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  • Day 1 at AIPAC: Trusting Congress, expecting little from White House and anxious about Bibigate

    By Jared Sichel

    March 1, 2015 | 9:28 pm

    The marching orders to the reported 16,000 attendees were clear on the first day of this year’s AIPAC policy conference: push legislators to pass a proposed bill that would give Congress the right to approve or reject any nuclear agreement signed between the Obama administration...

  • Why not support President Obama?

    By Bill Boyarsky

    February 25, 2015 | 10:29 am

    Why should I, a liberal in the bluest of cities in California, the bluest of states — where President Barack Obama now has a 57 percent approval rating — be subject to the whims of the pro-Republican prime minister of Israel? 

    And why should I or anyone else listen to Prime...

  • Netanyahu ‘regrets’ partisan perception of speech; Rice calls planned address ‘destructive’

    February 25, 2015 | 8:58 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told top Senate Democrats he regretted that his planned address to the U.S. Congress is being perceived as partisan, as President Barack Obama’s top security adviser said the speech was “destructive.”

    Netanyahu wrote Tuesday to decline an...

  • Some Democrats accede to Netanyahu and Boehner

    February 19, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    Most of the outspoken supporters of Israel among Los Angeles’ congressional representatives will attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech on Iranian nuclear capabilities before a joint session of Congress — but not without first expressing their displeasure with...

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  • For Netanyahu, urgency trumps niceties when it comes to Iran, anti-Jewish attacks

    February 18, 2015 | 9:16 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be running for office in Israel, but this week he had plenty of strong messages for Jews in the United States and Europe.

    Speaking Monday in Jerusalem to leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,...

  • Obama’s Chutzpah

    February 9, 2015 | 12:05 pm

    In an exchange that is reminiscent of a school yard fight or a childish disagreement,the Obama Administration chastised the Israeli Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for not informing the White House before accepting an invitation from the Speaker of the House John Boehner to...

  • Netanyahu’s planned speech roils Jewish lawmakers, pro-Israel community

    January 27, 2015 | 1:41 pm

    When Israel wants something from the United States, it typically makes three stops: the pro-Israel lobby, Jewish members of Congress and the White House.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ignored all three when he accepted an invitation from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to...

  • Netanyahu in Washington: an attempt at having a dispassionate discussion

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 26, 2015 | 4:01 am

    You probably know the basic facts. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was invited last week by the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner to speak about Iran before a joint session of Congress. The Obama administration had no clue this was going...

  • Where’s my check, Mr. Boehner?

    October 21, 2013 | 10:16 am

    Oh, thank you soooooo much! Some Republican members of Congress suddenly remembered they were Americans. Whoa, guys, that one was way too close. But thank you for postponing the end of this country for a few months. That way, holiday sales won’t suffer from wary consumers, just...

  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obama healthcare law centerpiece

    June 28, 2012 | 8:54 am

    A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul law that requires that most Americans get insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty.

    “The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals...

  • ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr. MNF intro over Hitler remark

    October 4, 2011 | 10:54 am

    ESPN pulled its “Monday Night Football” introduction by Hank Williams Jr. after the singer compared President Obama to Hitler.

    The song was pulled from the introduction to Monday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    ESPN said in a statement that it...

  • Obama to host Netanyahu at White House

    May 5, 2011 | 8:40 am

    President Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House for talks.

    The meeting will be held on May 20 in the Oval Office, and the effort to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process reportedly will be the main item on the agenda.

    “The leaders look...

  • Boehner to invite Netanyahu to address Congress

    April 14, 2011 | 11:18 am

    Rep. John Boehner, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said he plans to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress.

    “It will be a great honor for Congress to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu next month as part of his...

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