Benjamin Netanyahu Articles

Obama Appears to Jab Netanyahu in Speech to Israeli People

10:57 AM, Mar 21, 2013

In a speech to the Israeli people today, President Obama appeared to take a slight jab at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Obama Gives Netanyahu 'Framed Wooden Artifact'

1:11 PM, Mar 20, 2013

President Obama's gifts for his Israeli hosts, via the pool report:

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Mrs. Netanyahu to Give Michelle Obama Seder Plate, Bo Obama 'Rubber Hamburger Toy'

10:42 AM, Mar 20, 2013

The wife of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mrs. Sara Netanyahu, will give First Lady Michelle Obama a Passover Seder plate. And "Ms. Netanyahu will give Bo a rubber hamburger toy," according to the pool report:

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Obama in Israel: 'It's Good to Get Away from Congress'

7:36 AM, Mar 20, 2013

President Obama told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel that "It's good to get away from Congress." Politico's Mike Allen reports:

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Hagel in 2010: Israel Risks Becoming 'Apartheid State'

1:26 PM, Feb 19, 2013

At a 2010 appearance at Rutgers University, former Nebraska senator and current defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel reportedly said that the state of Israel risks "becoming an apartheid state if it didn't allow the Palestinians to form a state." Hagel also referred to current Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "radical." Alana Goodman at the Washington Free Beacon reports:

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Rahm Emanuel Blasts Israeli Prime Minister for Betting 'On the Wrong Man,' Mitt Romney

2:10 PM, Dec 03, 2012

According to an Israeli newspaper, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor of Chicago, blasted Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for betting "on the wrong man" in the last presidential election. The allegation is that Netanyahu supported Mitt Romney in the election, and not the ultimate winner--President Barack Obama. 

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Hamas Won?

6:27 PM, Nov 28, 2012

A week after the ceasefire concluding Israel’s eight day campaign against Hamas, Operation Pillar of Defense, there is some debate as to who came out on top. The way one judges the outcome seems to depend on: one, what you make of the ceasefire agreement; two, what role you think that Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi played; and, three, other less tangible factors.

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Israeli Paper: 'Start Filling Your Sandbags. We’re In for a Rough Ride.'

11:38 AM, Nov 07, 2012

In reaction to President Barack Obama's reelection, a top Israeli newspaper is warning, "start filling your sandbags. We're in for a rough ride." The column, written by David M. Weinberg, is published today in Israel Hayom.

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Obama's September 11 Phone Call

9:53 AM, Oct 28, 2012

What was President Obama doing Tuesday evening, September 11, while Americans were under assault in Benghazi? Which of his national security team did he meet with, whom did he speak with, what directives did he issue? So far, the White House won't say.

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Biden on Obama: 'He’s Spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as Much as He’s Spoken to Anybody'

5:25 AM, Oct 12, 2012

In Thursday night's debate, Vice President Joe Biden claimed that President Barack Obama has "spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as much as he’s spoken to anybody."

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Abbas’s Tired, Old U.N. Rhetoric

11:20 AM, Sep 28, 2012

On September 27, the chairman of the PLO, Mahmoud Abbas (who is also president of the Palestinian Authority and chairman of the Fatah Party) spoke to the U.N. General Assembly.

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Netanyahu's 'Lousy Idea' Makes Front Pages

How we learned to stop worrying and love Bibi's bomb chart.
10:59 AM, Sep 28, 2012

During his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a drawing of a bomb to illustrate the threat of Iran's nuclear program. Several media types pooh-poohed Netanyahu's chart, including the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. "It is precisely because Iran's nuclear program is such a threat to Israel that turning to cartoon bombs to explain the issue is a lousy idea," Goldberg tweeted yesterday.

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Netanyahu, Romney to Speak Friday

11:00 PM, Sep 27, 2012

THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has scheduled a phone call for late morning Friday with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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Three Fundraisers for Obama Tomorrow; No Meeting with Netanyahu

6:32 PM, Sep 27, 2012

President Obama is scheduled to attend three campaign fundraisers tomorrow, according to the White House. All three events are in Washington, D.C.:

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Full Text of Netanyahu's U.N. Address

3:51 PM, Sep 27, 2012

Here's the full text of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's United Nations address:

Thank you very much Mr. President.

