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Israeli Prime Minister Cancels His Trip To Washington

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.08.2016 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an offer to meet U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House later this month and canceled h...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Half Of Americans Think The Nation's Relationship With Israel Has Weakened | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

A majority of Americans think the relationship between the U.S. and Israel has frayed, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Fifty percent say the rela...

Samantha Lachman

After Israeli Election Disappointment, Two-State Supporters Plan Their Next Moves | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict weren't too discouraged by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Jessica Schulberg

U.S. Lawmakers Unfazed By Allegations Of Israeli Spying | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report from The Wall Street Journal that Israel spied on U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations and then fed that information to members of Co...

REPORT: Israel Spied On U.S.-Iran Talks

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Is...

National Review Editor: Obama Hates Netanyahu Like He Hates Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.23.2015 | Media

National Review editor Rich Lowry said Sunday on "Meet the Press" that President Barack Obama's feelings toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netany...

Shahien Nasiripour

Israeli Ambassador Explains Netanyahu's Statements On Potential Palestinian State | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday that while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's administration is "committed" to the eventual establishment...

Sam Stein

Obama Details His Disappointment With Netanyahu In First Post-Election Comments | Sam Stein | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is operating under the assumption that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not support the creation of a Pales...

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 ...

Paul Ryan Says Obama Administration Helped Netanyahu Win

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may owe his election victory in part to President Barack Obama, according to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). In ...

World No Longer Bound to Defend Israel Internationally

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- The Israeli electorate had a choice to make. By reelecting a leader who publicly reneged on his commitments to peace and a two-state solution, they voted against peace.

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.

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.

Iran May Be a Security Threat but It's Not an 'Existential Threat'

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

So if Stalinist Russia, Maoist China, and Kimist N. Korea can be deterred from using nuclear weapons by the threat of mutually assured nuclear destruction, why couldn't Iran be deterred?

Jessica Schulberg

Israeli Ambassador Skips Susan Rice's Speech at AIPAC | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, who orchestrated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to...

What Israeli Media And Politicians Thought Of Netanyahu's Big Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.03.2015 | World

While a partisan debate swirled in the U.S. over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday, the audience back home has...

Ali Watkins

Lawmakers Impressed But Unmoved By Bibi Speech | Ali Watkins | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won applause, whoops and standing ovations on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, but conversations with ...

Obama: Netanyahu Offered No Viable Alternative To Iran Nuclear Talks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered no "viable alternatives" to nuclear talks with Iran in his address to a ...

Obama, Netanyahu Clash Over Iran Diplomacy

Reuters | Jeff Mason, Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israel...

Obama: Rift Over Netanyahu Speech Not 'Permanently Destructive' To U.S.-Israeli Ties

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freez...

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

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

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

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...

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.

Israeli Official Says Boehner Misled Netanyahu On Congress Speech

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

* Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress on Iran on March 3 * Democrats want speech to be called off (Adds U.S. Vice President Biden wi...