How Netanyahu knew to complain about Iran nuke talks

The talks were in secret. Yet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted repeatedly that any impending deal with Iran would result in a threat to his country and the region. Was he bluffing? Guessing? Or did he know? And if he knew, how did he know?

We may now have the answer to those questions. “No,” “no,” “yes,” and …

The answer to the third question could be a virus. A computer virus. Which let the Israelis listen in to conversations at the hotel where talks were being held. Click here to read the story.

Netanyahu: It’s time to fight back against boycott movement

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It’s gaining steam. And it’s getting the attention of the Israeli government. The boycott movement. Israel will stand silent over it no longer. So pledges Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Who says, the movement isn’t a protest against West Bank settlements but against Israel itself. He says an “offensive” is being prepared.

n a letter to an emergency meeting of Jewish leaders in Las Vegas, Netanyahu says Israel is committing money to this counter-offensive. And told the attendees that they are on the front lines of the fight against the BDS movement.

Netanyahu: World is hypocritical over rocket attacks

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It’s happening yet again. So says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Rocket attacks from the Gaza on Israel. Deafening silence. But when Israel responds. Condemnation. Hypocritical, he argues.

His comments come as more rocket fire attacks Israel. This time the Omar Brigades is claiming responsibility. Israel retaliated against a Omar Brigades munitions facility in northern Gaza.

The White House is expressing its support of the retaliatory attack.

The demand of preconditions may doom peace talks before they can even resume

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The issue is settlements and boundaries. Something that could be negotiated at the peace talk table. But something the Palestinian Authority is demanding be conceded before they’ll accept an Israeli invitation to even sit down.

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, says unless Israel agrees to return to the pre-1967 borders, no dice. He’s not entering into talks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the other hand, wants to resume peace talks and make the issue of settlements part of the negotiations.

Of course, the Palestinians are skeptical over Netanyahu’s recent appointment of an opponent of a Palestinian state to head the talks.

And from the Palestinian perspective, what Netanyahu is trying to do is legitimize settlements they view as illegal.

Palestinians aren’t the only ones disturbed by Netanyahu’s overture. Some members of his own, fragile Right Wing coalition are also dubious. One member going so far as to suggest that the coalition be dissolved if Netanyahu continues to push for talks.

Obama only sees one problem in the Middle East and his name is Netanyahu

President Obama makes no public comments about Iran’s continuing statements seemingly designed to put preconditions on any agreement over its nuclear program. That’s of little concern to the president. Judging by his public pronouncements, Obama thinks the reelection of Benjamin Netanyahu, and some of the statements Netanyahu’s made, are more worthy of his attention.

Obama to Israel: I’m your friend & my criticism of Bibi gives me credibility

President Barack Obama defended his fierce criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of the March elections in Israel, arguing that such criticism lends him credibility when defending the Jewish state in international arenas, and rejected attempts to equate his criticism of the Israeli government with antisemitism.