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Israel's Fragile Coalition Government

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The Obama administration is mainly focused on successfully concluding a nuclear agreement with Iran by the end of June 2015. Netanyahu remains firmly against it and the U.S. Congress is highly skeptical.

Obama White House Unmoved As Bibi Backtracks On Rejecting Two-State Solution

Reuters | Matt Spetalnick & Doina Chiacu | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied on Thursday abandoning his commitment to the eventual creation of a ...

Netanyahu Emerges With Slight Lead In Tight Israel Election

AP | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to fend off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamen...

Continuing Rabin's Legacy: The Practical Path to Peace

Danny Attar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Danny Attar

During the past few weeks, as the elections approach, right-wing parties repeat time and again that "there is no partner" on the Palestinian side, but we have shown that this is just an excuse used by nationalists who don't want there to be a partner.

The US-Israel Relationship Has Changed Permanently

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Given that the overwhelming majority of American Jews are Democrats and Obama supporters, Netanyahu (with AIPAC's connivance) has successfully launched a wrecking ball at the foundation of Israel's support base in America.

Netanyahu Speech Creates Rift Among Jews

USA Today | William M. Welch | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) American Jewish leaders and activists are worried about widening political divisions between Israel and the White House sparked by Is...

Bibi Won't Back Down From Speech Despite Imploding U.S.-Israel Relations

Haaretz | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

Israeli consuls general in the United States have warned the Foreign Ministry to expect fierce negative reactions to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Israel's Netanyahu Fumes At Reportedly Being Called 'Chickensh*t' By U.S. Official

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Oct 29 (Reuters) - An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

REPORT: There Was An Israeli Spy In Al Gore's Bathroom

Newsweek | Jeff Stein | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

When White House national security advisor Susan Rice’s security detail cleared her Jerusalem hotel suite for bugs and intruders Tuesday night, they...

Israel: Iran Deal Based On 'Deception'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister harshly condemned the international community's nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday, calling it a "historic mi...

U.S. Allies Frustrated With Obama's Aversion To Mideast Conflicts

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginnin...

The Lessons of Sabra and Shatila 1982

Barry Lando | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Barry Lando

An op-ed piece in the New York Times detailing U.S. complicity with the Sabra and Shatila slaughter is a must-read for anyone trying to fathom the dynamics between Israeli and American leaders.

The Normality of the Unexpected

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Clarence B. Jones

It will be impossible for us to control or insulate ourselves from events in the Middle East as long as we remain dependent on oil from the region and committed to honor our military defense of Israel.

Israel And U.S. To Stage Major Defense Drill

AP | By IAN DEITCH | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military is gearing up together with U.S. forces for a major missile defense exercise, the Israeli military announced Thursda...

Israeli Parliament Applauds Glenn Beck During Visit

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Conservative U.S. television commentator Glenn Beck received several rounds of applause by Israeli lawmakers as he voiced his unequivocal...

On The Middle East, They Are All Weiners

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is clear that Congress cares about Israel's security only a little more than the Netanyahu government cares about the interests of the United States (or, for that matter, Israel's). Each is using the other.

Israeli Prime Minister Speaks To U.S. Congress In Rare Address

Posted 07.24.2011 | World

AMY TEIBEL, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday that he was willing to make ...

Obama: Differences With Israeli PM Are Disputes 'Between Friends'

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — In a blunt display of differences, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the idea of using his country's 1967 boundari...

Israeli PM's Furious Phone Call To Clinton Before Obama's Speech

The New York Times | HELENE COOPER | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel heads to the White House on Friday for the seventh meeting since President Obama took off...

Netanyahu Tries To Play Down Tensions With US

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JERUSALEM — Israel's leader tried to play down tensions with the U.S. on Sunday after a rocky meeting at the White House last week, saying ...

Ready to Rumble in the Middle East?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

If administration officials want to avoid a close concert of the Iranians, Syrians, Hamas and Hezbollah, then they should cease making the casual, convenient assumption that they're all a bunch of bad guys out to get us. That is a self-serving, intellectually lazy notion nurtured by many inside and outside the White House. It can only lead us into blind alleys. That is, unless one sees all these intricate issues liable to resolution by confrontation with the prospect of war.

Netanyahu In London Vows To Seeks Compromise With U.S. On Israeli Settlements

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes to defuse an unusually public spat with the United States over West Bank settlements wh...

GOP Delegation In Israel Contradicts U.S. Policy

AP | JEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JERUSALEM — The Obama administration's policy on Israel is misguided, puts too much emphasis on the issue of settlements and ignores the bigger ...

West Bank Settlers Send Defiant Message To Obama, "That Arab They Call A President" | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NERIA, West Bank In this land of endless history and ethereal beauty, several thousand Jewish settlers gathered on a dozen West Bank hills with makesh...

Israel Rejects U.S. Call To Halt Jerusalem Project

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday rejected a U.S. demand to suspend a planned housing project in east Jerusalem, threatening to further complicate an...