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  • State Department: No, we're not planning sanctions against Israel

    12/08/2014 4:08:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/8/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Matt Lee @APDiploWriter Follow "Reports we might be contemplating sanctions against #Israel (re settlements) completely unfounded & without merit," per @statedeptspox. 11:06 AM - 8 Dec 2014
  • Obama wants to put sanctions on Israel? Congress is fighting back

    12/06/2014 6:03:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    President Barack Obama’s administration is reportedly considering putting some muscle behind its opposition to new settlement construction by Israelis in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. According to reports, the administration is weighing the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Israeli government. “Senior Israeli officials said that White House officials held a classified discussion a few weeks ago about the possibility of taking active measures against the settlements,” Haaretz reported on Thursday. When confronted with this rumor, administration officials did not deny it. “A few senior American officials approached by Haaretz did not deny this, but refused to disclose...
  • What Israeli Elections Mean for Obama

    12/08/2014 6:46:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 8, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    While in most countries immigration moves the electorate to the left, in Israel immigration moved the country to the right. In the United States the left is counting on demographics to make it easier for them to win elections, but in Israel demographic shifts have made it easier for the right to win. But the biggest problem for the Israeli left is that its tethered to its own version of ObamaCare in the form of the Palestinian Authority which wont make peace, wont stop funding terrorism and wont stop playing the victim. As with ObamaCare, the Israeli left teeters between...
  • Netanyahu Springs his Trap

    12/08/2014 6:44:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steven Plaut
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may demonstrate foolishness regarding a great many things in public life, but no one ever accused him of demonstrating foolishness with regard to his own electoral prospects. His enemies are suddenly foaming at the mouth. In response to the remarkable jump in Likud popularity in the polls, they claim, Bibi has decided to pull a fast one and has decided to take the undemocratic decision of holding elections. That Netanyahus rivals claim it is undemocratic when elections are held is only the tip of their problems. What really has them worried is that the Israeli electorate...
  • Obama set on obstructing Netanyahus re-election

    12/05/2014 2:59:08 PM PST · by AU72 · 9 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | December 4, 2014 | DEBKAfile
    President Barack Obama and his White House National Security team headed by Susan Rice have decided to seize on the political crisis besetting the Israeli government and the upcoming general election on March 17 for action to bar Binyamin Netanyahus reelection to a fourth term as prime minister. This decision reverberated through Future party leader Yair Lapids assertion Wednesday night, Dec. 3, after he was sacked as finance minister, that Binyamin Netanyahu would not be next prime minister. He laid claim to the premiership himself. The Obama administration has maintained close ties with Lapid during the foreshortened 22 month-life of...
  • Congress Demands Obama Explain Rumored Sanctions Against Israel

    12/05/2014 4:08:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/5/14 | Adam Kredo
    Members of Congress are demanding that President Obama come clean about controversial reports that he is considering leveling sanctions on Israel, according to a letter sent Friday afternoon by lawmakers to the White House. The Obama administration has found itself engulfed in controversy since reports emerged Thursday that the White House and State Department had met in secret to strategize about imposing sanctions on Israel for its continued building of houses in contested Jerusalem neighborhoods. State Department and White House officials have continued to dodge questions from reporters on the matter, maintaining that they will neither confirm nor deny the...
  • Obama mulling sanctions against Israel [First time in US history]

    12/05/2014 8:27:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/2014 | Rick Moran
    For the first time in history, an American president is considering slapping sanctions on the state of Israel.  The reason?  Israel is building new housing on its own land. Washington Free Beacon: The classified meetings were reportedly held several weeks ago and included officials from both the State Department and White House, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, which first reported on the meetings. The possibility of sanctioning Israel for its ongoing construction sends a signal that the Obama administration is willing to go further in its denunciations of Israel then any previous White House. At the same time, the...
  • Obama officials mum on reports White House weighing sanctions on Israel

    12/05/2014 7:40:11 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon, Fox News.com ^ | December 05, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is refusing to discuss reports that emerged early Thursday claiming that the White House is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss taking action against Israel for its ongoing building in East Jerusalem. The classified meetings were reportedly held several weeks ago and included officials from both the State Department and White House, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz, which first reported on the meetings. The possibility...
  • Reports: Obama Mulling Sanctions on Israel

