Tag: Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu responds to Obama: We did indeed present practical alternative to Iran deal

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Israel on Wednesday after his two-day trip to Washington saying that “many around the world heard what Israel has to say about the bad deal with Iran.” Apparently pushing back against those saying that there was no tactical alternative in his speech, Netanyahu said that he did indeed present […]

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 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 […]

Reports of demise in ties with US are ‘just wrong’

Disputes between Israel and the US are “disagreements among family,” and while uncomfortable, they should not be blown out of proportion, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday at the annual AIPAC conference, in a warm up to his main address before Congress the next day.   “You’re here to tell the world that reports […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help’

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has claimed that heightened anti-Israel sentiments across the globe serve as a sign of “divine help” in the Islamic Republic’s fight against its arch enemy.   “Increasing global hatred of #Israel is a sign of divine help,” he wrote late Monday on Twitter.   Iran’s leading cleric came out […]

Kerry defends Israel before UN rights panel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging its members to end what the United States says is its unfair and biased focus on the Jewish State that could undermine its credibility. His remarks came as the Obama administration attempts to blunt […]