.S. has no right to block Israel on Iran: Netanyahu

    09/11/2012 9:12:17 AM PDT · by mojito · 101 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/11/2012 | Jeffrey Heller
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said the United States had forfeited its moral right to stop Israel taking action against Iran's nuclear program because it had refused to be firm with Tehran itself. In comments which appeared to bring the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran closer, Netanyahu took the Obama administration to task after Washington rebuffed his own call to set a red line for Tehran's nuclear drive. "The world tells Israel 'wait, there's still time'. And I say, 'Wait for what? Wait until when?'" said Netanyahu, speaking in English.
  • Intel Committee Chair Describes Explosive Confrontation Between Netanyahu and American Ambassador

    09/06/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 48 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 6 2012 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Rogers told a Michigan radio interviewer earlier this week that he had not previously witnessed such a high-level confrontation, and he described Israeli leaders as being at "wits' end" over what they see as President Obama's unwillingness to provide them with his "red lines" in the effort to stop Iran's nuclear program. He also said that neither the Israelis nor the Iranians believe that Obama would use force to stop the nuclear program. (UPDATE: Rogers said as well he believes the Israelis will "probably" bomb Iran if they don't get clearer red lines from the U.S.) Rogers description of the...
  • Rep. Mike Rogers tells of heated exchange between Netanyahu, U.S. envoy over Iran nuclear program

    09/07/2012 3:11:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 6, 2012
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the U.S. ambassador to Israel argued heatedly during a meeting about U.S. and Israeli strategy in confronting Iran, according to a U.S. lawmaker who was present. In the account of the meeting provided by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, Netanyahu was “at wit’s end” with what the Israeli leader sees as a lack of U.S. resolve and clarity about the Iranian nuclear threat.
  • Debunked: The myth of a caring Obama White House

    09/03/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3 Sep 12 | Gidon Ben-Zvi
    The administration of US President Barack Obama reacted sharply to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent comment that Obama had “thrown allies like Israel under the bus” regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that assistance “… provided to Israel by the United States has never been greater than it has been under President Obama. We have an extremely close relationship with Israel, which is appropriate given our unshakable commitment to Israel’s security.” Barack Obama an erstwhile supporter of the Zionist enterprise? Such drivel may stick with Hollywood’s glitterati, but outside of Tinseltown, the...
  • U.S. Tells Iran: We Won't Join Israeli Attack

    09/03/2012 12:36:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/12 | Gil Ronen
    Senior officials in the Obama Administration sent a message to Tehran in the past few days, according to which the U.S. does not intend to join Israel's side if it decides to attack the Iranian nuclear installations on its own, reports Israel's second-largest paper, Yediot Aharonot. According to the report, the U.S. sent the message to Iran in order to avoid an Iranian response military response that would target U.S. installations in the Gulf region. The message was reportedly conveyed to Iran through two European countries that serve as a conduit of communication between Iran and the U.S. in times...
  • Why Israel Doesn't Trust Obama

    09/02/2012 2:59:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Barack Obama is fond of insisting that he "has Israel's back." Maybe he should mention that to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. In remarks to journalists in London quoted by the Guardian, General Martin Dempsey warned that any Israeli attack on Iran would "clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran's nuclear programs." He also said economic sanctions on Iran were having an effect and needed more time to work, but that the good they were doing "could be undone if [Iran] was attacked prematurely." And to underscore the firmness of his opposition to an Israeli strike, the Chairman added...
  • Netanyahu Goes Nuclear on Obama

    09/02/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT · by Justaham · 98 replies ^ | 9/2/12 | Awr Hawkins
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly shouted "Time has run out!" at U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro, as the two met in Israel earlier this week and discussed the Obama administration's position on Iran. The Jerusalem Post reported that Shapiro was in Israel for meetings with Netanyahu, and at some point the PM couldn't hold his frustration with President Obama in any longer: "Instead of pressuring Iran in an effective way, Obama and his people are pressuring us not to attack the nuclear facilities." Those present say Netanyahu then said assertively: "Time has run out!" Shapiro responded by alleging that Netanyahu...
  • Decision by Netanyahu, Barak to strike Iran is almost final

