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Binyamin Netanyahu

Not Too Late to Postpone Netanyahu Speech

Alan Elsner | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
Alan Elsner

By now, it has become clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to address Congress on March 4 has become a disaster -- not just for him but more importantly for the US-Israel relationship.

Samantha Lachman

Liberal Group Channels Beyonce To Troll Netanyahu | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- A new advocacy campaign is borrowing from Beyonce to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a two-state solution in t...

In Ongoing Conflict, Netanyahu's Strategy Depends on Palestinian Disunity

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

The longer the war goes, especially Israel's ground offensive, the more likely that all Palestinians, even those in the West Bank, could rally around Hamas.

It is Hard to Pray for Peace

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

There are so many rational reasons why I know peace is not something we can grasp, yet I still pray for peace.

The 'Morality' of the Powerful

James Zogby | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This is the fifth major assault in nine years. When and how it will end is unclear, but here's what we know for certain: No good will come from this madness; there will be no winners; and when the dust settles and the tears dry, Palestinians and Israelis will be more embittered and will feel less secure.

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: Debate Over The Jewish State

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.21.2014 | World

A resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a long sought after ideal, but with current peace talks set to conclude April 29, both sides remai...

Jordanian Officials Fail to Respond to Israeli Shooting of Amman Judge

Ali Younes | Posted 05.13.2014 | World
Ali Younes

Israeli soldiers shot and killed an unarmed Jordanian judge on Monday at the Allenby bridge crossing between Jordan and the West Bank after reportedly arguing with Israeli border guards on his way back to Amman from the West Bank.

The Pope's Runner-Up... the Secretary?

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Incomprehensibly, John Kerry was not on Time's short list. The U.S. secretary of state may not deal with cosmic truths, but by any secular standard Kerry has, in one short year, justifiably laid claim to the blessings the gospels promise to peacemakers.

Echoes of China Opening in Iran Detente: It's the Interests, Stupid!

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Establishing diplomatic ties with China was almost by definition a diplomatic betrayal of America's traditional ally, Taiwan, and a major shock to other partners in East Asia, including Japan and South Korea

Iran's Unanswered Questions

Michael Rose | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Michael Rose

The pre-government shut down news cycle was obsessed with last week's address to the United Nations General Assembly by Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, the handshake with Barack Obama that didn't happen and finally their 15-minute phone conversation.

Kerry: Doing More Harm Than Good

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Initially it appeared that Secretary of State John Kerry's peace initiative was harmless. Although few Israelis, Palestinians or Americans expected it to accomplish anything, it was hard to make the case that it would do any damage. No more.

Seven Reasons for (Cautious) Optimism About Kerry's Mideast Peace Effort

Alan Elsner | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

Nobody would deny that the obstacles are formidable and nobody ever got rich betting on the prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace. But some of the underlying conditions have changed, creating a spark of hope that this time could be different.

Israeli PM Fast-Tracking Peace Referendum Bill

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's premier announced Monday he is fast-tracking legislation that would allow him to put any peace deal with the Palestinians t...

Bibi Under Fire For BIG Spending

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — For years, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been saddled with an image of a cigar-smoking, cognac-drinking socialite. N...

Netanyahu: Root Of Israel-Palestine Conflict 'Isn't Territorial'

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister gave a cool reception Wednesday to a new Arab Mideast peace initiative, saying the conflict with the Palesti...

Netanyahu Warns Obama on SATs

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.26.2013 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Even if Iran is years away from deployment the Obama administration is still concerned that SATs may fall into the hands of terrorists.

Why It Is Taking Israel So Long To Form A Gov't

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line It is now a full month since the Israeli public went to the polls, but the winner, Prime Minister Binyamin Netany...

Obama 2, Netanyahu 0

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

While the Israeli election did not change anything in terms of Israeli policy, it did severely weaken Prime Minister Netanyahu vis a vis President Obama. From now on, Netanyahu's confrontational rhetoric directed at Washington will sound tinny. It is Obama who holds the winning cards.

Why Iran Won't Cave on Nuclear Enrichment

Rajan Menon | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

The currency crisis has created big problems for ordinary Iranians.The price of any item made with imported materials costs a whole lot more now. That's the economic side of things. But it's the political angle that's getting the most attention in the U.S.

Israeli Experts: Attacking Iran Will Ravage Israeli Economy

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is time for the United State to act like Israel's ally, rather than Netanyahu's, and prevent any attack on Iran. In fact, I believe that is precisely what Obama is quietly doing. He just needs to make sure that Netanyahu gets the message.

Is Israel Determined to Bomb Iran, Nukes or No Nukes?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Neither Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu nor his Minister of Defense Ehud Barak wants anyone to believe that they consider the war option dead.

Will Israel Survive?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Being pro-Israel means caring about Israel. It does not mean using it as an excuse for power brokering and suppressing dissident voices.

Welcome to Israel's Seasonal Political Charade

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

To overcome Israel's debilitating political party structure, there is an urgent need to support the creation of a single party consisting of the left and left-of-center parties.

A Full Read on Netanyahu's Gift to Obama

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Tara Kangarlou

For many, interpreting Netanyahu's exchange with President Obama stopped right as Haman "planned to exterminate the Jews." But as we finish the story we can see the power of diplomacy and dialogue even in historic stories, like that of Esther.

Netanyahu and Obama: The End of the Beginning

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

A lot of effort was invested by both Israeli and American diplomats and spin masters to create the impression that the Netanyahu-Obama meeting was successful, but I remain skeptical.