Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu to Meet Bipartisan Senate Leaders

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet with the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate on Tuesday, after he addresses the Congress, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday, according to Reuters.   The meeting will involve Netanyahu, McConnell and Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid, the report said, and comes amid tensions between […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Congress speech is not illegitimate because American public supports Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat is crucial because Congress is one of the only bodies that can actually stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, he said during an interview to a haredi radio station on Friday morning.   “I am writing the speech and it is important, […]

Kerry Questions Netanyahu’s Foreign Policy Cred, Mocks Him For Iraq War Support

Secretary of State John Kerry stepped into contentious territory on Wednesday when he made a critical remark about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judgement record on U.S. foreign policy.   The comments came while Kerry was testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Committee member Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) pointed to Netanyahu’s upcoming address to […]

Netanyahu: There Will be No Unity Government

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared on Tuesday night that he will not form a unity government with the “Zionist Camp”, headed by Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog and Hatnua chairwoman Tzipi Livni.   “There will be no unity government between me and Tzipi and Buji,” Netanyahu wrote on Facebook. “It will not happen, because there is […]

US national security advisor Rice says Benjamin Netanyahu address ‘destructive’

Susan Rice, US President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, said on Tuesday night that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of an invitation to address Congress next month is “destructive of the fabric of the relationship” between Israel and the United States.   “We’ve been fortunate that politics have not been injected into that relationship,” Rice […]

Netanyahu says US verdict ‘confirms responsibility for murderous terror attacks’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted late Monday to the landmark ruling in US federal court, which found that the Palestinian Authority was liable for terrorist atrocities committed during the Second Intifada.   “The US federal court’s decision confirms the Palestinian Authority’s responsibility for murderous terrorist attacks committed during the previous decade,” the premier said in […]

Comptroller to issue housing report which could damage Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday

State Comptroller Joseph Shapira on Tuesday announced that he would be issuing his major report on housing at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.   The report is considered a bombshell in the election which could heavily damage Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu by criticizing him for failing to reduce the overpriced housing market and by altering the […]

Netanyahu did not consult national security advisor on Congress speech

Cohen, a 30-year veteran of the Mossad spy agency, was appointed to his post by Netanyahu in 2013. According to the law governing the responsibilities of the National Security Council and its head, Cohen’s job includes providing advice to the prime minister and his government on Israel’s strategic relationships. Many of the outspoken critics against […]

Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress now dominates Israeli elections

Whether the Israeli prime minister and congressional Republicans meant it to or not, Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, just two weeks before Israel votes, has seized center stage as the dominant issue in the election campaign.   Netanyahu this week brushed aside calls to cancel the trip to Washington, […]

Obama warns Netanyahu: Don’t sour Iran talks with Congress speech

“But what’s the rush? Unless your view is that it’s not possible to get a deal with Iran and it shouldn’t even be tested. And that, I cannot agree with, because as the president of the United States, I’m looking at what the options are if we don’t get a diplomatic resolution. And those options […]