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  • Netanyahu calls for West Bank security cameras

    4 hours ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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.

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • 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...

  • Hamas political chief confirms negotiations with Israel

    August 21, 2015 | 8:16 am

    Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal confirmed that his organization is negotiating with Israel over a long-term truce and described the talks as “very positive.”

    In an interview with a London-based Qatari newspaper published Friday, Meshaal said former British Prime Minister...

  • Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating

    August 18, 2015 | 11:57 am

    After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians.

    They’re just not the Palestinians you thought.

    After years of vowing not to negotiate with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Israel may be finalizing a deal...

  • Netanyahu denies reported negotiations with Hamas

    August 18, 2015 | 10:56 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office denied reports that Israel has been negotiating with Hamas.

    A statement from his office Monday was in response to media reports claiming that direct talks took place recently and were in their final stages.

    “Israel officially...

  • Forced removal of 200 Israeli settlers shakes Netanyahu gov’t

    July 28, 2015 | 10:05 am

    Some 200 young adult demonstrators were removed from two illegal apartment buildings slated for demolition in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

    Some 50 demonstrators were arrested, and the rest were dispersed using riot control measures early Tuesday morning in Beit El, which is...

  • Netanyahu and Abbas speak for first time in 13 months

    July 17, 2015 | 12:12 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the phone, marking the first time the two have spoken in over a year.

    Netanyahu phoned Abbas on Friday to wish him a happy Eid al-Fitr, Haaretz reported. Eid al-Fitr is the Muslim holiday that...

  • Netanyahu offers solidarity in Chattanooga shooting’s aftermath

    July 17, 2015 | 9:29 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel “stands in solidarity with the United States” after the attack on army personnel in Tennessee.

    “On behalf of the people and government of Israel, I extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wish a speedy...

  • Netanyahu, Obama have contentious conversation about Iran deal

    July 14, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister had a contentious phone call after the major powers achieved a deal with Iran.

    Netanyahu in a statement said he raising two objections in the phone call.

    “One, the agreement allows Iran to develop extensive capabilities that...

  • Israel likely to turn to congress to fight Iranian nuclear deal

    July 14, 2015 | 9:31 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    There’s a joke making the Facebook rounds of Israelis.

    “Knock knock”

    “Who’s there?”

    “A nuclear Iran.”

    “A nuclear Iran, who?”


    The joke shows the deep skepticism most Israelis have, from officials down to the man in...

  • Netanyahu: Preventing Iran nukes is this generation’s top challenge

    July 13, 2015 | 3:27 pm

    Keeping Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons power is the “paramount challenge” of this generation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a pro-Israel conference.

    Netanyahu kept his remarks brief on Monday in a live video feed to the annual conference of Christians...

  • Netanyahu asked European leaders to vote against Israel at U.N.

    July 6, 2015 | 3:57 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked several European leaders to support the United Nations Human Rights Council report that slams Israel’s Gaza war actions, a British newspaper reported.

    Netanyahu called British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela...

  • Kerry: Iran talks could go either way

    July 6, 2015 | 9:01 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran and the world powers have made “genuine progress” in negotiations on a nuclear deal but that it “could go either way.”

    “We are not yet where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues,” Kerry told reporters Sunday in Vienna,...

  • Netanyahu was ‘smuggled’ to hospital twice in disguised vans

    June 29, 2015 | 3:31 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “smuggled” to medical appointments in disguised vans shortly before and after elections.

    Netanyahu, 65, in both cases had routine prostate examinations that found “nothing uncharacteristic for a man of his age.”

    In the first...

  • Is Oren’s call for ‘no surprises’ in U.S.-Israel ties possible?

    June 16, 2015 | 2:52 pm

    Israel’s former ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, caused a stir this week by publicly accusing President Barack Obama of abandoning the two core principles that undergird the U.S.-Israel relationship: no public disagreements and no surprises.

    But should there be no public...

  • Michael Oren: Obama abandoned ‘two core principles’ of U.S.-Israel alliance

    June 16, 2015 | 1:46 pm

    Israel’s former ambassador to Washington accused President Barack Obama of abandoning “core principles” of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

    Michael Oren in an Op-Ed appearing Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal said Obama abandoned the principle of keeping disagreements private and ...

  • U.S. denies Israeli report on Obama inviting Netanyahu to meet

    June 16, 2015 | 9:16 am

    The White House denied an Israeli newspaper report on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in Washington next month.

    Citing unnamed U.S. State Department sources, Yedioth Ahronoth daily said the two leaders could...

  • Israel accuses world powers of yielding to Iran for nuclear deal

    June 15, 2015 | 9:06 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused world powers on Sunday of stepping up concessions to Iran to enable a deal by June 30 on curbing its nuclear program even as Tehran balks at demands for heightened U.N. inspections.

    Netanyahu has argued that the agreement in the...

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