Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

Iran needs a nuclear deal more than anyone

“Iran needs a deal more than anyone. Instead of making dangerous concessions to Iran, now is the time for the international community to reassert and fortify its original demands for a better deal,” Netanyahu said.   “We must not let Iran, the foremost sponsor of global terrorism, have an easy path to nuclear weapons which […]

Obama meets Castro, but not Netanyahu?

On Saturday, Obama and Castro sat down together in the first formal meeting of the two countries’ leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.   “What we have both concluded is that we can disagree with a spirit of respect and civility,” […]

Benjamin Netanyahu backs Obama statement: Iran could have zero breakout time at deal’s end

A program, Iran will need no time at all to produce an atomic bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.   Netanyahu spoke just one day after President Barack Obama made a similar statement in an interview with National Public Radio about the framework deal reached in Switzerland last week between Iran and six […]

Obama ‘Not Buying’ Israel’s Demand That Nuke Deal Include Right to Exist

The networks on Monday night and Tuesday morning minimized Barack Obama’s casual dismissal of the idea that any nuclear deal with Iran include an acknowledgment of Israel’s right to exist. On Good Morning America, Amy Robach quickly touted the President’s rejection: “[Obama] is not buying Israel’s latest demand concerning the nuclear deal with Iran. Prime Minister […]

Netanyahu blasts Iran nuclear deal

Washington (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the agreement between Tehran and world powers as a “bad deal,” as Barack Obama affirmed his support for long-time ally Israel despite differences over the nuclear accord.   An outline deal agreed in Switzerland on Thursday paves the way for Tehran to curtail its nuclear activity […]

Still time to reach better nuclear deal with Iran

Netanyahu, in the first of several appearances on US Sunday news programs, said he has spoken with both Democrats and Republicans in Congress – nearly two thirds of House of Representatives members and a similar number in the US Senate – about the Iran nuclear issue. The prime minister has been strongly critical of the […]

‘Unconscionable’ that world talks with Iran as Tehran calls for destruction of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued on Wednesday to rail against the Iranian nuclear deal being negotiated in Lausanne, saying it was outrageous that the world negotiates with Tehran as one of its military leaders says Israel’s destruction is “non-negotiable.”   “Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared and I quote: ‘Israel’s destruction is non-negotiable’, but evidently […]

Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran deal: Israel not ‘burying head,’ will do what is needed to secure its future

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Tuesday that Israel will not be bound by the Iran nuclear accord being negotiated in Lausanne, and “will do everything to defend our security and our future.”   Netanyahu, speaking at the ceremonial opening of the 20th Knesset just hours before the Western powers’ self-imposed deadline for reaching a […]

Jewish Democrats call on Obama to cool rhetoric against Benjamin Netanyahu

Some Jewish House Democrats called on President Barack Obama to tamp down the rhetoric against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.   The Congress members issued the demand last week at a meeting with deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, Politico reported Sunday. The meeting was the latest in a series of regular briefings that […]

Obama campaign interference backfired

US president Barack Obama inadvertently helped Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election by interfering in the March 17 race, Democratic and Republican strategists who advised Israeli parties said in recent days.   The Obama administration has been increasingly critical of Netanyahu since he won the election. The statements by the strategists indicated that the president only […]