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  • The Kerry-Netanyahu meeting in Rome and the shadow of Carter

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    When Israeli officials ponder the possibility of the United States deciding not to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution on settlements and the occupied territories, they go back and think about Security Council Resolution 465. In part, that resolution, passed in 1980,...

  • Kerry to meet Netanyahu in Rome for Middle East talks

    1 week ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Rome on Sunday for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on developments in Israel and the West Bank, the State Department said on Wednesday.

    "John Kerry will travel to Rome on Sunday to meet with Prime Minister...

  • Non-Jewish L.A. Zionist John Henry Patterson buried in Israel

    By  Orit Arfa

    1 week ago

    Days after announcing the dissolution of his coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu closed a circle in modern Israel’s history, and his own family’s history, when he fulfilled Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson’s final wish to be buried among his Jewish comrades in Israel...

  • Proposed nation-state law crosses American Jewish red lines

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    I wish I could draw.

    A few years back, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the United Nations General Assembly with a cartoonish drawing of a bomb meant to illustrate Iran’s march toward achieving a nuclear weapon. He pointed to a red line across the top of the...

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  • Internal Palestinian tensions could threaten Palestinian Authority

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The Palestinian unity government that was meant to put an end to the long-time rivalry between the Islamist Hamas movement, which controls Gaza, and the Fatah movement, in charge in the West Bank, has expired, say Hamas leaders....

  • Israel goes to new elections

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Just 20 months after the current government was sworn in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two of his top cabinet ministers, leading their parties to pull out of the government and the Knesset, or parliament, to vote to...

  • Netanyahu seeks early election – fires Lapid, Livni

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacked his finance and justice ministers on Tuesday, signaling the break up of his bickering coalition and opening the way for early national elections in Israel.

    Netanyahu's government, which only took office last year, has been...

  • Hundreds protest in Jerusalem against nation-state bill

    3 weeks ago

    Hundreds of Israelis protested in Jerusalem against the nation-state bill enshrining Israel’s status as a Jewish state.

    The protesters gathered Saturday night in front of the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a softened version...

  • Netanyahu ally says Israel may need early elections

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should seek early elections if his coalition allies continue to bicker in public, Israel's defense minister said on Sunday.

    Netanyahu's government has been torn by differences over proposed cuts to the 2015 budget, policy towards...

  • Jewish-nation bill frays Israel’s delicate social fabric

    3 weeks ago

    Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only – and further alienate its Arab minority.

    Political infighting over the measure is already threatening to tear apart Prime Minister...

  • Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law

    November 24, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    A divided cabinet approved on Sunday a bill to anchor in law Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation critics say could undermine its democratic foundation and the rights of its Arab minority.

    Right-wing supporters of the initiative, including Prime...

  • Under Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties

    November 24, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    At the UN General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn't President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Since Modi came to power in May, ties...

  • Netanyahu sees positive side to missing Iran nuclear deadline

    November 24, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the likelihood that Iran and six world powers would fail to meet a deadline on Monday for a nuclear agreement.

    "No deal is better than a bad deal. The deal that Iran was pushing for was terrible. A deal would have left Iran with...

  • Celebrating the murder of Jews

    By David Suissa

    November 18, 2014 | 4:56 pm

    What happens when extremism dominates a whole society?

    When I saw thousands of Palestinian civilians celebrating the cold-blooded murder of four rabbis praying in a synagogue, I had to ask myself: Could I ever imagine thousands of Jews celebrating the murder of four Muslim sheiks...

  • Israeli synagogues instructed to hire security guards

    November 18, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    In the wake of a deadly attack in Jerusalem, synagogues throughout Israel have been instructed to place security guards at their entrances.

    Israel’s public security minister, Yitzhak Aharonovich, also announced on Tuesday that his office would ease requirements for gun licenses.

    ...
  • Palestinians kill five in Jerusalem synagogue terror attack, Netanyahu condemns

    November 17, 2014 | 10:51 pm

    Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers and an Israeli police officer in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city.

