Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

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 […]

Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after

The president and the prime minister have stark differences in personality, politics and world view. Still, few could have predicted the downward spiral of lecturing and name-calling. Start with the differences between Obama and Netanyahu, add in disagreements over Iran’s nuclear program, a Republican-led Congress trying to assert itself and the coming Knesset elections, and […]

Iran nuclear deal threatens Israel’s security

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he assailed the U.S. leader’s bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to his country’s survival. “I have a moral obligation to speak up in the face of these […]

Why Binyamin Netanyahu is giving a speech to Congress

For a country that has sadly been all too often mired in war and conflict with its neighbours, the question of a speech in a foreign capital ought to barely merit much attention. Yet few recent acts by Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, have been quite as controversial as his decision to accept […]

Netanyahu to lay out elements of Iran deal, urge pushing back deadline

During his upcoming speech to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lay out the details of what he understands to be the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran, hoping it will prompt lawmakers to question the administration and delay the March 24 deadline for a political agreement.   A senior Israeli official traveling […]

On Iran, a Question of Whether Obama and Netanyahu Really Have the Same Goal

When it comes to nuclear negotiations with Iran, President Obama has said America’s goal is to prevent Iran from ever producing a nuclear weapon, while Israel has described a different one: denying Iran the capability of ever getting there.   “Our goal here is to be able to verify that Iran does not have a […]

Benjamin Netanyahu set to reveal new details to Congress about emerging Iran deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Washington late Sunday, ahead of his controversial speech to Congress where he is expected to warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday but policy differences between the two allies over the negotiations with Iran […]

Kerry to avoid Benjamin Netanyahu speech by meeting with Iran FM in Geneva, defending Israel at UN

GENEVA – US Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a UN human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading.   Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of talks with Iran’s […]

Gallup Poll: Americans’ Support for Bibi Soaring

A Gallup poll has found that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s “favorable” rating among Americans has risen 10 points in the past three years. The poll was taken on Feb. 8-11, just as the controversy over Netanyahu’s speech in Congress was heating up.   The poll shows that 45% of the public see Netanyahu favorably, a […]

Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States.   On Tuesday morning, Netanyahu will confront an American president and insist that the future of the State of […]