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  • Netanyahu says Israel and EU need to reset ties

    January 14, 2016 | 11:45 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union on Thursday of holding his country to a double standard, and reserved special criticism for Sweden, saying its call to investigate Israel was outrageous, immoral and stupid.

    "There is a natural tendency in the...

  • Responding to Tel Aviv shooting, Netanyahu blames familiar foe

    January 6, 2016 | 3:29 pm

    When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the site of a deadly attack in Tel Aviv on Jan. 2, the night after the shooting in a city that only minimally experienced Israel’s recent violence, his words were perceived by some as more offensive than comforting.

    After expressing...

  • Women of the Wall decries report that PM promised Charedi parties no change at Kotel

    December 30, 2015 | 11:37 am

    The Women of the Wall group vowed to continue reading from the Torah in the women’s section of the Kotel in the wake of a report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Charedi Orthodox parties that it still would not be allowed.

    Army Radio reported Tuesday that Netanyahu...

  • Netanyahu family dog put in quarantine after biting guests

    December 11, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday his family had put its dog in quarantine after she made headlines by biting two guests at a Jewish religious event they had hosted. 

    "We were compelled, with sorrow, to put Kaiya into quarantine, as required by law,"...

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  • Cruz: I’m guided by Netanyahu’s policy on Syria

    December 10, 2015 | 11:50 am

    The United States staying out of the civil war in Syria and not intervening to topple Assad is shared by Israel, America’s closest ally in the region, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday. 

    Speaking at the Heritage Foundation Thursday morning, Cruz...

  • FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu ask for Trump’s endorsement?

    December 9, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has recently made several attempts to talk up his pro-Israel credentials by suggesting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to him for an endorsement for his reelection bid.

    During a recent speech at the...

  • Jews against Trump

    By Rob Eshman

    December 8, 2015 | 4:51 pm

    In ways direct and subtle, the Jews of America and the Jews of France, the Jews of the left and the Jews of the right, the Jews of the Reform movement and the Jews of the Orthodox movement, have sent Donald J. Trump a message: Feh.

    “Feh” is a Yiddish expression of disgust.  And...

  • Mike Huckabee: Israelis were ‘marched at gunpoint’ out of Gaza

    December 7, 2015 | 11:41 am

    Israelis should never have to go through again what they went through as they were “marched at gunpoint” out of their homes in Gush Katif during the disengagement in 2005, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Sunday.

    Addressing some 35 members of the Jewish...

  • Cartoon: Frozen relations

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 4, 2015 | 2:20 pm

  • Israeli officials brush off Trump remarks ‘stereotyping’ Jews

    December 4, 2015 | 11:01 am

    Israeli officials close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have brushed off remarks by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump to a Jewish audience that some commentators called offensive.

    Trump, the Republican front-runner for the 2016 White House race, on Thursday teased...

  • Bennett: Israelis grateful to America’s bipartisan support

    December 1, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett stood away from controversies and confrontation as he appeared on U.S. media outlets during a visit to the United States Monday.

    During an interview with Josh Zepps on Huffington Post Live, Bennett was asked via social media why Israeli...

  • ‘Further Bibi lore’ – summary of newly released Hillary emails

    November 30, 2015 | 4:26 pm

    Another batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server at the time she served as Secretary of State were released on Monday.

    Combing through the many emails, we found some interesting conversations relating to Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu among others....

  • Sanders: Israel ‘overreacted’ during Gaza War

    November 19, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed for the second time in a lengthy profile his Jewish upbringing in Brooklyn and faith. But, for the first time, he also took a very critical stance against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli-Palestinian...

  • Israel to lift freeze on marketing of 454 settler homes in East Jerusalem

    November 17, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Tuesday.

    The building of 436 of the housing units, in the settlement of Ramat Shlomo on...

  • Israel outlaws Islamist group seen as part of surge in violence

    November 17, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Israel on Tuesday outlawed an Islamist group it says has played a central role in stirring up violence over a Jerusalem holy site in a wave of bloodshed that began seven weeks ago. 

    The decision by Israel's security cabinet, accompanied by police raids on the offices of the...

  • Obama and Netanyahu: Is chickens**t chopped liver?

