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  • Netanyahu phones Putin to object to missile sale to Iran

    4 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Russian President Vladimir Putin to express “grave concerns” regarding the potential future sale of S-300 missile systems to Iran.

    During the phone call on Tuesday, Netanyahu said the sale would encourage Iranian aggression in the...

  • Netanyahu offers alternatives to Iran deal following latest Obama criticism

    5 days ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel offered alternatives on the nuclear framework agreement with Iran.

    Netanyahu released a statement on Sunday with the changes to the deal signed earlier this month, a day after President Barack Obama told reporters that Netanyahu had not...

  • Iran deal spurs talk in Israel of national unity government

    5 days ago

    Concerns over Iran's nuclear negotiations and the need to repair relations with the White House may push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek to form a national unity government with his center-left rivals.

    Political analysts pointed on Monday to a new position paper...

  • Letters to the editor: Trevor Noah, Koreatown transportation, JFS and more

    1 week ago

    Golden Age of Expansion

    I am a recently retired baby boomer who turned to Jewish Family Service’s Freda Mohr Multipurpose Center and Eichenbaum Fitness Center for reconnection to the Jewish community, which is aiding me into this life transition of retirement (“JFS Expands Its...

  • U.S. and Israel escalate war of words over Iran

    2 weeks ago

    Israel and the Obama administration have stepped up their war of words over the framework agreement that aims to limit Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for a gradual rollback of sanctions.

    President Barack Obama made his most detailed effort yet to persuade skeptics of the...

  • In Netanyahu’s fourth term, what’s next for Israeli settlements?

    2 weeks ago

    A day before his surprise election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood against the backdrop of a construction site in Har Homa, a towering settlement in the West Bank, and pledged to go on building.

    The next week, however, his office ordered local...

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

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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...

  • Why I continue to support peace

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

    March 23, 2015 | 3:27 pm

    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

    March 23, 2015 | 10:53 am

    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

    March 23, 2015 | 9:27 am

    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

    March 23, 2015 | 9:23 am

    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

    March 20, 2015 | 10:43 am

    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

    March 20, 2015 | 10:28 am

    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?

    March 20, 2015 | 9:33 am

    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

    March 20, 2015 | 9:05 am

    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

    March 19, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    “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

    March 19, 2015 | 9:56 am

    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

    March 19, 2015 | 9:33 am

    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

    March 19, 2015 | 9:07 am

    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?

    March 19, 2015 | 8:54 am

    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

    March 18, 2015 | 10:49 am

    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

    March 18, 2015 | 9:56 am

    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

    March 18, 2015 | 9:42 am

    "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...

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