    09/01/2012 3:31:41 PM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Aug 31 | Times of Israel staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have “almost finally” decided on an Israeli strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities this fall, and a final decision will be taken “soon,” Israel’s main TV news broadcast reported on Friday evening. Channel 2 News, the country’s leading news program, devoted much of its Friday night broadcast to the issue, detailing the pros and cons that, it said, have taken Netanyahu and Barak to the brink of approving an Israeli military attack despite opposition from the Obama administration and from many Israeli security chiefs. Critically, the station’s diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal said,...
  • Migron and the Threat to Israeli Democracy

    09/01/2012 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    By Tuesday, 50 Israeli families will have been tossed out of their homes in their village of Migron, which is set for destruction. They will not be dispossessed because they unlawfully squatted on someone else's property. The residents of Migron will be tossed from their homes - on the order of the Supreme Court - because Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein and his associates believe they are above the law. And due to this opinion, Weinstein and his associates refuse to recognize the sovereign authority of Israel's government or to act in accordance with its lawful decisions. The media have alternatively presented...
  • 'PM tells US 'time has run out' on Iran diplomacy'

    08/31/2012 7:31:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    J Post ^ | 8/31/2012 - 13 Elul 5772
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu got into a diplomatic shouting match with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro over US President Barack Obama's handling of Iran's nuclear program, saying "time has run out" for diplomacy, Yediot Aharonot cited a source as saying on Friday.
  • Netanyahu and Obama Will Meet in September, Morsi Goes to Beijing

    08/25/2012 6:37:51 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    The White House has fixed an appointment for President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hold talks on Sept. 27, debkafile's Washington sources report. Netanyahu will spend ten days in the United States, during which he will address the UN General Assembly and launch Israel's counter-attack on the virulently anti-Semitic themes of Iran's official anti-Israel propaganda. This timeline indicates that the prime minister is inclined to accommodate President Obama by delaying once again an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program until after the US presidential election on Nov. 6. It stands to reason that Netanyahu would not fix...
  • New evidence points to deficient police conduct in Arab lynching (Netanyahu condemns thug violence)

    08/23/2012 5:07:45 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 2 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | August 22, 2012 | Israel Hayom Staff
    According to eyewitness, a police patrolman who arrived at the scene saw a group of youths engaging in disorderly behavior, but left minutes before they began beating the Arab victim • PM: "This goes against our way, and we condemn it in word and deed." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday condemned attacks against Arabs over the weekend, saying that Israel will not tolerate racism and violence. Six Palestinians were hurt on Thursday when the taxi they were riding in was firebombed near the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin, and a group of Arab youths was viciously attacked in...
  • Iran can build an N-bomb by Oct. 1. Cairo coup hampers Israeli action

    08/13/2012 2:28:03 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 19 replies
    DebkaFile ^ | August 13, 2012 | Staff
    At its present rate of enrichment, Iran will have 250 kilograms of 20-percent grade uranium, exactly enough to build its first nuclear bomb, in roughly six weeks, and two-to- four bombs by early 2013, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. Hence the leak by an unnamed Israeli security source Sunday, Aug. 12, disclosing Iran’s progress in developing the detonator and fuses for a nuclear warhead which can be fitted onto Shehab-3 ballistic missiles capable of reaching Israel. Since 20 percent refined uranium is a short jump to weapons grade fuel, Iran will have the capability and materials for building an...
  • All threats "dwarfed" by Iran nuclear work: Israel PM