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Shock Photos of Netanyahu at U.N. from AP, Reuters

1:45 PM, Sep 27, 2012

Two shocking photos coming off the wire of Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the United Nations moments ago.

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President Has Open Afternoon Schedule, But Refuses to Meet With Netanyahu

11:13 AM, Sep 27, 2012

After a light day of campaigning today in Virginia, President Barack Obama returns to the White House at 2:10 p.m., according to the president's public schedule. Obama has nothing else on his schedule for the remainder of the day.

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Netanyahu to Respond to 'Black Day' at U.N.

9:08 AM, Sep 27, 2012

In a message to Israeli citizens yesterday, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he'd use his remarks at the United Nations to respond to the "black day" at the international body. Netanyahu is scheduled to speak later today.

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Hot Debate Over Red Lines

10:50 AM, Sep 14, 2012

A simmering dispute between the United States and Israel heated up this week as leaders of both countries traded sharp statements.

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Netanyahu: 'Statements' Not Enough to Stop Iran

11:44 AM, Aug 01, 2012

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters today that "statements" are not enough to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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Romney in the Holy Land

2:45 PM, Jul 29, 2012

Mitt Romney today strongly defended Israel’s right to act against the threat of an Iranian nuclear attack. And, while avoiding direct criticism of President Obama, he found a way to disagree with Obama’s approach to dealing with Israel.

The disagreement was subtle but clear. In a meeting with Jewish leaders in 2009, the president insisted the United States would have more influence with Arab countries in the Middle East if he put some “daylight,” at least diplomatically, between the United States and Israel.

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Mitt Romney: Tisha B'Av in Jerusalem

12:15 PM, Jul 13, 2012

THE WEEKLY STANDARD has been able to confirm reports that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to be in Israel on Sunday, July 29. That day coincides on the Jewish calendar with the observance of the ninth day of the month of Av—Tisha B’Av, the fast day that commemorates the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem.

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Putin Goes to Israel

The significance of the Red Army Monument at Netanya.
5:10 PM, Jul 05, 2012

Russian president Vladimir Putin made his second visit to Israel last week. His brief trip included high-level talks with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which they agreed at least in the abstract that Bashar al-Assad should stop slaughtering civilians in Syria and that the world would be a better place if Iran did not get a nuclear weapon. But the real purpose of Putin’s visit was to attend the unveiling of a memorial to the Soviet soldiers who fought against Nazi Germany in World War II.

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Netanyahu: ‘We Will Continue to Build Jerusalem’

6:37 AM, May 23, 2012

The other day, on Jerusalem Day, the 45th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered the following remarks: 

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Benzion Netanyahu, 1910-2012

6:11 PM, May 01, 2012

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s father Benzion died earlier this week at the age 102.

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Benzion Netanyahu, 1910-2012

8:56 AM, Apr 30, 2012

The father of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the historian and Zionist Benzion Netanyahu, died this morning. He was 102 years old.

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Netanyahu: ‘Am Yisrael Chai’

10:29 AM, Apr 19, 2012

Here's the text of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's powerful Holocaust Remembrance Day speech to his countrymen. Worth reading.

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Christians United for Israel Hits a Million

11:36 AM, Mar 19, 2012

Christians United for Israel now has a million members, the group run by Pastor John Hagee announced.

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America's Iran Policy: 'Buying Time'

11:13 AM, Feb 29, 2012

Finally someone in the White House decided to spill the beans on the Obama administration's Iran policy: 

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Israeli Settlements: Errors Beget Errors

9:01 AM, Feb 01, 2012

On January 29, Israel’s cabinet approved new “housing benefits” for “national priority areas.” The exact application of these benefits to communities in the West Bank is unclear, to me at least, but the cabinet statement says, “The decision is designed to encourage positive migration to the communities.” News reports suggest that of the 557 communities eligible for the aid, 70 are in the West Bank: “The list of qualifying settlements include major enclaves that would likely remain in Israeli hands under a peace deal. But most are located deep inside the West Bank and likely would have to be dismantled.”

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