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Israelis Split On Speech Fallout

Netanyahu’s supporters seen energized, but plenty of criticism too.

Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his speech Tuesday in Washington, back home in Israel television channels cut into regular programming for the broadcast, and many people gathered at home to watch the much-hyped speech.

After Netanyahu’s speech, Zionist Union leader Yitzhak Herzog said that as a result of the address “Israel is left isolated.”

Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Women Make Uphill Battle For Parliament


Jerusalem - Israel’s first political party created by ultra-Orthodox Jewish women is running a novel campaign for parliament: no media ads or endorsements by key rabbinical authorities, just word-of-mouth recommendations and faith.

Naftali Bennett, Funny Man

Love or loathe him, Bennett gets a laugh in this election video. Sorry.

Ex-Israeli Military Officials Call On Netanyahu To Cancel Speech


Jerusalem— More than 180 Israeli former military and intelligence officials called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his speech to the U.S. Congress.

The 2015 Israeli Election Video Wars


Forget pollsters. These days, to get a sense of an Israeli politician’s popularity among the electorate, the place to go is his or her Facebook and YouTube video portals.

The “Bibi-sitter” video ad featuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the March 17 Israeli election. Credit: YouTube

Opening The Floodgates Of Israel Bashing


Commentary magazine called it “flood libel.” described it as “dam busted.” And Camera headlined it “Dam Lies.”

Torching Of West Bank Mosque Called Nationalistic Attack


Jerusalem — A West Bank mosque was set on fire and nationalist slogans were painted on its walls.

Bibi Campaigning On Clash With U.S.?

New ad's comparison with ’48 raises fresh questions.

Contributing Editor

It was a stretch, but we were trying to believe it — that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congress speech is all about safeguarding Israel and not motivated by electioneering. But in 30 seconds on Saturday, this all went out of the window.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Shin Bet Arrests Hamas Cell In Hebron Planning Attacks On Israel


Jerusalem — Israel’s Shin Bet security agency arrested 11 members of a Hamas cell in Hebron that was planning terrorist attacks on Israel.

Western Wall Rabbi Accuses Waqf Of Incitement Over Restrooms Expansion


Jerusalem — The rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, condemned as “incitement” attempts by the Muslim Waqf to politicize the expansion of restrooms at the site.

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