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TRUMP’S MEETING WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

Donald J. Trump met privately today with Prime Minister Netanyahu for over an hour at Mr. Trump’s residence in Trump Tower. The two have known each other for many years and had the opportunity to discuss many topics important to both countries. Mr. Trump and the Prime Minister discussed the special relationship between America and

Pope says Israelis, Palestinians must seek peace ‘undaunted in dialogue’

 Pope Francis told Israeli and Palestinian leaders they “must respond” to their people’s yearning for peace “undaunted in dialogue” during an unprecedented prayer meeting among Jews, Christians and Muslims at the Vatican on Sunday. The pope made his vibrant appeal to Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas at the end of

Official: Obama will make Bibi pay after elections

Israeli security officials say Pentagon’s decision to reduce number of US troops it will send to joint drill with Israel not related to growing tensions with Israel; others claim Washington saying ‘you will not drag us into Iran war’ Israeli security officials on Saturday tried to downplay the Pentagon’s decision to significantly scale back its

War With Iran Appears More Imminent

There has been ongoing speculation on the possibility of an Israeli-U.S. strike on Iran for quite some time. Publicly, the Obama administration has indicated that while military action was not off the table, it was also not the first choice of the administration. President Obama had hoped Israel would delay an attack on Iran until

Beware of Conventional Wisdom About Iran

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As Israelis and their government continue to debate the merits of an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the contempt for American foreign policy realists for the idea the Jewish state might decide to act in its own defense is considerable. Contempt for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak seems to be the

US-Israeli deal on Iran? No Israeli strike now if Obama pledged a spring attack

The White House this week scrambled to reconnect with Jerusalem after the Obama administration was persuaded that Israel was serious about conducting a fall military operation against Iran’s nuclear program before the Nov. 6 US presidential election – notwithstanding the heavy opposition guns firing against it at home and from Washington. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Iranian Arabic News Channel Reports Clinton Assassination Attempt in Israel

Iran’s Arabic language al-Alam news channel reports that there was an assassination attempt on Secretary of State Hilary Clinton during her recent visit to Israel. Clinton’s motorcade was allegedly fired upon while traveling on a road to Jerusalem. Read a translation of the al-Alam page here. The attempted attack was not reported by the establishment

Does the Levy Report Doom Israel?

As I wrote last week, the release of a report establishing the legality of Israel’s presence in the West Bank issued by a panel of Israeli experts chaired by former Supreme Court Justice Edmund Levy has been widely condemned. The attacks on Levy’s report have come from both those who support the Palestinians as well