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Giving them what they want sure doesn’t work. “During trilateral meetings in Jordan between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Secretary of State John Kerry and King Abdullah of Jordan, Israel agreed to permit Palestinians of all ages to visit the Temple Mount complex. Netanyahu has also made clear that the status quo will be maintained on […]

10 things you need to know today: November 18, 2014

1. Four killed in attack at Israel synagogueTwo Palestinian armed with knives and axes killed four Israelis and wounded six others in a synagogue on Tuesday. Police shot and killed the attackers. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office...Show More Summary

Why Netanyahu’s use of ‘blood libel’ is so explosive

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

In the wake of a deadly attack on worshipers at a Jerusalem synagogue, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invoked an incredibly loaded term to condemn what he says was Palestinian incitement to violence. The Israeli premier said the latest killings were the result of a "blood libel" against Israeli Jews, a phrase that carries with it the stigma of centuries of […]

Why Netanyahu’s use of ‘blood libel’ is so explosive

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

In the wake of a deadly attack on worshipers at a Jerusalem synagogue, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invoked an incredibly loaded term to condemn what he says was Palestinian incitement to violence. The Israeli premier said...Show More Summary

Kerry, in Jordan, tries to ease tension over Jerusalem holy site

In the highest-level bid yet to calm tension over a disputed holy site in Jerusalem, Secretary of State John F. Kerry met Thursday in Jordan with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, and declared afterward that all involved wanted to...

Ferguson & Israel? Netanyahu Calls for Stripping Palestinian-Israelis of Citizenship Amidst Protests

last weekNews : Truthdig

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was looking into whether Israel could strip citizenship from those who speak out against the continued statelessness of the Palestinians.

Biden Jokes: 'Bibi, I Don’t Agree With A Damn Thing You Say'

Monday at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federation of North America, Vice President Joe Biden joked about not agreeing with a damn thing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says. The vice president's remarks come at a lowShow More Summary

Israel set to demolish homes of suspected terrorists in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington March 4. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized the demolition...Show More Summary

Report: Obama Threatens Major Break with Israel at UN Security Council

In news certain to rattle Israeli society, several cabinet ministers inside Israel’s government claim that President Obama has formally notified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. may plan a major break in relations with the Jewish state. Show More Summary

James Baker: I Barred Netanyahu From State Department

Imagine what would happen if an Obama cabinet member barred Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  However, during the first Bush administration, Secretary of State James Baker did just that. Baker said that administration officials calling Netanyahu “chickenshit” in The Atlantic couldn’t be a positive for U.S-Israeli relations. But he also noted that he had his own [...]

The Real Bibi

In the last several years senior Obama administration officials, disagreeing with Israel on many issues, have repeatedly personally lambasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu. In background conversations, these officials...Show More Summary

The Real Bibi

In the last several years senior Obama administration officials, disagreeing with Israel on many issues, have repeatedly personally lambasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu. In background conversations, these officials...Show More Summary

Powers: WH ‘Probably’ Knows Who Made Chickensht Comments

USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers argued that the White House “probably” knows which official referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickensht,” and that this individual is “a pretty senior person” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

Israeli Cartoonist Compares Netanyahu to 9/11 Hijackers

In the wake of a report that an Obama administration official used a barnyard epithet defying Hebrew translation to refer to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a cartoon on the strained relations...Show More Summary

John Kerry comdemns 'chickensh-t' comment reportedly aimed at Netanyahu

Watch your language, Secretary of State Kerry told an anonymous U.S. official who called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 'chicken----.'

Israeli Official Hits Back At US After “Chickenshit” Comment, Sweden Recognizes Palestine As State

So much for cooler heads prevailing. In response to a story where an anonymous Obama Administration official called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “chickenshit”, an Israeli official has gone on the record to trash the United States under President Obama. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

Well, that took all of 24 hours: Secretary of State John Kerry is condemning remarks from an administration official who labeled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickenshit,” calling the comment “disgraceful” and “damaging.” “It is disgraceful, unacceptable, damaging, and I think neither President Obama nor I — I’ve never heard that word around […]

Name-calling flap is latest sign of tension between Israel and U.S.

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A flap over an American official’s reported use of a barnyard epithet to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrates a more serious debate over whether the country’s ties with the United States have been irretrievably damaged by a string of unusually public...

Geraldo: Netanyahu Might Actually Be ‘Chickensht’

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Nobody is defending the senior White House official who was quoted in The Atlantic calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “chickensht.” Nobody except Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera.

Tensions High After White House Official Calls Israeli PM 'Chickenshit'

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

The rift between the Obama administration and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is growing more apparent. And it might be indicative of changing relations between the U.S. and Iran. On Tuesday The Atlantic published an article titled "The Crisis in U.S.-Israeli Relations Is Officially Here." Well, if it weren't already, it is now. Show More Summary

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