    08/13/2012 9:05:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/2012 | Dan Williams
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that most threats to Israel's security were "dwarfed" by the prospect of Iran obtaining nuclear weaponry, which local media reports charged Tehran had stepped up its efforts to achieve. The comments at a weekly cabinet meeting and the front-page reports in the liberal Haaretz, a frequent Netanyahu critic, and in the conservative, pro-government Israel Hayom came as Israeli debate intensified about whether to go to war against Iran - and soon - over its disputed atomic projects. The debate seemed to defy appeals by U.S. President Barack Obama, seeking re-election in November, to...
  • Decision By Netanyahu, Barak To Strike Iran Is Almost Final -- Israel TV

    08/11/2012 6:30:11 AM PDT · by Fennie · 41 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 11, 2012
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have "almost finally" decided on an Israeli strike at Iran's nuclear facilities this fall, and a final decision will be taken "soon", Israel's main TV news broadcast reported on Friday evening. Channel 2 News, the country's leading news program, devoted much of its Friday night broadcast to the issue, detailing the pros and cons that, it said, have taken Netanyahu and Barak to the brink of approving an Israeli military attack despite opposition from the Obama administration and from many Israeli security chiefs. Critically, the station's diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal said,...
  • Bibi— Son of Benzion - The Netanyahu legacy

    08/05/2012 6:59:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Much of the reporting about Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel has focused on his statement that Israel’s success is linked to its political and economic culture. Yet the most significant geopolitical event during his journey was the statement by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during a joint news conference with Romney, that the current American administration’s policies have not swayed Iran’s nuclear ambition “one iota.” Adding to the significance of this event was the date on which it took place, and the importance of that date not only to the Jewish people in general, but to Netanyahu’s family in particular....
  • Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan: paper

    07/29/2012 2:52:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan: paper ReutersReuters – 3 hrs ago JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser has briefed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a U.S. contingency plan to attack Iran should diplomacy fail to curb its nuclear program, an Israeli newspaper reported on Sunday. The Haaretz newspaper said that the U.S. adviser - Thomas Donilon - had described the plan in talks with Netanyahu earlier this month. A senior Netanyahu aide, Harel Locker, refused to comment on the report when asked about it in an interview with an Israeli radio station. Another...
  • Mitt Romney meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (video at link)

    07/29/2012 8:07:19 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 July 2012 | Staff
    US Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agree Israel's greatest danger comes from Iran. The Republican presidential candidate's trip to the region is part of a three-nation foreign tour that has already taken in a somewhat unsuccessful stint in the UK and will finish in Poland, as the Romney campaign team hope to boost their man's foreign policy credentials. Meeting in Mr Netanyahu's office, the Israeli Prime Minister spoke to Mr Romney in front of assembled journalists and photographers. "I have to say that I heard some of your remarks and you said that the...
  • Bibi's Subtle Diss of Barry

    07/23/2012 6:20:15 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 31 replies ^ | 07/23/2012 | Joy Tiz
    You have to start with the premise that the Prime Minister of Israel chooses his words carefully. Unlike our president who is more enchanted with the sound of his own voice than Narcissus was with his reflection. Netanyahu was asked by Chris Wallace on Wallace's Fox News Sunday show about the terrorist attack on a bus in Bulgaria that slaughtered five Israeli tourists. Bibi was well beyond adamant that the perpetrators were Hezbollah, supported by Iran. On this point, the prime minister was quite forceful. Wallace then asked Netanyahu if he had shared any of his recently acquired information with...
  • Kadima’s Departure Leaves Netanyahu’s Coalition at Odds with Itself

    07/20/2012 2:58:28 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 1 replies
    Time ^ | July 17, 2012 | Karl Vick
    Elections may be imminent as the debate over the draft--and whether the ultra-orthodox are exempt--leads to the end of Netanyahu's grand coalition Well, that didn’t last long. The newest and largest member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition voted to leave it on Tuesday, ankling the government not quite 10 weeks after joining. Kadima, the center-right party that averted elections by joining Netanyahu’s coalition in May, voted overwhelmingly to return to opposition after Netanyahu chose to side with religious parties in the divisive question of a universal draft. Kadima’s departure does not guarantee new elections. Netanyahu’s remaining coalition members continue to...
  • PM: All signs point to Iran in Bulgaria attack

