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  • Top Lawmakers Launch Counterattack on Obama Anti-Israel Campaign

    02/14/2015 7:29:08 AM PST · by kindred · 6 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Republicans voice support for Netanyahu congressional speech Top Republican leaders took to public and private channels Thursday to expose a coordinated campaign by the Obama administration to attack Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his acceptance of an invitation to speak before Congress, according to conversations with multiple lawmakers and leading pro-Israel insiders. The statements, many of which were obtained by the Washington Free Beacon in conversations with leaders in Congress, come in the aftermath of a widely cited New York Times report in which Obama administration officials accused Netanyahu of breaking diplomatic protocol by agreeing to speak before receiving...
  • Egypt poised for Libya evacuations as Isis hostage photos emerge (21 Christians in orange jumpsuits)

    02/14/2015 6:46:50 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 13, 2015 | Chris Stephen and Jared Malsin in Cairo
    Egypt has offered to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya after Islamic State (Isis) released pictures showing 21 kidnapped Egyptian Christians paraded in orange jumpsuits. Egypt said it had no choice but take urgent measures on Friday with Isis expanding fast across Libya, its war-stricken neighbour. “We are helping them,” Cairo’s foreign ministry spokesman, Badr Abdelatty, said. “If they would like to come back from Libya, we are facilitating their return to their home country.” The Coptic Christian guest workers were kidnapped in Sirte, on Libya’s coast, by Isis units based there in two operations in December and January....
  • J-Street Launches Virulent Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

    02/10/2015 5:10:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/2015, 9:30 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama have assured the Israeli and American public that Netanyahu's planned address to Congress will not harm the "unbreakable" US-Israel relationship - but a far-left NGO's new campaign Tuesday seeks to reignite sentiment against Netanyahu. The campaign, entitled, "I am a Jew, and Bibi does NOT [sic] speak for me," calls on American Jews to sign a petition against Netanyahu's Washington visit to Israel's Ambassador in the US, Ron Dermer. The language throughout the campaign is unabashedly hostile. "Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would be representing all Jews...
  • TV report: Netanyahu tells US he thought Congress invite was bipartisan (40 Dems expected to skip)

    02/07/2015 8:48:48 AM PST · by Dave346 · 113 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 6, 2015, 8:29 pm
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has conveyed messages to the Americans to the effect that “he didn’t know” the invitation extended to him to speak before the US Congress was anything but genuinely bipartisan, Israel’s Channel 10 news reported Friday night. Netanyahu remains determined to go ahead with the address, to highlight the dangers of a deal that would leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state, but is making an effort “to soften” the Obama administration’s anger, and that of many Democrats, over the March 3 speech, the TV report said. The report added that some 40 Democratic legislators are currently...
  • Dems give Israeli ambassador earful over Netanyahu speech

    02/04/2015 11:51:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 2:45 PM EST | Donna Cassata and Charles Babington
    In a sometimes heated meeting with Israels ambassador to the U.S., several House Democrats expressed anger Wednesday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus acceptance of a Republican invitation to address Congress next month. Some of the seven lawmakersall of whom are Jewish and strong supporters of Israelurged the prime minister to postpone the speech or hold it somewhere other than Congress, participants said. They told Ambassador Ron Dermer that Netanyahu was unwise to accept a GOP invitation that bypassed President Barack Obama, and to schedule the speech only two weeks before Netanyahu seeks another term in Israels elections. The meetings purpose...
  • Administration Official Criticizes Israeli Ambassador Over Netanyahu Visit

    01/29/2015 8:39:31 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/28/15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House. The outrage the episode has incited within President Obamas inner circle became clear in unusually sharp criticism by a senior administration official who said that the Israeli ambassador, Ron Dermer, who helped orchestrate the invitation, had repeatedly placed Mr. Netanyahus political fortunes above the relationship between Israel and the United States.
  • FNCS CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU WICKED, MALICIOUS FOR SNEAKING UP ON OBAMAS BACK

    01/25/2015 10:46:57 AM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    FNCS CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU WICKED, MALICIOUS FOR SNEAKING UP ON OBAMAS BACK By Aaron Goldstein on 1.25.15 In an appearance with Shepherd Smith on Friday, his FNC colleague Chris Wallace blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his impending speech to Congress in early March: To give you an idea of how malicious this is, Ill tell you that US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Israeli Ambassador to the United States for two hours on Wednesday and Ron Dermer did not announce the fact that Netanyahu was coming to Washington, DC. This is not in order to...
  • Susan Rice Mocks Israeli Ambassador: He's Too Busy Traveling to Sheldon Adelsons Events

    11/05/2014 4:52:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 4, 2014
    U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice ridiculed Israels Ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, for spending time with Republican casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, The Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday. According to the report, Rice was asked in a recent meeting with a top American Jewish leader why she had not held meetings with Dermer. She responded, He never asked to meet me. Besides, I understood that hes too busy traveling to Sheldon Adelsons events in Las Vegas, she added, referring to the major Jewish philanthropist who also owns Israeli daily Israel Hayom. Haaretz reported that Rice was referring to Dermers...
  • Mika Brzezinski: Keep it Right Here on Morning Jew

