WATCH: Comedian Bill Maher argues that Natanyahu’s invoking racist stereotypes is just part & parcel of the political game, used by Obama & other past presidents.
By NOA AMOUYAL
The American late night comedy landscape hasn’t been kind to Benjamin Netanyahu this election season. But on Friday, Bill Maher – always one in favor of shaking things up – came to the Prime Minister’s defense on his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher.
HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher – Screenshot
Maher dismissed hypothetical comparisons by critics who compared Netanyahu’s controversial statement where he warned his Right-wing base of a strong Arab voter turnout to Romney making similar statements against African Americans in 2012. Continue Reading »
Channel 2’s Mid-East political analyst believes Iran, Hamas & Hezbollah will quickly test Israel’s new leftist government.
By Israel Today Staff
A leading Israeli expert on Middle East affairs warned on Friday that if Isaac Herzog wins Tuesday’s elections and becomes the next prime minister, Israel’s enemies will certainly take the opportunity to test the Jewish state’s new leadership militarily.
Netanyahu & Hertzog on Israel’s TV2 News
“If a government headed by Herzog is established, I will not be surprised if there is an attempt by the Iranian-Hezbollah-Hamas side to test it, very early on,” said Channel 2 analyst Ehud Ya’ari. Continue Reading »
50,000 rally in Tel Aviv for new government, but polls show most Israelis admit Netanyahu is still the best candidate.
By Israel Today Staff
A weekend rally calling to replace Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s leader in the upcoming elections drew an estimated 50,000 participants. At the same time, a national survey showed that a majority of Israelis accept that Netanyahu will remain their prime minister.
The Saturday evening rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square featured a lineup of speakers denouncing Netanyahu over the difficult economic situation in which most Israelis find themselves and the collapse of the peace process with the Palestinians. 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 »
Israel’s Foreign Minister tells i24news he’ll push for ouster of Hamas, death penalty for terrorists and will never a form coalition with leftists.
The first law Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will push for during his party’s next tenure in the Knesset will be capital punishment for terrorists, the official told i24news in an exclusive interview.
Avigdor Lieberman – Photo: i24news
Capital punishment is currently not practiced in Israel, and only two people were executed in the state’s history: the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and a soldier accused of treason and exonerated posthumously.
The hawkish statesman said he was not overly concerned over his party’s performance in the polls, which predicted it might struggle to pass the electoral barrier and could face a spell on the sidelines of Israeli politics. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Central Election Commission has banned both Palestinian Arab Hanin Zoabi and Jewish activist Baruch Marzel from the 2015 Israeli elections.
Israel’s Central Election Commission on Thursday has barred controversial Arab Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi from running to the Knesset in the upcoming general election, following petitions filed by the rightist Likud and Israel Beitenu parties.
Arab Israeli Knesset member Hanin Zoabi – Photo: AFP
Far-right activist Baruch Marzel, one of the leaders of the outlawed Kach movement, was too barred from participating in the March 17 election.
In the summer Zoabi, a member of the Balad party, was banned from the Knesset plenum for six months after she made comments saying that the kidnappers who murdered three Israeli teens were “not terrorists.” Continue Reading »
Herzog-Livni union announced that it will no longer support the petition to bar anti-Israel Palestinian MK Hanin Zoabi, in move to ensure Arabs endorse Labor’s Herzog as PM.
By Shlomo Cesana & Yehuda Shlezinger
The Zionist Camp, which only on Thursday announced it would support a petition filed with the Central Elections Committee to disqualify controversial Balad MK Hanin Zoabi from participating in the March 17 elections, has reneged, announcing Monday that it will not back the move.
Balad MK Hanin Zoabi – Photo: Dudi Vaaknin
The petition, filed last week by Likud and Yisrael Beytenu, states that Zoabi’s outspoken support of an armed Palestinian struggle against the State of Israel, as well as past statements in which she negated Israel’s existence, are in violation of Basic Law: The Knesset. Continue Reading »
PM Netanyahu blames publisher of Yedioth Ahronoth & Ynet News for their mounted ‘smear attacks’ against his wife & himself.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a blistering social media attack on Monday against Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and theYnet news website.
Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson & Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
“The time has come to put this out on the table: The main element behind the wave of smear attacks against my wife and myself is [Arnon] Mozes, publisher of the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and of the Ynet website,” Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page and on Twitter. Continue Reading »
Likud MK Ze’ev Elkin says, ‘not many world leaders receive same treatment from the U.S. Congress, as Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu.’
By Attila Somfalvi
The official invitation extended to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before the Congress is a testament to the fact the prime minister is a significant asset to the State of Israel, MK Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) said on Tuesday in an interview with Ynet.
Ze’ev Elkin at Ynet’s studio – Photo: Yaron Brenner
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Earlier Tuesday, White House Speaker John Boehner told CBS’s 60 Minutes: “There’s nobody in the world who can talk about the threat of radical terrorism, nobody can talk about the threat that the Iranians pose, not just to the Middle East and to Israel, our longest ally, but to the entire world, but Bibi Netanyahu.”