    07/18/2012 10:13:31 AM PDT · by eak3 · 47 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/18/2012 | JPPOST.COM STAFF
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Iran is likely behind the attack on Israeli civilians in Bulgaria, Army Radio reported.
  • Netanyahu Blames Iran for Attack in Bulgaria on Israeli Civilians, Vows Response

    07/18/2012 11:23:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran for a terror attack on an Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria today that has claimed the lives of seven Israeli civilians, vowing that Israel will respond. The attack comes on the eighteenth anniversary of a deadly Iranian terror attack against a Jewish community center in Argentina. Netanyahu promised to respond: "Israel will react powerfully against Iranian terror." Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told Fox News' Megyn Kelly that Israel's message had to be taken seriously, given that Netanyahu did not mention Hizbullah--an Iranian proxy with a presence near...
  • Validate Settlements, Israeli Panel Suggests

    07/10/2012 8:41:52 AM PDT · by dervish · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/9/12 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    Flouting international opinion, an Israeli government-appointed commission of jurists said Monday that Israel’s presence in the West Bank was not occupation and recommended that the state grant approval for scores of unauthorized Jewish settlement outposts there. The committee’s legal arguments, while nonbinding, could provide backup for the government should it decide to grant the outposts retroactive official status. But such a move would inevitably stir international outrage and deal a significant blow to prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement. “The report relates to the question of legality and legitimacy of the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria,” Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • Russia's Putin arriving in Israel to discuss Iran, Syria

    06/24/2012 11:02:59 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 25, 2012 | HERB KEINON
    At time of Mideast uncertainty, Russian president scheduled to hold lengthy meeting with Netanyahu expected to focus on J'lem, Moscow's differing opinions on efficacy of diplomacy in curbing Iranian threat. With the Muslim Brotherhood now in charge in Egypt and Syria in flames, Russian President Vladimir Putin will make his first visit to the volatile region on Monday since becoming president again in May, with a quick two-day journey to Israel and Jordan. While Putin is scheduled to hold a lengthy meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the afternoon – a one-on-one discussion followed by a larger meeting with...
  • Vote 'Aye' and It's Bye-Bye, Netanyahu Tells Ministers

    06/05/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Prime Minister's Bureau has contacted all ministers and deputy ministers and made clear that the government opposes the proposed Regulation Law that will come up for a vote Wednesday. The law would make it possible to compensate land owners who were wronged in construction of communities in Judea and Samaria, without having to hand over the land or tear down homes built upon it. Channel 2 News reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's men made clear to the ministers and deputies that if any of them vote in favor of the Regulation Law, they will be fired from the...
  • Netanyahu orders swift deportation of 25,000 illegal African migrants

    06/03/2012 8:41:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 6/3/12 | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his ministers to accelerate efforts to deport citizens of South Sudan, the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Ethiopia who are living in Israel illegally on Sunday. Speaking at Sunday's cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that while it is not possible to expel citizens of Eritrea and Sudan, whose lives would be at risk in their home countries, holding facilities for them must be built in the Negev as quickly as possible. (Snip) Sudan is classified as an enemy country, another reason that infiltrators can't be returned there, he said, while Eritrea, though it has diplomatic relations with
  • Why Can't Israel Name Its Own Capital?

    06/02/2012 1:57:28 PM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies
    CNS news ^ | June 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    The Obama administration refuses, time and again, to say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Victoria Nuland, speaking from the State Department, recently repeated over and over that the status of Jerusalem is subject to final status negotiations. Israel thus becomes the only country recognized by the U.S. that is not allowed to name its own capital. But the U.S. recognizes Germany’s capital. It’s Berlin. This is most curious. The United States, in organizing the United Nations in 1945, required that only those nations that had declared war on Germany could be members. President Roosevelt told Stalin and Churchill...