Benjamin Netanyahu

At UN, Netanyahu Says Spring Is 'Red Line' For Iran Nuke Program

09/26/2012 - 20:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly that the "red line" he is seeking as a warning to Iran to stop its suspected nuclear weapons program would come as early as next spring.

The forecast, while coming in a speech on Thursday that emphasized his concerns that the international community was ignoring Iran's capability at its peril, was nonetheless notable for setting a deadline months after the U.S. presidential election in November.

Who’s Creating ‘Daylight’ Now?

Netanyahu comes in for some criticism for meddling in U.S. election.
09/24/2012 - 20:00

Washington — In the U.S.-Israel relationship, “daylight” is back, but this time it’s Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is being called on to draw down the shades.

Netanyahu’s recent sharp rebuke of the Obama administration’s Iran policies has drawn equally pointed pushback from Jewish Democrats.

Bibi Netanyahu’s implied criticism of President Obama reflects Israeli-U.S. tensions. getyy images

As Iran Crisis Mounts, Humility Is In Order

Bibi’s chutzpah, and American Jews’ naivete, when it comes to Iran.
09/18/2012 - 20:00
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As the story goes, a visitor to the Biblical Zoo in Israel was amazed when he approached the cage of the wolf and the lamb. There they were, peacefully resting near each other, calling to mind the prophecy of Isaiah, who imagined messianic times of peace.

“How is it possible to have a wolf and lamb live together?” the visitor asked the zookeeper.

“Simple,” the zookeeper said. “Every day a new lamb.”

And so it is in the Mideast, where appearances of stability give way to predators and daily bloodshed.

Gary Rosenblatt

Al Quaeda Prisoner Warren Weinstein Appeals To Netanyahu For Help

09/12/2012 - 20:00

Kidnapped American Warren Weinstein called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to help free him from his al-Qaida captors.

The plea from Weinstein, 71, was included in a video released by al-Qaida late Wednesday night.

Romney In Jerusalem Affirms Strong U.S.-Israel Alliance

07/28/2012 - 20:00

Mitt Romney in Jerusalem affirmed the strong alliance between the United States and Israel.

Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, in meetings Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres also spoke of the threat a nuclear Iran would pose to the U.S. and Israel. He had arrived in Israel the previous evening from London.

Burgas Bomber A Hezbollah Operative, Says U.S.

07/19/2012 - 20:00

U.S. officials believe the suicide bomber who killed Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, was a member of Hezbollah.

The bomber was “acting under broad guidance” to hit Israeli targets, an unnamed senior American official told The New York Times. Other American officials confirmed that the bomber was a member of Hezbollah, according to the newspaper.

Netanyahu Disbands Haredi-Draft Committee

07/01/2012 - 20:00


raeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disbanded the committee charged with formulating a new law on haredi Orthodox military service.

The dissolution of the Plesner Committee comes after the resignation of several of its members, including from the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party.

“Unfortunately, the Plesner Committee did not succeed in reaching an agreed-upon outline and it cannot formulate recommendations that would achieve a majority in the Knesset,” he said, according to Israeli reports.

Yitzchak Shamir, Israel's Seventh Prime Minister, Dies At 96

06/30/2012 - 20:00

Yitzhak Shamir, who served as Israel's prime minister from 1986 to 1992, died Saturday at the age of 96.

He had been living in a nursing home in Tel Aviv and had Alzheimer's disease for several years.

"Yitzhak Shamir belonged to the generation of giants that established the State of Israel and fought for the freedom of the Jewish people in its land," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. "Shamir personified loyalty to the Land of Israel and the eternal values of the Jewish people."

Yitzchak Shamir: Left Poland for Palestine in 1935.

Netanyahu Condemns West Ban Mosque Attack

06/18/2012 - 20:00

 Israeli leaders vowed to bring to justice the attackers of a mosque near Ramallah that was set afire and vandalized early Tuesday morning. The graffiti messages include “The war has begun,”  “Pay the price” and “Ulpana war.”

“This was the work of intolerant, irresponsible lawbreakers,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday morning. “We will act quickly in order to bring them to justice.”

Israel Begins Repatriating South Sudanese Refugees

06/16/2012 - 20:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that a planeload of illegal migrants would be returned to South Sudan, and he called the repatriation “orderly and dignified.”

Migrants reportedly began boarding buses Sunday afternoon headed for Ben Gurion Airport where a plane load of 120 illegal migrants was scheduled to leave Sunday evening.

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