Tuesday March 3, 2015
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'Israel and US are like family'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses AIPAC conference, says disagreements between allies "are only natural from time to time" Netanyahu: Reports of the demise of the Israel-U.S. relationship are not only premature, they are just wrong.
Dror Eydar | The alternative to Obama
In taking a stance in the capital of the free world, Netanyahu is shattering the misguided fixation that rational Western standards can be imposed on radical Islamist groups.
Dr. Haim Shine | American Jewish solidarity with Israel
American Jews can hold their heads high thanks to the State of Israel, a small country in the most dangerous region in the world that fights relentlessly for its independence and values.
Dr. Gabi Avital | A speech that can save many lives
Netanyahu's address to Congress could spare Israel and the international community a military move against Iran.
Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi | Netanyahu secured the US Jews' support
The PM made sure to debunk the claim that his visit is part of an emerging apocalypse in the special relationship between Israel and the U.S.
Clifford D. May | The deal of the century
President Obama appears to have decided that a bad deal is better than no deal.
Dr. Limor Samimian-Darash | Terror without an address
Obama prefers to fight against elusive terrorist groups, rather than the radical nations that support them.
Judith Bergman | Nothing Zionist about the Zionist Union
The Zionist Union is proposing the old ghetto mentality, which once forced the Jews to bow down to foreign agendas to survive.
The moment of truth
In bid to thwart "bad deal" between world powers and Iran, PM Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress at 11 a.m. U.S. Eastern time (6 p.m. Israel time) U.S. President Barack Obama: This is not a personal issue, but Netanyahu's speech is a distraction.
Boaz Bismuth | A friendly reminder of good vs. bad
Obama needs to remember which side Israel is on and that Iran's nuclear program is a national matter, not a personal one.
Susan Rice: Bad Iran nuclear deal is worse than no deal
Speaking at AIPAC conference, national security adviser warns U.S. lawmakers not to "play the spoiler" and seek new sanctions against Iran during negotiations U.S.-Israel relationship transcends politics "and always will," says U.S. ambassador to U.N.
Wiesel: Iran threat must be taken seriously
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel: If the evil begins its work, don't give it another chance Senator Ted Cruz: I agree with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a nuclear Iran presents an existential threat to Israel.
Boehner: Netanyahu uniquely suited to tell US about Iran threat
A day before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress, House Speaker says, "This is a crucial time in history for America's relationship with Israel" Boehner plans to give Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill.
Bennett accuses Left of harming efforts to prevent bad Iran deal
"Members of Congress are sympathetic to the efforts to prevent this deal more than the leftist parties in Israel, and that's very disappointing. It's hard to watch the prime minister's efforts being undermined from within," Habayit Hayehudi leader says.
Poll: Netanyahu's favorability rating in US at all-time high
Netanyahu's favorable rating has improved among all major party groups since 2012 Republicans much more likely to view him positively (60%) than negatively (18%), while Democrats are evenly divided in their views of him: 31% favorable, 31% unfavorable.
Ahead of Netanyahu's speech, US media faults Iran deal
Netanyahu's visit dominates U.S. news cycle, as media outlets criticize Obama "Netanyahu is going to make a very good argument about the weakness of the deal," commentator says Politico article: Netanyahu recognizes Congress as coequal to president.
Kerry rebukes UN Rights Council as 'obsessed' with Israel
"It must be said that the HRC's obsession with Israel actually risks undermining the credibility of the entire organization," says U.S. secretary of state "We will oppose any effort ... to arbitrarily and regularly delegitimize or isolate Israel."
What's in the potential Iran nuclear deal?
Negotiators from the U.S., world powers and Iran have sought to keep the details of a potential nuclear agreement secret. But statements of governments, anonymous officials and think tanks give some idea of what may be included in an agreement.
IDF 'ready for conflict' following Judea and Samaria drill
Multi-corps surprise exercise simulating soldiers' abductions, infiltrations, riots, and clashes between civilians and security forces, declared a success Military says drill part of annual training outline, meant to maintain troops' readiness.
Palestinians to file first ICC complaint against Israel in April
PA plans to file complaint against Israel for alleged war crimes once its status as member of International Criminal Court in The Hague becomes official ICC prosecutor's preliminary review of Palestinians' claims still ongoing.
Palestinians confiscate Israeli goods in boycott campaign
Activists dump truckload of Israeli milk and yogurt in a main square of Ramallah to the cheers of supporters "We entered the second phase of the campaign which is confiscating and damaging these goods," says boycott leader Abdullah Kmail.
IDF chief orders investigation into soldiers' use of attack dogs
Israeli human rights group criticizes army's use of dogs, cites case of Palestinian teen who was bitten after throwing rocks at troops Senior officer: Deploying the dog was appropriate under the circumstances, but ensuing conduct by the soldier was not.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard monitored 8 million on Facebook
Iran accuses Facebook of trying to attract users to "immoral pages" with "obscene content" through its suggestion system and that Facebook openly supports pages that violate the Islamic dress code for women.
Suspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings
Frazier Glenn Miller, 74, accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas in 2014, asked police how many Jews he had killed after the attacks None of the victims were Jewish Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty.