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  • Note to Netanyahu: Stop destroying the US-Israel relationship

    3 days ago

    By now it is clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s disastrously-timed speech to Congress has seriously damaged the US-Israel relationship – but the danger is that he has embarked on a course that will make that damage much worse and perhaps permanent.

    Countless...

  • Likud’s ‘Us or Them’ TV ads raise ire

    4 days ago

    The Likud Party has replaced a TV spot featuring Islamic State terrorists on a mission to take over Jerusalem with a second commercial warning that Israeli-Arab politicians will anchor any government that might replace Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Both Likud television commercials...

  • Arab envoys decline Dermer’s push to attend Netanyahu’s Congress speech

    4 days ago

    Israel’s ambassador to the United States could not convince his counterparts from at least two Arab countries to attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.

    Ron Dermer sent emails to the ambassadors of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates encouraging them to be...

  • Why not support President Obama?

    By Bill Boyarsky

    4 days ago

    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...

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  • Letters to the editor: Hollywood, Selma and European Jews

    4 days ago

    The Future of European Jewry

    Couldn’t agree more (“Why Jews Must Stay in Europe,” Feb. 20). While Israel is and always will be a home to Jews from all around the world, clearing out of Europe is not the answer. 

    Noga Gur Arieh via jewishjournal.com

    Of course each side, so to...

  • Netanyahu declines Democrats’ invitation for meeting during visit

    4 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined on Tuesday an invitation to meet with U.S. Senate Democrats during his trip to Washington next week.

    "Though I greatly appreciate your kind invitation to meet with Democratic Senators, I believe that doing so at this time could...

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

    4 days ago

    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...

  • Kerry says will know soon if U.S., Iran can reach nuclear deal

    5 days ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he expected to know soon whether Iran is willing to agree to a nuclear deal, and he appeared to take a swipe at Israel's prime minister over the issue.

    "We expect to know soon whether or not Iran is willing to put together an...

  • U.S. Senate Democrats invite Netanyahu to meeting during visit

    5 days ago

    Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during his upcoming visit to Washington, warning that making U.S.-Israeli relations a partisan political issue could have "lasting...

  • French chief rabbi rejects Netanyahu’s call for emigration

    1 week ago

    France’s chief rabbi, Haim Korsia, rejected Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent call for European Jews to move to Israel.

    At a news conference Thursday in New York following a speech at Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue, Korsia said there had been a Jewish presence...

  • Some Democrats accede to Netanyahu and Boehner

    1 week ago

    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...

  • What is the importance of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress?

    1 week ago

    At the moment it appears that some members of Congress are angry that Speaker of the House John Boehner took it upon himself to invite Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.  Usually these types of invitations are left to the discretion of the President of...

  • Obama administration: Israel must quit distorting details of Iran talks

    1 week ago

    Israel is distorting the U.S. negotiating position in nuclear talks with Iran and must stop, Obama administration officials said.

    “The United States is mindful of the need to not negotiate in public and to ensure that information that is discussed at the negotiating table is not...

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

    2 weeks ago

    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,...

  • Jordanian rapper sues Netanyahu and his party over campaign clip

    2 weeks ago

    A Jordanian hip-hop group has taken legal action against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party after one of its songs was used in a campaign video for Israel's election next month.

    Firas Shehadeh, founder of the group Turabyeh ("Of the Soil"), filed an injunction...

  • Despite Speechgate drama, U.S.-Israel defense relations stay solid

    2 weeks ago

    American-Israeli relations may be enduring a challenging period due to the political drama surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress, but you’d never know it from the recent confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee Ashton Carter.

    ...
  • Age of Hysteria: The Reel Story Behind Mr. Netanyahu Going to Washington

    2 weeks ago

    There is a deliciously cinematic quality to the entire speechgate drama. Prominent pro-Israeli lobby groups have attempted to frame the scene as being something out of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln movie: a noble, far sighted, embattled president vs. a rude, uncouth, divisive Israeli...

  • The safest place for French Jews

    2 weeks ago

    In light of the recent multiple stabbing on an Israeli bus, and the missile strike on the Golan that killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded seven – an apparent Hezbollah retaliation for an Israeli strike that killed a senior Hezbollah commander and an Iranian General – I found...

  • Netanyahu’s U.S. speech exposes partisan fault lines on Israel

    3 weeks ago

    The controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress next month is worrying pro-Israel Democrats about its possible impact on the 2016 elections. Even more worrisome, some Democrats say, are the voter trends underpinning the current tensions.

    ...
  • Obama’s Chutzpah

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • With Biden opting out, partisan row over Netanyahu speech intensifies

    3 weeks ago

    In a blow to Israel’s efforts to contain the controversy over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would not attend the address.

    Biden’s office informed the media on Friday that the vice president would be out...

  • Netanyahu considering changes to Congress speech after criticism

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli officials are considering amending the format of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned address to the U.S. Congress next month to try to calm some of the partisan furore the Iran-focused speech has already provoked.

    Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session...

  • Top House Democrat may attend Netanyahu remarks, but questions timing

    3 weeks ago

    U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she is seriously considering going to Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional speech during the Israeli Prime Minister's Washington visit next month but still hopes it does not take place.

    "I'm seriously considering going. As of now, it...

  • Zionist Camp Economics 101: Out with the New, In with the Old

    February 4, 2015 | 10:40 am

    Forget Hezbollah, Hamas, Abbas and Iran: the primary driver in Israel's upcoming elections is the high cost of living. Recent polls have consistently shown that domestic policy and economics, rather than security and Palestinian peacemaking, are what most Israelis will be thinking...

  • Beyond sanctions and kerfuffles, the Iran deal Netanyahu wants to avoid

    February 3, 2015 | 2:52 pm

    When Benjamin Netanyahu faces the Congress next month, two things are unlikely to come up in his speech: a consideration of diplomatic protocol and an analysis of the efficacy of sanctions.

    Media attention ahead of the speech has focused on the diplomatic crisis set off by the...

  • Netanyahu’s strongman image boosts ratings, countering U.S. rift

    February 3, 2015 | 8:36 am

    Israeli voters' security concerns have boosted Benjamin Netanyahu's popularity in the past month, helping him to skirt criticism of a widened rift with the White House as he aims for a fourth election success.

    With violence on the Lebanese border and worries about Iran's nuclear...

  • In feisty Israeli campaign, even Netanyahu’s wife’s recycling is a target

    February 2, 2015 | 8:59 am

    Forget the deadlocked Palestinian peace process or the Iranian nuclear program. The latest political fracas in Israel is over whether the prime minister's wife kept the deposit when she recycled bottles from state functions.

    Even by the notoriously feisty standards of Israeli...

  • Bibi must stop an Iran bomb even if it offends Obama

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 29, 2015 | 3:18 pm

    There is nothing wrong with an Israeli prime minister doing his utmost to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, even if it offends the sensibilities of the American president. A nation that has experienced the world’s worst genocide just 70 years ago has not just a right...

  • Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election ‘inappropriate’ - CNN interview

    January 28, 2015 | 9:17 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said he declined to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli leader's visit to the United States in March because it would be "inappropriate" two weeks before an election in that country.

    Netanyahu's trip has become a diplomatic sore point with...

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