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  • Sanders: Israel ‘overreacted’ during Gaza War

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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?

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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’

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Netanyahu suspends appointment of new spokesman over Obama comments

    November 5, 2015 | 11:26 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended the appointment of his chief spokesperson just a day after it was announced after previous social media posts accusing President Barack Obama of antisemitism had emerged.

    On Wednesday, Netanyahu announced the appointment of Ran...

  • Geographical circumstances reason for divide between U.S. Jewry and Israelis

    November 2, 2015 | 10:34 am

    The growing divide between American Jews and the State of Israel is a challenge to be tackled on both sides of the ocean by defining common goals, according to Middle East expert Yossi Klein Halevi.

    “One of the main problems we face in our relationship between Israelis and...

  • Netanyahu: Nazis didn’t need mufti to perpetrate Holocaust

    October 30, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he did not mean to suggest the Nazi attempt to exterminate Jews depended on the Palestinian mufti of Jerusalem.

    [RELATED: The truth about Jerusalem’s grand mufti and Hitler]

    In a post on his official Facebook page, Netanyahu...

  • Trump thinks President Obama hates Israel

    October 29, 2015 | 3:51 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump charged on Thursday that President Barack Obama hates the State of Israel.

    Speaking at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada a day after the 3rd Republican televised debate, Trump said that “many friends” in Israel “don’t know what...

  • Hitler needed plenty of help to kill the Jews – but no inspiration

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 21, 2015 | 3:07 pm

    In a speech to the World Zionist Congress, on Oct. 20, 2015, the prime minister of Israel said:

    “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time [Nov. 28, 1941], he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini [the mufti of Jerusalem] went to Hitler and said, ‘If you...

  • Netanyahu tones down claims about Jerusalem mufti and Holocaust

    October 21, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped back from his earlier claim that the grand mufti of Jerusalem convinced Hitler to exterminate Jews.

    At a news conference Wednesday in Germany with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Netanyahu modified comments made a day earlier in...

  • The truth about Jerusalem’s grand mufti, Hitler and the Holocaust

    October 21, 2015 | 1:36 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went too far in recent comments that Nazi collaborator Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem before and during World War II, played a “central role in fomenting the Final Solution” by trying to convince Hitler to destroy the...

  • Merkel says Israeli settlements ‘counterproductive’

    October 21, 2015 | 11:38 am

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said following talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the building of Jewish settlements was counterproductive and urged Israel and the Palestinians to calm the situation after weeks of violence.

    "I have said this quite often that as regards the two-state solution we consider the settlements to be counterproductive," Merkel said.

    "I have said this time and again. We have to do everything to calm down the situation and in this spirit I think all sides need to make a contribution."

  • Israel, U.S. signal security ties back on track after Iran feud

    October 19, 2015 | 3:35 pm

    Israel and the United States signaled on Sunday they were starting to put disputes over the Iran nuclear deal behind them, announcing resumed talks on U.S. defense aid for Israel as it hosted Washington's top general and a joint air force drill.

    The allies had been looking to...

  • Wave of violence spells trouble for Israel’s ‘Mr. Security’

    October 19, 2015 | 11:13 am

    The sound of a fist banging on a table came through sharp and clear as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his anger captured on a leaked audio tape, berated his own party members for not having his back in confronting a Palestinian wave of attacks.

    "I expect support from each and...

  • Kerry, Netanyahu to meet in Germany next week

    October 16, 2015 | 11:04 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Germany next week to discuss the recent spate of violence between Israel and Palestinians in which 39 people have been killed, the Israeli ambassador to Washington said on Friday.

    Kerry, who...

  • The terror attacks in Israel: A timeline of the escalating violence

    October 8, 2015 | 4:01 pm

    The past week has seen a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis and Israeli military operations, again prompting fears of a third intifada. Here’s a timeline of the lead-up to the unrest and the attacks themselves.

    Sept. 9: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon outlaws the...

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