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  • 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...

  • The speech Bibi should have made at the U.N.

    October 16, 2015 | 11:43 am

    Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen.

    Today I will not invoke Iran, the Syrian crisis, ISIS’s murderous expansion -- to name but a few of the major concerns for Israel and the Middle East. Instead, I will speak about an issue that has...

  • Will Obama and Netanyahu reconcile next year?

    September 3, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    Now that enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran is not about to go away.

    In the contemplative spirit of the Days of Awe, we...

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

    March 25, 2015 | 4:11 pm

    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...

  • Letters to the editor: Jews in Turkey and Zionophobia on campus

    March 25, 2015 | 10:39 am

    Playing Telephone in Turkey Misses the Point

    Sorting out the entire history of Turkish-Jewish relations spanning more than five centuries via editorials and interviews is ineffective, unrealistic and unfair (“At a Breaking Point in Turkey,” March 20).  Lost in such...

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

    March 23, 2015 | 10:59 am

    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...

  • Bibi’s fate hangs in the balance as Israel votes

    March 17, 2015 | 9:04 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a fight for his political survival on Tuesday as Israelis voted in an election that opinion polls predict the center-left opposition could win.

    After a bitterly contested campaign, the election has turned into a referendum on "Bibi"...

  • On March 17th, I will not vote for Netanyahu. Here’s why…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 11, 2015 | 9:51 am

    On Tuesday, when it’s time for Israel to elect its new House of Representatives - the Knesset, and a new Prime Minister, my ballot won’t have Benjamin Netanyahu’s name on it.

    In the past few weeks, in the midst of the whole Netanyahu-controversial -Congress-speech, it seemed as...

  • What will history tell us of Netanyahu’s speech?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 4, 2015 | 11:32 am

    On May 26, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson met with Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban to discuss a great tension in the Middle East. Johnson repeated America’s warnings against an Israeli attack on Egypt. Eban restated Israel’s position: The international community would have to...

  • Is Bibi a mansplaining Orientalist?

    March 3, 2015 | 3:34 pm

    Is Bibi a mansplainer?

    Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, all but said so after Netanyahu’s Congress speech Tuesday:

    As one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s...

  • Bibi, you’re no Moses

    By Rob Eshman

    March 3, 2015 | 2:30 pm

    So, he spoke.

    And while his rhetoric soared, his ideas sank.

    He gave us a thousand reasons why the deal whose details he may not know is a flawed one. He gave us not a single pragmatic better option.

    Not one.

    And life, they say, is not about what’s ideal. It’s about what’s...

  • Rice opposes AIPAC’s Iran agenda, Menendez opposes Rice

    By Jared Sichel

    March 2, 2015 | 6:03 pm

    National Security Advisor Susan Rice‘s speech on Monday may go down as the most contentious in recent memory at an AIPAC policy conference, during a historically tense period of the U.S.-Israel alliance.

    She began by heaping praise on Israel, saying some words in Hebrew and...

  • Never Forget: Iran is the Problem, not Boteach

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    March 1, 2015 | 8:02 pm

    In a Jewish world desperate for unity, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach succeeded in uniting a broad array of Jewish groups, including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, secular and religious, right leaning, and left leaning, centrist and apolitical — to condemn his full-page ad attack against...

  • Our annual Purim cover: Kanye interrupts Bibi, Foxcatcher gets sequel and Lyft offends with new logo

    February 26, 2015 | 10:43 am

    Click on cover image to enlarge.

    Cover design by Lynn Pelkey. Headlines by Jewish Journal staff, Esther D. Kustanowitz and Elon Gold.

    More Purim 2015

    Events calendar
    Recipe: Funfetti cheesecake hamantaschen
    Recipe: Bibi’s hamantaschen
    Recipe: ‘Pop Tart’ hamantaschen
    Recipe: Taco hamantaschen

  • How not to bomb Iran

    By Rob Eshman

    February 25, 2015 | 3:59 pm

    Oh, to be in Geneva right now, facing the Iranians across a long polished table in a quiet hotel room--  because everywhere else the debates over their nuclear ambitions are raging, and the anxiety, accusations and intrigue are exasperating. Never have so many weighed in on so much...