    [Follow @jewishjournal for breaking...

  • Israel’s proposed Jewish nation-state law hits hurdle

    November 17, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Divisions within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition delayed on Sunday a preliminary vote on a proposed law to declare Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.

    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who heads a centrist party, has expressed concern that...

  • Israel, Palestinians agree to steps to calm Jerusalem tensions, Kerry says

    November 13, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    Israel and the Palestinians have pledged to take concrete steps to calm tensions around Jerusalem's holiest site, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday after talks in the Jordanian capital.

    Violence has flared in recent weeks over the compound where their biblical...

  • Israel faces tough months as pressure builds on Netanyahu

    November 10, 2014 | 9:19 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to keep his fractious coalition together as talk of early elections grows, but in trying to bolster himself domestically he runs the risk of further alienating international partners.

    To satisfy restive far-right parties in his...

  • Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel’s ironic homage to Yitzhak Rabin

    By Uri Dromi

    November 6, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Housing Minister Uri Ariel is a staunch supporter of Jewish settlements in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Unlike his old times as the first mayor of the settlement of Beit El and as the head of the Council of Jewish Settlements, in his ministerial capacity today, he can practically...

  • Do Israelis think Netanyahu is ‘chickenshit’? Maybe, but they like him that way

    October 31, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    An anonymous White House staffer apparently isn’t the only one who thinks Benjamin Netanyahu is shy about taking chances.

    A piece this week in  The Atlantic magazine by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg ignited a firestorm with its revelation that an Obama administration official had...

  • Kerry says reported U.S. slur of Israel’s Netanyahu ‘damaging’

    October 30, 2014 | 3:20 pm

    The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

    Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned the comment from an...

  • The Netanyahu ‘chickenshit’ slander: Friends and allies shudder … despots and bullies rejoice

    October 29, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    A top, unnamed Obama administration official calls an important leader a “chickenshit.” Was this a hard-nosed warning aimed at Ayatollah Khamenei to pressure Iran to destroy those 23,000 centrifuges before next month’s nuclear negotiating deadline? Perhaps it was a signal to the...

  • Netanyahu fumes at ‘chickenshit’ slur

    October 29, 2014 | 10:05 am

    An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli leader – no stranger to acrimony with the Obama administration.

    The American broadside, in an interview in The Atlantic...

  • Netanyahu to expedite plans for 1,000 new settler homes

    October 27, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will expedite planning for some 1,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Monday, in a bid to placate a restive coalition ally without further aggravating a dispute with Washington.

    The ultranationalist Jewish...

  • Israel prepares to fight Ebola in West Africa

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    October 14, 2014 | 9:23 am

    Even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced new measures on Oct. 12 to screen for Ebola cases at Israel’s points of entry, officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Health had worked over the weekend to put in place an emergency response program to...

  • White House rejects Netanyahu’s criticism with withering response

    October 6, 2014 | 4:01 pm

    The White House rejected criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a withering response on Monday, accusing him of refusing to acknowledge how much help the United States has been to Israel over the years.

    A long-time split between President Barack Obama and...

  • Netanyahu to Obama: Iran must not get nuclear arms

    October 1, 2014 | 10:30 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he hopes the U.S. leader will make sure that any final nuclear deal between Iran and world powers does not allow Tehran to stand at the "threshhold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.

    ...
  • Netanyahu’s speech: Should Israel put itself at the forefront of the battle against radical Islam?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 30, 2014 | 4:01 am

    AP called this "a blistering speech". That is a fair description of Benjamin Netanyahu's UN performance yesterday. All the elements were blended into it: terror and radicalism, world domination and Nazism, nuclear Iran and propaganda. Netanyahu did not talk about Israel – not just...

  • Netanyahu: Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

    September 29, 2014 | 10:25 am

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday tried to shift the spotlight away from Islamic State fighters and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than "militant Islamists on pickup trucks."

    It was the fifth...

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