    12/04/2014 5:07:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/4/14 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is refusing to discuss reports that emerged early Thursday claiming that the White House is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss taking action against Israel for its ongoing building in East Jerusalem. The classified meetings were reportedly held several weeks ago and included officials from both the State Department and White House, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz, which first reported on the meetings. The possibility...
  • Obama Continues to Bash Israel, Destabilizes Middle East

    11/12/2014 9:58:31 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 12, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel November 12, 2014 US President Barack Obama never misses an opportunity to attack one of Americas most trusted allies. And in doing so, he weakens US interests in the Middle East. Last week, US General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated that Israel went to extraordinary lengths to prevent civilian casualties during this summers war in the Gaza Strip. I actually do think that Israel went to extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties, said General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,...
  • Greenfield: The Price of Restraint is Death

    11/11/2014 3:12:29 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 The Price of Restraint is Death Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Yesterday afternoon a young woman stood by the side of a road holding up a sign. It read Gush Etzion. Those two words summon up spittle-flecked rants about Zionist settlements from the anti-Israel left. But for Dalia, it was just home. And then it wasnt. Dalia caught a ride to a bus stop on the way home from her job as a childrens occupational therapist. Her next stop was a shift at Yad Sarah, a volunteer organization for the elderly and...
  • Are You There Allah? Its Me, John Kerry

    11/03/2014 8:46:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 3, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Are You There Allah? It’s Me, John KerryPosted By Daniel Greenfield On November 3, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 15 Comments A week before the anniversary of September 11, John Kerry announced that he had been given a divine mission to protect Muslim countries from Global Warming.The Secretary of State had spent September arguing that the Islamic State was Un-Islamic. He told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs that it was a war against the “enemy of Islam.” Kerry was so eager to go native that he even switched from calling the Islamic State by the acronym...
  • Super-Mandate 2014 (Obama vs. Israel)

    11/11/2014 9:05:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/2014, 4:11 AM | Dr. Joseph Frager
    The Republican Tsunami that took place on November 4th is not just a mandate against the policies of President Obama (the President himself said that the election would be a referendum on his policies), but a Super-Mandate against not just the Presidents policies but the President himself and the way he conducts business. [] His rush and push to make a bad deal with Iran even though conveniently postponed till after the election is causing a great deal of fear and trepidation among the American people. North Koreas advance to the point of fitting a nuclear bomb on an ICBM...
  • The Democrats Cant Afford to Lose Israel

    11/05/2014 5:07:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 5, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jewish leftists keep threatening to break up with Israel. They deliver a list of their demands, scribble nasty things about the Jewish State on social media and even write entire books in which they threaten to break up with it for good, but they never actually move on to stalking some other country. Peter Crisis of Zionism Beinart, Jeffrey Chickens__t Goldberg act like jealous boyfriends constantly warning Israel that they are about to break up with it. But the break up never happens. It cant. Stalkers use their victims to prop up their shaky identity. Without Israel, Jewish leftists who...
  • Iran: change in US policies towards Israel makes it possible Iranian cooperation with the US

    11/10/2014 5:39:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 8, 2014
    Iranian official: noticeable change in US policies towards the Israeli-Palestinian issue... makes it possible for Iran to enter into cooperation with the US The idea that the United States of America remains forever as the Great Satan is changing in Iran as there are signs of slight but noticeable change in US policies towards the Israeli-Palestinian issue, Iraq and Syria. All this makes it possible for Iran to enter into cooperation with the US, Khoram told Asharq Al-Awsat. Iran contemplating nuclear compromise in return for US-backed regional role: sources Iran and US on course for "maximum flexibility" in upcoming negotiations...
  • The United States' Adversarial Stance with Israel

    11/01/2014 1:51:48 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    YNET News ^ | Alex Fishman
    When senior US administration officials say to you, "I won't be in town when you get here," they're actually saying, "It doesn't suit me to meet with you now." And sometimes, the response is a little more subtle: "I won't be in town, but let's coordinate your visit at a later date." In the case of Israeli Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya'alon, Washington experienced a mass exodus; all of a sudden, no one was home...
  • Why Obama Hates Netanyahu

    10/30/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-30-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obamas foreign policy was supposed to reboot Americas relationship with the rest of the world. Old allies would become people we occasionally talked to. Old enemies would become new allies. Goodbye Queen, hello Vladimir. Trade the Anglosphere for Latin Americas Marxist dictatorships. Replace allied governments in the Middle East with Islamists and call it a day for the Caliphate. Very little of that went according to plan. Obama is still stuck with Europe. The Middle East and Latin American leftists still hate America. The Arab Spring imploded. Japan, South Korea and India have conservative governments. And then theres Israel. The...
  • Obama shifting America away from Israel and toward Iran

    10/29/2014 10:30:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2014 | Noah Rothman
    This White Houses relationship with Israel, and particularly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has always been strained, but it is fair to assume today that American relations with the Wests closest ally in the Middle East are downright hostile. The White House is making it clear for all interested observers that they do not believe close relations with the Israeli government are a priority. AllahPundits dissection of an interview an administration official gave The Atlantics Jeffrey Goldberg, in which Netanyahu was ungraciously described as recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and Aspergery, is a must-read. AllahPundit observed that the unnamed...
  • Team Obama's Pointless Attack on Israel

    10/29/2014 10:55:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    National Interest ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Allen Gay
    What does the Obama administration hope to accomplish by trashing Israel in the press? This is the most important question after an apparently coordinated wave of anonymous quotes welled up in Tuesdays press. Relations with Israel have steadily worsened over the course of Obamas presidency, and little of what was said was out of step with some views being expressed in broader policy circles. But why say it, and why now? The wave began Monday night, with Foreign Policys Gopal Ratnam saying that the White House was undermining Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon during his recent visit to the United...
  • The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here

    10/28/2014 1:19:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/28/2014 | JEFFREY GOLDBERG
    The Obama administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming. The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. The thing about Bibi is, hes a chickens**t, this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname. This comment is representative of the gloves-off manner in which American and Israeli officials now talk about...
  • Senior Obama administration official reportedly calls Netanyahu chicken (bleep) [coward too]

    10/28/2014 3:32:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 91 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Netanyahu goes toe-to-toe with US, EU over criticism ... Share on Facebook Twitter Google Plus Report in The Atlantic quotes two officials who question the PM's ability to act on either the peace process or the Iranian nuclear issue. The administration of US President Barack Obama has expressed its displeasure over Israel's recent announcement that it would be building more housing units in east Jerusalem, but now reported name-calling directed at Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can be added to the tensions between the two allies. Jeffrey Goldberg, diplomatic correspondent for The Atlantic, reported Tuesday that he recently spoke to...
  • RJC: Dangerous Escalation in Obama Hostility Toward Israel

    10/28/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 28, 2014 | Israel News Agency Staff
    By Israel News Agency StaffWashington, D.C. October 28, 2014 The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded to several troubling expressions of hostility toward Israel coming from the Obama administration in recent days. These included a snub towards Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. The White House denied him meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Jeffrey Goldberg, diplomatic correspondent for The Atlantic, reported today that he recently spoke to a senior Obama administration official about, the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the...
  • While Wearing Hamas Green, State Department Spokesman [ Jen Psaki ] Avoids Offending Hamas

    10/28/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 28, 2014
    As State Department spokesman Jen Psaki appeared to be going out of her way to avoid implicating Hamas in an act of terrorism, she was coincidentally dressed in a shade of green reminiscent of Hamas color. When asked by AP reporter Matt Lee about reports that the terrorist leanings of a 14 year-old Palestinian-American boy named Orwa Hammad, Psaki pleaded ignorance. Hammad was reportedly hurling molotov cocktails before being killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); Psaki played dumb.
  • Lapid: Israel-US relations in 'crisis'

    10/25/2014 2:33:32 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 37 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | 10/25/14 | Moran Azulay
    Lapid: Israel-US relations in 'crisis' After Ynet learns White House officials prevented defense minister from meeting Kerry and Biden, Lapid says 'We need to act with more respect. We must remember that US funds and technology helped Gaza operation.' "There is a crisis with the Americans and it needs to be addressed as a crisis," Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Saturday after ongoing tensions between Washington and Jerusalem led US officials to block Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon from meeting with senior administration officials during his current US visit.
  • American silence fuels 'Palestinian' terrorism

    10/24/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/24/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This New York Post piece by Eliyahu Federman is spot-on (Hat Tip: Victor Shikhman). Abbas called Jews visiting the Temple Mount (Judaisms holiest place) a herd of cattle, with no right to visit or worship there. Jewish visits, he said, were a desecration that must be stopped by any means. Any means turned out to include the murder of baby Chaya. Whats most remarkable is the US silence on Abbas remarks. Neither Secretary of State John Kerry nor any State Department spokesman condemned Abbas words comparing Jews to cattle. Even the US embassy in Israel failed to issue a...
  • U.S. Cut Off Arms Supply to Israel During Gaza War-Why decision likely came from the White House

    10/22/2014 5:14:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-22-14 | P. David Hornik
    Revealed: U.S. Cut Off Arms Supply to Israel During Gaza WarPosted By P. David Hornik On October 22, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments Last August 14 the Wall Street Journal reported that, in July, after Israel had launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Washington had surprised Israel by turning down an Israeli request for a large number of Hellfire missiles. Hellfires are an important air-to-surface precision weapon, suited to the kind of warfare Israel was waging against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza.But as Amir Rapaport, a veteran Israeli military-affairs writer and editor...
  • Obama says too many Israelis ready to abandon peace

    09/24/2014 10:11:06 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2014
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that too many Israelis were ready to abandon a bid for peace in the region and, in a departure from his prepared remarks, added that this was something Israelis should think about. Related Stories 1. Obama urges Iran not to let opportunity pass for nuclear deal Reuters 2. What Obama Wants From The UN (The Note) ABC News 3. Modi's Power Play - Can Obama Charm Him? Huffington Post 4. Obama says will allow no 'safe haven' for Islamic State militants Reuters 5. Khorasan planned imminent attacks against U.S....
  • Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin on Iran, Arab Spring, U.S. Aid, and More

    08/16/2014 6:13:21 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 May 2013 | Alex Newman
    Deputy Knesset Speaker Feiglin on Iran, Arab Spring, U.S. Aid, and More The New American 20 May 2013 JERUSALEM — Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) Moshe Feiglin, who leads the Manhigut Yehudit (the Jewish Leadership) faction of the ruling Likud Party, spoke to The New American’s Alex Newman in late April during an interview at the Knesset in Jerusalem. (The photo shows MK Feiglin, center, with Newman.) While a controversial figure in Israel and still relatively unknown abroad after his successful election in January, the new lawmaker has developed a strong following among liberty-minded Jews. However, MK...
  • Lying Obama Lying About Halting Ammunition Shipments To Israel

    08/15/2014 7:27:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/15/2014 | Ben Barrack
    Through his State Department ventriloquist dummy, Barack Obama is denying that there is any truth to a Wall Street Journal article that Obama put a halt to ammunition shipments to Israel. The problem for Obama is that his credibility has long been shot so nothing he or any of his underlings asserts can be believed.At some point, credibility matters and the lack of it can reach a point so low that the default position of those youre trying to convince is justifiably that youre lying.Advantage, Netanyahu. White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in...
  • Obama Admin Halts Transfer of Key Weapon to Israel

    08/15/2014 6:56:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/15/2014 | BRYAN PRESTON
    According to YNet News, the Obama administration has halted shipment of Hellfire anti-armor missiles to Israel.The administration blames the decision on Israel: The Journal reports Israel requested money for more Iron Dome interceptors from the US Defense Department mere days after the ground incursion into Gaza began. While Israeli officials told the Americans Israel had enough interceptors for the current Gaza operation, they said it wanted to replenish its stocks.According to the Journal, the Obama administration, with Israel’s consent, decided not to seek emergency funding, and instead hold the Congress vote on the $225 million military aid proposal in...
  • Many a Truth: Obama Says 'I Don't Worry About Israel's Survival'

    08/09/2014 7:35:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today's New York Times op-ed page includes a wide-ranging interview on foreign policy that Thomas Friedman conducted with President Obama. Let's break down some of the low-lights. Excerpts from interview in italics, with my comments following. And sure, when President Obama said "I don't worry about Israel's survival," he explained his insouciance in terms of Israel's military might. But was he telling a deeper truth? Obama made clear that he is only going to involve America more deeply in places like the Middle East to the extent that the different communities there agree to an inclusive politics of no victor/no...
  • 12 ways the US administration has failed its ally Israel

    06/09/2014 9:09:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 6/3/14 | David Horovitz
    Mere hours after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a government backed by the Islamic extremist Hamas group, the US State Department legitimized the arrangement, declaring that it would work with the new government because it does not include members affiliated with Hamas. What was saddest about Washingtons insistence on accepting Abbass paper-thin veneer over his governments new nature his technocrat ministers were all approved by Hamas is that it represents only the Obama administrations latest abrogation of leadership, logic and leverage at Israels expense. Rather than rushing to embrace a Palestinian government in which an unreformed...
  • Cruz: Obama undermined Israels security

    05/30/2014 10:22:41 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/14 05:13 PM EDT | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says President Obama has undermined Israels national security by doing little to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons and advanced missile technology.Cruz delivered his sharp critique of Obama after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior officials during a trip to Israel and Eastern Europe.Perhaps the most striking aspect of my entire time in Israel was the unanimity of views on the gravity of threat that Iran presents and the ineffectiveness of the administrations approach to deal with it, he told reporters during a conference call from Poland.He called the possibility of Iran...
  • Obama-Netanyahu rift is unbridgeable

    In an unprecedented breach of diplomatic etiquette, President Obama once again sandbagged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In a carefully orchestrated interview with Jeff Goldberg, a columnist for Bloomberg, released a few hours before the prime ministers arrival in the US, Obama reverted to his May 2011 role as an Israel basher and engaged in personal savaging and humiliation of Netanyahu. This despite Netanyahus intimation that Israel intended to adopt the Kerry framework, albeit with reservations. Obama accused Netanyahu of leading his country toward disaster, condemned the more aggressive settlement construction and rhetorically asked, Do you resign yourself to what amounts...
  • Obamas Betrayal of Israel as a Jewish State

    03/10/2014 5:20:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 10, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has flatly refused to recognize Israels right to exist as a Jewish state. Such recognition is a key condition that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded for reaching an acceptable peace agreement on a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Prime Minister Netanyahu explained the importance of such Palestinian recognition, which would amount to an expression of the Palestinians good faith intention to truly end the conflict by accepting Israels right of self-determination to once and for all live in peace as the Jewish state its founders envisioned: The central question at the end is...
  • 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 Obamas earth-shattering interview with Bloombergs Jeffrey Goldberg on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might have anticipated that Mondays 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 presidents 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 ministers confidence in their alliance, and just about the...
  • Surviving Obama

    03/07/2014 8:43:10 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 22 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/7/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg minced few words in discussing the interview that President Barack Obama gave him on the eve of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's latest visit to Washington. Speaking with Charlie Rose, Goldberg equated Obama's threat to stop supporting Israel in international forums to the talk of a mafia don. Obama told Goldberg, that if Israel doesn't cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, "our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited." He added, "And that has consequences." That statement, Goldberg noted, was a "veiled threat" and "almost up there with, 'Nice little Jewish state...
  • Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza

    03/05/2014 8:36:38 AM PST · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM | Gidon Ben-zvi
    BREAKING: Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza (VIDEO) MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM 9 COMMENTS Benny Gantz Ram Rothberg Israeli Navy KLOSCIran Gaza KLOSC Shayetet 13Israeli navy commandos KLOSC arms shipM-302 missile Iran Gaza StripM-302 missile Second Lebanon WarMoti Almoz Israeli Navy KLOSC Iran Israeli Naval commandos on Wednesday intercepted an Iranian ship in the Red Sea weighed down with missiles that was en route to the Gaza Strip, the IDF said in a statement. The boat, named KLOSC, was stopped by the elite naval commando unit Shayetet 13 as it was heading to...
  • US and Israel Worked Together to Track, Raid Iranian Weapon Ship, White House reveals its role in

    03/05/2014 10:49:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 3/5/14 | Staff
    The United States intelligence services and military worked with Israel to track the Iranian ship carrying missiles to Gaza, which was apprehended Wednesday, according to AFP. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Washington started to work with Israel through intelligence and military channels and at the national security advisor level as soon as it knew the shipment was on the move. President Barack Obama also directed the US military to work out contingencies in case it became necessary to intercept the vessel, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One. "Throughout this time our intelligence and military...
  • 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.
  • US: We were ready to act against Iranian arms shipment but Israel volunteered

    03/05/2014 12:43:11 PM PST · by shepardspie33 · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | MICHAEL WILNER
    US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed on Wednesday that "the Israeli government interdicted a shipment of illicit Iranian arms," adding that the US was ready to act before Israel made its move. "The White House directed the Department of Defense to monitor the vessel," Psaki said, adding that the US prepared to take "unilateral steps" to stop the shipment. Israel volunteered to handle the ship itself, she added. The transfer of arms would amount to a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, Psaki noted. The Israel Navy intercepted an Iranian arms smuggling ship carrying dozens of long-range rockets to...
  • The Presidents Prophetic Threats to Israel

    03/03/2014 3:31:34 PM PST · by mojito · 12 replies
    Commentary ^ | 3/2/2014 | John Podhoretz
    In an extraordinaryand I dont use the word in a complimentary wayinterview 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...
  • Obama: US wont be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

    03/02/2014 5:42:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014, 11:51 pm | Adiv Sterman
    Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israels citizens behind an agreement. But if Netanyahu does not believe that a peace deal with the Palestinians is the right thing to do for...
  • The goal of Obama's foreign policy

    11/27/2013 8:08:04 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/27/2013 | Caroline B. Glick
    It isn't surprising that the US and the other five powers signed a deal with Iran on Saturday. Over the past few weeks, US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry made it clear that they were committed to signing a deal with Iran as quickly as possible. >>SNIP<< The negotiations with the Iranians that culminated in Saturday night's agreement went on for a year. And yet, the final deal reflects Iran's opening positions. That is, over the course of the entire year, American and European negotiators were not able to move Iran's positions one iota. So what...
  • Netanyahu and Obama From Oval Office Address Middle East Threats

    09/30/2013 12:58:54 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 6 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | September 30, 2013 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Just days after U.S. President Barack Obama became telephone buddies with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Israels Prime Minister urged Obama not to let up on the international sanctions imposed on Iran because even for diplomacy to work, those pressures must be kept in place. The two heads of country met in the Oval Office on Monday, September 30, and discussed several matters including the ongoing discussions between Israeli and Arab Palestinian negotiators, and the crises in Syria and Egypt. One of the primary topics of mutual concern was whether there has been a sea change in Irans dealing with...
  • President Obama and Israel: Looming confrontations

    09/30/2013 5:31:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/29/201 | ISI LEIBLER
    CANDIDLY SPEAKING: The US and Europe are desperate for a face-saving situation to avoid confrontation with the Iranians. One might have hoped that Obamas calamitous mishandling of recent Middle East crises, climaxing with his disastrous response to the Syrian use of chemical weapons, would have taught him a few lessons on regional politics. Regrettably his address to the United Nations General Assembly last week proved otherwise. By reverting to his original Cairo speech insisting that resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian peace would have a profound and positive impact on the entire Middle East and North Africa Obama has caused...
  • Obama Vetoed Israeli Strike on Iran, Israels former NSC chief says

    09/03/2013 9:37:13 AM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/3/2013 | David "Spengler" Goldman
    President Obama stopped Israel from launching an attack on Irans nuclear facilities a year ago, according to the then head of Israels National Security Council, Gen. Giora Eiland. Gen. Eiland spoke with Israeli journalist Rotem Sella, a former former senior writer for the daily Maariv, at the Daily Capitalist blog on the Mida online news site. Some quickly-translated extracts from Sellas report are below: Exclusive: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was about to order an attack on Iran in September 2012, but canceled the operation in response to U.S. pressure, the former head of Israels National Security Council said last...
  • WSJ in Scathing Editorial Justifies Israel's Mistrust of Obama Largest U.S. paper says Obama's

    09/02/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 9/2/12 | Gil ronen
    The largest-circulation newspaper in the United States, the Wall Street Journal, has penned a scathing editorial against the Obama Administration's handling of the crisis with Iran, saying that its attitude is pushing the Jewish state to strike Iran on its own. Following Gen. Martin Dempsey's statement that "I dont want to be complicit" if Israel chooses to attack Iran, the Journal writes acidly: We dont know what exactly Gen. Dempsey thinks American non-complicity might entail in the event of a strike. Should the Administration refuse to resupply Israel with jets and bombs, or condemn an Israeli strike at the U.N.?...
  • Obama 'hates' Netanyahu- Expert: 'President is going to use money to force Israel to bow'

    03/05/2013 7:26:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/5/13 | wnd radio
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just two weeks left to forge a new coalition government, but the Obama administration is working feverishly to prevent him from succeeding and force him from office, according to Middle East expert Dr. Michael Evans. Evans is the author of numerous books about the various crises in the Middle East, including Atomic Iran: Countdown to Armageddon and the book he wrote with WNDs Jerome Corsi, Showdown with Nuclear Iran. He told WND its very clear why Netanyahu hasnt put a new government together. The biggest stumbling block is the Big O, Mr. Obama. Mr....
  • 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...