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U.S. To “Reevaluate” Approach to Israeli-Palestian Question

In the wake of an election that saw Israelis return President Obama’s detested foe – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – to power, the White House today said it would “reevaluate” its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian problem. Sounds menacing to me. Earnest, who spoke aboard Air Force One as Obama headed to Cleveland, noted that in the… Continue Reading

Netanyahu Gets a Congratulatory Call . . . From India’s PM

Now this will be very interesting, to see how the White House handles Netanyahu’s win. It’s their worst nightmare, of course. Not only did the hated Netanyahu cruise to victory, but he did it opposing President Obama’s key Middle East policies: a nuclear deal favorable to Iran and a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. Who… Continue Reading

Senate Probes Federal Funds Used to Try to Oust Netanyahu

Fox News is reporting that the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has launched a bipartisan probe of State Department funding of a group connected to former Obama political operatives in Israel who are seeking to use the tactics they employed to elect President Obama against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau. According to Fox: A powerful U.S. Senate investigatory… Continue Reading

Obama Dismisses Netanyahu Remarks as “Nothing New”

At the White House, President Obama Tuesday dismissed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress as a repetition of previous arguments that failed to add anything new. Obama told reporters he hadn’t bothered to watch Netanyahu’s speech, but . . . I did have a chance to take a look at the transcript, and as… Continue Reading

Netanyahu Vows War if the Deal on the Table is Struck

Speaking before a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it unequivocally clear that if the United States strikes a deal with Iran that Israel believes is flawed – as the one currently being negotiated is – it will attack the Iranians and try to deprive them of a nuclear weapons capability. “Even… Continue Reading

Obama Ensures Top Western Leaders will Miss Netanyahu Speech

President Obama has added to his schedule an 11:30 am ET video conference with America’s top allies to discuss the situation in Ukraine, ensuring that neither he nor they will watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plea before Congress and the world to reconsider the Iran nuclear deal. Netanyahu is scheduled to appear at 11:00 am.… Continue Reading

Netanyahu: “We Have a Voice”

Evoking the ancient fear among Jews of annihilation at the hands of their enemies, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday proclaimed “we have a voice,” saying the Jewish people will never again be passive in the face of threats to their existence. “Those days are over,” Netanyahu said. “No more,” he declared, echoing the vow of “never again” Jews… Continue Reading

Rice Threatens U.S. Relationship with Israel

The White House is threatening the U.S. relationship with Israel, sending a clear signal that rime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next week will harm ties. This is the first time I have ever heard this or any White House suggest it is ready to do damage to the relationship with our only reliable, democratic ally in the… Continue Reading

Yes, Pre-Election Visits by Israeli Leaders do Happen

The White House says President Obama’s refusal to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next month is due to a desire not to affect the Israeli elections two weeks later. “As a matter of longstanding practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so… Continue Reading

Why Netanyahu is Coming to Speak

Prime Mininster Netanyahu’s trip to address Congress early next month, and his open defiance of President Obama, is not the result of some kind of personality conflict between the two leaders, as the sensitive, egoistic Obama probably suspects. It is, rather, a last-ditch effort by Netanyahu to try to save his country. And ours. Netanyahu… Continue Reading

Democrats Risk a Jewish Backlash with Netanyahu Boycott

Vice President Biden and what is now more than a dozen Congressional Democrats are playing with political fire by refusing to attend the scheduled March 3 address by Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress. Their absence will give Republicans a chance to showcase that which has become undeniably true but which may still be poorly understood by many American… Continue Reading

Obama Suggests Israel Wants War with Iran

President Obama today suggested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes a peace deal over Iran’s nuclear weapons program is not possible, indicating Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress was an attempt to undermine negotiations for a nuclear agreement by drumming up support for legislation that would authorize new sanctions against Iran. Obama spoke during a news conference… Continue Reading