Tag: Israel

Administration Declassifies Top-Secret Doc That Reveals Israel’s Nuclear Secrets

Israel has never officially confirmed or denied the existence of a nuclear weapon’s program within its borders.   The Pentagon declassified sections covering Israel’s nuclear program, but “kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document,” Israel National News reported.   The 386-page top-secret memo, titled, […]

Is Obama strong-arming Benjamin Netanyahu into unity deal with the left?

The Obama administration’s most recent threat to “re-evaluate” the US approach toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs to be exposed for what it is: a backhanded attempt to influence the composition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming ruling coalition and pressure him into a unity deal with left-wing parties.   Read More: Is Obama strong-arming Benjamin […]

Obama says prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are ‘dim’

Mr Netanyahu’s statements angered the White House, even though he has since tried to soften his remark. Tensions between the US and Israel have been growing as the leaders have wrangled over a number of issues. But Mr Obama described his relationship with Mr Netanyahu as “businesslike.” “I’ve met with him more than any other […]

Obama says differences with Benjamin Netanyahu not personal

US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his differences with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are not personal but are based on fundamental policy differences over Middle East peace.   Obama said it was hard to envision a path to a two-state solution to the conflict – long sought by the […]

Someone has an interest in sparking dispute between Israel and the US

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon adamantly denied a US media report on Tuesday alleging Israel spied on America’s nuclear talks with Iran, and said someone apparently had an interest in stoking conflict between Jerusalem and Washington.   The report in The Wall Street Journal, based in part on information from anonymous senior US officials, comes a […]

Benjamin Netanyahu scores majority needed to form government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secured the requisite majority of parliamentary members to form a government, according to reports from the country’s media. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin continued to meet with factions Monday.   Representatives from Kulanu — a crucial centrist swing party — met with Rivlin to recommend that the Likud party’s Netanyahu […]

Israel spied on US nuclear talks with Iran

Not only did Israel spy on the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran, but it angered Obama administration officials by using the information gleaned from its espionage efforts to drum up opposition to a nuclear deal among US lawmakers, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Tuesday.   The administration’s discussions with Iran appear to be […]

Israel’s Netanyahu apologizes to country’s Arab minority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel’s Arab citizens on Monday for remarks he made during last week’s parliament election that offended members of the community.   The move appeared to be an attempt to heal rifts and mute criticism at home and in the United States. Netanyahu drew accusations of racism in Israel, especially […]

‘Occupation Must End’

The White House on Monday bluntly warned Israel that its “occupation of Palestinian land” must end, dismissing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s efforts to take back controversial campaign pledges.   In unusually tough language that underscores the fracture in relations between Washington and Israel, AFP reported, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said “an occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end.” […]

US ambassador to Israel ‘confused’ by Netanyahu’s statements on Palestinian

Shapiro’s comments came the morning after President Barack Obama said he did not believe Netanyahu supports the establishment of a Palestinian state. Obama was referring to comments made by Netanyahu during the last few days of his election campaign in which he hard-lined his position and said that there would be no Palestinian state if he […]