Benjamin Netanyahu

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

Gauging Possible Fallout From Bibi’s Speech

Looming congressional address already exposing partisan fault lines on Israel.

02/10/2015

Washington — The controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress next month is worrying pro-Israel Democrats about its possible impact on the 2016 elections. Even more worrisome, some Democrats say, are the voter trends underpinning the current tensions.

Tensions surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech could affect Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016. Getty Images

Where You Gonna Go, Joe?

Don't look for Vice President Joe Biden on the bimah when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before a joint meeting of the Congress on March 3.

Did Bibi Outsmart Himself?

The unprecedented ploy by Benjamin Netanyahu (R-Jerusalem) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to go behind the back of the President of the United States to lobby the Congress against the administration's Iran policy could well cause more harm to Israel than anyone else, threatening serious damage to the bipartisan consensus so many have worked so hard for so long to establish.

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