Pointing to a marble image on the wall Netanyahu said, “Moses gave us a message that has steeled our resolve for thousands of years. I leave you with his message today,” (now quoting in Hebrew), “Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread them.”
By Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political, and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3 – including Harry S. Truman, Queen Esther, Robert Frost, and Elie Wiesel – he concluded his historical address with the biblical figure of the prophet Moses. Continue Reading »
WATCH: In J’lem Post interview, Avigdor Liberman talks about the Israeli elections, foreign policy, and Netanyahu’s speech in Congress.
Key decisions on countering Iran’s nuclear program must be made in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman declared on Wednesday.
In an interview with The Jerusalem Post Election Arena at the Herzliya Studios, Liberman praised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday, but said “crucial decisions” needed to be taken by this government or the next.
“It was a very important speech in Washington, but what is more important is to take decisions in Jerusalem,” Liberman said. Continue Reading »
GOP Rep from Texas said PM Netanyahu’s warnings over the current deal with Iran may prove to be ‘invaluable’ in preventing a bad deal “for the world.”
In his speech to Congress Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu invoked the Purim story to warn America of the threats posed by modern-day Persian tyrants in Iran.
Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert – Arutz7 Screenshot
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) said he felt the comparison was a fitting one – and that Netanyahu was in his view fulfilling the role of the Jewish Queen Esther in exposing the threat posed by Iran not just to the Jewish people, but to the entire world. Continue Reading »
Transcript and video clip: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received 24 standing ovations in his phenomenal 40 minute speech before the U.S. Congress on March 3, 2014.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu
I want to thank Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Pro Tem Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Minority, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
PM Netanyahu Addresses US Congress on 3, March 2015 – YouTube screenshot
I also want to acknowledge Senator, Democratic Leader Harry Reid. Harry, it’s good to see you back on your feet.
I guess it’s true what they say; you can’t keep a good man down. Continue Reading »
Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that he is “shocked” at the way the White House has been treating Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld – Screenshot foxbusiness interview
“These statements not only deflect the conversation from the important issues to the peripheral ones, they also strengthen the states who oppose Israel, and aid those who support Iran,” Rumsfeld said.
In an interview with Yisrael Hayom, which will appear in the newspaper’s Friday edition, Rumsfeld recounted the “shabby treatment” he argues Netanyahu has been experiencing at the hands of President Barack Obama, who has made it clear that the Israeli Prime Minister will be an unwanted guest in Washington when he speaks to Congress about Iran’s nuclear program next week. Continue Reading »
Contrary to earlier surveys conducted by YouGov/Huffington Post, a CNN poll finds majority of respondents think that without first having consulted with the White House, House Speaker Boehner should not have extended any invitation to Netanyahu to speak before Congress.
A majority of Americans think Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner should not have invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without seeking approval of the White House, a CNN/ORC survey found on Wednesday, contrary to an earlier poll that reached the opposite conclusion.
In a survey of 1,027 adult Americans interviewed from February 12-15, 2015, 63 percent of respondents said it was a bad move for Republican congressional leaders to coordinate the speech without consulting with the Obama administration. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Channel 2 reports Boehner admits he failed to properly inform Executive Branch he had invited Israel’s PM.
• In tit for tat for Netanyahu’s upcoming Congress speech, the US has stopped updating Israel about developments in nuclear talks with Iran.
By Yitzhak Benhorin & AP
A Israeli report claims the US administration has stopped updating Israel about developments in nuclear negotiations between world power and Iran, allegedly in response to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to accept an invitation by Republicans to address Congress on the issue.
Photos: Reuters, AFP, Shutterstock
According to the report by Israel’s Channel 2, US Undersecretary of State, Wendy Sherman, who is involved in the talks has announced she will no longer be updating Israelis about the talks. Continue Reading »
By Ari Soffer
Former Arkansas Governor and probable Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee pulled no punches at a Jerusalem press conference Sunday morning, throwing his weight firmly behind the decision to invite Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress and fiercely criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of Iran’s nuclear program.
Huckabee, who is a regular visitor to and vocal supporter of Israel, began by expressing his admiration for the Jewish state, saying that “no matter how many times I’ve been here over the last 42 years, I never get tired. Continue Reading »
Shoah survivor urges Americans to listen to Israel’s PM Netanyahu, as planned Congressional appearance splits US Jews along ideological lines.
• Anti-Defamation League condemned J Street boycott-Natanyahu petition as “inflammatory & repugnant.”
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is lending his support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress on the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program – an address that has antagonized the White House and divided American Jews.
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Noble Laureate Elie Wiesel speaks about the report he helped prepare discussing the situation in North Korea at the United Nations in New York November 16, 2006.
Refraining from specifying his destination, the U.S. Vice President’s office announces Biden will not attend Israel’s PM’s address on March 3 because he will be abroad.
By The Associated Press
US Vice President Joe Biden will miss Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress, his office said on Friday.
Netanyahu and Biden at a meeting in the White House – Archive Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO
Biden’s office said he will be traveling abroad.
This will be the second time Biden has ever missed an address by a foreign leader to a joint session of Congress, according to Politico. Continue Reading »