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Obama can’t blame Netanyahu anymore for opposition to Iran nuke deal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:31am 7/17/2015 at 11:31am

The Obama administration and its supporters try to paint opposition to the Iran nuke deal as a Bibi Netanyahu problem.

That’s a convenient excuse, because it allows Obama to play the Democrat loyalty card among members still upset about Bibi’s appearance in Congress. It also plays into “Israel Lobby” demonization,...

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Gaza Flotilla III flops

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10:00am 6/29/2015 at 10:00am
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At least no one got hurt this time.

But Gaza Flotilla III was a complete flop.

Meant to break Israel’s perfectly legal naval blockade of Gaza (more on legality here), designed to stop Iranian shipments of weapons, the flotilla avoided the disaster of Gaza Flotilla I, in which 9 people were killed when...

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Bibi has a government, now comes the real battle

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8:35pm 5/6/2015 at 8:35pm

When the Israeli elections were held in March, the result widely was seen as a huge win for Benjamin Netanyahu, because his Likud Party outperformed.

But that was Part 1. The second part has taken several weeks to play out — the formation of a governing coalition of at least 61...

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White House Obsessed with One-Upping Netanyahu

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11:30am 4/9/2015 at 11:30am

Back in 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the body of the United Nations with a piece of poster board and a red marker. During the two weeks prior to that moment, he had been waging a public battle with the Obama Administration over the dangerous progression of Iran’s...

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Iran nuke deal: “Everything Netanyahu warned about has turned out to be true”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:00am 4/7/2015 at 10:00am

There is no Iran nuke “deal,” but whatever there is to the framework, even Obama now admits it paves Iran’s path to the bomb, albeit on a delayed fuse, as AP reports, ...

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Should Bibi trust Barack?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/6/2015 at 2:30pm

Last week’s “nuke deal” with Iran has drawn criticism both at home and overseas as being less of a “deal” and more of a capitulation to a belligerent enemy of freedom. (I wouldn’t argue with those criticisms one bit.) It has caused many to call into question President Obama’s motives for...

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Obama blinked, Iran didn’t

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11:30am 4/3/2015 at 11:30am
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Well that “Framework” negotiation was fun.

For the Iranians, who got a great deal at least as far as a Framework goes.

As this WaPo editorial points out, the Obama administration gave up on key parameters:

THE “KEY parameters” for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program released Thursday fall well short of the goals...

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Obama furious Israel found out Iran nuke deal secrets and told Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11:11pm 3/23/2015 at 11:11pm

The Obama administration has vented its fury at Israel based on Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, and pre-election statements.

None of those issues justified the complete fury coming from the administration. It just didn’t add up.

Now The Wall Street Journal reveals the back story — one in which the Israelis found...

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An Israeli’s view of the elections

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8:00pm 3/19/2015 at 8:00pm

In case you missed the latest news, the final results of the Israeli elections are in, and here are the numbers:

Likud (Netanyahu): 30
Zionist Union (Yitzchak Herzog): 24
Joint Arab List: 13
Yesh Atid (Yair Lapid): 11
Kulanu (Moshe Kachlon): 10
Bayit Yehudi (Naftali Bennett): 8
Shas (Sephardi haredim): 7
Yisrael Beitenu (Avigdor Liberman): 6
United Torah Judaism (Ashkenazi...

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Media distorts Bibi’s statements, then claims he’s walking them back

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00pm 3/19/2015 at 2:00pm

The distortion of Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election statements on a two-state solution and Arab voting was a classic Obama and media distortion.

If you take the actual text of Netanyahu said, he never ruled out a two-state solution and never discouraged Arab voting. But those were the headlines and the foaming-at-the mouth hyperbole,...

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Spite is now U.S. policy towards Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:00am 3/19/2015 at 7:00am

Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer offered a frank assessment of how Obama views Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

From National Review:

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loat...

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The gathering storm around Israel

post-victory Western Wall visit
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:30am 3/18/2015 at 8:30am
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Since we all tend to self-select on Twitter, it wasn’t a surprise that my timeline was filled with thrill for Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprisingly strong victory in the Israeli elections.

Sure, technically it was a win for Likud and the Israeli “right,” but it was all Netanyahu’s win on Twitter.

Or rather, it was...

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Israeli Election Results (LIVE)(Update: Big Night for Bibi)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:55pm 3/17/2015 at 3:55pm

It was a big night for Likud and Netanyahu. The votes coming in are giving Likud an even bigger lead than the exit polls indicated.

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After Israeli Election, Will Obama Party Like It’s 1999?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00am 3/17/2015 at 10:00am

Charles Krauthammer began a 1999 column like this:

Having failed to topple Saddam Hussein or Slobodan Milosevic, Bill Clinton had to settle for Benjamin Netanyahu.

In a characteristic display of partisan glee, Clinton toasted political consultant Robert Shrum on Tuesday night (reports Lloyd Grove in The Washington Post) to congratulate him (and implicitly, the...

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LIVE UPDATES: The Israeli Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00am 3/17/2015 at 7:00am

See new post Israeli Election Results (LIVE)

It’s election day in Israel.

We’ll be updating this post until the polls close at 4 p.m. with tweets, videos, and updates from Israel. At that point, we will have a new Results post.

There also is a custom Twitter feed at...

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Chuck Norris campaigns for Netanyahu

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:00pm 3/16/2015 at 10:00pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached peak campaign season with his latest endorsement—a short, sweet, and to-the-point video message from none other than Chuck Norris.

Yid With Lid has the video:

I watched Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, and I saw a man who loves...

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If Bibi loses, can Israel resist Obama’s regional goals?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:30pm 3/15/2015 at 2:30pm

On Tuesday Israel’s people will elect the 34th government of their country’s short 67 year history.

PM Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu’s bid for reelection once looked rock solid, his Likud party guaranteed to come out ahead of the pack.

Now, his political future is hanging on a thread.

His main rival, the Zionist Union—a new...

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