Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

On Iran, a Question of Whether Obama and Netanyahu Really Have the Same Goal

When it comes to nuclear negotiations with Iran, President Obama has said America’s goal is to prevent Iran from ever producing a nuclear weapon, while Israel has described a different one: denying Iran the capability of ever getting there.   “Our goal here is to be able to verify that Iran does not have a […]

Benjamin Netanyahu set to reveal new details to Congress about emerging Iran deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Washington late Sunday, ahead of his controversial speech to Congress where he is expected to warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday but policy differences between the two allies over the negotiations with Iran […]

Kerry to avoid Benjamin Netanyahu speech by meeting with Iran FM in Geneva, defending Israel at UN

GENEVA – US Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a UN human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading.   Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of talks with Iran’s […]

Gallup Poll: Americans’ Support for Bibi Soaring

A Gallup poll has found that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s “favorable” rating among Americans has risen 10 points in the past three years. The poll was taken on Feb. 8-11, just as the controversy over Netanyahu’s speech in Congress was heating up.   The poll shows that 45% of the public see Netanyahu favorably, a […]

Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States.   On Tuesday morning, Netanyahu will confront an American president and insist that the future of the State of […]

Netanyahu to Meet Bipartisan Senate Leaders

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet with the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate on Tuesday, after he addresses the Congress, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday, according to Reuters.   The meeting will involve Netanyahu, McConnell and Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid, the report said, and comes amid tensions between […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Congress speech is not illegitimate because American public supports Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat is crucial because Congress is one of the only bodies that can actually stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, he said during an interview to a haredi radio station on Friday morning.   “I am writing the speech and it is important, […]

Kerry Questions Netanyahu’s Foreign Policy Cred, Mocks Him For Iraq War Support

Secretary of State John Kerry stepped into contentious territory on Wednesday when he made a critical remark about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judgement record on U.S. foreign policy.   The comments came while Kerry was testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Committee member Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) pointed to Netanyahu’s upcoming address to […]

Netanyahu: There Will be No Unity Government

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared on Tuesday night that he will not form a unity government with the “Zionist Camp”, headed by Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog and Hatnua chairwoman Tzipi Livni.   “There will be no unity government between me and Tzipi and Buji,” Netanyahu wrote on Facebook. “It will not happen, because there is […]

US national security advisor Rice says Benjamin Netanyahu address ‘destructive’

Susan Rice, US President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, said on Tuesday night that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of an invitation to address Congress next month is “destructive of the fabric of the relationship” between Israel and the United States.   “We’ve been fortunate that politics have not been injected into that relationship,” Rice […]