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  • Trump & Netanyahu agree: Israel-Gulf peace first

    02/18/2017 8:20:46 AM PST · by kindred · 2 replies ^ | 02/15/17 | DEBKAfile Special Report
    “One state, two states, I like this state,” Donald Trump joked, turning to visiting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when they addressed a wide-ranging, friendly news conference Wednesday, Feb.15, at the White House, ahead of their face-to-face talks. Trump reacted positively to Netanyahu’s proposal to broaden the Israeli-Palestinian peace process to a regional effort as a “very important” new idea “on a broader canvas” which he believed could succeed. Netanyahu said that the regional fears of Iran also presented an opportunity for cooperation against the Islamic State and radical Islamic terror. debkafile reports that these sentiments reflected agreement in principle between...
  • Obama: 'The US-Israel Relationship Has Never Been Stronger'

    05/06/2014 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 5/6/14 | Tova Dvorin
    US President Barack Obama released a statement Tuesday, conveying the "warmest wishes" to Israel on its 66th Independence Day. Obama acknowledged the Jews' millennia-long struggle to return to their ancient homeland and their success in achieving that dream in 1948. "Generations of Jews dreamed of the day when the Jewish people would have their own state in their historic homeland, and 66 years ago today that dream came true," he stated. "Today, Israel thrives as a diverse and vibrant democracy and as a 'start-up nation' that celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation." He stated that the Israel-US relationship is "based on shared...
  • 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.
  • 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...

    09/07/2012 11:46:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | september 5, 2012 | awr hawkins
    Days after the Obama administration announced drastic cuts in the number of U.S. troops participating in military exercises with Israel, U.S. military planes landed in Egypt for joint exercises with Egypt's military forces. Named "Eagle Arena 2012," the exercise marks the first military interaction between the U.S. and Egypt since Hosni Mubarak was president. It also means our military is officially in joint training exercises with military personnel from a country strongly influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood (Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood).
  • Must See… Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel (Video)

    09/08/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/8/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s radical anti-Israel bias exposed– This video is a comprehensive synopsis of President Obama’s anti-Israel posturing and policies. If you wonder why Democrats are booing Jerusalem at their national convention, look no further than this video. Obama built this. The video has gone viral in Jewish circles. From the video: Barack Obama ran for president as a pro-Israel candidate — but his record tells a different story. Follow @NoahPollak and @CmteForIsrael on Twitter, and visit for more.
  • Israel discussing Iran "red line" with U.S.: Netanyahu

    09/10/2012 4:57:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Israel and the United States are in discussion on setting a "red line" for Iran's nuclear program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. "We're discussing it right now with the United States," Netanyahu said in an interview with Canada's CBC television aired late on Sunday.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • US rattles saber against Iran in attempt to stall Israeli strike

    09/03/2012 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies ^ | 9/3/12 | afp
    The US announced it will take further indirect action against Iran in an effort to delay a possible Israeli strike against the country. Washington’s plans to halt Iran’s embattled nuclear program include military exercises in the Persian Gulf. In addition to increasing US naval activity in the region, Washington is also preparing to intensify economic sanctions against Iran’s oil industry, the New York Times reported. The US – along with 25 other countries – will conduct extensive joint minesweeping exercises in the Persian Gulf in October. The move aims to increase pressure on Iran and prevent it from closing 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...
  • US disowns Israel over Iran strike: No weapons or military backup

    09/01/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT · by bkopto · 20 replies
    DEBKA ^ | Sept 1, 2012 | Staff
    US Gen. Martin Dempsey’s assertion Thursday, Aug. 30 that the US would not be “complicit” in an Israel strike against Iran, together with the drastic reduction in the scale of next month’s joint US-Israeli war game disclosed by TIME, add up to a blunt message from US President Barack Obama to Israel: You are on your own! See how you manage without special US weapons and US military backup, including a shield against missile counter-attack, if you decide to defy us and go through with a military operation against Iran. Instead of the 5,000 US troops originally assigned for Austere...
  • US denies drill with Israel pared down due to lack of trust (Missile Defense)

    08/31/2012 7:53:52 PM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/31/2012 | Unattributed
    A US-Israeli ballistic missile exercise postponed until this autumn will involve fewer US military personnel than initially planned, the Pentagon said on Friday, but it rejected a media report portraying the decision as a sign of US mistrust. The exercise is being planned amid rising war talk in the Israeli media and reports that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are debating a unilateral attack on Iran to knock out its nuclear installations. Washington has cautioned Israel against going it alone. .... Time magazine reported on Friday that initially about 5,000 US troops were planned to be...
  • The Israel-US divide on Iran

    04/24/2012 5:39:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Globes ^ | April 24, 2012 | Amos Yadlin
    The round of talks between the six powers and Iran over its nuclear program was held in Istanbul, and another round is scheduled in May. Despite a decade of empty dialogue, both sides have an interest in holding negotiations: Iran seeks to avoid a tightening of the sanctions against it, and US President Barack Obama wants to postpone hard decisions, at least until after the elections. Although the two sides' opening positions are far apart, it is in the nature of negotiations to bring the position of the parties closer. Both sides have a clear interest in creating the image...
  • Over One Quarter of US Jews: US-Israel Relations Negative

    04/12/2010 6:10:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 354+ views
    inn ^ | 4/12/10 | Gil Ronen
    The American Jewish Council's Annual Survey of Jewish Opinion shows that over one quarter of Jews in the United States define the current state of relations between the US and Israel as negative. When asked to characterize relations between Israel and the United States, 10% chose “very positive,” 63% “somewhat positive,” 22% “somewhat negative” and another 4% “very negative.”
  • Secret U.S.-Israel nuclear accord in jeopardy

    05/06/2009 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 836+ views
    Washington Timnes ^ | 5/6/2009 | Eli Lake
    President Obama's efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons threaten to expose and derail a 40-year-old secret U.S. agreement to shield Israel's nuclear weapons from international scrutiny, former and current U.S. and Israeli officials and nuclear specialists say.