Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

White House Distances Itself From Netanyahu Comments

The White House is still attempting to be diplomatic — at least publicly —when it comes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled visit to speak in front of the United States Congress in March.   This morning on Meet the Press, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough responded to an article in Haaretz, […]

White House going nuclear on Netanyahu

With their guttersniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile. “He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and […]

After chilly White House response, Kerry says Benjamin Netanyahu welcome to speak in US ‘any time’

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcome to give a speech at “any time” in the United States, hours after the White House expressed displeasure with the procedure behind a congressional invitation extended to the premier, AFP reported.   Earlier Wednesday, US House of Representatives Speaker John […]

Boehner, White House Clash Over Netanyahu Invite

Instead, Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month. He didn’t consult with the White House before extending the invitation, and administration officials are not happy. Press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday afternoon that Boehner’s invitation is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol. Typically, a nation’s leader would contact the White […]

Tel Aviv terror attack a result of wild incitement coming from Palestinian Authority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu placed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on the shoulders of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for allowing vicious incitement against Israel.   “This same terrorism tries to hit us in Paris, Brussels, and elsewhere,” he said.   Netanyahu and Abbas walked together in the front line in […]

Elections Depend on Which PM Answers Obama

Labor would never join a government with Likud, Labor-Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni opined Friday – because, according to her, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refuses to heed the beck and call of US President Barack Obama.   “Unity is not a technical matter of distribution of files, but a matter of a shared vision,” Livni told Army […]

Turkish PM says Benjamin Netanyahu on par with Paris attackers

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday compared his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to the Islamist militants who carried out attacks last week in Paris, saying both had committed crimes against humanity.   “Just as the massacre in Paris committed by terrorists is a crime against humanity, Netanyahu, as the head of the government that […]

Israel expects 10,000 French Jews to migrate after Paris attacks

Israel is expecting a huge surge in the numbers of French Jews migrating, after last week’s attacks in Paris killed four people at a kosher supermarket.   Since the killings on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the French Jewish community to consider the move – but some have accused him of “opportunism” […]

Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu discuss Tehran, Paris and tensions with Ramallah

US President Barack Obama briefed Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu by phone on Monday about “recent developments” in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, the White House said.In the phone call, Obama reiterated Americas months-old position entering negotiations: “The United States is focused on reaching a comprehensive deal with Iran that prevents Iran from acquiring […]

I expect world leaders to fight terrorism alongside Israel

The world leaders who participated in the massive anti-terrorism march in Paris need to fight that scourge everywhere, “even when it is against Israel and the Jews,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.   Netanyahu spoke during a visit to the site of Friday’s attack at a kosher grocery in eastern Paris, where four […]