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  • Arrest warrant issued in Spain for Netanyahu, others, for Mavi Marmara deaths

    1 week ago

    A federal judge in Spain has issued arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other current and former top Israeli officials over the deaths of nine Turkish activists.

    Last week, Judge Jose de la Mata of the National Court reopened the case against the...

  • Netanyahu pledges to protect non-Orthodox streams

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to bolster rights for non-Orthodox Jews in Israel.

    “As prime minister of Israel, I will always ensure that all Jews can feel at home in Israel — Reform Jews, Conservative Jews, Orthodox Jews,” Netanyahu said, earning...

  • Before meeting with Obama, Netanyahu recommits to two states

    2 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....

  • Netanyahu and Obama set to bury the hatchet

    2 weeks ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to meet President Obama in Washington for their first meeting in 13 months. Indications from both sides are that the men, despite their difficult relationship in the past, will...

  • Hollywood and the Jewish future

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 28, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Of the great ironies lately — the German chancellor rescuing 800,000 refugees, the Israeli prime minister making a Holocaust gaffe — Hollywood adds another: “Homeland” has moved to Berlin. 

    The show that began as Israel’s “Hatufim” (Prisoners of War), about captured Israeli...

  • Lawmaker makes controversial remark about Israeli flag at Temple Mount

    October 27, 2015 | 9:33 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu restated his government’s commitment to the status quo on the Temple Mount after a government minister said it was her dream to see an Israeli flag fly on the site.

    “I think it’s the center of Israeli sovereignty, the capital of Israel,...

  • Are settlers to blame for the violence in the Middle East?

    October 23, 2015 | 9:35 am

    The continued building of settlements on the West Bank tends to be the focal of Israel bashers. The settlements have been a contentious subject during the tenure of the Obama and Bibi administrations, and international leaders bringing attention to them is frequent. For example,...

  • Who was Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini?

    October 22, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Haj Amin al-Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem prior to the establishment of Israel, for inspiring Hitler to exterminate the Jews of Europe, he meant to show the long history of Palestinian anti-Semitism.

    Regardless of his...

  • Netanyahu, Kerry at Berlin meeting call for end to incitement

    October 22, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in Berlin called for an end to incitement to violence against Israelis.

    Netanyahu singled out Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for blame.

    “I think it’s time for the...

  • Kerry says no joint Abbas-Netanyahu meeting for now

    October 21, 2015 | 9:38 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a joint meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is unlikely.

    “I’ve talked to President Abbas and I’ve talked to Prime Minister Netanyahu in the last few days, and we could...

  • Netanyahu blames mufti of Jerusalem for Final Solution, prompting outcry

    October 21, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being criticized for saying the mufti of Jerusalem gave Hitler the idea to exterminate the Jews in a meeting between the two in 1941.

    Netanyahu’s remarks about the mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, came in a speech to the World Zionist...

  • Meet the Islamic Movement, Netanyahu’s newest public enemy

    October 19, 2015 | 3:58 pm

    In assigning blame for the recent wave of violence in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned to the usual suspects – Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

    But he has also accused a lesser-known group that operates within Israel’s borders: the Islamic Movement, a...

  • 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...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will settle accounts with murderers

    October 13, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to implement new measures to bring quiet to Israeli cities amid a wave of terror attacks.

    “Israel will come to settle accounts with the murderers and those who want to kill, and anyone who helps them. Not only won’t they have any...

  • In Putin’s policing of Middle East, some see a boon for Israel

    October 12, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    As a defiant Russia again flexes military muscles in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Cold War analogies are, perhaps, unavoidable.

    The deployment last month of Russian warplanes in Syria laid bare Moscow’s readiness to use force to punish leaders who would challenge its...

  • Netanyahu calls for West Bank security cameras

    October 6, 2015 | 10:30 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the site of the deadly attack on an Israeli couple and ordered the deployment of security cameras on all West Bank roads.

    Netanyahu, accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, on...

