Alon Ben-Meir

UN Speech As ‘Psychological Transition’ For Netanyahu?

Former State Department adviser senses a pivot on Iran deal.

10/01/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s blistering United Nations speech last week in which he chastised the General Assembly for its “deafening silence” following Iran’s recent pledge to destroy Israel within 25 years was also used as a signal that he wants to mend ties with President Barack Obama.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel Apologizes To Turkey For 2010 Flotilla Incident

03/21/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In a move that had apparently been carefully choreographed by the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu picked up the phone today and called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with an apology for the 2010 Israeli raid on a Turkish flotilla that killed nine Turkish citizens. Erdogan accepted.

Nine Turks died during the 2010 flotilla incident when they attacked Israeli soldiers boarding their ship.
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