  • How Bibi could surprise the world

    By David Suissa

    February 18, 2015 | 10:02 am

    When the eyes of the world are on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu on March 3 as he speaks to the U.S. Congress, he’ll have an opportunity to shock them all – Congressmen, Israeli voters, the foreign press, European leaders, Arab dictators, the United Nations and...

  • Why Bibi should give his speech

    By David Suissa

    February 11, 2015 | 11:30 am

    Like many other American Jews, I’ve had serious reservations about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s decision to speak to Congress on March 3, against the wishes of President Barack Obama. I’m in that camp of Israel supporters who are obsessed with keeping the most...

  • Letters to the editor: Running Springs, Mel Brooks and Sun City

    February 4, 2015 | 9:18 am

    We Report, You Decide

    Thanks for telling a complicated story so well (“The Rebirth of Running Springs,” Jan. 30). Bravo to the Journal for reporting the facts for all to see. To those who criticize the story, it could have been far more damaging to Chabad by reporting other...

  • Showdown on the Beltway

    By David Suissa

    January 28, 2015 | 10:15 am

    Do you know why the whole Bibi-Obama-Boehner-Iran mess gives me such a headache? There are too many moving parts: Bibi shouldn’t tick off Obama; Obama should be tougher on Iran; Boehner shouldn’t go behind Obama’s back; Bibi shouldn’t interfere with American politics; Obama...

  • 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...

  • On packed flight to Israel, hundreds of American Jews, emboldened by Gaza crisis, start lives anew

    By Jared Sichel

    August 12, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Daniel Knafo was wide awake aboard the Boeing 747 as sunlight began peaking over the northern horizon of the Mediterranean Sea early on the morning of Aug. 12.

    Less than 10 hours earlier, he was at the departure terminal of John F. Kennedy International Airport with more than 300...

  • Netanyahu’s office denies son dating non-Jewish woman

    January 29, 2014 | 10:09 am

    The son of Benjamin Netanyahu is not dating a non-Jewish Norwegian woman, an official in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office reportedly told the head of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party.

    Israel’s Channel 10 reported Wednesday that the official told Aryeh Deri in a meeting that...

  • In case you missed it, Bibi doesn’t like Rouhani

    October 2, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Say what you will about Bibi, but the guy stays on message.

    In his speech at the U.N. yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drove home the same point he’s been repeating since he (re)took office in 2009: Iran’s trying to get the bomb, we need to stop it and...

  • North Korea to Bibi: Israel’s ‘a cancer’

    October 1, 2013 | 12:31 pm

    A week of debate at the United Nations came to a close this week with a much-anticipated address from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who, as expected, devoted nearly all of his speech to Iran’s nuclear program.

    Then, things got interesting.

    See, there’s this thing at...

  • Obama: ‘Bibi and I have a terrific, businesslike relationship’

    March 14, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    President Obama said he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have "a terrific, businesslike relationship."

    "We get stuff done," Obama told an interviewer from Israel's Channel 2 in an interview aired Thursday night, in advance of his visit to Israel next week.


  • Netanyahu tackles tricky coalition-building

    February 7, 2013 | 5:46 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Yair Lapid, the surprise runner-up in an election last month, to try to draw him into a broad government that could bridge Israel's religious divide.

    In the January 22 ballot, centrist candidate Lapid's rallying cry, "equal...

  • Who is Yair Lapid? [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    January 22, 2013 | 4:14 pm

    Shmuel Rosner, Senior Political Editor of the Jewish Journal, speaks with Jewish Journal Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman about the results of the Jan. 23 Israeli election.

  • Two Israeli guest writers on the recent events

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 6, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Last week's Israeli- Palestinian- U.N members events dragged all kinds of critisizm. In the past week, I was exposed to various points of view and takes on the U.N vote for the Palestinian authority's resolution and on the Israeli reaction to it, and decided it would be best to...

  • Computer woes force Likud to extend hours in primary vote

    November 25, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Polls will remain open past midnight in Likud Party primary voting following computer malfunctions at several polling stations.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the chairman of the ruling Likud, made the announcement Sunday of the longer voting hours following malfunctions at...

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