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Jennifer Bendery

GOP Pushes Ahead With Bill Requiring Congressional Approval Of Potential U.S.-Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will vote next week on a controversial bill that would requi...

Netanyahu Warns U.S. Against Iran Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

(Fixes quote in 18th paragraph) * Prime minister tells Congress Israel cannot accept emerging deal * Standing ovations ...

Netanyahu Warns Obama On Iran Deal, Says He Means No Disrespect

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

(Adds White House comment, divisions among Israelis and Jewish Americans) By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTO...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu: Everything's Fine!

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Former Israeli Spy Chief Slams Netanyahu's Handling Of Iran Threat

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Ahead of Ben...

Bibi Slams World Powers Over Iran Nuke Talks

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — In his sharpest criticism yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that world powers "have given up" on stoppi...

American Jews Worry That Netanyahu's Speech Here Can Hurt Israel

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Robert K. Lifton

While few American Jewish leaders will speak openly on the subject, many thoughtful Jews are worried that Prime Minister Netanyahu's planned speech in the House of Representatives on March 3rd will actually harm Israel's security interests rather than help them.

Report: Mossad Less Worried About Iran's Nuke Program Than Bibi

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.24.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Mossad spy agency in October 2012 had a less alarmist view of Iran's nuclear program than an assessment delivered by Prime ...

Why Obama-Netanyahu Fracas Is About Politics in Israel, Not Iran

Martin van Creveld | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Martin van Creveld

Most people think that the recent fracas between Jerusalem and Washington is about Iran. They are wrong. Israel has what it takes to turn much of Iran into a radioactive desert. Nor are the mullahs unaware of that fact. It is about Netanyahu playing the Jewish-American card for the upcoming elections in Israel.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu Plays Nice On Iran, Arabs In Washington Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wondering who to thank for international progress on reining in Iran's nuclear program? It's Israel, hardly Iran's best friend, that is ...

The Usual Suspects Aim To Spoil Iran Nuclear Deal

John Tirman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

The longtime pattern of the U.S.-Iran relationship: spoilers never go away, they just regroup and try to despoil again and again.

At AIPAC, Netanyahu Warns On Iran, Urges Palestinians To Recognize Israel As Jewish State

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2014 | World

(Adds Netanyahu comments, U.S. official's remarks, context in paragraphs 3, 12-13 and 16-18) By Jeffrey Heller and Matt Spetalnick ...

Netanyahu's Bad Fight Against a Good Iran Deal

Shai Franklin | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Shai Franklin

Aside from Netanyahu's lack of credibility on any Iran deal, or the dubious value of scuttling an agreement that promises to verifiably prevent any nuclear weapons, no amount of lobbying by Israel will significantly alter the outlines of the accord.

Netanyahu: Partial Deal With Iran Is Bad Deal With Iran

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

ROME -- ROME (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Wednesday that the world should not accept what he called a "partial deal" to curb Iran's nuclear p...

Signs Of Rift Between Israel And U.S. Over Iran

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — Just days after the first round of global nuclear talks with Iran, a rift appears to be emerging between Israel and it...

Joshua Hersh

The Other Negotiations: Obama Takes On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- While most of Washington was caught up in the intense gamesmanship over the budget and the debt ceiling, the Obama administration quietly ca...

Netanyahu Mocked Over #IranJeans

Posted 10.07.2013 | World

In an interview last week with BBC's Persian-language station, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an appeal to the people of Iran: Challen...

Netanyahu Mocked Over Jeans Comment

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

DUBAI, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have sought to win over Iranians in an interview with British Persian-language ...

Bibi Urges Obama To Keep Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging President Barack Obama not to let up on sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu says he a...

Netanyahu: Don't Be Fooled By Iran's 'Smiley Campaign'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.29.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Mortified that the world may be warming up to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the ...

Netanyahu: Don't Let Iran Fool You

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday voiced deep skepticism about the new Iranian president's outreach to the West, saying the world "...

Bibi: Iran Has Not Yet Reached 'Red Line'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister on Monday said that Iran is steadily edging closer to nuclear weapons capability but has not yet reached the...

Bibi: North Korea's Nuke Test Is Lesson On Iran

AP | Associated Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister says North Korea's recent nuclear test shows that "sanctions alone will not stop" Iran's atomic program. Benjami...

About That Whole Iran Thing...

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a simple message as he seeks a third term in o...

Israeli TV: Barak, Netanyahu Ordered Military To Prepare For Iran Strike

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.05.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister ordered the military to go on high alert for a looming attack on Iran's nuclear program two years ago, but b...