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  • Daily Kickoff: Hillary talks to Malcolm | O’Malley learns Heschel | Obama’s favorite Iowa hotel

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    2016 WATCH: Hillary talks to Malcolm: "Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a telephone discussion with Malcolm Hoenlein... that she thinks “we need to all work together to return the...

  • Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

    11 hours ago

    President Barack Obama’s refusal to accept Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible recommitment to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has watchers of the U.S.-Israel relationship wondering if the recent crisis is a mere speed bump or a sign of a...

  • Netanyahu to visiting senators: Proposed deal ‘paves way’ for Iranian bomb

    11 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of U.S. senators in Jerusalem that a proposed deal on curbing Iran’s nuclear program “paves Iran’s way to the bomb.”

    Netanyahu met Sunday morning in Jerusalem with the delegation led by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the...

  • Will Netanyahu join partners’ push for the poor?

    12 hours ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel got his wish in last week’s elections: a larger and more stable right-wing government marching in lockstep on security and diplomacy.

    But while the coming coalition may be more unified when it comes to the conflict with the...

  • Benjamin Netanyahu: The new Republican hero

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    4 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just won a startling re-election by linking his fate not to the United States as a whole, but to the U.S. Republican Party. Risking opprobrium for alienating President Barack Obama as well as Israel’s international support, he nevertheless...

  • When Obama’s gone it will get better? Says who?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago

    A slightly different Hebrew version of this article was published in Maariv Daily this morning.

    In February 1983, two formerly bitter rivals penned a joint article against a joint nuisance. The two signatories were former Presidents of the United States, who only seven years...

  • Beyond the toxic rhetoric: Obama, Bibi and prospects for peace

    5 days ago

    President Barack Obama remains furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. He and many European leaders were counting on Israelis to get rid of an intractable "hawk" and replace him with Yitzak (Bougie) Herzog, the more flexible "dove.” With Bibi out of the way, the path would have been cleared...

  • Conservative movement praises Netanyahu for regrets on Arab voting statement

    5 days ago

    Conservative movement leaders applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s regrets for an Election Day statement about Arab-Israelis and decried a pledge by J Street to press Jewish groups not to spend in the West Bank.

    “The Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue...

  • Netanyahu to appoint Kahlon as Israel’s finance minister

    5 days ago

     Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said he will appoint Moshe Kahlon as the country’s finance minister.

    Kahlon, the founder and leader of the center-right Kulanu party, met with Netanyahu on Tuesday night, Haaretz reported. A day earlier, Kahlon had announced that his...

  • Obama: Differences with Israel’s Netanyahu not personal

    6 days ago

    President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his differences with Israeli 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...

  • Netanyahu, Rivlin send condolence letters to Sassoon family

    6 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a condolence letter to the father who lost seven of his children in a house fire in Brooklyn.

    The children, ages 5 to 16, were buried in Jerusalem on Monday.

    “Each one of your children was a world unto him or herself, unique and...

  • Arab world disappointed with Netanyahu victory

    6 days ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Any hopes that the Israeli election would lead to a new initiative for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have been dashed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election for a fourth term. The disappointment is especially...

  • All you need to know about Israel’s coalition games in 800 words

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Parties that represent 67 Knesset members recommended Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s prime minister to President Reuven Rivlin. Netanyahu now has the task of turning these members of Knesset into a functioning coalition. What are Netanyahu’s options? If he and Labor leader Yitzhak...

  • Cruz in presidential announcement says he will ‘stand unapologetically with Israel’

    1 week ago

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) criticized the current president’s relationship with Israel during a speech in which he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for president in 2016.

    “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president...

  • Netanyahu tells Israel’s Arabs he ‘regrets’ election-day rallying call

    1 week ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he regretted offending Israel's Arabs during a rallying call on election day last week that his critics had denounced as racist.

    In a video clip posted on his Facebook page, Netanyahu told representatives of Israel's Arab...