  • Netanyahu leaves for U.N. address, Kerry meeting

    September 29, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will call for an end to incitement on the Temple Mount and discuss “Israel’s desire for peace with the Palestinians” during a meeting with John Kerry.

    Netanyahu also said that during his address this week to the United Nations...

  • Israel faces potential challenge from Russia over Syria

    September 29, 2015 | 8:22 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Periodically throughout the four and half years of the Syrian civil war weapon shipments destined for Hezbollah were intercepted and decimated by airstrikes inside Syria. In each instance Israel, whose air force has enjoyed...

  • Now Boehner can tell us what really happened with Netanyahu’s speech

    September 25, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio who is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is quitting politics.

    According to reports, Boehner is sick of navigating two irreconcilable forces: the Obama White House and conservatives in his caucus.

    Now that he’s going, maybe...

  • Netanyahu to receive conservative think tank’s award on day he meets Obama

    September 21, 2015 | 2:57 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive an award from a conservative think tank on the same day that he meets with President Barack Obama.

    Netanyahu will receive the American Enterprise Institute’s 2015 Irving Kristol Award on the evening of Nov. 9. He will be...

  • Netanyahu blasts Jordan’s King Abdullah for Temple Mount criticism

    September 21, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    A day after Jordan’s King Abdullah sharply criticized Israel’s actions in defusing violence on the Temple Mount, Israel accused Jordan of being partially responsible for the conflict.

    In a strongly worded message to Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed on...

  • Netanyahu to address Jewish Federations after meeting Obama

    September 18, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the annual Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly.

    Netanyahu will be a featured speaker at the general assembly, taking place this year in Washington from Nov. 8-10. Netanyahu will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

  • Israel Factor: US-Israel relations (almost) at lowest point ever

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 16, 2015 | 4:08 am

    This isn't the first time in which our panel of Israel Factor experts is asked to compare the relations of Israel with different US administrations. In 2012, we gave our panelists the following task: "On a scale of 1 (bad for Israel) to 10 (great for Israel), please rank the...

  • Obama and Netanyahu to meet Nov. 9 in D.C.

    September 15, 2015 | 7:24 am

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly will meet Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C.

    The date of the meeting was reported Sunday by the Israeli daily Israel Hayom, citing unnamed political sources in Jerusalem.

    Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive in...

  • Netanyahu to U.K. chief rabbi: ‘Settlements are not the issue’

    September 11, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed concerns raised by Britain’s chief rabbi about the growth of West Bank settlements.

    In a London meeting with United Kingdom Jewish leaders Wednesday evening, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis told Netanyahu that friends of Israel...

  • Does Iran deal rift mean Jews will go GOP in 2016?

    September 11, 2015 | 10:07 am

    One conspiracy theory making the rounds is that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s various Iran-related confrontations with President Barack Obama are part of a Sheldon Adelson-plot to turn American Jews into Republican Party voters in 2016.

    Even if one rejects this theory out...

  • Israel to continue to fight against Iran Deal

    September 3, 2015 | 8:58 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    It is now clear that the Iranian nuclear deal will pass Congress. President Obama now has the 34 votes to override any Congressional objections, and is well on the way to being able to prevent any vote at all, if he can achieve...

  • What America will offer Israel after the nuclear deal

    September 1, 2015 | 2:25 pm

    The moment the Iran nuclear deal becomes law, as seems increasingly likely given growing congressional support for the agreement, the focus of the U.S.-Israel conversation will shift to the question of what’s next.

    What more will Washington do to mitigate the Iranian threat and...

  • ‘The most dangerous weapons ever invented’: Policy expert talks nukes, Israel and the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 27, 2015 | 2:23 pm

    Joe Cirincione is a nuclear policy expert who served for nearly a decade on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, beginning during the Reagan administration. He has since authored several books on the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear security strategy. Today, he is...

  • Poroshenko to visit Israel for first time as Ukraine president

    August 21, 2015 | 12:41 pm

    In a move that may anger Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly scheduled to visit Ukraine soon and host its president in Jerusalem.

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Israel, Hennadii Nadolenko, announced the plans for the visits in an op-ed published this week...

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