Benjamin Netanyahu

Rudy Flunks The Duck Test*

Rudy Giuliani doesn't believe Barack Obama "loves America" because he wasn't brought up that way, and it happened when he was nine years old, when he came under "the influence of communism and socialism."

The former New York mayor sounded a lot like one of the nutcase birthers when he told a group of Republican fat cats in a Manhattan restaurant on Wednesday, "[Obama] wasn't brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country."

McCain's Cloudy Judgment

John McCain, the man who keeps telling us Sarah Palin is qualified to be President, has been going around saying US-Israel relations have never been worse than under Obama. Is he right or is he saying this because he seems to reflexively oppose the President on just about everything?

Comptroller’s Report: Netanyahu Family Spent Excessively With Public Funds

02/18/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could be facing a criminal investigation following a government report that said he and his family spent public funds excessively on personal items.

Bibi Holds Firm On Congress Speech

Stands his ground in front of American Jewish leaders.

02/18/2015

Jerusalem — Speaking to a group of American Jewish leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his intention to address Congress next month, despite calls for him to cancel the speech.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking this week to a delegation from the Conference of Presidents. Getty Images

Speaking To American Jewish Leaders, Netanyahu Holds Firm On Congress Speech

02/17/2015

Jerusalem — Speaking to a group of American Jewish leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his intention to address Congress next month, despite calls for him to cancel the speech.

France’s Prime Minister Appeals For Jews To Stay

02/16/2015

France’s prime minister appealed to the Jews of France to remain in the country in the wake of a call by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu for Jews to move to Israel.

Bibi’s Real DC Agenda; Boehner's Confession

Prime Minister Netanyahu's goal in coming to Washington next month is not to toughen the American bargaining position but to undercut it entirely. Barack Obama's has said “no deal is better than a bad deal” when it comes to nuclear negotiations with Iran,  but Bibi made clear this week that his position is “no deal is better than any deal.”

Bibi-Boehner Gambit Angers Black Caucus

Benjamin Netanyahu's secret deal with Republican leaders to address Congress next month to lobby against the policies of President Barack Obama has stirred up anger in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and could threaten their support for Israel.

Many African-American lawmakers see the controversy in "purely racial terms," said a pro-Israel source close to the CBC.

Netanyahu, in their view, has made an alliance with the Republican leadership to defy and humiliate their president.

Who Anointed Bibi?

Benjamin Netanyahu said he is coming to Washington next month, as he went to the memorial services in Paris, "as a representative of the entire Jewish people." 

Who anointed him?

I don't recall any election for leader of the Jewish people.  He doesn't speak for me or millions of other American Jews. I don't recall voting for him or for anyone leader of the Jews.

A Rift On The Israeli Street

At a Jerusalem mall, Bibi’s Congress speech and an alliance in the balance.

02/11/2015
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Pavel Gadakshan thinks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should stand up before the U.S. Congress on March 3 and speak his mind about the threat Iran poses.

The Malcha Mall in Jerusalem, where shoppers mulled over the election campaign’s hottest issue. Wikimedia Commons
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