    07/30/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07-30-2014 | Staff
    MSNBCs Mika Brzezinski is having a tough Wednesday. After interviewing Israels Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, Brzezinski said keep it right here on Morning Jew. See video at link...............
  • Fox News Megyn Kelly Grills Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer

    08/01/2014 10:44:43 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/31/2014 | Megyn Kelly
    This is a rush transcript from "The Kelly File," July 31, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.... Fox News Megyn Kelly Grills Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer!?
  • IDF hits Gaza police chiefs home, kills 15, warns of heavier strikes, after Hamas barrage

    07/13/2014 1:59:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 12, 2014 | Yifa Yaakov, Itamar Sharon and Ricky Ben-David
    Five days after the launch of Operation Protective Edge, Israels effort to put a halt to Hamas rocket fire, some 600 rockets had been fired from Gaza at Israel. Rockets fired throughout Saturday targeted communities near the Gaza Strip as well as Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Rehovot and Rishon Lezion. Hamas launched a major assault on central Israel in late evening. An American tourist died of a heart attack after sirens wailed in Jerusalem. Palestinian reports say at least 150 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes, including more than 15 in a strike late Saturday aimed at Hamass Gaza...
  • Officials Say Iran Is Hamas Enabler in Fight Against Israel

    07/11/2014 5:19:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Time ^ | July 11, 2014 3:39 PM ET | Michael Crowley
    In a reminder of the Middle Easts intertwined nature, the latest violence between Israel and Hamas has U.S. and Israeli officials lamenting the role of a key actor hundreds of miles east of Gaza: Iran. Who is the enabler for Hamas? Where do they get those rockets? asked House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce Friday morning. Its Iran. [] Iran continues to do everything it can to push rockets into Gaza, says Israels ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer. Iran obviously is a supporter of Hamas. And Islamic Jihad is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iran. (Islamic Jihad is militant group...
  • Christians United For Israel...Conference call with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer [emailed]

    07/09/2014 2:18:18 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    Christians United For Israel ^ | July 9, 2014 | N/A
    Please join the leaders of Christians United for Israel on an emergency conference call briefing with Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, tomorrow night (Thursday July 10th). Ambassador Dermer will share with us the latest news regarding Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. Before being appointed Ambassador, Dermer was one of Prime Minister Netanyahu's top advisers. He remains one of the Prime Minister's closest confidants. Conference Call Tomorrow night, Thursday July 10th, at 8:30 EDT PM with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Eastern = 8:30 PM, Central = 7:30 PM, Mtn = 6:30 PM, Pacific = 5:30 PM We...
  • Ron Dermer Appointed As Israel's Next US Ambassador

    07/09/2013 12:03:32 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | July 9, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Ron Dermer Appointed As Israel's Next US AmbassadorBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- July 9, 2013 Part of the following was communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser to the Israel News Agency. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed Ron Dermer as Israel's next Ambassador to the US. Over the past four years, Dermer has served as Prime Minister Netanyahu's senior adviser and previously (2005-2008) served as the economic attache' at the Israel Embassy in Washington. Dermer is 42, married and the father of five children. Ron is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School...
  • Freedom Confronts the Middle East

    01/20/2005 3:07:43 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 1 replies · 191+ views
    TAS ^ | 1/20/2005 | Jacob Laksin
    THESE DAYS, ONE SEEKS IN vain for voices who contend that the Cold War was a lost cause. The reason, quite obviously, is that the West's triumph over the forces of communist totalitarianism makes this a decidedly difficult notion to sustain. So why such heated resistance to idea, which finds its most prominent expression in the Bush administration's calls for democracy in the Middle East, that Arab and Muslim tyrannies should share a similar fate? After all, next to the fearsome intercontinental influence once wielded by the Evil Empire, the modest mandates of Middle Eastern potentates qualify them as little...
  • Natan Sharansky: The Power of Freedom; What Soviet dissidents, Scoop Jackson, and Reagan understood

    12/08/2004 7:12:47 AM PST · by Tolik · 13 replies · 892+ views
    NRO ^ | December 08, 2004 | Natan Sharansky with Ron Dermer
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series of excerpts from The Case for Democracy by Natan Sharansky with Ron Dermer. They are taken from the books introduction.How was one Soviet dissident able to see what legions of analysts and policymakers in the West were blind to? Did Amalrik have access to more information than they did? Was he smarter than all the Sovietologists put together? Of course not. Amalrik was neither better informed nor more intelligent than those who had failed to predict the demise of the USSR. But unlike them, he understood the awesome power of...
  • Natan Sharansky: A Lowering of Arms, Few in the West expected the Soviet Union to collapse

    12/07/2004 11:29:50 AM PST · by Tolik · 7 replies · 539+ views
    NRO ^ | December 07, 2004 | Natan Sharansky with Ron Dermer
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a three-part series of excerpts from The Case for Democracy by Natan Sharansky with Ron Dermer. They are taken from the books introduction. Our world has changed so much over the last fifteen years that it may be difficult for todays reader to get a sense of the degree of skepticism there once was in the West over the possibility of a democratic transformation inside the Soviet Union. In the early 1980s, when some were actually arguing that the Soviet Union could be challenged, confronted, and broken, the possibility was dismissed out of...