    November 13, 2015 | 11:30 am

    Amir Tibon and Tal Shalev, two renowned Israeli diplomatic journalists, just published a spectacular summary of the rocky marriage between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The story, dating back to 2007 when the two first met, was published on...

  • Trump: Bibi is ‘devastated’ over the Iran deal

    November 12, 2015 | 10:50 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of fire over what he described as being wrong in America in an over 90-minute campaign speech in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Thursday evening.

    During his speech, which included personal insults on two of his closest rivals...

  • Isaac Herzog wants ‘NATO-like’ alliance of Israel and moderate Arab states

    November 12, 2015 | 3:58 pm

    In the mind of Israel’s opposition leader, Labor Party chief Isaac Herzog, the array of threats in the Middle East these days present Israel with a historic opportunity.

    Yes, Palestinians are stabbing Israelis daily. Yes, Israel arguably has its most right-wing government since...

  • Netanyahu’s office to match Jewish Agency funding to Reform, Conservative movements

    November 12, 2015 | 11:39 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office will match funding given by the Jewish Agency for Israel to the country’s Conservative and Reform movements, according to an agency spokesman.

    The Jewish Agency provides some $1.09 million each in annual funding to Israel’s...

  • Pro-Israel rally draws 200 on eve of Obama-Bibi meeting

    By Ryan Torok

    November 11, 2015 | 3:45 pm

    Pro-Israel performers at a weekend rally at the Federal Building sang about their love of the Jewish homeland, and a DJ spinning dance music prompted some 200 attendees to boogie while waving Israeli flags, both large and small.

    “It was good to see young Jewish people standing...

  • In Hebrew, Netanyahu retracts comments on unilateral withdrawal

    November 11, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is used to admonishing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for saying one thing in English, but another thing in Arabic.

    But it seems that for Pennsylvania-raised Netanyahu, a statement in English is non-binding in Hebrew and...

  • Israeli President Rivlin to attend White House Chanukah reception after meeting with Obama

    November 10, 2015 | 12:01 pm

    Israeli President Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin will meet with United States President Barack Obama at the White House on December 9th for the first meeting between the two, just a month after a cordial meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House announced on Tuesday.

    ...
  • Netanyahu says time for U.S. Jews to heal rifts over Iran deal

    November 10, 2015 | 11:10 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on North American Jews to unite behind Israel on Tuesday after a year of deep differences within the community over his vehement opposition to the U.S. backed nuclear deal with Iran.

    A day after taking steps to mend ties with U.S....

  • Jewish Federations’ president urges for Jewish unity after Iran deal debate

    November 9, 2015 | 5:11 pm

    The Jewish community needs to unite and heal the wounds after a “vicious and beyond the pale” debate over the Iran nuclear deal, Jerry Silverman, president and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America, said during a speech at the General Assembly in DC on Monday.

    “Too much...

  • Disagreements behind them, Obama and Netanyahu get down to business

    November 9, 2015 | 3:14 pm

    It took agreeing to set aside differences on Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to get down to business on other issues afflicting the region, including the threat of Islamist extremism and the...

  • Before meeting with Obama, Netanyahu recommits to two states

    November 9, 2015 | 1:46 pm

    Speaking to the press with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recommitted to a two-state outcome.

    “We have never given up our hope for peace,” Netanyahu told Obama on Monday at the White House in remarks to the media prior to their closed meeting....

  • White House says two-state solution not likely under Obama

    November 9, 2015 | 11:59 am

    The White House said on Monday that the goal of a two-state solution between Palestinians and Israelis is not likely to be reached during President Barack Obama's final months in office.

    Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House earlier on Monday.

  • Obama: No disagreement with Israel on preventing a nuclear Iran

    November 9, 2015 | 11:51 am

    President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office that there’s no disagreement between the U.S. and Israel on the need to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

    “It’s no secret the Prime Minister...

  • Obama wants to hear how Netanyahu will preserve 2-state option

    November 6, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    President Barack Obama expects Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to outline how he plans to preserve the two-state solution when they meet next week, his top aides said.

    The officials, Robert Malley, the top National Security Council official handling the Middle East; Ben...

  • U.S. calls Netanyahu’s new media chief’s remarks ‘offensive’

    November 5, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    The United States takes offense at comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new communications director accusing President Barack Obama of anti-Semitism and suggesting that Secretary of State John Kerry had the mental abilities of a 12-year-old, the State Department...

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