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  • Restarting the U.S.-Israel relationship depends on Palestinians too

    4 hours ago

    As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision to address Congress and his statement seeming to reject a Palestinian state, I am even more troubled by statements...

  • Cutting losses on Iran nuclear deal, Israel eyes small print

    9 hours ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.

    The shift seems surprising given Netanyahu's contentious speech...

  • Lucy Aharish on Benjamin Netanyahu

    By Rob Eshman

    1 day ago

    Israeli Arabs make up 20 percent of Israel’s population – greater than either blacks or Latinos do of the American population.

    So, there are very few pundits and politicians – including our own President – who have not offered their opinion on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

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  • Why I continue to support peace

    1 day ago

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to office — in the wake of a campaign where he firmly rejected a two-state solution — and peace efforts in the Israel as well as the Palestinian struggle in shambles, why do I still support efforts to reach a two-state solution?

    ...
  • From Ferguson to Netanyahu

    By Dennis Prager

    1 day ago

    We live in a world of lies.

    On major issue after major issue, both domestic and foreign, we are saturated with lies.

    Remember the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative that dominated American media and all of the protests against a white officer’s shooting of Michael Brown, a Black...

  • Obama: Differences with Israel’s Netanyahu not personal

    1 day ago

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his differences with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are not personal but are based on fundamental policy differences over Middle East peace.

    Obama said it was hard to envision a path...

  • Netanyahu set for go-ahead to form Israel’s next government

    1 day ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, grappling with fierce White House disapproval, was poised to win the nod from Israel's president on Wednesday to try to form a new coalition government.

    The surprise victor of a March 17 election, Netanyahu looks well set to assemble a heavily...

  • Election results in Israel: The triumph of fear over vision in the Jewish State

    3 days ago

    On election day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on Facebook that "Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are busing them out." With this fear-mongering, he succeeded in bringing out the far-right votes to secure his victory. ...

  • Netanyahu facing challenges, criticism from Jewish liberals

    3 days ago

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing escalating criticism and pressure from the White House, he could use some help from Israel’s erstwhile allies in the American Jewish community — especially those with sway in liberal and Democratic circles.

    But several leading Jewish...

  • Israelis fret about risk of isolation but concern may be overdone

    3 days ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election last week has prompted alarmed chatter in the cafes of Tel Aviv and on talk shows about the risk of Israel losing the support of its closest allies and being left isolated in the world.

    It is clear Netanyahu still has fences to mend...

  • Obama: We take Netanyahu at his word that he won’t allow Palestinian state

    3 days ago

    President Barack Obama said he told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “evaluating” U.S. options in the wake of Netanyahu’s claim that a Palestinian state would not be created while he was prime minister.

    “We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn’t happen...

  • Obama tells Netanyahu U.S. to ‘reassess’ policy on Israel, Mideast diplomacy

    6 days ago

    President Barack Obama told Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that Washington would "reassess" its options on U.S.-Israel relations and Middle East diplomacy after the Israeli prime minister took a position against Palestinian statehood during his re-election campaign, a White House...

  • Bibi’s comment on Arab voting is American Jewry’s #TheDress

    6 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Election Day exhortation of his supporters to vote since Arabs were already doing so “in droves” has become the white-and-gold dress of the American Jewish community.

    (I’m referring, of course, to the outfit whose picture has been...

  • Will the real Netanyahu please stand up?

    6 days ago

    There are two Benjamin Netanyahus.

    To his detractors, Netanyahu is arrogant, a dissembler and a racist. To his defenders, he is intrepid, politically astute and singularly devoted to Israel’s security.

    Netanyahu’s critics blame him for alienating Israel’s closest ally...

  • Jewish groups look to calm post-election U.S.-Israel tensions

    6 days ago

    American Jewish groups moved to calm continuing tensions between Jerusalem and Washington in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive reelection this week.

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish...

  • The Netanyahu danger

    1 week ago

    “I’m proud of the nation of Israel, that at the moment of truth knew to separate between the essential and the trivial, and stand for the essential,” Netanyahu told a crowd of cheering supporters chanting his name on Tuesday night. “To stand for the things important for all of us:...

  • Netanyahu poised for governing coalition after final vote tally

    1 week ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to lead a heavily right-leaning coalition government with control of 67 of parliament's 120 seats, according to final election results released on Thursday.

    Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party won 30 seats, compared with 24 for...

  • Upon Netanyahu’s reelection, it’s time for President Obama to put personal resentment aside

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    Mr. President,

    My name is Noga, and I am a young Israeli who did not vote for Netanyahu. It took me a couple of days to accept the fact that he’s my Prime Minister (yet again,) but now that the realization finally “sank,” I show a great deal of respect for him, as Israel’s...

  • Rivlin invites parties to meet

    1 week ago

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will meet with representatives of each of the parties elected to serve in the 20th Knesset.

    Through the meetings, which will begin on Sunday, Rivlin will determine which party head will be tasked with forming a new government.

    Rivlin’s office on...

  • Will Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric cause further estrangement with Washington?

    1 week ago

    The Obama administration’s first response to news that Benjamin Netanyahu had been reelected as prime minister of Israel appeared to be avoidance.

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday that the president would wait until Netanyahu had been formally...

  • Palestinians want world pressure on Israel after Netanyahu win

    1 week ago

    Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves towards statehood after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election win.

    Netanyahu's surprise victory, after pledging in the final days of the campaign that there...

  • Pelosi sees ‘lively discussion’ of Middle East peace after Israel vote

    1 week ago

    U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, said on Wednesday she respected the results of Israel's election and anticipated they would produce a "lively" discussion of the Middle East peace process.

    "The people of Israel have spoken," she...

  • Mobile phone reformer is front-runner for Israel finance minister

    1 week ago

    "Kahlon for finance minister" as a campaign slogan will likely turn into reality for Moshe Kahlon after a strong showing for his upstart Kulanu party in the Israeli election won by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    On Sunday, Netanyahu offered the finance post to Kahlon -- who...

  • Netanyahu comeback propelled by hardline rhetoric, calls for unity on right

    1 week ago

    This city’s Rabin Square was full of young men wearing large knit kippahs and women in long skirts and long sleeves cheering as right-wing politicians declared their opposition to Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.

    On Sunday night, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

  • Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election after hard right shift

    1 week ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election on Tuesday after exit polls showed he had erased his centre-left rivals' lead with a hard rightward shift that saw him disavow a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.

    Difficult coalition talks still lie...

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

    1 week ago

    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"...

  • Deep divisions apparent as Israelis head to polls

    1 week ago

    Relaxing on a bench on Rothschild Boulevard here, first-time voters Ellie Ashkenazi and Ziv Oran, both 18, talked about wanting to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But they couldn’t agree on which party to support to meet that end.

    Voters needed to close ranks around...

  • Netanyahu: No Palestinian state on my watch

    1 week ago

    Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview that as long as he is Israel’s prime minister, a Palestinian state will not be established.

    The interview was published Monday on the Israeli news website NRG, a day before Israelis head to the polls, as Netanyahu attempts to shore up...

  • At odds over Iran stance, Netanyahu tried to nix Mossad briefing for U.S. senators

    1 week ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly tried to cancel a Mossad briefing for visiting U.S. senators because of the Israeli security agency’s warnings on an Iran sanctions bill.

    Netanyahu removed the Jan. 19 briefing from the itinerary of six senators visiting Israel, led by...

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