Benjamin Netanyahu  (Page 7)

Israel’s neighborhood and why Netanyahu was right on the ceasefire

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:00pm 8/28/2014 at 7:00pm

Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, commented the other day:

“There’s a longstanding conventional wisdom that Israel doesn’t do well in wars of attrition,” said Michael B. Oren, an Israeli historian and a former ambassador to the United States. “That overlooks a broader historical view that Israel’s entire...

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Netanyahu: Israel won, Hamas lost

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:01pm 8/27/2014 at 2:01pm

Israelis Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, just held a press conference.

Netanyahu, facing increasing criticism at home, laid out the case why the Gaza conflict was a success: Hamas lost 5-7 years of military tunnel and rocket build-up, over...

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Hamas conducts mass executions of alleged collaborators

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:10am 8/22/2014 at 9:10am
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made headlines at a recent press conference by specifically comparing Hamas to ISIS.

As if to prove Netanyahu right, Hamas conducted the execution without trial of several alleged collaborators on Thursday, followed up by a reported 18 today. This is on top of dozens...

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Bibi beware

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:25am 8/14/2014 at 10:25am
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There are more apparent rifts between Israel and the U.S. administration, this time over an interruption of Hellfire missiles at the request of the White House and State Department.

Normal channels apparently were followed, but the administration reportedly has its nose out of joint because the U.S. has been sidelined as Israel...

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Netanyahu: Gaza operation will continue as needed (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2:30pm 8/2/2014 at 2:30pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just gave a major speech. It was predicted that he would announce an end to operations, but his actual speech was much less clear on that point.

Repeatedly Netanyahu said that the operation would continue as needed.

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Implications of rocket fire towards Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 4:11pm 7/22/2014 at 4:11pm

Part of the big news today is that multiple airlines have cancelled flights to Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel as a result of a rocket landing in a town nearby.

At first it was unclear if this was a unilateral action, or under pressure from governments. It appears that the FAA and European...

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Using old school typewriters will not protect you from snooping

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12:08pm 7/15/2014 at 12:08pm

How expansive is electronic espionage?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly does not have a computer in his office, does not use email and does not have a private phone. I read a while ago that he even uses hand signals in some situations, although I can’t find the link now.

There’s...

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Israeli reaction to murder of teen a sign of Israel’s moral strength

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 7, 2014 at 8:20am 7/7/2014 at 8:20am

Israel is undergoing intense soul searching, as a nation, for the actions of what are believed to be 6 Israeli Jews in murdering an Israeli Arab teen, Mohammed Abu Khedair, in retaliation for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel.

Much of that critic...

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BREAKING – Bibi Netanyahu wants to free the electronic gadget slaves

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:52am 5/1/2014 at 10:52am
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From The Times of Israel:

During a photo shoot prior to an interview session with the foreign press last week, the prime minister waxed nostalgic, lamenting in a Louis C.K.-esque manner over the failure to live in the moment among today’s selfie-crazed society.

“What do you do get out of all these pictures?”...

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Don’t Blame Bibi

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 9:51am 4/24/2014 at 9:51am

Excellent analysis in the left-wing Haaretz newspaper by journalist Ari Shavit, Waiting for the Palestinian Godot:

There are some moments a journalist will never forget. In early 1997, Yossi Beilin decided to trust me, and show me the document that proved that peace was within reach. The...

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Obama Achieves Peace In Middle East … Between Fatah and Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:07pm 4/23/2014 at 1:07pm

Fatah and Hamas have reached an agreement to put their differences behind them and form a unity government.

The New York Times reports:

The two groups — the Palestine Liberation Organization, which runs the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and Hamas, the militant Islamist group that dominates the Gaza Strip — have...

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More on that destructive Obama interview about Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:30am 4/7/2014 at 10:30am

Last month, Jeffrey Goldberg published an interview with President Barack Obama, ahead of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to the United States to attend the AIPAC conference. The President wasn’t at all friendly in the interview, warning (in Goldberg’s words) that “time is running out.” Roughly four weeks later, Mahmoud...

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Did Obama sabotage Kerry on peace talks?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:30am 3/8/2014 at 8:30am

Or is this story even true? Is it actually one of those “good-cop/bad-cop” tales instead?

It’s difficult to say, but I vote ever-so-slightly for “true.” My opinion of John Kerry is very low, but I think more of him than I do of Obama.

The following seems quite characteristic of the president:

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Netanyahu at AIPAC (Video of speech added)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 9:01am 3/4/2014 at 9:01am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing the AIPAC conference this morning.

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Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3:24pm 3/3/2014 at 3:24pm
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President Obama has been meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today.

From the Washington Post:

Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians.But facing a U.S.-imposed April...

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Obama threatens Israel on eve of Netanyahu visit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 6:45pm 3/2/2014 at 6:45pm

Jeffrey Goldberg has carved out what for a journalist covering the Middle East is an enviable niche — vigorously pro-Israel yet not anti-Obama.

When Bibi Netanyahu lectured Obama on the Middle East in a White House press conference in 2011, Goldberg leapt to Obama’s defense with the following declaration:

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Take the anti-Israel boycott movement seriously, but stop the scaremongering

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:39pm 2/2/2014 at 9:39pm
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Anyone who has read this blog the past months knows that I take the international boycott threat against Israel very seriously.

It is a venomous movement conceived by propagandists that has had some success in Europe, but few victories in the U.S.

Israel has lived all of its existence under boycott. The current boycott...

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