  • Three ways Netanyahu actually lost last week’s Israeli election

    1 week ago

    Today Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured backing from the required parliament members to form the next governing coalition. It was an undeniable victory for Bibi, after a nail-biter run up to last week’s legislative election. But Netanyahu’s triumph belies many shifts in...

  • Sarah Palin: Netanyahu good for ‘heartland’ Americans

    1 week ago

    Sarah Palin has not one but two posts on her Facebook page congratulating Benjamin Netanyahu on his reelection. Maybe two makes up for none from President Barack Obama.

    In each post Palin says Americans in the heartland “will sleep better knowing Bibi remains the voice of reason and strength in the beautiful nation of Israel.”

    Bibi elicits a lot of reactions in Israel and abroad. Sleep, though, has to be a new one.

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  • European Parliament’s Israel-relations czar warns against isolating Jerusalem

    1 week ago

     The chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Israel warned European Union governments not to isolate Israel following the re-election of its rightist ruling party.

    Fulvio Martusciello’s statement on Thursday came one day after Israel’s March 17 general...

  • Boehner to visit Israel this month

    2 weeks ago

    Republican John Boehner, House speaker and an ardent backer of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will visit Israel at the end of this month, diplomatic sources said on Friday.

    The visit will follow Netanyahu's surprise election victory this week and his speech to...

  • Obama, Netanyahu talk by phone after election spat

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, and the two leaders agreed to continue discussing the "difficult path forward" on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said.

    "The president reaffirmed the United States' long-standing commitment to a two-state solution that results in a secure Israel alongside a sovereign and viable Palestine," the White House said in a statement.

  • Israelis are not that weird

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    Peace lovers everywhere are depressed about all those Israelis who voted for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some of these peace lovers are in near hysterics because, well, they're so sure of themselves. They're sure that a vote for Bibi was a vote against peace, and that a vote...

  • Netanyahu: I haven’t changed policy on Palestinian state

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied on Thursday abandoning his commitment to the eventual creation of a Palestinian state, backing away from comments he made during his re-election campaign that drew sharp criticism from Israel's ally the United States.

    "I haven't...

  • White House says evaluating path forward after Netanyahu’s comments

    2 weeks ago

    The White House said on Thursday that it is evaluating its path forward following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments that he was backing away from a two-state solution.

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters it is clear that Netanyahu during his campaign walked back from his previous commitment to a two-state solution with Palestinians.

  • American Jews and the Israeli election

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    If there is one lesson American Jews will learn from Israel’s election, it’s this:  they’re not us.

    Israel is not New York. Or LA. Or Chicago or Boston or Miami or Philadelphia. It is a Jewish “community” unlike any in America.

    Israelis went to the polls this Tuesday and...

  • U.S. rebukes Israel’s victorious Netanyahu on Mideast policy

    2 weeks ago

    The White House on Wednesday scolded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following his re-election victory for abandoning his commitment to negotiate for a Palestinian state and for what it called "divisive" campaign rhetoric toward Israel’s minority Arab voters.

    Even as...

  • Palestinians disappointed with Israeli election results

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    Palestinians throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are unhappy about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dramatic win in the Israeli election results favoring the right, as it seems to set back the chances for a...

  • Polls get it wrong as Netanyahu wins big

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    Israelis went to sleep believing that the two largest parties – the Likud of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Zionist Union headed by Isaac Herzog – had each received 27 seats in the Israeli Knesset, and Israel’s...

  • Erekat: Israel’s election results mean Palestinians will press at ICC

    2 weeks ago

    The Palestinians’ chief negotiator said in the aftermath of Israeli election results that the Palestinians will advance their efforts at the International Criminal Court.

    “It is clear that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will form the next government, and for that we say...

  • The morning after the elections: Things that I need to take back

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    1. Unity? I don’t think so

    Yesterday evening, when the exit polls showed a tie (or a near tie) and a possible Netanyahu coalition of 63 or 64 seats – that is to say, a very narrow coalition – one could still see a path to a unity coalition. Today, with the results showing a much...

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