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Binyamin Netanyahu

Former Netanyahu Aide Says U.S. Ambassador Is A 'Little Jew Boy'

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 12.31.2016 | World

Strong remarks from a U.S. ambassador about Israel's response to violence in the West Bank have led to an epic battle of words this week. At a high-p...

The Spirit of the Commander

Yael Wissner-Levy | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Yael Wissner-Levy

In an environment where the spirit, the ruach, of the commander is the one calling the shots, the rhetoric is the only thing we can cling on to. It won't move mountains, but it will install a discourse of hope.

The U.S. Must Accept that Israeli Leadership Wants Apartheid, Not Peace

Zack Sabella | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Zack Sabella

That Netanyahu has been voted into power for the fourth time this past March proves beyond any doubt that Israel has chosen occupation over peace and has normalized the brutal domination of the Palestinian people rather than liberate itself from becoming a modern-day apartheid state.

How the Iran Deal May Impact Israel's Influence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Whether the deal is rejected or not by the U.S. Congress, in the process, conservatives in Israel and in the U.S. will have enhanced their ability to flex their lobbying muscles going forward, and Israel will be well positioned to receive enhanced defense assistance from the U.S.

Stabbing at Gay Parade Shows Flaws in Netanyahu's Security for Israelis

John A. Tures | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

He was let out early, before the parade, serving a fraction of the time Palestinians are sentenced for attempted murder. He even publicized his intentions before the parade. It makes you wonder about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment to the safety and security of all Israelis.

Michael Oren's Fight Against A Nuclear Deal

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Books
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

I met Michael Oren on several occasions. He is both an excellent diplomat and a respected historian. It is impossible for me to ignore the facts stated in Oren's memoir. The book has caused a paradigm shift in how I view the Obama administration and a nuclear deal with Iran.

Netanyahu and the Risky Business of 'Business as Usual'

Khaled Diab | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Khaled Diab

Though "business as usual" is the path of least resistance on the Israeli-Arab and Israeli-Iranian axes, they are also risky enterprises as the old equilibriums shift.

Netanyahu Won the Israeli Election by Stealing Conservative Votes, Not Liberal Ones

John A. Tures | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Conservatives believe that Israel's Likud defeated the liberal Zionist Union. But the evidence shows that's not the case. Benjamin Netanyahu was able to pick up 12 more seats, almost entirely at the expense of other conservative parties, with a shift to the right.

The Sliming of Israel, AIPAC, and Obama

Gil Troy | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Gil Troy

Unfortunately, in this combustible situation, Israel's incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has played chief arsonist, aided by his pyromaniac Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu: Everything's Fine! | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his most detailed comments yet here on Monday about his spat with the Obama administratio...

To Netanyahu, Peace Is an Existential Threat

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Trita Parsi

To understand Netanyahu's message this week in Washington, one must understand that to those who crave war, peace is an existential threat.

Not Too Late to Postpone Netanyahu Speech

Alan Elsner | Posted 04.13.2015 | 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.

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...