Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Obama says Netanyahu’s Iran speech contains ‘nothing new’

In a speech to the US Congress, Benjamin Netanyahu warned that a deal under discussion on Iran’s nuclear programme could “pave Iran’s path to the bomb” rather than block it.   But Mr Obama said Mr Netanyahu had offered no viable alternative.   Other senior Democrats – and Iran – also criticised Mr Netanyahu.   […]

Democrat Pelosi says Netanyahu’s Congress speech ‘an insult to the intelligence of the US’

Senior Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday as “an insult to the intelligence of the United States,” while a senior US official said  that the premier had contradicted himself during the address.   Netanyahu failed to offer an alternative in his speech to the US Congress on […]

Netanyahu’s ‘chutzpah’ rocks Capitol and riles Obama

Just as negotiations with Iran are at their most delicate stage, in comes Bibi to say the deal stinks. If you’re the president, that just doesn’t feel very kosher, so to speak.   After all, something quite extraordinary did unfold today. The Speaker of the House invited the Israeli prime minister to address Congress and […]

Jerusalemites express overwhelming support for Netanyahu’s speech

Citing existential fears – coupled with the perceived naiveté of the Obama administration – residents in the capital’s Zion Square on Monday said they overwhelmingly supported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right to address Israel’s perspective on a nuclear Iran.   Despite conceding the diplomatic fallout that such a polarizing Congressional speech would engender, a cross-section […]

Netanyahu ready to take Iran case to Congress in controversial speech

From the White House to Capitol Hill, anticipation was mounting Tuesday over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress which he plans to use to make his case against a pending nuclear deal with Iran.   The prime minister, who previewed his speech a day earlier during remarks to the pro-Israel lobby, warns that […]

Netanyahu using US Congress speech to assail Iran talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is using the U.S. Congress’ podium to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama’s negotiators meet anew with the Iranians in hopes of closing a deal this month.   Netanyahu insists he is privy to emerging details of a potential agreement and is […]

Israel Will Never be ‘Passive in the Face of Threats to Annihilate Us’

A record crowd of 16,000 received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a long standing ovation on Monday at the 2015 AIPAC (America-Israel Public Affairs Committee) Policy Conference.   “Reports of the demise of the United States-Israel… You’re here to tell the world that our alliance is stronger than ever,” the Israeli Prime Minister told […]

Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is Purim on the Potomac

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Tuesday, he will likely make reference to Purim, that holiday that will begin Wednesday night commemorating the Jews’ salvation from the hands of Haman and the Persians thousands of years ago.   How could he not; it’s a slam dunk.   Then the Persians wanted to destroy […]

On Eve of Speech, Obama Smears Netanyahu

President Barack Obama took a stab at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Reuters on Monday, on the eve of Netanyahu’s controversial speech to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning. Obama said that Netanyahu “made all sorts of claims” about the interim nuclear deal with Iran that turned out […]

Netanyahu Takes Center Stage in GOP Battle With Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday will address a Congress featuring divisions not only over his likely message, but on the very nature of his trip to the nation’s capital.   At least 50 Democrats plan to skip Netanyahu’s speech. Many of them feel his appearance is little more than a Republican-led effort to […]