Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Democrats might skip Benjamin Netanyahu speech

The speech was devised by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer to provide Netanyahu a prominent Washington platform to warn about the dangers of the proposed deal with Iran. But it also appeared to be based on an Israeli perception that Obama was weakened after midterm elections gave control of both […]

Peace deal impossible until Benjamin Netanyahu departs, Peri says

There will be no peace agreement with the Palestinians, whether regional or bilateral, if Benjamin Netanyahu remains prime minister, former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief and Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Monday.   Speaking as part of the Election Arena, an online video series in […]

No immunity for anyone planning attacks on Israel

In an apparent reference to the air strike on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights last month that killed Hezbollah’s Jihad Mughniyeh and a ranking Iranian general, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel has proven “nobody is immune from our intention to foil attacks against us.”   Taking action against those planning […]

‘Little being done to repair US-Israel ties’ after recent rift

The Netanyahu government and the Obama administration have had no shortage of spats over the years, but this time around, neither Jerusalem nor Washington is reportedly doing much to fix the rifts that emerged surrounding the prime minister’s planned March 3 speech to the US Congress on Iran, a visit US officials said breached protocol as it […]

PM Netanyahu responds to Hezbollah attack: Don’t test Israel

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday that Israel should harshly respond to the Hezbollah shelling of IDF convoys near the border with Lebanon. “The firing of rockets at our soveriegn territory should be responded to harshly and disproportionately, just as China or the US would in similar circumstances,” said Lieberman. At least eight people […]

Smartphone Jitters

My son wants me to upgrade to the latest iPhone. I resist trading up to the up-to-the-minute cutting-edge version because I have “SUA,” Smartphone Upgrade Anxiety. “SUA” may actually be a real condition. I don’t know. I made it up. You see, I am smartphone-technologically-challenged. Every cellphone I have ever had has had an irritatingly […]

Benjamin Netanyahu presented with emergency plan to absorb 120,000 French Jews

Indicating displeasure with Israel’s immigration promotion and absorption strategy, the Jewish People Policy Institute last week presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with its emergency plan for the absorption of 120,000 French immigrants.   According to the high profile Jerusalem think tank, which maintains close ties with the Jewish Agency and senior politicians, Israel has thus […]

Israeli ambassador to US calls Benjamin Netanyahu address a ‘sacred duty’

Israel’s ambassador to the United States forcefully defended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to address a joint session of Congress next month, describing the move as a “sacred duty” for the Israeli leader in a critical period for the “survival” of the state.   The current agreement under consideration by world powers and Iran, Ambassador […]

White House Distances Itself From Netanyahu Comments

The White House is still attempting to be diplomatic — at least publicly —when it comes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled visit to speak in front of the United States Congress in March.   This morning on Meet the Press, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough responded to an article in Haaretz, […]

White House going nuclear on Netanyahu

With their guttersniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile. “He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and […]